Over the past few months, I've become a Rent the Runway Unlimited enthusiast. I like how it's pretty much curbed my shopping (for the most part — there are exceptions), satiates my desire for newness in fashion (something I'm trying to be much more reflective about) and allows me to test-drive brands I might not have worn before but am curious (to gauge quality and fit, should I ever want to buy something from them come sale season). I enjoy scrolling through the new arrivals and 'heart'-ing pieces from designers I love, sometimes trying on silhouettes or styles I've convinced myself I don't like. That's how I ended up with Tanya Taylor's Velma Knit Dress in one of my shipments.
I'm a big fan of the brand, but I'm usually not about bodycon or cutouts that might expose my bra. Online, the stretch-knit fabric looked like it was pretty thin and the cut formfitting, but I loved the colors and how it looked on models of different sizes, so I decided to take the chance. I'm glad I did, because I was so pleasantly surprised by it — the knit was so cozy and I really liked the length. Plus, the back cutout was just high enough that it didn't really affect the undergarment situation.
The color scheme felt holiday-appropriate, with glitter stripes that really got me into the spirit of the season. (Funnily enough, Tyler wore a rainbow-striped Tanya Taylor dress on the same day.) I'd happily wear this to any and all festivities this month.
Tanya Taylor Velma dress, $525, available here.
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