OOTD: Pleats and Posies
October 31st, 2014
This dress gets filed into my personal “business drag” collection, the section of my closet devoted to things I would costume myself in to fit in to another person’s board room, a nerve-wracking meeting, or a pitch.
It could easily be an anemic selection of black pencil skirts and blazers, silk-blend button-down shirts, khaki creased slacks and nude pantyhose, but I like my more conservative pieces to still turn heads. This Black Dahlia dress from Hello Holiday (of course) is one of my favorites of the moment. The print is interesting, but what I love most is the thoughtful pleating. The knife pleating on the skirt creates optical illusion vibes, and the single box pleat down the front of the bodice makes it look almost like a button-up. It also comes with a matching belt.