Friday, December 31, 2010

anthropologie sing sweetly party dress fitting review and styling options

hello! i spotted the sing sweetly party dress at my anthropologie and it was love. this was a dress i saw online and thought was so darling. in person, it was even better! below is my review:


despite some online reviews stating to go up a size, i found it fit true to size, if not a bit big. i am wearing a size 6. this is the same size i purchased in the two wheeler shirtdress, also by porridge. now, i have more narrow shoulders, but a larger bust - so i was definitely surprised that the 6 fit so well.

strapless dresses are a little impractical for me to wear for all occasions - but since i love dresses and want to wear them all the time, i found that a long sleeve tee makes them much more versatile (and actually practical for the winter months!)

here are some options to wear this one. first up, an inspiration straight from the fitting room mannequin:


i liked the back porch blouse when i saw it online. it was ivory and had lace, so of course it was up my alley. i wasn't sure if i would wear it much just as a blouse, but as a bolero jacket over a dress? perfection.

for sizing reference on the top, i am wearing a size 4. i wanted it to fit like on the mannequin, and though the 4 still snaps shut, it hangs open just the right amount. i also tried on the 8 and the 6 and found the top to fit about one size bigger if you want to wear it as a blouse (as in, i would wear the 6 instead of the 8), but as a jacket, i was able to go down two sizes. again, i have narrow shoulders, so sometimes i can go down in sizes without it being too tight across my back.

the accessories i would add to complete the look are below:

now for a more casual look, inspired by what i was wearing in the fitting room:

the third look is back to dressed up, but with more color. i think the navy dress is almost a neutral, so pairing other colors with it works out just great!

the fourth option has the most amazing shoes. check out these seychelles! the perfect color! and isn't that bag so precious!?

the last option is another casual look. something i could easily wear on the weekends:

i can't wait to wear this one. such a delight!

until next time,


  1. I have this dress too. I love love love it :)

    It looks very nice on you, and I love the different ideas you have with mix-matching it.

  2. thanks! i haven't worn mine yet... maybe this week! i love the print of it so much.