For Kirsten, I went with a beautiful jewel toned woven - I love the purples and teals. The shaped neckline (not too low), accentuated waist (I cut the fabric on the bias), and slightly flared skirt (six pieces) really augment Kirsten's figure (Simplicity 2644). Side zip, V-back, cute little pleats at the shoulders. I fully lined the dress in navy blue.
It's a dress for fall and, with the help of tights and boots, winter too.
Again, with the jewel tones. Maybe I need more jewels in my life.