I had not seen this dress before I noticed it in the sale section while browsing on Free People’s online website. I now know it is because it is listed as a tunic and not a dress. It was called Free People Romantics Same Suit Tunic (now sold out. Slightly similar “tunic” here). I am generally not an impulse buyer, but this was an impulse buy in the summer.
It was odd to me that this was listed as a tunic for a variety of reasons. First, half of Free People’s dresses would really be tops for this thirty seven year old. So, this piece being labeled as a tunic and not a dress made absolutely no sense to me. Second because I really, really liked it and I was shocked to not have seen it before.
But then I looked up the word “tunic,” having previously thought it meant a loose top. But it really is defined as a loose piece of clothing that goes to your knees. So, this fits. And Free People is right once again.
And I was wrong.
Don’t tell my husband I admitted that.
I paired the dress with some gold jewelry on this day. My cuff from World Market and Honeycomb Earrings from Modcloth.
I know there will be some mixed reviews on the extreme severity of the hem disproportion of this dress. My daughter being a huge not-fan of it.
However, as an extreme champion klutz, having extra coverage in the back for the inevitable picking up of fallen objects is an amazing addition.
Plus, it is as though I have a cape trailing behind me when I walk.
A cape or odd tail feathers. I guess it depends on your point of view.
Maybe I am the superhero of ducks. It would certainly explain many things.
What? You ask.
Hmmmm. I cannot think of any but I certainly have an affinity for quacking.
Hey! I think I see a pond over yonder. Let’s go.
Do you have anything with a hi-low hem line? I will admit that I am getting kind of sick of the trend. But for some reason I still like this piece.
P.S. * I shared this on The Pleated Poppy!
*This dress can also be seen in my root beer cake post.
*this post was edited using the App VSCO Cam filters: C1 at level 3, temperature at level 1 and contrast at level one.