I’m starting to understand why some girls always wear a dress. It is actually easier to wear a dress than separates. This vintage Ralph Lauren Dress in navy silk was in my sister’s closet (with tags on it) since the late 80’s! So I borrowed it (she may never get it back!) The padded shoulders are a little bit Dynasty, but they give the illusion of a smaller waist. With its long sleeves, all I need to add is a necklace, a handbag and a pair of ladylike pumps.
Dress: Vintage 1980s Ralph Lauren Silk Wrap Dress. This L’Agence Satin-twill Wrap Dress, $460 is surprisingly similar.
Handbag: Banana Republic Python Print Leather Clutch, no longer available. See this Givenchy Antigona Python Envelope Clutch Bag, $2020 or this Lauren MerkinCaroline Python-effect Leather Clutch, now $126
– Carol Calacci
Photos: Second City Style
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