I thought this dress was called the Transformer dress, which is why I have an awesome title from their cartoon theme song, but it’s called the Hulk dress, which I never got into. Transformer seems more suitable, since it can be worn several ways, just by adjusting the zipper: with sleeves, without sleeves, slightly unzipped or unzipped and folded with peekaboo shoulders. I chose to wear it with a blazer and tights, because my Floridian blood makes me shiver in these newly dropped temperatures. I’m pathetic…I’m going to leave when it gets below the 50s. Miku and I will head to a tropical island.

I feel like I should invest in Spanx, because every time I wear anything body-con, I find myself blowing my stomach out – which makes no sense! I should be sucking it in! A couple of different people said they do the same thing, so I guess I’m not the only one. Does anyone have experience with Spanx? I was looking at some in Nordstrom but I didn’t know what type I should get. For this occasion, my blazer saved me. After a long day, Bobby and I went to the Lori Goldstein event, where we met up with Christine, Jordana, Claire, Karen and Audrey, among others. I ate all the macarons (made by Audrey) I wanted…and then continued the festivities with guacamole and other tex mex delights. Sorry, but food always wins over fashion – especially when accompanied by friends!

Outfit Details:
Hulk Dress – courtesy of Rachel Rachel Roy
tights – Target
Felicita heels – courtesy of Nine West
ADAM blazer – Gilt
Madison Brynne bag – courtesy of Coach

Love love,
Keiko Lynn

  1. Rachael says: September 22, 20107:28 pm

    This dress is amazing! You have great taste!


  2. kBr says: September 22, 20107:36 pm

    gorgeous!!! what a sweeeeeet dress!


  3. Collette Osuna says: September 22, 20107:38 pm

    You look fabulous in this dress…the colors and pattern are really interesting, not to mention the ability to turn into a super hero with the action of a single zipper:)

    Have a Fabulous day!
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  4. Sophie says: September 22, 20107:38 pm

    Your body is amazing!! Seriously, are are far too hard on yourself. :) I have some shorts spanx that aren't super high waisted. i got them at burlington coat factory.

    i'm wearing a formal dress to a ball soon that is calling for some new, better spanx!

  5. Liv says: September 22, 20107:40 pm

    You could have gone with "Keiko Lynn, SMASH!" Or something similarly Hulky. Very cool dress, though! :-)

    I also agree, food trumps fashion, though I haven't tried Spanx (yet), I chow down then suck it in.


  6. Holly Courtney says: September 22, 20107:42 pm

    I have a Slim Cognito Shaping Mid-Thigh Bodysuit and a Slim Cognito Mid-Thigh Shaper. The body suit seems to work a little better at holding everything in (the fabric is less giving) but is seriously a pain in the butt to wear all day. The mid thigh shaper gets an 8 or 9 on holding everything in and is a whole lot more comfortable! I suggest going to Marshalls or somewhere similar to get a better price. Definitely don't buy the cheaper version of spanx (Assets @ Target) because the legs roll up and the fabric is bulky. And I also stick my stomach out when wearing tighter dresses. I think it's just me trying to breathe!

  7. β™₯ says: September 22, 20107:42 pm

    Looking good – I love those gorgeous shoes! I've been thinking about investing in some Spanx as well, but there are just so many kinds I don't even know where to start.


  8. Keiko Lynn says: September 22, 20107:46 pm

    Thanks for the recommendations! Don't worry, I'm not being hard on myself – I just think it might be a little more flattering/less nerve wracking if I have something to keep me from looking preggos. I was looking at Nordstrom because I have a gift card, but then I looked at Nordstrom Rack and they had a lot of them there, too! I will also check Marshalls. Might as well get a good deal!

  9. Marinka says: September 22, 20107:48 pm

    Your dress is amazing! I love it!

  10. ΠΊΞΉΞ± says: September 22, 20107:51 pm

    This dress is stunning!

  11. Ginta says: September 22, 20107:57 pm

    Your body is gorgeous you could wear dresses like this all the time! πŸ˜‰
    Love zipper details on this dress. And print is so good!

