Tuesday, June 2, 2015

What I Wore: New-To-Me Melissa Masse

Hailey is wearing the Melissa Masse Midnight Plaid Jacquard Dress from Gwynnie Bee. - DivineMrsDiva.com #GwynnieBee #ShareMeGB

I have so many Gwynnie Bee-related outfit photos waiting to be shared with you.  I cannot believe it is June already.  Time has flown by!!  June is not *quite* as crazy as May was, so I am hoping to get some more looks out each week.  Today, I talk about this Melissa Masse dress via Gwynnie Bee.  This is my first time trying the Melissa Masse brand; and I was really happy with the overall look.



Hailey is wearing the Melissa Masse Midnight Plaid Jacquard Dress from Gwynnie Bee. - DivineMrsDiva.com #GwynnieBee #ShareMeGB

First things first, I am 5'9" and my measurements are 52/50/59.  I received this dress in a 3X, which I added to my closet based on the size chart and opinion of how this style of dress would fit.  I should have tried a 4X instead.  While it did fit, the arms, back, and middle tummy area were just a bit tight.  It didn't make this dress uncomfortable at all, but I felt a bit self-conscious of the way it hugged me.  Still, I am not wearing any shapewear with it in these photos, so I think the 4X will be a great fit.

Hailey is wearing the Melissa Masse Midnight Plaid Jacquard Dress from Gwynnie Bee. - DivineMrsDiva.com #GwynnieBee #ShareMeGB
Hailey is wearing the Melissa Masse Midnight Plaid Jacquard Dress from Gwynnie Bee. - DivineMrsDiva.com #GwynnieBee #ShareMeGB

As I mentioned, this is my first time trying the Melissa Masse brand. It is a designer brand carrying classic silhouettes in really fun prints.  I love when a designer uses lots of colors and patterns in their designs.  Melissa was a graduate of Parsons School of Design, going on to design for Donna Karen and Richard Tyler before starting her own company in 2000.

The dress itself is really well-made.  The fabric is a weighty poly/spandex blend that offers some stretch for a comfy fit and hangs in a lovely way.  There is also a velvety trim in dark green/teal along the neckline and at the sleeves.  This dress is definitely not for the summer months.  The fabric is thick and really warm, so it is definitely more of a fall and winter frock.  It made me feel very sophisticated and sexy though, which is always a good thing.  I'll be sure to post about the bigger size when/if I receive it.

Hailey is wearing the Melissa Masse Midnight Plaid Jacquard Dress from Gwynnie Bee. - DivineMrsDiva.com #GwynnieBee #ShareMeGB
Hailey is wearing the Melissa Masse Midnight Plaid Jacquard Dress from Gwynnie Bee. - DivineMrsDiva.com #GwynnieBee #ShareMeGB

I kept the accessories really simple for this one.  I didn't want to crowd the gorgeous plaid print.  The wide belt is great for my proportions and the blue necklace compliments the blue and green plaid beautifully.  These shoes are a clearance buy from JCPenney.  I just bought them to wear in the house for looking sexy from time to time.  The 11 fits well, but they are not very comfortable at all.  I always worry I am going to break my ankle, so you will never see me wearing them around town. lol

Hailey is wearing the Melissa Masse Midnight Plaid Jacquard Dress from Gwynnie Bee. - DivineMrsDiva.com #GwynnieBee #ShareMeGB

Melissa Masse Midnight Plaid Jacquard Dress - Gwynnie Bee
Monet Jewelry Gold-Tone Blue Y Necklace - JCPenney
Wide Stretch Belt - Lane Bryant
Call It Spring heels in Vilin - JCPenney (Similar)


Have you tried the Melissa Masse brand?  Do you have some other GB recommendations for adding to my virtual closet? I'd love to hear from you!

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