Today I am showing off another piece from the newly released Karina Dresses Spring 2017 collection! I’ve tried a new style with the Trudy dress, and I picked a classic colourway of navy with white micro dots as this is a staple of mine.
I find the navy & white polka dot combo such a versatile print. As I hardly ever wear black, navy is an essential colour in my wardrobe; it can go with so many colours, and is so easily dressed up or down depending on the occasion. In addition to being such a fab colour, the Trudy style features ruched crossover bust detailing with a super flattering sweetheart neckline. The skirt is full, ready for swishing and twirling, and falls to just below the knee on my 5’4″ frame.
Like all Karina Dresses, the Trudy is made from their signature microfibre material which menas no ironing is required! This is the kind of dress that is great for a day in the office or to throw on for an evening out. I have definitely fallen in love with the Trudy style so I’m hoping to try it in more prints soon!
I always go for a size XS at Karina Dresses, and with the Trudy I made no exception. It is perhaps a little big in the bust, though this frequently happens as I am not blessed in that area. For reference, the size chart for the XS shows 31-33″ in the bust and 24-26″ in the waist, and my measurements are roughly 32″-24″. The crossover style at the front dips a bit lower than what I would usually wear, but I think by putting a stitch in then I can easily avoid the risk of the top gaping on me. The waist isn’t tight but it sits well and definitely curves in at the waist. If you’re unsure you can check the Karina Dresses Best Fit Guide which gives an idea of which styles are best for each body type.
You can purchase the Trudy dress in navy & white micro dots via the Karina Dresses website. This style is priced in line with the rest of the Karina Dresses styles at $108USD, and international shipping is available. There are also a number of other new Spring prints available in the Trudy style, including this gorgeous Cherry Floral Blooms print! And remember that all Karina dresses are made in the USA and so you know that their designs are ethically made.
Full outfit details:
Trudy dress in navy with white micro dots – c/o Karina Dresses
Necklace – vintage
Brooch – Erstwilder
Heels – BAIT Footwear
Thank you so much to Trudy and the team at Karina Dresses for once again letting me try one of their amazing dresses! Thank you as well to @cmjsnz for adventuring around town with me to get these photos.
You can see previous Karina Dresses posts here (Ruby), here (Margaret), here (Megan in Crimson Navy Floral), and here (Megan in teal fans print). Make sure to follow Karina Dresses on Instagram to be first to see all the beautiful Spring styles that keep coming in!
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