  12. Jen says: September 22, 20107:59 pm

    The colors are perfect to call it a Transformers dress! I totally love it.


  13. Natalya's Closet says: September 22, 20108:01 pm

    I LOVE this dress, it is so versatile and chic! XOXO, Natalya

  14. Jenni says: September 22, 20108:07 pm

    Gorgeous dress–I love the early 60s-esque abstract print. It looks great with the black!

  15. Linda says: September 22, 20108:13 pm

    I find I do that whenever I wear a belt. Honestly, Spanx doesn't help with that, but I like the one that goes from under the boobs to the knee.

  16. Rebecca from See You in Sweden says: September 22, 20108:17 pm

    The dress blew my mind :)

  17. Eli says: September 22, 20108:23 pm

    that dress is beautiful, super flattering on you

  18. osbsl says: September 22, 20108:26 pm

    Spanx are great…but massivly uncomfortable. Frankly you look damn good without, so why put yourself through misery for no reason? You are an inspiration; you always look good in your own style.

  19. meowsk says: September 22, 20108:29 pm

    Love that dress!

    Let us know if you try Spanx. I have always been curious about how comfortable they are. Seems like the tops of dresses like this fit but the bottom is where things get a little tight.

  20. The Fashion Cloud says: September 22, 20108:37 pm

    You look amazing and what a super interesting dress too


  21. Iris says: September 22, 20108:44 pm
  22. shawni marie says: September 22, 20108:46 pm

    Your outfits are always so amazing!

  23. Luinae says: September 22, 20108:52 pm

    That lipstick is beautiful with all the black going on!

  24. jeezejulia says: September 22, 20109:22 pm

    Instead of Spanx (which make me feel like an old lady), I buy high-waisted undies from TwinSyndrome on Etsy! They fit great, wash well, and feel chic and saucy instead of stubborn. Here's the link: http://www.etsy.com/shop/twinsyndrome

  25. iron orchid says: September 22, 201010:15 pm

    Yes, I admit it! I have worn spanx, and they are quite slimming…in the sense that they really do smooth out body lines. The kind I use are high-waisted, and tight through the thigh. Not very good for any kind of mini though because the extra reinforcement will show.

  26. Liz says: September 22, 201010:45 pm

    That dress? FABOOSH. You're stunning my dear.

  27. Estefany says: September 22, 201010:59 pm

    You look super beautiful! I love the details on the shoulders and name of the dress really suits it.

    Have a good week! xo

  28. Shell says: September 22, 201011:03 pm

    let us know what kind of Spanx you go with, i too would like one just dont know where to go or what kind.



  29. Katie says: September 22, 201011:12 pm

    girl! your figure looks so good in that dress! do you even need spanx?

    i have been meaning to buy some…interested to see what people say about it!

  30. Sarah K. says: September 22, 201011:16 pm

    wow, you look amazing! that dress is awesome anyway, and it looks great on you.

    I personally don't think you need spanx, but I do the same thing with my stomach! I've never tried them either.

  31. Christy says: September 22, 201011:32 pm

    I love your dress; the print looks like an abstract painting!

  32. Francesca says: September 22, 201011:40 pm

    that dress is so great!


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  33. libys11 says: September 22, 201011:42 pm

    gorgeous gorgeous dress!!! you are so classy in this look! πŸ˜€

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  34. Becca Jane says: September 22, 201011:50 pm

    I love this dress and goodness, you hardly seem to need spanx – you look fabulous!

  35. Becca [Free Honey] says: September 22, 201011:57 pm

    The dress looks great without Spanx, but if they'd make you feel better or more comfortable (well maybe not literally…) then go for it. I wear them a lot under pencil skirts and some more body-con dresses and they can be a savior. They can also be really uncomfortable. I like the original spanks that come in a package. I don't know the specific style name.

  36. Beautifully Pure says: September 23, 201012:33 am

    Those zippers are cool! πŸ˜€

  37. Lovers, Saints & Sailors says: September 23, 20102:37 am

    What a fantastic detail!

