Yellow LaDress tunic with skinnies

When I see banners on the internet, I always think: “Are there still people who actually click on a banner?”
The answer is Yes…..When the content of the banner is interesting enough for the target group.
In this case the banner was by LaDress, one of my favourite addresses. The banner showed a yellow tunic, at a reduced price.

That was enough temptation for me, so I ordered it immediately. OK, admittedly, it does not take much to seduce me (clothes-wise I mean).

This tunic is heaven to wear as you don’t feel it. It is also a bit of a risk. With an ostentatious bosom this tunic can make you look like a matron. Or … as if your breasts are twice as big as they already are. Or….. (the worst)…. as if you are pregnant. I am showing you photos of me sideways, but believe me, I took the best ones. There were photos where all the aforementioned risks became painly clear.

This tunic cannot be worn as a dress at my age anymore. At least not in my book. But as I acquired skinnies, I could not only add those, but also booties which needed the skinnies I never had before.

Above: with black skinnies, black scarf and black booties.

Below: with jeans skinnies, green scarf and necklace and green booties.

Below: with the skinny jeans, the green boots and just the green necklace (gosh my hair looked nice that day).

Below, one for fun, with a very ostentatious necklace (I like the word “ostentatious”), and grey boots.

Below: the sideway photos……


And the back…

Till next Wednesday.



  1. 27 February 2013 / 19:36

    I really like the scarves, but this yellow tunic is so pretty that when I like is without nothing the hide, just the collar. I really like the picture 4, with fine necklace. I love the loose workmanship of this piece. It is beautiful with jeans.

    • 27 February 2013 / 21:53

      Wow, that is a lot of praize. I have not made up my mind yet, which combination I like best. Curious to see what the others are going to say.

  2. 27 February 2013 / 20:03

    No fear of colour 🙂 Fantastic tunic and the bright colour suits you really well. My favourite is the combination with the “ostentatious” necklace because you keep the statement up rather than calming it down.
    Great purchase!

    Lady of Style

    • 27 February 2013 / 21:56

      No, indeed, no fear of colour at all.
      Fun that you like the tunic with the ostentatious necklace. I thought that this combination would be the least of everybody’s preferences.

  3. RedTagChicLosAngeles
    27 February 2013 / 20:30

    You just made my Wednesday a lot brighter Greetje….aside from the fearless yellow, I love the shape which I presume is soooo forgiving on the midsection. 🙂

    • 27 February 2013 / 21:57

      It is indeed forgiving on the midsection. But with my bodyshaper I don’t really need that anymore haha.

  4. Marianne van den Berg
    27 February 2013 / 21:14

    I am a fan of this model tunic. In my case it doesn’t show any flaws. But in my opinion all the things you worry about I can’t see and they aren’t there they just don’t exist. I like all combinations but my favourites are the one with the jeans green boots and scarf and the one with the fun necklace. You look great and don’t worry the purchase is a success.

  5. 27 February 2013 / 21:20

    It’s a nice tunic and I don’t think you look pregnant at all:) However I think it would look even better with either knee-high boots or shoeboots. And perhaps it’s the lighting, but I’m not sure the color does you justice. The colorful necklace helps though, so that is my favourite look:)

    • 27 February 2013 / 21:59

      That is another vote for the ostentatious necklace. I would have thought that the black and yellow combination would be the winner.

    • 28 February 2013 / 12:05

      The necklace is definitely a winner:)

  6. Anonymous
    27 February 2013 / 22:24

    “Ostentatious bosom”!!! Sorry – I can not type any more until I am finished rolling around on the floor laughing! I have never ever heard anyone use that term before.
    I love the first combination the best! Guess why? Because the F/W13 runway for Versace was “bumblebee yellow with black”! And there is no line more s*xy or in-your-face than Versace. 🙂 I really love this tunic – the color and the shape – and I like every way you have styled it. You are going to have a lot of fun with this piece.
    We were hit with storm “Rocky”. We have been out shoveling all day. One of my neighbors used a front-end loader to clear the end of my drive where the plow went through or I’d still be shoveling that. Everything was closed today (due to the weather and power outages) so many neighbors were out and we all helped one another. It was really nice. And my hubby took a picture of me in front of a very tall wall of snow to send to our children so they could see how much snow we got. I am tired of Winter. At least your happy photos remind me of Spring!

    • 28 February 2013 / 20:35

      The yellow with black is also my favourite, but I also like all the others. Who knows… this might be a really good buy. You never know till you have tried it.
      How long is the snow period in your area usually? It sounds as if you have to live under severe circumstances. And I am glad that me and my ostentatious bosom were able to make you laugh.

