My relationship with prints has always been, proceed with caution. I tend to stick to basic prints that are typically on a smaller scale and are predominately black & white… I surprised myself when I picked this gingham dress. Honestly, I saw the sleeves first and immediately I knew I wanted the dress. It wasn’t until I received the dress that I noticed the gingham print. I know, how could I miss that?! What can I say, I was blinded by the sleeves 🙂 The statement sleeve trend has got me obsessed. And I know this will be one of many that you will see on me.
This is my second order with eShakti and once again, I wasn’t disappointed. If you’re not familiar with eShakti, they’re a women’s clothing company that offers sizes 0-36W, as well as an array of custom sizes and styling options. Which is great if you’re a hard size to fit. I mean who doesn’t want the ability to choose your neckline, sleeve or length. And all at affordable price points too. I will say the fit was a little big in the chest area but I ordered the x-small as I thought it would be a perfect fit. In hindsight, I should have used the custom sizing because I’m very narrow across my shoulders and chest. Overall, I’m pretty happy with my dress and I’m still surprised that I’m wearing gingham prints!
Anyhow, back to the gingham print. I don’t know why I was always afraid of this preppy print. I’ve loved it from a distance…you know, looks good on everyone but myself. However, I was overthinking it because it really is a print that looks great on everyone. Whether it’s a minimal (like me) or over-sized gingham print, it just comes down to finding the right scale that works for you.
Have a great week ahead!