I wore this dress once before, after snagging it at a clothing swap. I love that it’s striped, obviously, and the pleats and colors give it that preppy vibe I’m so fond of. But it is seriously unwearable as a dress. It’s just totaly shapeless, and the way the dress falls away from my boobs and hides my waist is just not so great. I mean, it makes me look like a weird striped triangle (with a tiny head!):
So, I have found this to be my second solution for wearing this dress, and I prefer it this way. It still looks like a dress rather than just a pleated skirt, because a little bit of the top still shows. Incidentally, this type of cardigan-vest thing is great for summer, because it’s a layering piece, but it’s super lightweight. Add a belt, and suddenly I am no longer a triangle! I’m a person-shaped lady!
Have you guys got any unflattering dresses that you have figured out how to modify into wearable outfits?
May 12, 2011