In this week’s episode of New Girl, the topic of Marriage is in the air, but unfortunately not for Jess. Her love life takes a turn for the worse when her boyfriend Sam finds out about her and Nick kissing. The week’s events unfold at an Indian dating convention, where Jess accompanies Cece to try to find her future husband. For the occasion, Jess shows off a bright cobalt blue party dress in her signature fit-and-flare silhouette. I love the dress’s unique details, like the tiered hemline and ribbon halter straps. The styling on this look is very minimal, with a thick black belt as the only accessory.
Cobalt blue has the extremely rare quality of looking good on everyone, so I highly recommend copying Jess’s look the next time a dating convention is on your agenda (or a wedding, work party, etc.). The dress was custom-made for this episode of New Girl, so there is no exact copy out there, but I was able to find some worthy alternatives on ModCloth. ModCloth is a great shopping destination in general when trying to recreate Jess’s ensembles, since the site focuses on feminine, vintage-inspired fashion. ModCloth has no shortage of fit-and-flare dresses, which happen to be a signature look of Zooey Deschanel in real life as well as Jess on the show. Check out my top picks for cobalt blue party dresses below, inspired by Jess’s custom-made Marriage dress.
Ultra Marina Dress, $60
[image credits: glamour & modcloth]