Generally speaking, I've never been a big fan of navy blue. I'm not sure why, but it's always seemed kind of dull to me. As far as neutrals go, I'll always choose black or gray over navy. And if there's a print I really like on a navy background, chances are that I may forgo buying the item altogether. But it's a new year, and that means that it's the perfect time to try new things. So I decided to try out this navy diner dress from Campbell/Crafts – and I'm very glad I did!
I styled this dress in a very simple way (I wish I had remembered to add a brooch!), but I could definitely add a cardigan or layer another skirt over it to make the top into a blouse. I was a bit worried about the fit of the top, as button-down fronts usually aren't my friend. However, I was pleasantly surprised to discover that it fits quite well with very minimal gaping. My favorite part is the pink trim, which happened to match a belt I already owned. I've seen this dress styled with a fuller petticoat, but I opted to go without in order to create a more 1940's silhouette. The material is a bit thin for our winters here in upstate New York, but I think it'll transition beautifully into spring. One thing's for sure: while I may not ever be naturally drawn to navy, I'll definitely give it much more consideration in the future.