I bought this dress largely because my husband wouldn’t let me buy a chenille bedspread.
Let’s backtrack: I adore chenille bedspreads. The nubs of the fabric stick out in the most pleasant way, and the coverlet itself tends to be the perfect weight — thin enough to layer but thick enough to make you feel tucked in and secure in bed. They remind me of my favorite parts of my grandparent’s house, and they bring a much-appreciated touch of vintage charm to any room.
My husband, however, disagrees. To Lance, a chenille bedspread isn’t retro, it’s simply old. It reminds him of his grandparent’s house, as well, but not in the same cheeky way. He doesn’t enjoy the nubs sticking out of the fabric. He isn’t concerned with the bedspread’s weight.
I have fought and I have fought, but there’s simply no way we can both happily sleep in a bed with my dream chenille coverlet. Since I’m still a little bitter, I purchase chenille-like attire whenever possible to get my textile fix.
So I didn’t even really have a choice when it came to this dress.
Currently wearing… Vince Camuto Bouclé Knit A-Line Dress, Nordstrom [HERE] | Luxe Aviator Jacket, Lorna Jane, c/o Dimvaloo Active Living [HERE] | Necklace, c/o CS Gems | Bracelet, Kendra Scott [made in the Color Bar]
While not really chenille, the fabric features of the pocket-having dress are incredibly fun. It’s the charisma of sequins with the charm of pom-poms, and the fit is just right. Originally purchased to wear to my bridal shower, I have styled this dress post-wedding with an athleisure jacket from Dimvaloo (PS – did you know they do monogramming now?!) and heavy black peep-toes.
Even Lance likes the dress, little fabric nubs and all. Now if only it came in blanket form…