Hi Glee, I bought this stripe purple halter neck dress ages ago. I love the dress so much (and I love purple/lavender colour). The problem is I don’t know how to style it and what type of shoes goes with it. I wore it once but I wasn’t really happy with the outcome, it was just horrendous. Please can you help me. I´d like to wear this dress to parties or night out with friends. ~ Maya
Hi Maya! Other than it´s purple and stripe, I don´t know much about your halter neck dress. Are the stripes vertical, horizontal or diagonal? Are they large stripes or small stripes? Is it a long or a little dress? Does the dress have narrow silhouette that sticks close to the body with soft drape fabrics or is it worn loose?
I ask these questions because for a petite person to look good in a dress, there are important factors to consider. When you choose prints and patterns, as a petite you need to look for vertically designed, smaller-scaled graphics or smaller stripes on your case. This will elongate your vertical silhouette which gives you more length. Also, your dress should be worn close to your body.
Your dress should not hit around the ankles or you´ll appear shorter. Your halter neck dress should be above-the-knee to knee-length in order to not cut your vertical line.
The shoes that are perfect for your purple halter neck dress with vertical small stripes are those with pointed toes, low vamp (opening around the toes are long and narrow) and about two to three inches sculpted heels. This is to avoid making your legs look thick and short. Too high heels are out of proportion to your height so steer away from them.
You can go for a purple-pink patent pumps to match your purple stripe halter dress. On your way to the party you might want to wear a jacket over your dress, go for a pastel or light pink blazer. Alternatively, you can opt for a black D´Orsay heels to go with your dress. To balance the black on your look, throw over a black jacket, if you can find something sleek and sequined, the better.
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So tell me Creative Fashionistas, which of the above pieces would you wear with a purple halter neck dress? How do you wear a stripe halter dress?