Two Ways to Wear a Missoni Dress

 

The excitement surrounding the success of the Missoni for Target line is still being discussed online and in my local paper, but like ripples in a pond the story is slowly dying down and being replaced by the buzz of new collaborations (Versace for H&M??!). A few short months ago women all over the U.S. stood in line at 8.a.m to get their hands on this well designed line of bold zig-zag clothing.  Just because the madness has waned doesn’t mean we should squirrel away our fab new items that we worked so hard to get. We’ve got our Missoni clothes, now it’s time to make them ours!

In an earlier post on the subject of Missoni madness I told you that I didn’t quite make it to Target in time to throw myself into the throng of women tearing at the clothing display. Nothing was left on the shelves when I arrived at 8:20. Although I gave up pretty quickly, but my mother was not so easily defeated.  After driving to three different Target stores in the Los Angeles area and finding nothing but a few infant garments, she decided to start looking around for returns.  Later that month she was successful. I don’t think my mom ever found the tumblers she was looking for but she did find this little number for me. (She also found the Missoni nightgown I wore as a dress in this post.)

This dress is not the sort of thing I would have ever purchased for myself.  It doesn’t show off my waist, but it does show off my arms, an area in which I lack confidence. Although I gravitate toward bold prints, zigzags would not be my first choice. Regardless of all this I love the dress.  Sometimes the garments I think will look terrible look the best.  (Certainly a reminder to myself to try on all different kinds of colors and silhouettes.) This versatile little shift looks wonderful on its own when the weather is mild and adds a pop of bold color to a layered look on a cold day.  Here are two ways I wore my Missoni for Target dress this fall.

Missoni on a Warm Day

  • Dress – Missoni for Target
  • Sandals – Nine West
  • Purse – My grandmother’s knitting bag

Missoni on a Cold Day

  • Dress – Missoni for Target
  • Coat – Michael Kors
  • Scarf – A gift
  • Purse – Michael Kors
  • Umbrella – Target
  • Gloves – Target
  • Tights – Target
  • Boots – Enzo

Did you purchase any Missoni for Target pieces?  How are you wearing them?  Are you planning on hitting up any of the upcoming designer collaborations?

 

 

 

, , ,

32 Responses to Two Ways to Wear a Missoni Dress

  1. Alexis of NorthOnHarper November 14, 2011 at 1:48 pm #

    I liked the summer looked, but I am obsessed with the winter option!!!!!!!! You look great!
    Alexis of NorthOnHarper recently posted..A Well-Appointed WeekenderMy Profile

    • Heather Fonseca November 14, 2011 at 2:36 pm #

      Thanks Alexis! I’m so glad it’s finally gotten cold enough to wear a coat.

  2. mary jo
    Twitter:
    November 14, 2011 at 2:13 pm #

    Love your fall look Heather–those boots are super cute too!

    xo Mary Jo

    • Heather Fonseca November 14, 2011 at 2:36 pm #

      Thanks Mary Jo. The boots are new and sooooooo comfortable.

  3. Leia November 14, 2011 at 11:11 pm #

    It looks fab both ways but I especially adore the winter look! Layering perfection!

    • Heather Fonseca November 15, 2011 at 11:24 am #

      Leia! You’re back! Yea! I’ve so missed you. Hope you had a great vacation. And I’m so glad you liked my look. Now I have to go check out your wedding photos.

  4. Dress Code: High Fashion
    Twitter:
    November 15, 2011 at 5:44 am #

    I love the warm day version. It looks perfectly 60s/70s.

    I`m not feeling the trench-missoni combination. Maybe because “classic british” and “hippie italian” are not related. I think 60s & 70s looks only work when they are consistent (like the warm day version).

    Hugs, Jen
    Dress Code: High Fashion recently posted..15 style tips to look your best by Dress Code: High FashionMy Profile

    • Heather Fonseca November 15, 2011 at 11:22 am #

      Is Missoni considered Hippie Italian? I had no idea, but I can see how it might be a disconnect for some. I’m glad you like the warm weather version though.

  5. Stephan Hilson November 15, 2011 at 7:02 am #

    I guess you pulled the dress really well. And you know how to flaunt the dress. I like the winter version because it looked sophisticated with the overcoat. And the warm version looked comfortable and casual.
    Stephan Hilson recently posted..Forfait mobile le moins cherMy Profile

    • Heather Fonseca November 15, 2011 at 11:20 am #

      Thank you so much Stephan and thanks too for stopping by my blog!