  7. 28 February 2013 / 06:08

    Well here is another one for that ostentatious necklace (although I have no idea what that word means. How on earth did you come up with it?) The reason I like that outfit the best, is because your leg line is the nicest with those shoes. Since the tunic is so wide, I like to see your legs as slim and long as possible (which to my eye creates the nicest silhouette), which you do best in that picture! By the way, I would absolutely wear this tunic with shorts on a summer holiday. Would be perfect for Singapore when you come and visit.

    • 28 February 2013 / 20:42

      Oh no Sylvia.. no shorts. You can still pull that off easily, but I really cannot do that anymore. Only when I am on the boat, but even then the shorts are down to my knees these days.
      And I picked the word “ostentatious” up in Dutch actually. It means something like “calculating to be noticed”.

  8. 28 February 2013 / 06:25

    The tempation paid off, this is a beautiful tunic and what a lovely color. (Is there a color you don’t look wonderful in?). You have my vote for the ostentatious necklace combination, although I you did a fantastic job with all the different combinations. Being such a fun color this beautiful tunic will easily carry into spring and summer with a pair of tighter crop pants (white) and sandals. And, yes, I was seriously ready to comment on how wonderful hair looked, did you get it trimmed?
    Great seeing you on this Wednesday, hope you’re having a great week.

    • 28 February 2013 / 20:44

      Well Lisa, they (LaDress) ship worldwide as far as I know. (I do not get paid for advertising haha)

  9. 28 February 2013 / 09:44

    The one with the ostentatious necklace is my fav as well.

    Would like to see the tunic on black skinnies and with heeled black shoes or boots. And on a black pencil skirt, black tights and black heels or heeled boots.

    Although the pictures don’t show it that much, even before reading your own comments, that is what I noticed right away: I do not like this shape and it’s effect on your silhouette. Again, on the pics it looks ok enough, but I expect in reality it is quite unflattering for you.

    So sorry to be the one to NOT like this tunic, while everyone else DOES;-).

    The color is fab and gorgeous on you!

    • 28 February 2013 / 20:51

      On a black pencil skirt…. that is interesting. I will try that.
      And I am glad that there is at least one person who does not like it. It cannot be good for everyone, now can it?
      You are right, in reality I have to be careful. But also, in reality I move and am not frozen in one position. So I think it is not too bad.
      Perhaps that is why I like the black and yellow combination the best as the weight of the scarf is sort of keeping the tunic “down”.

    • 1 March 2013 / 10:38

      I thought the big necklace was doing that too, isn’t it?

    • 1 March 2013 / 10:52

      Yes it does. (I was looking at that picture again and noticed the two silver balls of the necklace in between my breasts… Hahaha, made me laugh.) The scarf is better as I can tie the knot low and wiith that focus the attention on another (lower) point.

  10. 28 February 2013 / 21:33

    Hello Greetja, I have just read your post about how you keep yourself looking young. I was impressed. I think, a person has to do what a person has to do. I have heard people say, “how can you find the time to exercise every day?” And I say, “I get up.” I haven’t done the plastic surgery yet, but I certainly would if I were brave enough, and if my husband were in agreement. I might do it even without his blessing once of these days if I feel I am beyond hope.

    You always look good in skinny jeans. That’s something I can’t wear, but I don’t cry about it. I know where my good points are, and it’s not my legs.

    Much love from England,

    Rosemary from

    • 28 February 2013 / 22:12

      Thank you for the compliments Rosemary. Yes, everybody emphasizes their good points. We are no fools. And my legs are my fortune.
      The plastic surgery was something I had done without too much thinking and I am still pleased I did it. As far as I am concerned that was it. But I said that eight years ago as well. Never thought of doing my waist then. I did not know what was going to hit me haha.

  11. 3 March 2013 / 00:52

    I agree, ostentatious necklace is my fav combo! The one I least like is the black-yellow one at the beginning. I think the bold necklace grounds the tunic, two strong statements that complement each other, while the ones with the scarves, even if pretty, don’t seem to achieve the same. I read a blog some time ago where they mentioned that a flowy top can be anchored by bold or heavy accesories, and that seems to be the case here as scarves and the thin green necklace are airy/flowy just like the tunic.

    • 4 March 2013 / 21:00

      I thought that the black scarf is both bold and heavy. Most readers agree with you, but looking at all the respons I can wear every combination. Fortunately.

  12. 4 March 2013 / 05:10

    amazing how much just changing your accessories changes the look of this cute little tunic!

  13. 4 March 2013 / 13:53

    I love the yellow tunic with the oversize necklace, woooooooooowwwwwwwwwwww.
    It feels like spring.

  14. 5 March 2013 / 16:29

    Love the tunic! The color is great on you as is the the shape. I like how you e worn it over very skinny jeans and I like all the different neck embellishments. Great work Greetje!

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