I’ve been on the hunt for a red print dress, inspired by blogger Psyche who was featured here recently. https://youlookfab.com/2017/11.....-st-louis/

I just LOVE her outfit, and I have similar sandals and a light blue denim jacket. Her dress is a classic DVF wrap dress which is a bit too dressy for my lifestyle but I love the geometric print and the general idea of a waist-defining silhouette. I also want something that does not look too "office wear" ish. I want knee length but would be willing to buy a longer style and shorten it if the shape is right.

I ordered this one and am mulling. I like the print, it feels like the right size (I’ve used safety pins to take in the shoulder seams, an alteration I would make if I keep it), but it seem to be a bit too loose a shape, adds pounds visually. The effect is even stronger with the denim jacket. I think I need something with more waist definition


1 - dress on me
1 - dress w/denim jacket


the original inspiration, my dress, sandals, jacket, and some more candidate dresses I've been looking at. Some of the dresses seem a bit too "office wear".

Would love you hear your comments on this specific dress, how I'm thinking about fit/shape, and any other advice!

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