Part 2 of an all too familiar tale…
You spot a fabulous item online.
You fall in love.
Your finger hits [BUY NOW].
You know the rest, don’t you?
The item of your dreams is heading your way.
It’s about to be a style-match made in heaven.
Then reality hits…
My sad shopping story continues…
(Read Part 1 HERE)
After searching online I spotted three dresses and fell in love with them all.
I waited with excitement for them to arrive.
Welcome to dress disaster part 2.
NOTE: I’ve ‘styled’ (if you can call it that?!) all three dresses with the same black poloneck, tights and boots. Just so you can see them all on an equal footing.
This second dress was my least favourite as nothing felt right about it.
Online, the bold colourway and bright clash got my creative juices flowing.
(Just imagine the potential layering and accessorising opportunities!)
The fabric looked good and the word “Trophy” was used to describe it.
What could be more appropriate for display than a Trophy Dress??
When it arrived I felt like I’d come last!
The fabric is nasty.
More like something you would use to polish your trophies than a trophy dress to show off.
The cut and finish were the best out of the three dresses (the last one, number 3 is the WORST) but it was still pretty shabby.
The sizing was better than Dress Number 1, but only just!
It’s still an odd cut, and I’m a standard body shape and average height.
Who does this dress fit??
(I was beginning to wonder if the shop models are pinned?)
This time my husband described it perfectly (again)…
“That looks like you’ve tucked a teatowel into your pinny.”
Hmmmm…. he has a point.
The ‘chic folds of fabric’ I imagined from the online photos turned out to be strange flaps of badly pinned fabric.
Probably good for a spot of dusting!
Another HUGE disappointment.
On-trend for 2019:
- Pattern mixing
- Zebra print (on the sash)
- BOLD colours
NOT on trend EVER:
- More Dodgy sizing
- Strange teatowel-like flaps of fabric
- Bad seam alignment
Another big letdown.
Have you had any similar disappointing experiences recently?
Do you think this dress is better or worse than the last one?
I’d love to know your thoughts!
Please stay tuned for ‘Amazing Dress Disappointment’ no. 3!
Things get even nastier…
Number 3 was the most expensive out of the bunch too.
I’d LOVE to know if it works for you and your body.