H&M Diamond Print Dress
H&M Floral Dress
Another dress I instantly took a liking to, even though I knew the straight waist wouldn't look good on my frame. It did end up being more flattering that I thought, but I would still have to wear it with a belt, and I'm tired of cinching everything that's too large for me. So while the placement of the floral is so pretty and fresh, the dress' lack of versatility was a key reason why I put it back where it came from. It stood at a cheaper $15, but its cheap fabric made $15 seem expensive.
Topshop Botanical Floral Bodycon Dress
The print on this dress is interesting, and it sure doesn't deserve the fabric it's printed on. Pulling this dress over my head, I may as well have been wrapping myself tightly in one-ply toilet paper. The fabric was so thin that e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g was accentuated to exaggerated degree. Why does it feel like I've lost my decency, despite everything being covered up? I imagine this is what girls wear clubbing, minus a couple inches off the bottom. Ridiculous. That's all I have to say.
Alice+Olivia Lora Drop Waist Pleated Dress
Here I am again, trying on yet another piece from Alice+Olivia! I'm a huge fan of the '20s revival we've been having (hey there, Great Gatsby), so I was eager to test out this drop waist dress. Unfortunately, I couldn't fill out the torso well enough (I thought flat chests were all the rage in the '20s...) and the metallic gold was unforgiving in showing me how my hips just couldn't support the pleated skirt. My mom disliked the mesh back, saying it instantly cheapened the entire thing, but by then, I had already planted a big "NO" on this dress.
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