Fashion editor Linda Immediato test drives the latest trends in the LA Mag office, staffers sound off….
WHAT: Stop Staring! Sailor Girl Romper
(modeled by Twilight actress Ashley Greene at left)
Editor 1: What’s up Good Ship Lollipop?
Receptionist: It reminds me of Sailor Moon, but in a good way.
Copy Editor: Cute! You pull it off!
Intern 1: Cute dress!
Intern 2: You look really cute, you’re kind of redefining office wear.
Verdict: I wasn’t sure if the romper came off too cosplay or too young or too both which is really creepy. But, I think “cute” was the operative word here. With the fit a little looser than it is on Ashley Greene above, it veered more toward Julie Cruise Director than pinup. I paired it with navy blue peep-toe platform slingbacks and definitely avoided adding a costumey hat. A simple gold faith, hope, and charity pendant (which has a tiny anchor, a heart, and a cross) and gold hoop earrings. I think it worked. I’m not ready for vaguely fetish wear to redefine business appropriate but the outfit would’ve been right at home swing dancing at Los Globos.
Available at stopstaringclothing.com