Anthropologie, my quirky friend*
How will I wear it?
How will I wear it?
Oh, Anthro, you don't know me very well, do you?
This dress/skirt/cover-up is exactly the type of garment, one would agree, appears to be quite versatile.
Look! She's wearing it as a dress and another dress and a third dress and a skirt! Why, heck, I'll bet it can be a poncho and a veil as well!
Let's look closer, shall we?
Here it is without the benefit of a human body underneath it. In this incarnation it seems almost reasonable...save for the fact that very, very few women can pull off strapless AND open in the cleavage area. Hence, in its simplest form, I cannot wear it.
But there are many other options:
Sadly, I'm pretty sure this version would have a sort of water balloon effect on my bust-line. (If you work with me and are reading this, please, click away now, it's only going to get worse.)
is not flattering on the rail-thin, flat-chested model. In my mind, one should wear this without a bathing suit underneath it (if one has the figure and nerve for it) or not at all. If a lady (and I may have to use that term loosely) is going to wear a plunging neckline, she should go for it. The bra/bikini top is a cop-out. Listen to me. I know. I know, but I won't be wearing it.
What the hell is this? I'm sorry. That's all I can muster for this version. How long did it take them to seek out and twist the fabric into one asymmetrical strap? Why? Why would I wear it this way? Who could wear it this way with a straight face? I'll tell you who: a character in Star Trek, that's who.
I'm guessing it would drag on the floor as a skirt.
And why doesn't she have a top on?
At $68.00 it's not badly priced if, in fact, one could do all those things with it.
I'm pretty talented at tying a scarf - but I think this, uh, dress, would prove to be challenging. (I know you appreciate my use of itals.)
Anthropologie has plenty of other things to spend money on.
What? You can't see yourself in a jersey romper?
*A very long time ago a particular internet friend of mine did an absolutely unforgettable post on Anthropologie. I've asked her to re-post it, but, so far, no luck!