I had to return this dress because it didn’t fit, but I took pictures anyway because I loved it so much. It was one of the many dresses I bought online while trying to find something for my cousin’s recent wedding. (I ended up wearing this dress, which I’ll post pictures of soon!)
ModCloth’s sizing is well-known for being inconsistent, so I ordered it in both a 22 and 24, and figured I’d return whichever one didn’t fit. Sadly, even the 24 was too small–and 24 is the biggest size available, which makes me go ARRRGHH. I hate how fancy dresses tend to run small, which means that even though I wear a 20 or 22 in most clothing, I find myself sized out of a lot of fancy dresses that go up to 24. Damnit, all fat people deserve floofy tulle dresses (if they want them–and if not, they deserve awesome non-floofy dresses, kilts, suits, and/or tuxes. I love the woman-in-a-tux look a la Janelle Monae, and I want it to be available to fat women, even though I probably wouldn’t wear it myself for Pants Are Not Comfortable On Me reasons).
Two more downsides of this dress: it itched like hell, and it didn’t cover my bra. If I had a bra that was the same color as the dress, it would blend in perfectly fine; but unfortunately, I don’t (and got the dress so last-minute that I wouldn’t have had time to look for a new bra bra before the wedding). But I took pictures anyway, with the bra I happened to be wearing, again because this dress was so beautiful it just needed to be documented.
I so need more floaty tulle dresses with gold floral embroidery in my life.
Dear ModCloth, please get your sizing shit together, make all dresses in a much larger range of sizes, add linings so that bras don’t show, and use non-incredibly-itchy materials. Love, Laura
I had a wonderful New Year’s Eve party, which I described a bit here. It was one of those nights that makes me so grateful for my friends and community.
top and skirt: Pink Clove, teggings: Re/Dress, cardigan: Kohl’s (forever ago), shoes: Naot, tote bag: Target, necklace: eBay, earrings and rhinestone wristband: So Good, bangles: Torrid and Deb, rings: from Claire’s and a toy store back in high school, flower crown: Crown & Glory
I’m so, so in love with this top and skirt, which I bought with holiday money from my grandparents.
The shirt is baggier than I’d like–I’m in between two sizes on Pink Clove’s size chart, so I ordered up, and it’s definitely on the big side. The material is also surprisingly un-soft for velvet. It’s comfortable on the inside, but the outside, which brushes against my arms when I walk, is rough and a bit itchy. That said, I love it anyway, because it’s just so fabulous. And wearing my (also fabulous) sequined cardigan solves the itchy-arm problem.
While taking outfit pictures, I came across one of my feline friends, Vancouver. He’s such a sweet kitty. 🙂