Always inspired by cute ModCloth skirts, I wanted a skirt with some interest around the hips/waist, so I loved New Look 6003 when I found it recently...
It's interesting because it doesn't have front darts. It has darts in the back, but the front is smooth and curved. It doesn't look quite as flat when you bend your knees as it does on the model, but I love the peplum! The underside is a near-match shade of navy lining, which peeks out under the ruffles!
Also wanted to give an update on the dress I made the other day. I loooooved your suggestions!! So many great color combinations I hadn't thought of, and even things to wear under and over it! I love the big belted scarf idea, and the puffed-sleeve blouse. I didn't go too adventurous but wasn't as plain as just a black blazer over when I wore it to work yesterday. Here's what I ended up doing:
Beautiful teal-ey, marine-ey blue J.Crew wool cardigan, long gold necklaces, and gold snakeskin belt. And fabulous black booties and black tights... not pictured!
Thanks again for your ideas. I love hearing them!