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Today I am doing a Day to Evening Post, but in reverse order. I wanted to start with the Evening look, to show this dress in its original form. Tomorrow, I’ll post the Day version to show how I re-styled it to make it office appropriate.
When I saw this dress on the ModCloth website, it was hard to tell what the proportions were or what the fit would be like. I was truly hoping for a more classic 40s fit, but it’s impossible to tell in pictures on a mannequin. I added it to my wishlist anyway, because I fell in love with the fabric, the peplum, and that adorable grosgrain bow at the waist. Mr. Kitty loved it, too, so he bought it for me!
The skirt turned out to be much shorter than I expected, and the fit is very, very body-conscious. I love body-con fashion, but in this case it’s just a bit too snug for me (especially since it has no stretch whatsoever). It really struck me as having an 80s vibe to it, reminiscent of the big “80s does 40s” trend. So I decided to play that up with satin gloves and pearl overload, while keeping it a bit more classic with my hairstyle and simple shoes.
This turned out to be a fun look, but not one I would get a lot of use out of. There also just isn’t that hint of Goth that I love to incorporate into vintage-inspired looks. The office version of this dress worked much better for me. Stay tuned to read about it in my next post!
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