Dressed down

Slight weight change and slight shrinkage mean I don't love this dress as much as I loved it last year, but it sure makes a great "house dress," as my Granny would have said. Perfect for hot days at home. 

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27 Comments

  • kellygirl replied 4 days ago

    It still fits beautifully and the color is divine. You always look SO good, Suz! 

  • ChristelJ replied 4 days ago

    I like it very much and am sort of sad you don’t want to wear that outfit out of the house! You look absolutely lovely. But I get it if your feelings change over time for something.
    Also like your cute sandals.

  • anchie replied 4 days ago

    Is it Phoebe? Seems different than mine - shorter and waist in right spot. Did you got petite? I like your fit better :)

  • Cardiff girl replied 4 days ago

    It still looks great no matter how it feels.

  • JAileen replied 4 days ago

    You dress so much better at home than I do! The dress looks so nice on you, I’m surprised you don’t want to wear it out in public.

  • Laura replied 4 days ago

    House dress! I'd forgotten about that term. It brings to mind a loose zippered or buttoned dress. Your version looks nicer than I imagine a house dress back in the day would have looked!

  • Roxanna replied 4 days ago

    It looks lovely on you - and in your signature color :) really makes your hair and face pop :)

  • taylor replied 4 days ago

    it still looks great !

  • bonnie replied 4 days ago

    The dress looks great. It's good to look nice at home, too.

  • Angie replied 4 days ago

    What Kelly said, and you “house dress” in style. I can't see any weight gain.

    That brighter blue is just lovely, Suz. Do you wear cobalt? 

  • Glory replied 4 days ago

    Looks lovely- fresh and I find the fit very good.

  • kkards replied 4 days ago

    Looks perfect to me... but I get it what I see and what you feel can be/are different.

  • Becky replied 4 days ago

    I think it still looks great. I do understand falling out of love with items, though.

  • shevia replied 4 days ago

    The blue is wonderful on you and the fit looks great to me.

  • Suz replied 4 days ago

    Thanks, all. The fit is just a big snug at the waist and bust -- it did shrink a tiny bit. It's possible DH put it in the dryer once without my noticing. The quality of this dress -- and yes, it's the Phoebe! -- is really nice for the sale price. And all cotton cannot be beat on a day or 30 C heat! 

    I did wear it out, in the end -- wore it for my walk in the woods. 

    Angie, I love these brighter blues in summer. I wear royal (like this) -- a bit brighter/ lighter than true cobalt, right? Especially now that my hair is grey. I always wore it in summer but now it looks good in winter, too. 

    Anchie, it's probably a bit shorter on me because it's a bit too small due to shrinkage! And I am short waisted (by a little) and long through the rise. Even so, the waist on this dress feels a bit short on me IRL, especially this year. It is an issue with some Boden dresses that is probably worse if you have substantial bust. I'm quite small, but again, a bit of weight gain in that area is making it snug. 

    I will wear this dress for the coming summer -- no plans to donate yet, because a casual, easy wash and wear dress like this is GOLDEN for my lifestyle. I don't have to remember to iron it -- nothing. 

  • Jessikams replied 3 days ago

    YES for a comfy cool house dress. I have 2 and love them.

  • Jane replied 3 days ago

    It’s lovely! My granny used to have house dresses, too, such a good thing to have!

  • Mainelady replied 3 days ago

    Suz, you, blue and that dress look fab! I do not see anything but pretty!

  • suntiger replied 3 days ago

    It looks great on you, so ditto Mainelady!
    My grandma wore house dresses, nothing as nice as that, but usually pants for going out for some reason.

  • RainB replied 3 days ago

    You look fab! I need to start wearing my 'house dresses' more often :)

  • RobinF replied 3 days ago

    I think this is great on you! House style for me is shorts and tees so this is way better!

  • Elizabeth P replied 3 days ago

    It still looks great Suz.  Glad you can still find a way to enjoy iteven if it doesn't feel as good as it did.

    I never thought I'd say this twice in one year (outside of winter)... but still jealous over your weather!  What's with that?  We have JUST hit the 20's.

  • Bijou replied 3 days ago

    You really look gorgeous in this dress -  it is great that this is your house dress. Why not enjoy this dress at home instead of leaving it for good?

    I have a cotton boho style dress (in Finds) that I bought, originally thinking I would wear it out to dinner and for good - but I rarely wore it as I realised I prefer being a bit more dressed up for those occasions. As soon it was demoted to "house dress" status, it has become a great workhorse, I really enjoy wearing it. Cotton is perfect in hot weather.

  • nemosmom replied 3 days ago

    You look beautiful, Suz!

  • Janet replied 3 days ago

    Well, this is far nicer than the “house dresses” I remember seeing! You look great, and I’m glad you’re still getting use out of that dress. I can relate to the fit/weight gain issues. Sigh.

  • Eliza replied 3 days ago

    Looking good, Suz. That blue is stunning on you; your hair looks great, too.

    I get the dissatisfaction with small shifts (though don’t see anything off in your photo) and you make a great point: wear your clothes the way they make you feel the happiest. YLF, as always.

  • Angie replied 3 days ago

    YAY. I can see you wear bright blue year round. It's good with navy, white and silver - your staples. 

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