Sonia by Sonia Rykiel Woven Wrap Dress – how to love it (a Pinterest re-do)

Oh sweet, sweet Pinterest – what did I ever do without you? I probably got a lot more work done, for one thing, but life just wasn’t as bright without you in it.

What did you have in store for me today? This:

A day at the office

When I first saw this I was struck by two things: 1. that is a super-cute dress, and 2. there is some woman in her underwear by that super-cute dress. I realized pretty quickly there is underwear in this set because it was designed and sponsored by an underwear company. But that raises a couple of questions. First, why are they trying to sell their underwear by showing the most boring-est underwear ever?

But more importantly, this set is titled “A Day at the Office”. Keeping that theme in mind, let’s play a little game. The first person who can tell me what item in this set does NOT belong in an office wins. If you said those hoochie shoes…. Congratulations! You’re a winner.*

*Sadly you’re only a winner of my love and respect, but those are precious, precious gifts. Cherish them always.

Notwithstanding the shoes and that bag (of which I am also not a fan), this is a really cute dress that has some great potential. So how would I make this dress appropriate for “A Day at the Office”? Like so:

Sonia Rykiel Dress for Work

And look – there’s  pair of pumps with a high heel that doesn’t look like it belongs on a street corner!

I love the idea of using this dress as a neutral background for some of Spring’s bright, fun colors. Tie it all together with the chunky, funky necklace and this dress will look chic in any office. But what’s that? You want to see this dress styled appropriately for a more casual office environment? Okay, since you asked so nicely:

Sonia Rykiel Dressy Casual

Two colors that always look good together = turquoise and coral. They look extra-good when used to punch up a navy blue dress like this one. And how about those wedges? I covet them in the most sinful way. Not only do they look fab here, they would also look amazing with everything from a simple white sundress, to a pair of kelly green shorts and chambray shirt, and they would be an excellent way to dress-up a fitted white t-shirt and jeans.

You have no idea how much weight this Pinterest re-do has lifted off my shoulders – that poor dress deserved better!! But what do you think? Do you love the original set better? Do you prefer the dressy set or the more casual look? Or  – horror of horrors – do you not love the dress at all? Head to the comments to let me know. In the meantime, it’s almost Friday kids, let the celebrating begin!!!

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About Shea Brakefield

Lawyer for pay. Fashion crimefighter for free. View all posts by Shea Brakefield

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