Sunday, June 13, 2010

Retrofit: Perfect Dress for a Picnic

I've long lusted after the lovely clothes on ModCloth and now I've finally picked up a dress of my very own. Behold, the Soda Fountain Dress in ginger.

Belt, Rainbow
Shoes, Anne Klein

It's a basic shirtwaist dress, made of light cotton and the color is great (I was a little worried about that when I ordered it).The dress comes with its own cotton belt in the same color of the dress, but I though a cinch belt would be smarter. It's a great dress for during the day. I'd recommend thinking about your boobs when your order this; I'm admittedly a bit top-heavy (I'm not very wide but I'm a 34DD), and even with a minimizing bra on, I had some pulling in the chest. Commenters on ModCloth complained about the same thing. I'll either look into a different bra or get it altered a bit. Remember, when it arrives in the mail, it will be horribly wrinkled, so use some starch when you iron it. I didn't, and it was wrinkled again within minutes. Still, it's a great buy! I might even get the same dress in black.

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7 comments:

  1. You got the Soda Fountain dress! I have been lusting over that one for quite a while now, but it always seems sold out. Love ModCloth!

    Cheers!
    Rebecca Jean
    Midnight Maniac

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  2. The dress looks amazing on you. That yellow!!! I love it.
    -Andi x

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  3. Thanks so much, guys! I'm really glad it worked out.

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  4. that dress is darling on you. Great choice!

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  5. to echo Margaux...that dress IS darling on you, really! Extra sweet looking.

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  6. thanks for your lovely post on my blog!

    btw you look ravishing in that yellow dress!

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  7. I'm minutes away from buying one of these and I was doing a Google search to see what it looked like on other ladies. Except I'm a pasty white girl and I think the ginger would be awful on me... I was thinking it'd be gorgeous on a lady with darker skin and now I see I was right. Thanks for the pic!

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