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The Best V-Neck Dress: The Audrey, and a Standout Pattern

IMG_0608-001-MobileJessica Jannenga is a 45 year old woman, interested in fashion, creativity, and putting together cost effective outfits, and is an excellent role model for self-love. She has a chronic disease, Ehlers-Danlos, which affects her life on a daily basis, but she continues to make the best of herself and feel good in the process regardless of the situation. A graduate of Duquesne’s School of Music with a Master’s in Education as well as a B.A. in Music Performance her  creativity coupled with her interest in fashion led her to blog at Elegant and Stylish. You can find her wearing her Karina Dresses Audrey Dress, and at @jessicajannenga, Facebook and Pinterest.


Knowing that this dress, the Audrey, was named after Audrey Hepburn became a perfect fit for my interest in classic styles. Fashion, elegance and as she says, “Style is ageless”. I will be turning 46 this summer, and I like to consider the way I dress, elegant with a touch of trend. The way we dress reflects our personality, creativity, and just our ability to express ourselves. The humorous thing is, that I cannot remember much of what I wore in high school. I wasn’t into fashion as I am today. When I was asked to be a Brand Ambassador, for Karina, I was quite excited! I saw a company that wanted to show women that the clothes were made for “every-body”. Women of all shapes and sizes can look great in a Karina dress. I picked the Audrey, as I live in the South, saw it as a lovely sundress, with the double V, and also because I thought it would accentuate my small waist. I do like that recommendations are made on the site regarding fit and shape, shopping made easy! The print I chose was wonderful, as it reminded me of the colors of a proud male peacock strutting around to show the female what beautiful colors he displayed.  Let’s just say, I don’t strut, but I can walk with an err of confidence when I wear the dress. I love the flirtiness, and the flow of the dress, as well as the retro feel of this best v-neck dress. The green, aqua, blues, and browns, I felt would work well with my red hair.

The Karina Dress Audrey is the best v-neck dress for all shapes, including hourglass and triangle shaped women.

There are many ways to wear the dress, as I have with added springy accessories,such as a white floral necklace, opal dangling earrings and nude gladiator sandals. If there were a chill in the air, or I was going to dinner, I would add a lovely crisp white fitted blazer, some stunning blue lace up pumps, and pearls. A symphony picnic would be styled in a different way. I could wear the dress by accentuating the colors in the print by adding a green cardigan and a pair of white espadrilles, for less formal attire, but still a put-together look that continues to display the shape and print of the dress. At dinner, add a bright clutch in aqua, for the picnic, perhaps a trendy straw woven clutch. There are many ways to style the Audrey Karina dress, and many opportunities to wear it! Enjoy, and just remember one of the best accessories you can wear with your dress is a smile.  As Miss Hepburn once said…



Are you now as smitten with the best v-neck dress, the Audrey, as Jessica is? You can find all of the latest Fall prints here at our online store!

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