Wednesday, April 14, 2010

A Neutral is a good base!

This dress was made to be a base for cardigans and jackets especially my SWAP toppers.  It's not suppose to have any "WOW" factor on it's own...it's suppose to support and enhance whatever I desire to put on top of it!

The dress with the Vogue 8623 jacket



Beige print with beige neutral -
The dress with a RTW cardigan



The dress with a bright purple RTW cardigan



A softer side of neutral -
dress with RTW pink cardigan



...and of course the floral orange print topper and the green RTW cardigan will work with the dress too.  Also in the photos is one of the two pairs of nude colored shoes that I recently purchased, so they are out there ladies...I know I took alot of time to find them! *smile*

Finally Kristy asked this question:
"Does the lace around the bottom of the lining catch on your pantyhose/stockings?"

No I've never had that problem but then again all of the lace is washed and dried before it's applied to the fabric so maybe that helps. 

....more later!

37 comments:

  1. Your dress is very versatile. I had not thought about having a neutral colour like that but it goes with so many things. You look lovely.

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  2. No Wow on its own, but certainly WOW in all combinations you show. Great wardrobe.

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  3. I was just looking at a really interesting large twill in this colour. You've inspired me a lot with this dress.

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  4. I love that dress, it's classic and classy! It's the perfect spring/summer neutral colour too.

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  5. Your right, it is a perfect foundation piece for showing off cute jackets and cardigans.

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  6. Such a smart choice for a spring/summer neutral! The pattern is good for you and talk about a styling options - you're right on trend with this one.

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  7. Lovely combinations. Its not a colour I would initially have chosen but it works so well as a neutral and looks great with all your style options.

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  8. Terrific style, lady! And I'm so glad to know that I'm not the only woman who is still wearing pantyhose!

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  9. A little `nude`dress is a great spring-summer basic piece. I love it.
    And what about your Chanel (Cameron Diaz)dress? I can not find it in your flickr album now. I wanted to ask you if the original has bust darts (not transferred into the pleats)? What do you think?
    I would appreciate to know your thought on it> I absolutely love the look of your Chanel

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  10. Wow! Your non-WOW dress is so beautiful. It looks great on you and the combinations are just perfect.
    Cynthia

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  11. That fact that your "nude" dress can be worn with so many tops is a "wow factor"! Great addition to a wardrobe.

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  12. Great dress, Carolyn, because, as you say, it supports all of the other pieces of your outfit so well. It's an important staple in your wardrobe. I like the look with the matching neutral shoes, because the eye can truly focus on whatever signature piece you're wearing that day. Good job, brilliant plan!

    Kathryn

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  13. Great success it looks wonderful with everything.

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  14. Neutral is a GREAT base! And your nude shoes are very on trend!

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  15. Very nice combinations, and your shoes are great!

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  16. Beautiful outfits! You've got such great taste.

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  17. My favorite combos are the purple cardi and the print beige cardi. So stylish!

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  18. That really does make a fantastic base. I worry about having that much beige next to my incredibly pale skin. It might work better for me as an accent piece.

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  19. It proves - you can't hide WOW!
    It's beautiful, Carolyn! Thank you for sharing your inspiration and passing it along!

    Brenda

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  20. Love that dress and everything you've paired it with. Especially the beige print cardi. You certainly know what your style is and how to rock it. g

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  21. Hi, I'm Laura C., and I've been admiring your beautifully crafted creations for some time. I just wanted to "introduce" myself and thank you for your very helpful blog. Your go-with-everything neutral dress is lovely, as are all your dresses. I'm wondering what you wear when you're going casual?

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  22. Wow, I love how versatile your dress is. What a great wardrobe.

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  23. It goes so well with everything! Very nice! Love the shoes, too!

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  24. I love that dress and how versatile it is. Smart move girl. I might have to make a few of these for my closet.

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  25. All these outfits look amazing on you.
    You definitely found a perfect base dress with so many options.

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  26. That dress is a definite winner!

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  27. I've always thought of my black dress as a neutral and now I need a real neutral dress, love the versatility of your dress.

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  28. Stunning as always!!
    Hugs from Portugal!

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  29. Love it! I have a camel JCrew wool shift dress that I wear all the time because I can top it with so many things. You're inspiring me to make a lighter-weight, perhaps cotton version!

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  30. thanks for answering my questions re: the lace and your stockings. Maybe it's about time I made the inside of my dresses as pretty as the outside like yours!

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  31. I'm sorry, but that dress is GORGEOUS! So flattering too! I love love love that Vogue jacket too.

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  32. Gorgeous! Thanks for showing the versatility.

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  33. What a beautiful dress and soo versatile. This is a great wardrobe staple!

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  34. Okay, Ill admit it -- as lovely as your sewing is and your outfits are, when I looked at the photos I was thinking, "I wonder where she got those shoes"! So it's funny you would comment on them.

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  35. What a great idea! I am going to have to make myself a nude dress!

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