Dresses are my all-time favourites and after our very long winter, I am wearing them as much as I can.
I have bought more colourful garments recently but I will never give up my love for black.
As a bonus, black & white is one of the major trends this season!

Last week I took my mum out for a nice shopping afternoon and when we saw this dress with its white lace prints on both sides, it was her who said „This is made for you!“
The prints on both sides of the black middle part create a nice shape which is not a disadvantage 😉
Especially when it comes to fitted dresses, I now rather buy one size bigger for the sake of the proper length and the perfect fit which I can have adjusted by my seamstress if necessary. 

This is what I call „age appropriate“ – it doesn’t mean you can’t wear short or fitted dresses but the perfect fit as well as the right accessories are even more important when you get older.


Ich liebe Kleider und gerade jetzt, nach unserem viel zu langen Winter, trage ich sie so oft es geht.
In letzter Zeit habe ich mich zwar für mehr Farbe in meinem Kleiderschrank entschieden, aber meine Liebe für Schwarz bleibt bestehen.
Dass Schwarz & Weiß einer der aktuellen Frühjahrstrends ist, kommt mir nur zugute!

Kürzlich war ich mit meiner Mama shoppen und als wir dieses Kleid sahen, war sie es, die sofort sagte „Das steht Dir!“
Der Spitzendruck auf beiden Seiten des schwarzen Mittelteils formt die Figur schön, was mir besonders gut gefällt. Ich kaufe jetzt bei schmal geschnittenen Kleidern lieber eine Nummer größer, einerseits stimmt dann die Länge und andererseits kann ich es bei Bedarf immer noch von meiner Schneiderin etwas in der Taille abnähen lassen.

Das verstehe ich unter „altersgerechter Mode“ – es heißt nicht, dass wir plötzlich keine kurzen oder engen Kleider mehr tragen können, sondern die perfekte Passform, Länge und die richtigen Accessoires sind wichtiger denn je!

Dress H+M
Blazer Mango | similar here | similar here
 Sandals Wallis | similar here
Clutch Accessorize | similar here | similar here
Jewellery old | similar arm cuff here
Just before I uploaded this post, I received a lovely email from Anne of Spy Girl who surprised me with this amazing artwork! She picked my floral prints look which I wore in my guest post on Whitley’s The Queen City Style for her Digital Catwalk.
Anne, you really made my day, thank you so much!!
Please visit Anne’s blog Spy Girl to see more of her fabulous sketches.


48 Kommentare

  1. plutrell
    19. April 2013 / 19:15

    Fabulous fit…gorgeous style!! Anne is so talented…I love her sketch of you!!
    My recent post Eileen Fisher, Fiesta and Gigi!!

  2. 19. April 2013 / 20:37

    Gorgeous dress! Is it new? I didn't see it in H&M the last time I was there last week. Love the touch of lace.. I am lace crazy now, actually 🙂

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    • 19. April 2013 / 21:41

      Thank you, dear! Yes, it is new, I got it last week but strangely enough I can't find it online at moment.

  3. Kristen
    19. April 2013 / 18:38

    This dress is absolutely stunning on you. I think it was made for you:). I agree with you as to the importance of proper fit/length as you get older. I so enjoy your blog- love trying to read it in German first, before the English.:).

    • 22. April 2013 / 21:03

      Danke, liebe Kristen! Ich werde auch weiterhin in beiden Sprachen schreiben 🙂

  4. lisa walter
    19. April 2013 / 20:40

    Such a gorgeous dress and it really does suit you well. Black and white is also my default color palette; I just adore it.
    My recent post Stripes and More Stripes

  5. 19. April 2013 / 18:54

    I love the simplicity of your outfit here… probably my favorite parts are you gorgeous hair and that dash of pink in your lipstick! You remind me of Lauren Hutton :). Also, that is really just neat if Anne to draw and send you a sketch of you and your great outfit. How cool!!! I love it! You are a class act, Annette.
    Have a great weekend, Whitley “ target=“_blank“>

  6. 19. April 2013 / 21:29

    I love wearing dresses too – I can never have too many and they always make me feel so lady-like.
    this one is lovely on you – the print is so flattering!

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  7. déjà pseu
    19. April 2013 / 23:33

    What a fabulous dress! I love the print and design. And I'll never give up black either. 😉
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  8. 20. April 2013 / 0:19

    I love that dress!! It's so gorgeous!!

    Love what you've got going on with your blog too, would you like to follow each other?

    Sophisticated Lace
    My recent post Lace Pants

  9. 19. April 2013 / 22:50

    Lovely dress and I couldn't agree more about fit. Definitely worth the expense of tailoring to get it just right.

  10. Rebecca
    20. April 2013 / 3:42

    I love the dress on you – very feminine and chic. Do you have a large wardrobe of clothes? Do you consider the quality of the clothes, the look of the garment or how it will fit in with what you already have? I am interested in how stylish women put together their clothing. I really enjoy your blog!

    • 22. April 2013 / 21:07

      Thank you, Rebecca. I look for special offers and often shop on sale. I really rely on my seamstress to have my clothes altered if necessary. And yes, I never buy a single piece without thinking on how I can combine it with pieces I already have.
      Luckily my daughter and I have a similar size and we often share clothes and accessories – always styled appropriate to our ages.

