Thursday, April 7, 2011

Dresses attempt take two

Ok, this time, it's from the sale Target is having on dresses online. I like these and will keep them, although I am annoyed that they sent me two of the following dress instead of the cute red dress I had ordered. Back to the return place with me! Again! Sigh.

Also, they had a really cute cap sleeve dress in some colors I liked, and they were all out of my size. In fact, I had one of the colors I didn't like in my shopping bag while I was dithering about some other dresses, and that size sold out from under me. D'oh!

What's this, asks my kitty. Yeah I just can't hold a phone and take pictures that obscure my face in the mirror, and the light is terrible. Grr. This is a medium that is almost a bit too loose. But I am sure the small would be too tight.

It is a dark purple with some other shades of purple forming geometric marks on it.

You know, I took a side view pic to show you that the widest point of my body is indeed my waist directly above the belly button and I don't think I will ever look at myself from that view again.

So it's a faux-wrap dress and you can see here that they didn't attach it over far enough along the waist --- it's kinda loose and drops open too much at the neckline.

Here's me demonstrating how I will put a couple stitches right here to make it both flattering and work-appropriate. I could wear a cami under it (or one of those fake ones, heh!) but it's so loose and comfy I don't want to deal with any other layers of stuff.

Now this one I like but will need to contemplate where to put a few stitches.

Also very loose and comfy ---- on the big side of medium ---- and you can see it's kinda grecian, kinda 80s, and as soon as I put it on it gave me ideas about how I should wear big chunky bracelets and accessorize it with funky tights. And maybe some short boots or suitably weird shoes. Can't wait for fall!

Ok here I'm trying to show off the sleeve shirring:

I swear I do not have lobster claws for hands.

Here you can see the neckline is lovely, but also kinda weird --- it feels loose (although comfy) and like I don't quite have control over where it will be at any moment. I will enlist help in figuring this out, because I also need advice on how to tie the sash in back without having a super-wrinkly butt.

And me, back in the dark ambient lighting of the bedroom and my poor-quality iphone camera:

Gee, I wish I could show you a beautiful chili-red dress! Grumble grumble grumble stupid mail order people...


Dr. Brazen Hussy said...

I like these!

Anonymous said...

I like these, too! Cute!

squadratomagico said...

I can't get a clear idea of the first one because the lighting is so dark. From what I can see, the silhouette is nice, but I can't get a sense of the color or print.

I really like the greenish one! Nice color! And you're very right that it would support chunky jewelry very well -- I think this one is crying out for bold accessories.

Unknown said...

Delurking to say I like these, especially the green one! That waist sash is really flattering on you!

Anonymous said...

The green dress is gorgeous! Can you maybe put stitches in the shoulders somehow to control the neckline? Sorry, I can't sew, so no real help here. But I agree on the accessories!

Anonymous said...

I think I left a comment on here before but it disappeared. Basically: lovely you!!!