This dress has been a go to piece in my closet for a very long time. As an art lover, this dress jumped out at me as a beautiful and unique piece. My mom and I have affectionately dubbed it, “The Monet Dress,” and were so sad when the store we bought it from (Delia’s) closed, but so glad to hear they reopened!
Monet is most know for his impressionist art. I was lucky enough to get to see my favorite piece, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, in person. The amazing thing about impressionistic art is that it is all about distance. From far away, it looks like a beautiful and rather lifelike picture, but up close it is merely tiny dots. I believe that it emulates life in a way. Our daily life tends to seem insignificant and mundane, but if we take a step back and examine our life as a whole, we find the beautiful bigger picture to be quite evident.
Now that I’ve had my artsy moment, let’s get down to why I love this dress! Obviously the pattern is what first called out to me, but the flattering shape is a close second! This dress makes me feel girly, confidant, and oh so pretty! It makes gray days so much brighter!
It is often said that art imitates life, but far less often that clothes imitate art! -PS