10 July 2013
I really love this dress. It's light, summery, it's got a cotton lining, a forgiving fit and a really cute hem. Plus it was cheap. So of course I had to order it pretty much as soon as I saw it online.
Then I got the dress. The material was a little stiffer than I thought, but that's OK, it's got little eyelet sleeves. It is a pullover fit so I kind of have to hulk it over my apparently huge shoulders to get it off, but that's OK, look at the scalloped hem. I kind of look preggers in the dress, but that's OK ... ?
I know, I know, I can probably spend a little money to have the dress tailored to fit, but not only would it need to be slimmed but I'd probably have to add a zipper so I can get it off, and do I really want to spend additional dollars on a Forever 21 piece? (Doing anything myself is not an option, buttons are about all I can do).
So this dress doesn't really fit me as well as I'd like but I still love it. And want to wear it, despite that I think it makes me look a bit heavier than I am. But it's got a cotton lining! And that hem!
Do you have pieces that don't quite work for you but you can't give up? What do you do to make it work?
Dress: F21 eyelet shift (deal, sim, more sheer)
Necklace: J.Crew fan fringe (worn here - sim -ish, solid, smaller, Etsy dupes)
Bracelets: Sage K and Co via Etsy (sim, sim)
Ring: c/o INPINK turquoise stone (worn here - sim, sim)
Bag: Coach poppy flight in mirror metallic (same solid, sim cas, actual mirror, clutch, tote)
Shoes: Adrienne Vittadini yancy (worn here - sim, sim, wedge)