This silk dress was marked down from $125 to $31 from Banana Republic, and is one of those "too cheap to pass" type deal. I think it was meant to be worn non-cinched, a very flowy and dressy type look. I put a belt on so that I can wear it to work. The cardigan I picked out is a dark purple, which for some reason looks like black in the pictures. A purple patent leather purse goes with it perfectly.