In my last post I was extolling the virtues of 2 plus size dresses. This was so true I ordered one. I forgot that the visual effect of a tiered dress. Might not be the thing for a plump, short woman. I’m 5' 1 ½" short. I did remember, being short, I’d likely be taking up the straps.
When it comes to buying for me, I’m thinking of comfort and function, mostly.
Well when I got this dress below I learned a few things. And when I showed it to my daughter today I learned a bit more...
First the things that were not written correctly in this dresses description. All to the good by the way. I changed them already in the article about this dress.
It has lots of subtle sparkle. Maybe if you back up enough it looks non-sparkly as in the above picture. But as you take it out of the bag it has lots of sparkly threads.
I wrote that the skirt was lined originally. Well so is the bodice!! Less underwear worries!!
I wrote that the U-neckline was draw string. Nope. The waist is draw string, the neckline has a tie, but no draw to it.
Well One the one hand it felt right for summer, even with all that sparkle. I believe it will absorb sweat and then hang loose and dry nicely.
One the other hand, even with taking the straps up, it’s a bit low cut for me.
On the other other hand, I have a bust, what’s wrong with showing a bit of cleavage at home.
I wanted some thing to wear at home during the hot summer cooking season. Why not. Everything I wore these last two years is, well threadbare. I, as a rule have more concern about comfort than appearance. And I hate our summer’s heat the humidity. We do not have central air in this old house.
Then there’s the: well essentially I look like a sparkly little dumpling. You know, short, with a thick waist, lots of horizontal lines. The waist line, the tiers...
I’m still waiting on some shapwear, which I may or may not actually wear in the summer.
I did learn that I had plenty of time to decide, even after the shapewear comes in.
Because I received this dress 2 weeks ago. And the expiration date on the free return shipping label is June 30th of 2006. Another reason to Shop Silhouettes!
So I was waiting for the high waist shaping panties and waist chincher.
I mentioned this dress to my 6 year old today. She was against it from the start. When she saw the picture of it when I was first writing about it. Now she loves it. She feels I’m ready for the ball. Well she is 6, Cinderella and all that.
Now it’s a keeper for sure. Even before I pointed out that it is still better than my current round the house look.
For what it’s worth. Even with the straps taken, well pinned, up, there is still lots of room in the bodice’s back. If you have a well padded back, this could be a real advantage in a woven cotton summer dress! If you’re tall. Or if you have more hips than waist, (I’m the opposite), this would look great!
I will be content with pretty, yet plump, while cooking this summer look, and feel!