Nothing says “patriotic” like navy and white stripes. For curvy girls, they can be intimidating (I have to admit these side panels helped). I paired this look with my new favorite red shoes from a recent Charlotte Russe Haul, and my new favorite BaubleBar earrings… which kind of have a starburst effect…. and a Bombshell cuff because..well.. sometimes you just want to feel like a Bombshell! I tied the look together with Red, White, and Blue makeup.. and… viola!… I have a glam 4th of July outfit that’s perfect for a night out celebrating our Independence!
This dress is from Banana Repiblic and is no longer available.. but here are some tips for picking out a flattering striped dress…
- Slimming side panels are our friend… like this one from Athleta
- Mix up the direction of the stripes so they are not totally horizontal… like this dress from ModCloth
- When in doubt.. belt it… like this Nautical one from The Limited
(Dress: Banana Republic, no longer available//Shoes: Charlotte Russe//Earrings: BaubleBar//Bracelet: BaubleBar)
What will you be wearing on the 4th?
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Biana PerezJune 30, 2015 at 9:12 am (8 years ago)
That dress is stunning on you!! I have embraced stripes as well and just love how it makes my body look! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston
Sarah BlodgettJune 30, 2015 at 5:09 pm (8 years ago)
Thanks! They can go very right or very wrong…. I love them when they go right!
Jaelan @ Making Mrs. MJune 30, 2015 at 9:33 am (8 years ago)
Love that look! It’s totally 50’s bombshell to me.
You look spectacular in that dress. I agree that side panels help make stripes wearable for most of us.
Sarah BlodgettJune 30, 2015 at 5:10 pm (8 years ago)
Thanks so much!!! That is the ultimate compliment to a girl like me 🙂
jessJuly 4, 2015 at 6:57 pm (8 years ago)
So glad you joined in! Of course I love your makeup, but also love the directions ofthe stripes, I think it is just cool! beautiufl red shoes too
Thanks for linking up with Turning Heads Tuesday!
Sarah BlodgettJuly 6, 2015 at 10:50 am (8 years ago)
Thank you so much!!! So glad to be a part of the linkup!!!