  38. The Sound of Lace says: September 23, 20102:54 am

    what a great dress!! i must say i love spanx..ive gotten some at nordstrom and ive gotten similar ones at target. they just kinda even everything out. not super comfortable at 1st but you get used to it. it might not look like a huge difference in pics but for me i just feel more confident because everything seems just a tad bit tighter…ha ha

    good luck!


  39. Athena Dova says: September 23, 20103:15 am

    Just wanted to say, you look way better in that dress than the model on the website. :)

  40. Sally says: September 23, 20104:18 am

    Stellar dress!

  41. Jennifer says: September 23, 20104:49 am

    I absolutely love that you eat without guilt! :)

    I wanted Spanx for the same reason, to wear it with body con dresses, do let us know if you find the perfect one. I want one that smooths everything out from under the bust to the hips/thighs?

  42. Lulu says: September 23, 20105:54 am

    AMEN about food trumping fashion especially when you're with friends. gah, so many bloggers/fashionistas will starve themselves and do anything to look the way they think they should. honestly, when you can fill out a bodycon dress i think it's a million times more flattering.
    i know what you mean about pooching out though (that sounds so strange! haha) and i never thought to try spanx, so thanks for the suggestion! =]

    by the way, that dress and that print are absolutely beautiful.

  43. Joanna Blaine says: September 23, 20106:21 am

    That's a really interesting dress, and it looks great with the blazer and tights.

    Also another Keiko could use spanx denier here πŸ˜‰

  44. Some Like it Vintage.com says: September 23, 201011:01 am

    Super duper dress! You look great!

  45. Venn says: September 23, 201012:37 pm

    i love the dress,, u look gorgeous! :)


  46. KristiMcMurry says: September 23, 20101:02 pm

    Wow, that dress is beautiful! From the pictures it doesn't look like you need Spanx at all! But I guess we all put on our best sucking-in for pictures :)

    I have a pair that go up over my belly and down over my thighs. I wear them when I'm wearing a tighter top or a high waist skirt. I wish now though that I had skipped out on the part that overs my thighs because it tends to roll up all the time and drives me crazy.

  47. Amanda says: September 23, 20101:25 pm

    I agree its more a Transformers dress, but is stunning under any name.

  48. eatsleepwear says: September 23, 20102:02 pm

    ooooo i really LOVEEE the pattern going on in this dress. and, u dont need spandex. Just saying πŸ˜‰ beautiful as always girl. xo, Kim http://www.eatsleepwear.com

  49. Alice says: September 23, 20102:14 pm

    That dress is soo… beautiful!
    Great Outfit-post. :)
    xx, Alice from bells and whistles.

  50. Kirstin says: September 23, 20102:15 pm

    That dress looks great on you. Rachel Roy is amazing! I love her stuff :)

  51. mariska says: September 23, 20104:20 pm

    incredible dress!!!


  52. Mallory says: September 23, 20108:44 pm

    I was loving the artistic print of this dress but when I got to the zipper detail, I fell in love even more! So pretty!

    (And I do the same thing when wearing tight dresses. At a recent event I was wearing something pretty tight and had to get on stage at one point and there were lots of cameras. I THOUGHT I was sucking it in but when I saw the photos my boyfriend took, apparently I was not. Oh well!)

  53. Mademoiselle Marie says: September 24, 20105:33 am

    OMG ! woow you look great ! your dress is very nice :))



  54. Morellocherry says: September 24, 201011:08 am

    great dress! :)

    After i had my daughter i invested in a pair of 'nude' spanx. They were the shorts kind with the REALLY high waist!
    They really do hold you in and dont ride up (on the leg), or roll down (on the waist)

  55. vicgoreia says: September 26, 20105:36 am

    I enjoy your blog and I'm one of the ones who's been familiar with you since the livejournal days!

    BUT… I can only look at your lovely pictures and I try not to read the words because you put yourself down in every single post. I'm not sure if you completely believe these things or if youre trying to relate to your audience and seem modest (which I believe you sincerely are). Its already clear that youre a down-to-earth person. just a thought…

  56. vanya says: September 26, 20107:02 am

    Ahhh… What stomach 'blow out'? Delusional much? =P Love this dress on you!