Thursday’s TPS Report: White House|Black Market’s Colorblocked Day Dress

Our daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices. We begin the week in splurge mode, with our most expensive suggestions, and wind our way to Friday, where a less expensive item of clothing might be just what you need to make it to the weekend.

27Sigh… we are seriously loving this dress from White House|Black Market. The silhouette reminds us of much more expensive dresses — David Meister and Black Halo on one end, Rouland Mouret on another — yet it’s somehow much more ladylike and less sexy than any of those designers. Gorgeous, gorgeous. And it’s marked from $148 to $79 — sold, American. Colorblocked Day Dress


  1. This would look great on a slim or petite (slim) person, like the model, but a fuller figure gal wouldn’t be flattered by this… Nice dress though…

  2. I disagree with the commenter above. I actually think that this would look lovely on anyone with an hourglass figure — even a “fuller figure gal”.

  3. Anonymous :

    I have to agree with Ella– a big-busted woman with a full stomach and arms would not be flattered by this dress. Anyone with a thin upper body though would be fine. definitely a cute dress though . . .

  4. I tried this dress and have a large bust. I think the dress looked cheaply made on me. I have a Trina Turk dress in this style that was probably three times the price but looks great. I think unless you are very slim this dress will look cheaply made.

  5. Right-O, the sleeves will be unflattering, and the pleating under the neckline will make the bust look bigger.

    Trina Turk’s dresses are great fitting.

  6. Wow, this dress is so gorgeous!!!

  7. legallyblonde83 :

    I loved this dress so much that I ordered it (my local store was out of this dress). I was so excited to get it but, alas, it looks much better on the model than on me. There’s some sort of weird band around the middle, and the pleats do weird things. I am proportioned oddly, which may explain why the band looks so bad on me, but the pleating is just off. I’m going to take it back to the store and exchange it for one of their other fabulous dresses.

  8. I like this dress and get a lot of compliments on it. I do have one complaint about it. The zipper down the back is WHITE. It really stands out against the black skirt. If there is any tension on the fabric (i.e. sitting), it looks like the dress is gaping, ripped or torn.

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