Wednesday, 21 December 2011
Dressember - the 21th
Yeay! I'm showing you a dress you've actually not seen before. And I know that for a fact, since I've never worn it before, even though I bought it last Winter in the sales. The dress was marked down to €25 (from €200!) and initially both me and my BFF had our eye on it. But the label read 44 (UK16) and neither one of us is that size, not even close.
At the end of our tour through the shop both my BFF and our other friend had stuff to try on, and I had nothing. I hoovered around the dressing rooms... I wandered back towards the dress... And since it didn't seem that big, I decided it wouldn't hurt to give it a try. And it fit me. Like. A glove. I'm going to ask my mum to take in the straps, but apart from that, it fits perfectly, even lenghtwise (even though I'm pretty short).
I tried to keep it simple with some grey booties, just to tone down the dress a bit. Today's challenge for Dressember was to wear a wedding dress (don't have one, for obvious reasons) or something equally inappropriate, and without my (sparkly!) cardigan this dress is quite boobalicious. It reminds my of something a forties bombshell with victory rolls in her hair would wear, and I did get comments about me being overdressed. That being overdressed according to my standards, which is quite a feat, because I'm usually not exactly the jeans and sweater type of girl anyway.
I love the bustier detail on the bodice and the underskirt is quite heavy, which gives this dress some serious swoosh. Which obviously I had to do the entire day.
Dress: Space - cardigan: New Look - shoes: Asos.