  11. 20. April 2013 / 6:06

    Die Kombi Kleid & Blazer sieht sehr edel aus. Eine tolle Figur hast Du.
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  12. 20. April 2013 / 7:17

    What a lovely dress and how well you have left
    You're right, black is black and always looks elegant.
    Very pretty.
    Kisses and happy weekend

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  13. Rita
    20. April 2013 / 7:23

    WOW! You look STUNNING Annette! This dress is perfection! I love the details and I love the way it hugs your curves! So chic, elegant, and classic, but also perfectly trendy! It looks great with the black blazer!
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  14. Lorraine
    20. April 2013 / 6:50

    This dress looks amazing on you but I can't agree with you about black. Admittedly, my colouring is completely different and when I had my colours analysed I came out as a Spring (I would love for you to have it done and report back). That meant no to black and no to white. At the time I was in a corporate role so it was very difficult but I gradually eliminated black, only for it to creep back in in recent years. However, I keep black away from my face or wear it as an LBD. I need colour!

    • 22. April 2013 / 21:14

      Lorraine, it is important to identify colours that flatter our skintone and those that don't. In a corporate environment the work around is probably black trousers and skirts but neutral or light coloured tops.

      Yes, I should definitely do a colour analysis!

  15. andyuot
    20. April 2013 / 12:43

    love this dress and also your blog! It's so nice!!! I follow you!
    Pass to my blog and if it likes you follow me too, I will be so glad 😀

  16. 20. April 2013 / 14:51

    GORGEOUS! Nuff said! 🙂
    Love the sketch! She's so talented!
    My recent post Catch of a Lifetime….

  17. Gia
    20. April 2013 / 14:57

    WOW!! Love the dress!!! I really LOVE the sandals/shoes!!!
    So Beautiful!!

  18. Cla
    20. April 2013 / 18:42

    Das verstehe ich auch unter altersgerechte Mode. Es wirkt jung, aber doch erwachsen.
    Liebe Annette, das Kleid ist ein Traum und du siehst wunderbar darin aus. Du hast alles sehr schön aufeinander abgestimmt.
    Ein schönes Wochenende, Cla
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  19. 20. April 2013 / 20:01

    Great collaboration! Think the world of both of you women!! Love your floral pants!
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  20. 20. April 2013 / 20:45

    Thanks for visiting the blog. Unfortunately, the dress, you're asking about, I bought a few years ago 🙂

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  21. Highland Fashionista
    20. April 2013 / 22:04

    This dress is fantastic on you!
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  22. 20. April 2013 / 23:02

    I love this look! I can't believe the dress is from H&M – you styled it so beautifully I thought it was way more upmarket than that (I was thinking By Malene Birger or something). Beautiful!
    My recent post Paisley, Lace and Teal for Afternoon Tea

  23. blasfemmes
    21. April 2013 / 13:10

    Looking chic! 🙂
    That's a great dress and you styled it with a lot of class.

    xx, Sandra @ Blasfemmes
    My recent post Bright Hearts

  24. 21. April 2013 / 12:26

    You can't beat a great dress and you found a treasure! It looks wonderful on you and I love how you styled it.

  25. nofearoffashion
    21. April 2013 / 18:36

    Perfect dress and you have styled it so well too. Your mum and you are right: this is very much you.
    Your jewellery is very nice as well. Contemporary and beautiful. Love the sandals you are wearing with them.
    As for me… I am like Lorraine, black nor white really suit my face. But I love them both. I solved it by wearing a colour with it, either in a top, scarf or necklace. Or I say: I don't care today.
    My recent post Brown long jacket, skinny jeans and leopard print belt

  26. blanche neige
    21. April 2013 / 17:42

    very smart lady

  27. 21. April 2013 / 22:29

    Black and white is a favorite of mine. This is a lovely look on you. Debbie @
    My recent post Redbud Winter

  28. 22. April 2013 / 1:32

    You look fantastic! Thank you for being such a loyal reader 🙂 Your comments are always so sweet. Hope you're well.

    xo Lulu

  29. Dana
    22. April 2013 / 6:59

    Liebe Annette,

    Du machst deinem Blogtitel alle Ehre 😉
    Total schickes Styling. Das Kleid steht dir ausgezeichnet und betont schön die Figur. Der Schmuck ist toll.

    LG Dana

  30. 22. April 2013 / 13:21

    I love this dress and the print. Such a gorgeous piece!! You know I love black and white and think that you can do no wrong with it! Gorgeous look.


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  31. trinagrandinetti
    22. April 2013 / 16:08

    I agree, it's so nice to get those dresses back on and this one is absolutely stunning on you. What a great influence and shopping partner your mum must be. As always, you are classy as can be.
    My recent post BRIGHT THINKING

  32. 22. April 2013 / 16:27

    What a beautiful dress! I love the black and white, so classy and chic.

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee
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  33. 23. April 2013 / 2:14

    WOWZA Annette!!!

    You rock the bodycon dress my dear! Absolutely perfect for your frame, with our without the jacket.

    My recent post It's All in the Details

  34. jangrahammcmillen
    24. April 2013 / 4:53

    Wonderful! Beautiful dress, lovely lady.
    Didn't see your Digital Catwalk until now! Aren't you proud of it. Really captures your style.
    My recent post Just Saying …

  35. citizenrosebud
    8. Mai 2013 / 13:54

    Annette, I just adore you. I know our styles are very different- yours is so elegant and sophisticated, and I'm a guttersnipe but I really feel inspired by you. I love how you are quiet in your play of colors and cuts and textures of fabrics, but the play is there. Variety for interest, but not for mere novelty. Timeless. You look a vision of loveliness, and those shoes are truly a stellar platform for the woman shining in them.
    My recent post Shoe Shine: Summer Kicks

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