So, most of us agree that this lovely tunic that Sveta sent is just a bit too long for me. I'm keeping it anyway, because I think I can make it work in at least a few outfits. But I also wanted to show you some other, possibly less successful combos that I tried, for a bit of proportion play. I'll be interested in any opinions you might have!
Warning: you will be very sick of the sight of me in this top!
In #1-2 I tried it with my VC midi. Showing a side view so you get a better sense of how it is shaped. It is not quite the right shade of blue to work with the midi, I think. What say you?
In #3-5 I show it with other similar toned items in my closet for comparison. The Gap mesh sweater, the Loft T, the "Dutch blue" Club Monaco shorts. It is closer in tone to these. And a little bit too warm a blue for near my face. But acceptable.
#6 trying it with my navy VC midi.
#7-8 Tucking the crepe de chine portion and leaving the chiffon untucked, with the shorts.
#9 with the Zara kimono.
#10 - 11. Trying with a different pair of shorts and doing Vix's shoe experiment. The black sandals are as close to flat as I ever get (about a 1/2 to 3/4 inch teeny wedge). The other sandals are a wedge. I wanted to see how that affected the proportions with this very long top.
#12-13 trying to see how it would look long over short. Not that I would be likely to wear my skirt that short in my advancing age.
#14 trying volume over volume
#15 trying with a knee- length denim pencil
#16 trying with my shortest pencil skirt. I don't think it works well with taupe.
#17 layering over a dress.
#18 layering over another dress.
#19 tucking into the Leiths as with the shorts.
One thing I must say: IRL it doesn't look as "blocky." There is more movement to it and while it is waist surrenduring, you can see that I have a shape and I don't think I look so much like I am a total rectangle. Or so I hope, at any rate!