Stepping out of my comfort zone with a bright blue dress

by Sylvia

Bright blue cobalt dress from drestomony
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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┬áthe 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!

Sylvia

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.

Sylvia

I know, I love that back!

Nanne

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!

Sylvia

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.

Annie

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

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Sylvia

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

Alexa

that blue looks great on you!

http://brightandsassy.blogspot.com/

Sylvia

Thanks Alexa! Thanks for stepping by.

megan, the frugalista diaries

i love the blue, such a great color on you

Sylvia

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.

Sylvia

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!

Sylvia

Welcome and thanks for your lovely feedback!

Debbi

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

Sylvia

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.

Sylvia

Thanks, totally agree!

Jeannie

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

Sylvia

Thanks Jeannie!

Glamamom

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

Sylvia

Thanks for your feedback!

Nicole Feliciano

The dress is fantastic! I’m playing with the color of the year–tangerine. Check it out http://www.momtrends.com/2012/02/3×1-denim/

Sylvia

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!

Pat

Sylvia

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

Kim,USA

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

Kim,USA

Sylvia

Thanks Kim

Kristin

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

Sylvia

Thanks Kristin!

Brenda

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

Sylvia

Thanks Brenda. More about the heels tomorrow…..

Angel Collins

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

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