I was so excited about today's dress -- which I ordered on Black Friday during an amazing Saks sale -- until I put it on. (I had already taken the tags off, or this dress most likely would have been returned to the store.)
Whomever designed the dress may not have been thinking of a real woman, with real curves, during the design process, because the fit is a mess, and it's almost impossible to wear undergarments without them showing.
First, the design of the top is beautiful, made to show off the shoulders... but also part of your chest. It would be much easier to go bra-less in this dress, but that's not an option when I'm going to work. I settled for a strapless bra that wouldn't show on the sides, but still makes me look lumpy on top. It was the best I could do.
Second, the drop waist design means the dress will be tight down through the hips, then fan out. You basically need invisible underwear here; even my commando briefs were showing through, and forget about Spanx.
I did what I could to minimize the fit issues here, but I was really disappointed with the dress, and most likely won't wear it to work again. At least the color (Raisin) got me some compliments.
Dress: Parker Luana Keyhole Drop Waist Dress
You can also find it at Revolve Clothing
and on the Parker brand website.
Shoes: Jimmy Choo Baxen Chain Fabric Peep-Toe Wedge Pumps
If I look tired today, it's because I haven't been sleeping well the last few nights. I'm under a lot of pressure at work, and George has been on my mind quite a bit. He passed away three years ago today. It's so hard to believe it's been that long.
I still miss him... every single day.
At least it was nice to have my sister, Gail, in town from Chicago. We had a lot of sister time -- bowling, going out to dinner and eating my Mom's Italian food. Here are a just a few photos from our adventures: