Then a Black Dress! & Fancy Friday linkup

black dress

I had been looking for a floral print dress for a few months now. And I ended up buying a black dress…. But hey, I knew exactly what colors it had to be and what it should look like. Well then you know what the problem is, you can’t find it! Was it that difficult? I was just looking for a bright pink and green floral print dress, with layers. Long sleeves. And with pockets! Could not find it anywhere. Well, it didn’t kill me.

A back dress is even better

black wide dress with brown belt

But I have actually found an even nicer dress. Yes, I do know that many of you now think, a black dress! During the summer! Yes! I love it. The only downside to this dress is that it has no pockets! It’s polyester, I don’t love cotton clothes, it wrinkles way too much. But today’s polyester is really not that sweaty like it was decades ago. It is a beautiful heavy quality. I am sure that I will wear this dress so much, it is so very comfortable and to me it is very cool!

How to wear these wider dresses

black ruffle dress and grey sandals

I tried, and showed in this post, how to wear it with or without a belt. I like it best with a smaller belt, like this one, or without a belt. But Sheila opted to wear my hair up when I don’t wear a belt. Good idea Sheila, thanks! The puff sleeves cover the most ugly part of my upper arms. Can’t stand it that, working out at least 4 times a week, my arms don’t look better. Yeah, I know, it’s age thing….

I am wearing old grayish sandals, but a slipper or sneakers look fabulous too under this dress. And I wear brownish accessories with this dress. Black and brown work very well together, is my opinion. The plastic bracelets and the wicker earrings give the black dress a summery feel. But with black you can wear any color! Yellow accessories would be great too! Now I am actually quite happy that I didn’t find a perfect floral dress, it just wasn’t meant to be! A black dress is more my style I guess.

black dress and brown accessories

summer outfit with a black dressblack dress

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58 Comments

  1. 25th June 2021 / 18:22

    Haha!! You need to make your own pink and green floral dress with pockets and long sleeves. Not sure if you have Target but they have been showing some darling bright colored big print floral dresses. Every time I go into the store, I have to visit them. Love the bold colors and big flowers. Tried to find them online to share with you but couldn’t. However, I did find this green and pink dress with long sleeves and pockets!! https://www.target.com/p/women-s-balloon-long-sleeve-dress-who-what-wear/-/A-82063736?preselect=81904342#lnk=sametab

    You look terrific and very happy in your new black dress. I like the cognac belt with it. I picked up some bath towels that I had ordered online from a department store here, and when I did, the clerk handed me a black dress, too. I told her it wasn’t mine and she said it had my name on it and was paid for. I don’t wear much black but hey, for free, I will wear anything!!

    • nancy
      Author
      25th June 2021 / 18:22

      Haha, that is weird! But a lovely surprise isn’t is! Would it be from somene who gifted it to you! Nowe don’t have Target here, but thank you for thinking with me! I appreciate that!

  2. Andrea Nine
    25th June 2021 / 18:22

    I have a dress almost identical and you gave me great ideas how to style it. Love the belt. You look sooo pretty.

    • nancy
      Author
      25th June 2021 / 18:22

      Would be fun to do something together with our dresses!

  3. 25th June 2021 / 18:22

    Such a cute little black dress even if it wasn’t the kind of dress you were looking for! I just love tiered dresses like this, so cute for summer!

    Hope that you are having a lovely week 🙂

    • nancy
      Author
      25th June 2021 / 18:22

      Thanks Mica, have a good weekend!

  4. 25th June 2021 / 18:22

    Happy Friday, Nancy. Love your black dress 🙂 Thanks so much for hosting.

    • nancy
      Author
      25th June 2021 / 18:22

      Thanks Claire!

      • 26th June 2021 / 18:22

        Thanks so much for linking up to The Weekend Link Up, too Nancy. #TheWeekendLinkUp

        • nancy
          Author
          28th June 2021 / 18:22

          Thanks!

  5. 25th June 2021 / 18:22

    Nancy,

    I’m sure that you’re dream dress will come along someday but in the meantime, you have this gorgeous black one in its stead. You’ve done a great job of styling it and I’m sure you’ll come up with dozens more. Thanks for hosting and I hope you’ve got something fun planned for the weekend.

    Rena
    http://www.finewhateverblog.com

    • nancy
      Author
      25th June 2021 / 18:22

      Thanks Rena! No plans, but those weekends are the best! Have a great weekend!

    • nancy
      Author
      25th June 2021 / 18:22

      Have a great weekend!

  6. 25th June 2021 / 18:22

    I love these wider dresses and think adding a belt really helps create a nice shape and defines the waist. You wear this well Nancy!!
    xo,
    Kellyann

    • nancy
      Author
      25th June 2021 / 18:22

      Thanks Kellyann, although I also love to wear it without the belt!

    • nancy
      Author
      25th June 2021 / 18:22

      Thank you very much Kathrine!

    • nancy
      Author
      28th June 2021 / 18:22

      Indeed! Thanks love!

