Monday, April 14, 2008

WT Week 3: Dresses

Torture Devices:
  • Black and white mandarin-collared wrap dress from Target, typical wrap dress problem...unexpected peek-a-boo.
 Velveteen Rabbits: None.
Superstars:
This in black  This in bronze
  • Black satin "Audrey-like" dress with a nipped-in waist and a tulle underskirt from BCBG. This dress was originally $200 during a $100 off a $200+ purchase sale! So, half-price equals...ka-ching!
  • Bronze velour tulip dress made from the pattern shown above.
  • Black calf-length linen dress from New York & Co.
 Stalwart Staples:
  • Black Han Feng silk dress from a designer re-sale store in New Orleans.
  • Assorted Lycra wrap and pullover Mossimo dresses from Target.
  • Black Lycra knit from Charlotte Russe that looks like this.
  • Brown New York & Co. knit dress with crossover top and cap sleeves.
  • Spring green linen shift dress, super comfy.
 Same Time, Next Year:


  • Green and lavender burned velvet and silk bias-cut bridesmaid dress. A gorgeous dress that I WOULD wear again if I found the occasion.
Sentimental Journeys: (Unfortunately, none of these fit anymore)
  • Off-white vintage cotton dress from the 1940s; seems made for a garden party.
  • Mint green strapless linen dress for my first Gold Cup steeplechase. Dress does not fit now as I was at my heaviest then. Looking back at pictures, the cleavage still amazes me. Baby blue brocade princess-seamed dress that I made from upholstery fabric.
  • Red v-neck slinky dress with a long side slit.
  • (This one will probably go to a consignment store, it was only worn twice.)
Mysteries of the Lost Shopping Trip:
  • None. Well, there were a few that I bought even though they fit strange, but I eventually fixed them.
Their First Season Out:
  • My dress made from a Target table cloth.
  • A red floral sun dress I started five years ago that I finally finished last year.
All highlighted dresses were made by me.

2 comments:

zooza said...

Oh. Lots of dresses. I love dresses. I bet that Audrey one is fun to wear.

drwende said...

Oh my! You're making me want to go to parties with you, so I can see your dresses on you. They sound so pretty, and we know you are.