Striped Button Front Dress and Swimsuit Try-On

August 30, 2019

I confess that I'm a weaker for everything in stripes. They're timeless and will never go out of style. I gravitate towards them when I see dresses and tops in this classic pattern at the mall. But sometimes wearing stripes can be tricky. Vertical stripes can help create an illusion of an elongated body. Horizontal stripes on the other hand can put emphasis on width and create a broader body frame.

Colours and size of the stripes can also make or break the look as well. Black and white stripes are bold and can be very busy to look at. I remember wearing this long pinstripe dress and was told I resemble Beetlejuice or a referee. You certainly want to avoid associations like that!

Today, I’m sharing my latest obsessions that I’ve added to my wardrobes in this beautiful stripe pattern.


Striped Dress Try-On

I wore this lovely striped dress from Blooming Jelly recently on a road trip to Ottawa. The fabric is light and very comfortable on my body for the entire 4-and-a-half-hour car ride. I love that the dress comes with adjustable spaghetti straps. I’m usually iffy with spaghetti straps because they are sometimes too long and they keep falling off my shoulders. Or they are too short and tight for my armpits. With these adjustable straps, I can make them however long I want. And I didn’t have a problem with them walking around in Ottawa or sitting in transit.

I especially love the asymmetrical buttons that lead to a front slit. The slit just falls right on my thigh without being too high. The fit is perfect for me. I’d say it is very true to size with a bit of room around the waistline. One thing to note is that the dress doesn't have a lining but it's not see-through as well so I don't mind it at all. The bottom skirt is slightly A-line so I still have room to move around. I also adore the hidden zipper detail on the side. The last thing I want is to unbutton the entire dress in order to get it on and off me! The back also has an elastic and is stretchy, so there’s room for those with wider chest. This dress also comes in different colours and is on sale now!

Button Up Wrap Dress - C/O Blooming Jelly // Tulip Phone Case - C/O Ideal of Sweden


How I Wore a Striped Dress

I chose a light grey and the colour is perfect for summer. It’s neutral enough that I can pair easily with my basket handbag and accessorize with either a wide brim straw hat or a pearl hair clip that’s so in-style now. For shoes, this dress can go with a pair of platform sandals like how I wore here. Or for a casual chic look, a pair of white sneakers can work really well. Because I’m only 5’4, I needed the extra height in my shoes to give me better proportion with this dress.

Button Up Wrap Dress - C/O Blooming Jelly // Basket Handbag - Similar // Wedge Sandals - Just Fab // Pearl Hair Clip - Yesstyle

Button Up Wrap Dress - C/O Blooming Jelly // Basket Handbag - Similar // Wedge Sandals - Just Fab // Pearl Hair Clip - Yesstyle


Striped Swim Suit Try-On

To be honest with you, this is my 3rd striped swimsuit I have in my closet. I thought the swimsuit was super cute when I first opened it from the package. I’m usually hesitant to buy swim suit online because I worry about the fit and the size. But this swim suit blew me away. Not only it’s flattering on me, it also fits all the right spot! This baby blue colour is bright but not too bold and really pops on fair skin complexion. I don’t have a lot of chest so the lace details on the front area give something there to see. The halter V-neck line is very flattering. The chest falls in the right areas and is also slightly padded which I love. The torso is not too long nor short for my height. I also love the fact that the bottom has enough coverage for the bum so I feel confident wearing it to the pool or the beach. And the good news is right now they're doing 40% off and only cost $28.99!

Halter Lace Patchwork Swimsuit - C/O Blooming Jelly // Tulip Phone Case - C/O Ideal of Sweden
Halter Lace Patchwork Swimsuit - C/O Blooming Jelly // Tulip Phone Case - C/O Ideal of Sweden

Halter Lace Patchwork Swimsuit - C/O Blooming Jelly // Tulip Phone Case - C/O Ideal of Sweden

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19 comments

  1. I was SO close to buying this swimsuit this past summer! It's beautiful on you!

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  2. I feel like I could wear that outfit to work and out for the night. I absolutely love it!

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  3. Passing a link to this post to my wife. She'll love these!

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  4. I love both the dress and the swimsuit. The details on both are gorgeous!

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  5. I really like the stripe dress, is the perfect outfit to go traveling with. It looks very comfortable. The bathing suit is very cute as well, love the lace details on it.

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  6. I'd have to agree, I think stripped clothing is cute. That bathing suit and dress looked really good on you.

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  7. I love both items, especially the dress - they look great!

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  8. I have never seen that dress before but it looks cute!

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  9. The dress and swimsuit are beautiful, and like you said, both colors work very well in the summer! The dress would go really well with a nice pair of white sandals!

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  10. Great pics! You look hot on those! I will share that to my friends. They might want to buy one.

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  11. Elizabeth OAugust 31, 2019

    You look sexy in that swimsuit dear..

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  12. Great outfits! 👊

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  13. Loving the dress and the pretty bathing suit. Great fashion picks.

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  14. Such a lovely swimsuit and cover up.

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  15. I love love love the style of the dress. It's simple yet elegant. I also like the brown wedge. Would love to have one!

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  16. I’m loving those stripes! Just beautiful! I’m inspired to shop for similar clothes!

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  17. I loved both swimsuit and dress. Great read!

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  18. Striped dresses makes me look tall.. Hence they are my favorite :D This one is really amazing.

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  19. Beautiful swimsuit color and I love the lace detail. I also love your sundress. I have bought a few this past summer and cant be a dress for the hot months. Love the button detail and the style!
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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