Monday, February 21, 2011

anthropologie tuileries dress fitting review and styling options

by now you have probably seen the tuileries dress by moulinette soeurs on molly, but i spotted it at anthropologie during the weekend and fell in love. what are tuileries? so glad you asked. wiki knew the answer, "The Tuileries Garden (French: Jardin des Tuileries, IPA: [ʒaʁdɛ̃ de tɥilʁi]) is a public garden located between the Louvre Museum and the Place de la Concorde in the 1st arrondissement of Paris. Created by Catherine de Medicis as the garden of the Tuileries Palace in 1564, it was first opened to the public in 1667, and became a public park after the French Revolution. In the 19th and 20th century, it was the place where Parisians celebrated, met, promenaded, and relaxed." ahhh. there you have it. figures something so lovely would be inspired from france. (and i just realized that i have actually been to those gardens too!)

 i tried on a size 6 and it fit perfectly, so it might run a bit big? i am usually between a 6-8-10.

pretty little flowers. pretty cursive writing. totally could wear to work... love.

it is just lovely. it is on the tip top of my wishlist. the sunny soiree dress by girls from savory just got moved to #2. i just hope it can hold on until my 30x30 is up! eeeeeeek! (and with my 30x30 logic... it is a dress. i love dresses and i wear dresses way more than other items. even in the 30x30!)

and you know when i am inspired, i just had to do some styling options for the dress.

option #2 plays up the black in the dress:

Tuileries Dress -
$148 -

Oui Necklace -
$68 -

option #3 has fun yellow wedges and a couple of older anthro pieces:

Anthropologie - From-The-Green Cardi
$129 -
Green cardigan »

Lemon Stick Wedges
$148 -
Wedge heels »

Tuileries Dress -
$148 -

midas braid belt -
Braided belt »

for option #4, i would take off the black sash and keep the cardi buttoned with a cute pink belt over it. then, it would be all girly from there.

option #5 takes away the belt again and goes for some neutrals:

Enamel Flower Earrings
7.50 GBP -
Enamel jewelry »

Tuileries Dress -
$148 -

Spectator Espadrilles
$138 -

anthropologie tea rose belt in orange

lastly, option #6 uses red as the accent color:

Scarlet & Crimson Wedges
$80 -
High heels »

Anthropologie - Green Thumb Belt
Belts »

Tuileries Dress -
$148 -

until next time,


  1. I love this dress! It is at the top of my wishlist, pending a try-on session:) Thanks for all of the styling options! I really like it with the blooming lattice cardgina. I have the green version which I think would work well too.

  2. and by cardgina, I of course mean cardigan:)

  3. Isn't the name of this dress just perfect?! It looks lovely on you, and needs to make it home with you...after you 30 for 30 :) Thank you for linking to me! I love your styling sets, especially option #5 and #6. My Scarlet and Crimson wedges will love going on a date with the Tuileries, and I now want that H&M sweater! The styling possibilities are endless...

  4. I love this dress on you! It looks very flattering. I'm kind of dying to buy this one..... I'm trying to be good, but I'm so weak!

  5. kristin - i love it too. i think because of all the colors in the dress, it would work with practically anything... which makes it a pragmatic choice for sure! :)

    molly - it is perfect! i love it on you too! let me tell you... i have plotted my evening for March 2nd/3rd (when 30x30 is done!) to consist of anthropologie, anthropologie, anthropologie. :)

    carly - thanks!! haha. if i didn't have the 30x30 holding me back... it would be mine already. but i have a feeling it will make it a few weeks without selling out. be strong!!