#OOTD: Striped Sheath Dress

Casual OOTD: Striped BB Dakota dress with Cuyana Small Carryall Tote. keiralennox.com

I have a love/hate relationship with this BB Dakota striped sheath dress.

Last year, someone photographed me wearing it at an event and posted it to Facebook, and it was, well, unflattering. I screenshot the pic and texted it to my girlfriend with something along the lines of, “I’M GOING TO BURN THIS DRESS!”

(I didn’t.)

On another occasion when I wore it to the flower shop with flats, one of my regulars, who’s in his 80s and always gives it to me straight, told me I may be better off “not wearing that again.”

(Did I listen? Nope.)

Despite the fact that this dress’s boxy shape and horizontal stripes break all The Rules For Hourglass Petite Ladies and may make me look like I housed five personal pizzas, I can’t let it go! It’s so easy and comfy, and sometimes that just trumps everything.

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24 Comments

  1. 4.11.16

    I think it looks great on you! PS: I nominated you for the Sunshine Blogger Award, feel free to answer the questions ;) X Babs

  2. 4.2.16

    It looks great on you

  3. 3.23.16
    knappc16 said:

    I totally understand the horizontal stripe box dress problem, haha. I myself have that same relationship with one of mine! but you make it look really good, and those shoes are perfect! I wish I could find good sandals but it’s pretty hard when you wear a size 5 and have feet that look literally like little boxes. haha. :)

    Cari
    http://www.blondeandbeyoutiful.com

  4. 3.21.16

    I’d say 50% of my closet is made up of “no-no”s …so long as you’re comfortable and you feel good rocking it, it’s all good ;)

  5. 3.17.16
    Carolina said:

    I think that it looks good on you ,in fact everything that you post looks
    nice.Good taste you truly have!!!

  6. 3.17.16

    Looks pretty cute to me, but I totally get what you’re saying.

  7. 3.17.16
    Rachel said:

    One: you are not alone in keeping clothing pieces like that and two: I think you look cute :)

  8. 3.16.16

    I love this outfit! So simple but very cute

  9. 3.16.16

    <3
    love this dress <3
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  10. 3.16.16
    Liz said:

    That’s so pretty on you! The length is great and your figure is wonderful!

  11. 3.16.16

    First off, you look absolutely marvelous in it. The picture was probably a bad angle and the customer was probably not as trendy as he was in his hay day.. heheh

    But when I saw the picture I was just going to ask how you pulled it off so well. I have a dress shaped like that and I look like horrible box troll in it. Comforting to know I’m not the only one who has trouble with this shape.

  12. 3.16.16

    This my kinda dress…just lovit!!
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  13. 3.16.16

    you like it and that all that matters.

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  14. 3.16.16

    Glad you didn’t throw it out! It looks stunning and is a classic staple piece :-)

  15. 3.15.16

    I completely disagree because you look stunning!

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  16. 3.15.16

    I like this on you. I would add a long necklace to break up the Stripes and add a vertical line, a vest would also do that.

  17. 3.15.16
    Suezanne said:

    Well, I think cameras have bad angles and can make any of us look yuck!! The 80 year old has bad eye sight🙊 Dress looks great. Plus it’s not what you wear its how you wear. Wear it with confidence and you will rock it.

  18. 3.15.16

    I think it looks great on you!! Keep wearing it!

  19. 3.15.16
    lexrayn said:

    You look great in the dress! Don’t let your mind tell ya otherwiseeee!

  20. 3.15.16
    Melissa said:

    The dress looks great, comfy. I see nothing wrong with it.

  21. 3.15.16
    Kayla said:

    I mean….who cares? Wear what makes you happy and sometime easy comfortable clothes = happy.

  22. 3.15.16

    I have a similar dress to this! Love it! :)

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  23. 3.15.16

    Well in this picture it looks great!