Purple it turns out is my 'black'. I am a soft autumn and black just washes me out. But I am discovering that by wearing purple it is just as appropriate as a black dress. I found this one with some slimming draping in the front that doesn't show up in the photo. I also am wearing purple shoes that are my go to comfortable dress shoes. Perhaps it is too matchy but I like to be subtly stylish.
I'm discovering that when you are a big girl you don't need too many accessories.