Daily Outfit: 6/27/11

Already Pretty Daily Outfit 5/4/11 featuring Jones New York twist-front dress

Dress, courtesy Jones New York (no longer available) – similar shape
Peeptoes, via Opitzsimilar
Necklace, Firstfansimilar in goldsilver mesh necklaces

Nothing like a simple, packable, washable ensemble for a bike commute day. I feel a bit sheepish that today’s outfit seems to chuckle in the face of my promises to explore androgynous dressing, but dresses are simply unbeatable for bike days. One unfussy piece, and you’re clothed.

I don’t believe I’ve sung the praises of knot-front dresses here on the blog, but they make me deeply happy. The twisty detail can be delightfully enboobening, the high waistline works with my naturally high waist, and the flowy skirt is comfortable and flattering. Triple win!

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  • http://www.befabulousdaily.us Cynthia

    Knot front dresses can definitely be good, although I’ve had a couple that were real “neckline offenders”. Does this one have some built in lining in the front or are you wearing something under there? It’s a great dress.

    • http://www.alreadypretty.com Sal

      For sure. This dress has a little triangular insert built in. SUCH a great feature.

  • http://www.madhurrecipes.blogspot.com Madhu

    This dress is suitin you so well … you are looking so pretty

  • http://www.meganmaedaily.com/ Megan Mae

    A simple easy dress with a fab statement necklace is just such an easy way to be pulled together. Of course, it helps to be awesome at perfectly matching your pumps to your dress! So awesome.

  • Kookoo

    Your feminine vibe is so flattering. This is the answer to those who ask for a more gender neutral look. Why? Keeping in a comfort zone which suits you isn’t safe it’s smart and the reason we enjoy your posts.

  • http://franniepantz.blogspot.com Robin

    Lovely dress!

  • Sigi

    Ooh, the cut of that dress is so gorgeous. Want!!!! It’s a great look on you, Sal.

  • http://wendybrandes.com/blog/ WendyB

    This is a nice, flattering cut!

  • sa

    I have a similar dress that I made myself ! sewing is so empowering ! You can make everything what you want when you want it.

  • http://notdeadyetstyle.blogspot.com/ Patti @ NotDeadYet Style

    That dress makes ya say “wow”. I love it all – color, shape, length. So pretty!

  • http://modernmrsdarcy.com Anne @ Modern Mrs Darcy

    “One unfussy piece, and you’re clothed.” Yes! This is why I adore drapy dresses. That one is particularly lovely. The lines, and the drape, are just perfect.

  • http://www.zahnzone.blogspot.com Lisa Z

    I know I rarely comment, but just have to say this dress looks GORGEOUS on you! The fit and color are perfect.

  • Kimberley

    The dress looks great! And I love the word “emboobening”! I am goin to have to figure out how to use that word on a daily basis!

  • Eleanorjane

    “enboobening” Love it!

  • http://www.femininebravery.com/ Charlie, Feminine Bravery

    Looks great! This dress is very flattering indeed, makes me want one, too! You look beautiful, Sally xxx

  • Anat

    What a wonderful dress, and I love the shoes too! You look wonderful.

  • Mel

    Wowza!
    Everything is perfect: Color, pattern, texture, shine, scale, contrast, drape.
    And those shoes! Lovely!!!!!

    You look STUNNING!!!!

  • Jessica

    The phrase “delightfully enboobening” just made my day. cheers!

  • Veronica

    I love that outfit especially the shoes. :D

  • http://www.himecakes.com Reylyn

    What a coincidence! I wore a knot-front dress yesterday too! I agree that it is definitely enboobening (I am definitely not booby) and it gave me the illusion of being more curvy even though I’m not.

    Sassy outfit as always, Sally!

  • http://clownfishgirl.deviantart.com Stephanie

    I love wearing medium-length, flow-y skirts, and I love biking, but whenever I try to combine the two my skirt always gets pulled back by the spokes of the back wheel. How do you manage to get around this? Do you use a skirt guard…?

  • Jan

    I hope you felt great the day you wore this because you sure look great!

  • Nadine

    Gorgeous outfit – I’m especially taken with the big rings and bare wrists.

  • http://stingystitcher.blogspot.com Annie

    Enboobening. New favorite word. I’ve got to get me some tops and dresses like that, heaven knows I could always benefit from some enboobening!

  • Susan

    You look fabulous in this dress! I am beginning to realize that you look really great in dark colors–it must be because of your hair color. At any rate, this dress is a real winner!

  • http://narrowly-tailored.com S. of Narrowly Tailored

    Sally, I love this dress on you! The knot-front silhouette is so flattering and sophisticated, and the pattern is really elegant.