  6. Sylvia
    Twitter:
    November 15, 2011 at 7:19 am #

    I love the combination with the white coat and red scarf divine! (by the way I’m still getting only titles in my rss reader for your blog…)
    Sylvia recently posted..Fashion through the decades and my blue charleston dressMy Profile

  7. Sylvia
    Twitter:
    November 15, 2011 at 7:28 am #

    Sorry Heather. My mistake. I had your feed double in my reader. The other one has your full posts. jay!
    Sylvia recently posted..Fashion through the decades and my blue charleston dressMy Profile

    • Heather Fonseca November 15, 2011 at 11:19 am #

      Yea! I hope that clears it up for everyone who follows me on Google reader, and thank you so much for alerting me to the problem.

  8. THE-LOUDMOUTH
    Twitter:
    November 15, 2011 at 9:31 pm #

    Gah! I love both ways, I can’t choose just one. :) You look awesome in this dress! I have the same self-consciousness about my arms, but I try to just push that away and wear whatever I want! :)
    THE-LOUDMOUTH recently posted..I LOVE MY CITY.My Profile

  9. SACRAMENTO November 16, 2011 at 1:55 am #

    I think Missoni should be paying you for wearing and enhancing this dress.
    Good for your mother.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

    • Heather Fonseca November 16, 2011 at 9:44 am #

      Oooo – that would be nice wouldn’t it? My mother is the best. She certainly understands my love of fashion, and she’s always been incredibly supportive.

  10. Lee Oliveira November 16, 2011 at 4:43 am #

    What a fabulous dress and pattern
    lee

  11. CorinneC November 16, 2011 at 4:50 am #

    Oh my god! It’s so pretty! I haven’t worn a Missoni before and just by the photo, I think it would look good to me as well!
    CorinneC recently posted..pregnancy dietMy Profile

    • Heather Fonseca November 16, 2011 at 9:42 am #

      I’m glad you like it Corinne. It is a very flattering dress. I think it would look good on a lot of people.

  12. Anne November 20, 2011 at 1:33 pm #

    Your mother deserves a prize — not just for being such an intrepid shopper, but also for sharing the bounty with you! Like many of the other commenters, I love the layering you’re doing in the winter look. The whites and browns are so sharp against the Missoni colors.
    Anne recently posted..All aboard the gratitude express!My Profile

  13. Marissa - afterflats.com November 21, 2011 at 6:39 pm #

    I love the winter option!!! winter is almost here in the US…love the look! Thanks!

  14. Rachael
    Twitter:
    November 28, 2011 at 3:24 pm #

    I can’t believe I’m saying this aloud but I’d actually take the winter look over the summer one any day! (Both both are great!) Now I’ve surely cursed myself for inches of snow…
    Rachael recently posted..While I Was Out: My Bali PlaylistMy Profile

    • Heather Fonseca November 28, 2011 at 4:31 pm #

      I like the winter look too, but then I don’t have to worry about being cursed with feet of snow! Thanks for stopping by.

Trackbacks/Pingbacks

  1. Blogger Tuesday: Best Fall Style Posts | Fashion & Beauty Blog - November 15, 2011

    […] at The Style Confessions. “Two Ways to Wear A Missoni Dress” – Remember when we were all crazed over Missoni for Target? Well, Heather nabbed one […]

  2. Natural Touch » Blogger Tuesday: Best Fall Style Posts - November 15, 2011

    […] &#1072t Th&#1077 Style Confessions. “Two Ways t&#959 Wear A Missoni Dress” – Remember wh&#1077n w&#1077 w&#1077r&#1077 &#1072ll crazed over Missoni f&#959r […]

  3. Fashion & Style Daily News Digest » Blogger Tuesday: Best Fall Style Posts - November 15, 2011

    […] at The Style Confessions. “Two Ways to Wear A Missoni Dress” – Remember when we were all crazed over Missoni for Target? Well, Heather nabbed one of the […]

  4. Blogger Tuesday: Best Fall Style Posts - November 15, 2011

    […] at The Style Confessions. “Two Ways to Wear A Missoni Dress” – Remember when we were all crazed over Missoni for Target? Well, Heather nabbed one of the […]

  5. Blogger Tuesday: Best Fall Style Posts | Designer-Fashion-Discount-Codes.info - November 15, 2011

    […] at The Style Confessions. “Two Ways to Wear A Missoni Dress” – Remember when we were all crazed over Missoni for Target? Well, Heather nabbed one […]

Leave a Reply

CommentLuv badge