Steal: Warehouse Paisley Print Dress $80.00

Tuesday, January 03, 2012 • Permalink • 

Warehouse Paisley Print Dress
I ran across this Paisley Print Dress while casually browsing the new arrivals at UK-based affordable fashion retailer Warehouse. It's chic, fashion-forward and so inexpensive. Hard to top that.

Several things about this dress stand out to me. First, I'm loving the demure, retro-inspired silhouette. It's long and lean, and completely covered up. But, it's still somehow really hot thanks to the slim, body conscious fit. That juxtaposition reminds me of labels like Roland Mouret or Victoria Beckham, both of which specialize in demure dresses that get all of their sex appeal from a slim fit and exquisite details. Sure, you're not going to get $2000.00 details in an $80.00 dress, but you can capture a similar aesthetic.

And we have to talk about the paisley. This kind of print can look old-fashioned, but in the case of this dress the rich colors keep it modern and luxe. You can take this dress to work by pairing it with tights and classic shoes, plus a cardigan or blazer to fend off the office AC. But, this dress could also vibe very fashion girl when you add super high platforms. I adore that kind of versatility.

→ Buy the Warehouse Paisley Print Dress, $80.00, at warehouse.co.uk.