While I own and wear a lot of black, it’s fun to branch out and wear shades that actually flatter my complexion. But it’s not always possible to find color options in shapes that I like, so when I do, I jump at the chance.
This Isla Dress is my first piece from Sympli, which surprises me because their clothes are designed and sewn in Canada. That makes them near and dear to my Canadian heart. Plus, they’re a company with a heart: nearly 85 percent of their garments are created by members of a “Home Sewing” network, which allows them to work on their own terms so they can care for families and elders—how great is that?
Artful Home carries a curated collection of pieces from Sympli that flatter the body and travel effortlessly. Many of their pieces have asymmetrical styling and fluid shapes that make them customer favorites at Artful Home, regularly garnering five-star reviews.
This dress is part of Artful Home’s newest holiday collection. My instinct was to order the black, but once I saw it in the sapphire hue, I knew it was my chance to stand out in the sea of black outfits I’ll see throughout the holidays.
This flattering dress easily goes from casual to business and dresses up for a party with a quick change of accessories.
Its keyhole neckline and mandarin collar would look awkward with a necklace, so I just added earrings and a bracelet. I couldn’t resist adding this Pezzo Scarf from Deborah Murphy, which has flecks of silk in the same gorgeous sapphire color.
The Isla Dress has a silhouette that slims through the torso for waist definition, then releases into a flowing skirt. Its asymmetrical hemline is created by a folded panel of fabric that drapes into a notched hem.
The medium-weight matte jersey drapes beautifully without clinging and resists wrinkles. This dress is a winner for many reasons, but the color will make it a star in my wardrobe.
Are you gravitating to flattering colors this season? Comment below with your favorite colors for the holidays. And if you’d like to see more of my looks and read more about my favorite styles, visit my blog at awellstyledlife.com.