You’ll hear me say it again and again. I’m a simple girl who loves fashion! The Agnes and Dora Walker Dress was the perfect dress design. It is a dress that combines a simple a-line silhouette with the details of a bell sleeve dress with pockets. It has quickly become on of my favorite styles in my boutique and I am so excited to be able to bring it to all my favorite Barn Life Boutique Fashionistas!
Madam C.J. Walker
Like all our Dresses at Agnes & Dora, the Walker Dress is named after a bold women in history, Madam C.J. Walker. Born the child of sharecroppers, she transformed herself into one of the twentieth century’s most successful, self-made women entrepreneurs. She became the first black millionaress after inventing a hair straightening cream with an investment of only $1.25. She traveled the country on a grueling marketing tour not only selling her hair care products, but selling a lifestyle. “I had to make my own living and my own opportunity. But I made it! Don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them.”-Madam C.J.Walker This female entrepreneur is the inspiration for the Walker Dress.
The Walker Dress
The Walker Dress, like its namesake, is bold and elegant. It has a simple a-line design with 3/4 bell sleeves. It’s the perfect combination of feminine and confident. It has beautifully concealed side slit pockets which make it perfect in my book! Whether its the rayon/spandex blend or the super soft and comfy modal fabric it’s sure to become a favorite!
Now I have to be honest with you, I wasn’t totally sure about the bell sleeves when I first saw them. I told you before I like my fashion simple. Not too many frills or ruffles. So when it arrived at my Boutique, I didn’t have too many expectations. But I tried it on anyways, because I like to be able to tell my customers how each piece fits compared to the others in our line. Well, that was all she wrote! I now have 4 Walker Dresses in my closet and 2 more I have my eye on! It’s become an addiction!
I love the detail of the bell sleeves..the one thing I was sure I wouldn’t like. The elastic of the sleeves is very gentle and not binding at all. The fabric in the bell of the sleeve is soft and flowy. It’s not puffy at all..which was my biggest worry! Paired with my favorite short boots or wedge sandals it’s easy to make the Walker Dress a gorgeous OOTD anyway!
It’s also easy to dress this cutie down and make it super casual with a pair of converse and a plaid shirt for a fun day on the go. I’m a huge fan on the Walker Dress for any occasion and my customers have fallen in love with it too!
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