I am looking for a day dress.
All spring and summer I live in dresses—the kind that have defined bodices and waists, then float away from the body, dresses that one can simply slip on, add sandals, and go.
But in fall and winter?
Yesterday I had a craving for a dress and went to my closet. But what was inside? Separates. Pencil skirts, jackets, cashmere t-shirts, cropped cigarette pants. Not one weather-appropriate day dress.
Why is this? Are fall and winter dresses too structured? Too office-y? Too button-y? Are the prints too reminiscent of department stores? Do the dresses tend to wear the person?
Surely there must be dresses that resist categorization, that have a flattering but not overly designed shape, that are in attractive solid colors.
Gentle readers, if you have any suggestions, just send them to my adress.