Haha, me in pink — surprise! I actually don’t mind the color, even though it is unusual for me. I’ve had fuchsia tops in the recent past, but it’s been quite a while since I owned anything quite this pink. It’s a pretty shade though, and I think it works with my coloring (no makeup or hair styling here, just interrupted some house chores for a try-on).

It fits just like the Sweaty Betty dress I got before in black, which was a summer workhorse (and it’s already 85 degrees here today, we have plentiful opportunity for these kinds of dresses). I am not in dire need of summer dresses, but i decided to try the new colors in this style because I seem to be tiring of my patterned dresses and am open to duplicating a successful style in a color if it’s right. It’s not always easy for me to find a breezy, casual summer midi.

I had forgotten, however, that this style is cut quite low in the armhole. When I wear my black racerback bra (really kind of more like a bralette) it just blends into the black dress and you don’t notice. However, with a different color of dress, you see the layer underneath. It doesn’t look particularly bra-like, probably more like a tank top, but it is visible. I also tried it on with my racer back sports bras but they looked more obvious than the black one.

I could possibly have the shoulders taken up about an inch — I think that’s as much as would be possible before it would make the neckline unwearable. That would help hide the bra a bit more. I actually ordered the green version to try too, but I think it may be too olive on my coloring. It hasn’t arrived yet.

What do you think, lovely fabbers?

PS. On a whim I tried it on with my orphaned old Levi’s denim vest, a very lightweight printed bomber (there’s a little pink in the print), and an old cream Madewell vest that I have listed on Poshmark to sell, but I’ve thought about cutting off the collar and keeping it for the occasional summer layering.

Honest opinions welcome!

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