When I spotted this dress in-store, I was immediately attracted to its neon lacy-ness, and its simple, easy shape. Perfect for warm weather, on-trend and really effortless-looking. So I grabbed a few sizes and wandered into the dressing room. One size up was a wee too baggish and gaped at the underarms. The smaller size seemed about right, didn't gap and flowed over my body well.
So yeah, of course it came home with mama!
And now after looking at my outfit pics, well ... it certainly doesn't gape at the underarms ... it doesn't really flow all that well either. In fact, on camera, the fabric seems a lot stiffer than it actually feels.
While I know what styles I like and generally what looks good on my body, I still have a lot to learn about fit. Yeah, I've learned about inseams and rises and how things should look on my broader shoulders and how things shouldn't stretch out across the hips. But I think I forgive a lot of little fit things in the name style adoration neon lace dress and because I am generally too lazy and too cheap to go to a tailor a lot.
Rolled sleeves and hems have been a great savior these past few seasons because sometimes even a petite inseam is too long for this 5'2" person. I have a jacket (or two) that I may wear unbuttoned because it fits in the shoulders, but not so much across the waist. I never realized until recently that there was even such a thing as fabric stretch marks across the back thighs of pants - and that's a bad thing. And belting cheats some shape and makes everything fit better.
What fit faux pas have you been guilty of committing? And what fit issues do you see on other people that bother you?
Dress: H&M neon lace (check stores - sim, sim, sim, flirty, pricey)
Necklace: J.Crew tessellate (worn here - sim, funky)
Bracelets: J.Crew, F21, Glitterbox Jewelry via Etsy (worn here - sim, sim, sim)
Rings: F21 (sim, sim)
Bag: Pour La Victoire snake embossed roma (sim, pricey)
Shoes: Sam Edelman trina (worn here - sim, sim)