Sunday, November 22, 2009

Purple Silk Dress with Shoulder Pads

I found the most gorgeous purple silk dress for $5 at Housing Works in Soho over the weekend.

It still had the original tag from Macy's for $100. Based on the shoulder pads and the vintage look of the price tag, the dress is from the 80s era.

I know it doesn't look like much in the photo, but it is a lovely shade of purple with subtle geometric patterning. The dress zips up the back and once it's on the body, the waist cinches in and creates a nice silhouette.

For winter, I am going to wear it with black tights and black platform booties, but am stumped as to how else to accessorize it.

What would you suggest? Gold jewelry? Bracelet? Short necklace or long? Should I belt it? Keep the shoulder pads, or take them out?