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{outfit} The Perfect Sweater Dress

  Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 7:30 AM   |    Post a Comment     Tagged:,,,, 
I've tried a few long sleeve sweater dresses in the past, but most have been too chunky, shapeless and added bulk to me. Then I encountered this gorgeous sixties style swing dress at Roundabout for 75% off their price (which is already a consignment store price.) I saw the burgundy fabric peeking out of the rack on my second go around through the store. As most of you know burgundy (and purple) is one of my favorite colors to wear. It was also brand new with tags, how does it get any better than that?

It is from a diffusion line for Balenciaga, Balenciaga.Knits. According to the tag, Balenciaga selected several emblematic designs from Nicolas Ghesquiere's collections. Their development is focused on researching materials and new cuts.

I wore it on a slightly warmer day, which felt like a heatwave even though it was still in the upper 30s (°F.) It is made of wool so there is a teeeeeny bit of an itch to it, but after wearing it a few more times I'm sure it will soften up.

Dress: Balenciaga Knits (Roundabout Resale), Necklace: Geoclassics, Boots: Eighteen 68 'Megan' (Gilt),

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Loves to get bargains on clothes and is obsessed with Harry Potter and Disney. By day she is a freelance graphic and web designer. She also has a slight obsession with movies.

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  1. This sweater dress really is perfect on you! I love the slightly flared bottom!

    Fizz and Frosting

  2. That dress is so cute, and what a great find at 75% off! I'd just wash it a couple times until the itch went away - too pretty not to wear! We have this special wool wash stuff (I think it is actually called 'wool wash', Aussies hey!) you can use that makes things sooooo soft, I've used it on some of my delicate hand wash only pieces. Got eucalyptus oil in it too so it smells great !Hopefully you have something similar you can find and use so it's not so itchy in future :)

    Away From The Blue

  3. That's such a perfect colour - and it looks awesome paired with boots!

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  4. very very nice with a flattering shape!!
    I also like your hair up like that!


  5. It's true. It is the perfect sweater dress! I love it paired with the boots!

  6. Loving the color! Looks comfy! ;)

    x Aurélie

  7. I am not a fan of sweater dresses but this looks good -

  8. It's so pretty, I love the rich color.


  9. that dress does have a great shape and is the perfect length, plus it has a long sleeves - a must for a sweater dress in my mind.
    Chic on the Cheap

  10. It looks great on you! I love a-line look.


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