  7. 25th June 2021 / 18:22

    I know the feeling when you have a vision of something and you can’t find it anywhere! I think the black dress was definitely meant to be! It’s fabulous! Love your styling!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

    • nancy
      Author
      28th June 2021 / 18:22

      Thanks Jill, I appreciate it!

  8. mireille
    25th June 2021 / 18:22

    I really llike this one! I love the tiers in the skirt part of the dress and the sleeves are really pretty. Very nice with brown but yes so many color options with it!
    http://www.chezmireillefashiontravelmom.com

    • nancy
      Author
      28th June 2021 / 18:22

      Thanks Mireille!

    • nancy
      Author
      28th June 2021 / 18:22

      Thanks Debbie!

  9. Joanne
    25th June 2021 / 18:22

    I love that black dress!

    • nancy
      Author
      28th June 2021 / 18:22

      Thanks Joanne!

    • nancy
      Author
      28th June 2021 / 18:22

      Thanks Jess, have a great start of the week!

  10. 25th June 2021 / 18:22

    A great lbd is pretty hard to beat especially if it’s this cute! You look lovely Nancy!

    • nancy
      Author
      28th June 2021 / 18:22

      Thank you very much Lucy!

  11. jodie filogomo
    25th June 2021 / 18:22

    Ha!! You could just make some flowers and sew it on this dress…then you’d have the best of both worlds!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

    • nancy
      Author
      28th June 2021 / 18:22

      I don’t have a Charlotte…..lol.

  12. 25th June 2021 / 18:22

    Your new LBD is timeless and season-less. I like the way you styled it for summer, and there are so many more possibilities! Thanks for the link up and hope you have a great weekend!

    • nancy
      Author
      28th June 2021 / 18:22

      Thank you very much!

  13. 25th June 2021 / 18:22

    Isn’t it annoying when what you are looking for doesn’t seem to exist?
    I’m loving your black dress though. I really love the shape and the worst-part-of-the-arms covering sleeves.
    And you accessorized it perfectly with the belt, bracelets and earrings. In spite of its black colour it manages to look very summery indeed. xxx

    • nancy
      Author
      28th June 2021 / 18:22

      Thank you very much Ann!

  14. 25th June 2021 / 18:22

    You can’t go wrong with a black dress – and it’s the most trendy colour this summer, according to The Times!

    • nancy
      Author
      28th June 2021 / 18:22

      Is it? That surprises me as a lot of women do not like black clothing!

  15. 25th June 2021 / 18:22

    Aw, thanks for the shout-out, Nancy! I have a black dress lined up to wear sometime this summer too! I like the width of belt with this one, but I encourage you to try all kinds of colours and play with the dress as the “background” piece.

    I rarely look for very specific things anymore – it’s not as easy as looking online when you’re going through racks at the second-hand stores!

    Have a great weekend, my dear!

    • nancy
      Author
      28th June 2021 / 18:22

      I actually do not like colors with black. I love denim with black and brown with black. But I hate red and black and black and white. Lol. I am weird…

  16. 25th June 2021 / 18:22

    I love that dress. I think it’s great for summer. Love it with the belt!

    • nancy
      Author
      28th June 2021 / 18:22

      Thanks Heather!

  17. 25th June 2021 / 18:22

    You can never have too many LBD in my opinion! I love how you cinched in the waist with the belt. I feel like whenever I am looking for a certain kind of dress or fashion piece, I can’t find it anywhere… but, when I don’t need something, I will want everything I see! Lol!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

    • nancy
      Author
      28th June 2021 / 18:22

      Haha, yes indeed! Stupid right? Thanks Carrie!

  18. 26th June 2021 / 18:22

    Gorgeous dress on you Nancy! I love the bracelets!

    • nancy
      Author
      28th June 2021 / 18:22

      Thanks Laura!

    • nancy
      Author
      28th June 2021 / 18:22

      Thanks Michelle, I just love black!

  19. Tina von Tinaspinkfriday
    26th June 2021 / 18:22

    This dress looks amazing Nancy. And comfortable for summer. Don‘t hideing your arms. Be thankful you have them. 😁

    • nancy
      Author
      28th June 2021 / 18:22

      Yes you are so true! I will remeber that!

  20. 26th June 2021 / 18:22

    I love this dress on you Nancy, and there’s something about tan with black that I love. I’ll be looking for a black dress now. xx Jaqui x

    • nancy
      Author
      28th June 2021 / 18:22

      Haha, looking forward to see if you succeed!

  21. 27th June 2021 / 18:22

    That always happens to me, Nancy! Whenever I want a particular thing I can never find it! So annoying! But you found a gorgeous dress instead. I love the puff sleeve! And brown with black is utter perfection!
    Hugs
    Suzy xx

    • nancy
      Author
      28th June 2021 / 18:22

      Isn’t it just so annoying!! Lol. Like we have nothing to wear right?

  22. 28th June 2021 / 18:22

    You can’t beat a little black dress!! That one on is so cute on you! <3

    • nancy
      Author
      29th June 2021 / 18:22

      Thank you very much!

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