Wednesday, April 2, 2014
As you can tell from the way it's drooping to one side, this dress is a bit big for me. More precisely, the bodice is longer than ideal. I expected it to be loose, but selecting clothes online (from Bon Marche Couture in this case) has an inherent surprise element. My conclusion is that I need to shorten the waistband. I'm undecided about whether to alter the boxy shoulders. I love the overall design and I don't want to modernize the dress, just tailor it to fit my body.
My first outfit with an unfamiliar piece tends to be quite simple. I did pile on bright layers (red sweater & blue socks) when I realized how cold I was. But that's more a matter of coziness than style!
I searched "baroque roses" to see if I was correct in feeling that this print is reminiscent of Rome in 1630 or whatever, and here's one of the results:
Not gonna lie; that's a fabulous gown. It was made for Second Life and costs L$950, whatever that means. Additional info: "This is partially mesh gown BUT it contains also regular shirt layer instead of corset for non mesh users!" Are you a mesh user? I don't think I am.