The dresses from Betabrand’s new women’s line are absolutely adorable; the patterns, colors and prints compliment spring perfectly. One of the most recent dress releases is the teal Occasional Dress; a raglan cap-sleeved dress with a beige floral pattern lace over a teal satin lining. This dress is even more stunning in person; the lace pattern is a little thicker than what I’ve normally seen with lace dresses, giving it a higher quality look and feel.
The gold rim buttons on the back, on-seam pockets on the side and removable satin sash are beautiful extra features. I really like how hidden and non bulky the pockets are. I obviously wouldn’t fill them up but it’s a nice feature to have if you want to stash a lip stick or lip gloss.
There were 2 other women already photographed in this dress, so I was the third and final look. Since the high heeled look was already covered, I decided to try something different with a pair of wedged boots from Steve Madden (flats & sandals also looked amazing but those are an obvious choice) and a matching clutch from Big Buddha.
I am 5’9 and found the length of this dress to be spot on, not too short or too long. One of the other models is on the short side and while it almost hits her knees, it is still quite flattering (I like how it was paired with flaming red heels & necklace). Betabrand does a great job finding models in all sorts of shapes, heights and sizes; it really shows how well the product looks on just about anyone (not only the standard model). I also like the versatility of this dress, with a few simple changes in accessories you can make this as informal or formal as you would like.