Stepping out of my comfort zone with a bright blue dress

by Sylvia

Bright blue cobalt dress from drestomony

I have often talked about adding more color to your wardrobe. Many women over 40 (including me!) benefit from a bit more color to their outfits, as it brightens our complexion and gives us just that extra little pizazzz. I usually add color in subtle ways: some red in my marine style outfit, a bit more color with my orange pants. So I was delighted that new local online shop Dresstronomy offered me this bright blue cobalt dress to try and take me a little bit out of my comfort zone!

Bright cobalt dress from Dresstromony Singapore

Dresstomony was just recently established in Singapore and they have gone off to a good start. Their shop looks great and is easy to use and what’s more, their dresses cater towards my often minimalist style. Prices are affordable and I can only imagine that customer service will be great, since founders Patricia Teo and Tylda Tan are such delightful women. All dresses are designed by Pat and the girls’ goals for the store are big; I love young entrepreneurs with big dreams! My only wish for the shop is for some more high quality fabrics, like silk, as well, which is something that they may consider for the future.

Dresstronomy blue cobalt dress

To be honest, I hadn’t noticed this dress the first time when I browsed the Dresstronomy shop and was more drawn to their Lil Riding Hood design. It wasn’t until Pat and Tylda recommended this bright blue cobalt dress to me as the kind of dress I would like, that I saw the potential of it. They had read how I loved the dropped waist dress design and my need for more color. That effect can easily be achieved with this dress by wearing a belt with it. I saw it as a great opportunity to step out of my comfort zone and wear a bright color. And I must say, I felt great in it. The great thing about an affordable dress is that you can experiment with new colors and designs and discover new sides of yourself.

Bright Blue Cobalt dress

When wearing a bright dress, I feel it’s important to tone it down though. Of course you can go all out and go for extreme color by combining this dress with a bright red cardigan and pumps, but you will need to be careful that it doesn’t become color overload and you will look like a clown. Instead I like to stay true to myself by toning down the color with combining it with basic black. Although I could have opted for a black watch as well, I thought it would be more fun to pair it with my white watch band (very easy to do with my collection of versatile design watches). That makes the look a little bit more graphical (one of my current favorite Spring 2012 trends) and not so matchy-matchy.

For now visit Dresstronomy and have a look at the dresses and jewelery for yourself. They ship worldwide! And tell me, which one is your favorite?

Disclosure: this dress was gifted to me by Dresstonomy

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Patti @ NotDeadYet Style

You look so great in this color and silhouette, Sylvia! I like the “Simply Pleated” dress – it looks like so much fun to wear. They have terrific jewelry too. Thanks so much for linking up to Visible Monday!


Thanks Patti. Yes, I think the dropped waist suits me! Great choice of dress! I could see that on you….

The Style Crone

The blue looks great on you! The back of the dress is interesting and unique. Love the details.


I know, I love that back!


You look great! I love the cut of the dress and the drop-waist, I wish I could wear dresses like that. Sadly, drop-waist dresses don’t look very good on my hourglass frame. And I totally agree on wearing the white watch band!


Thanks Nanne. Yes, I know that they ‘re not for everyone. I have to be careful too and high heels certainly help in pulling it off.


LOVING that blue dress – that color looks great on you, and it’s so fun :)

The Other Side of Gray


Thanks Annie. Color, fun comfort and style. What more do you need in an outfit!


that blue looks great on you!


Thanks Alexa! Thanks for stepping by.

megan, the frugalista diaries

i love the blue, such a great color on you


Thanks Megan!

Bella Q

Wow, if that’s OUTSIDE your comfort zone you need to step out more often! You look fantastic and more importantly you like incredibly YOU. The lines, clean with a few winning details just screams SYLVIA in a very good way. The color is bright but not too bright- what a great color for you! It is well suited towards your beloved neutrals so I can see it mixing well into your wardrobe. Great suggestion from the shop- you really rock this frock.


Thanks Bella. It’s a great example of how I can wear more (brighter) color and I should definitely do it more often…

Everyday Mom Style

I LOVE this dress, the color is gorgeous and I could definitely use some more color in my wardrobe. Thanks for the inspiration! Just found you from Monday Mingle! Love it!


Welcome and thanks for your lovely feedback!


Beautiful dress in a beautiful color. It looks lovely on you. I love the detail on the dress.


Thanks Debbi. Yes, that makes the dress spcecial, doesn’t it?

Coelho and Chang

What a great dress! It is indeed a great color and it looks fab on you. It would also be a super dress for a night out with the beautiful details on the back. The pleats are so unexpected but make the dress stand out.


Thanks, totally agree!


Wow! Lady in blue! Great color on you…about as good as red!
I adore the back of the dress so much!


Thanks Jeannie!


I love the surprise detailing on the back. That color is amazing. So on trend.


Thanks for your feedback!

Nicole Feliciano

The dress is fantastic! I’m playing with the color of the year–tangerine. Check it out×1-denim/


Thanks Nicole. Great tangerine top. I still have to wear mine….

Patricia Teo

Hey Sylvia – love how you paired off the dresses, injecting your own personality into the outfits!

Thanks for the feedback – we will definitely be looking at different types of fabric play!



Thanks so much Pat for picking the perfect dress for me!


Wohooo I love the back and blue color is good on you. ^_^



Thanks Kim


Cobalt is my happy color and it looks amazing on you!


Thanks Kristin!


Love this dress! Blue really looks great on you! I especially love the low cut back and those heels! What a great choice!


Thanks Brenda. More about the heels tomorrow…..

Angel Collins

Great color,but this it more perfect for the light complexion.

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