As a petite woman I normally shy away from prints that are oversized as they can overwhelm my small frame.
I’m like a moth to a flame when I see crazy oversized prints.
I saw this dress almost two months ago in the consignment store and loved it then. It was too large and pricey so I walked away. I was surprised when I returned recently to find it still there and reduced by 50%. The dress had waited patiently for my return.
The artsy print reminds me of a Salvador Dalí painting. What is more fabulous than wearing a painting?
I know what you’re all thinking…
“Wearing a painting while holding a litter of baby pugs while Matthias Schoenaerts hand feeds me dark chocolate!”
but come on guys, I couldn’t hold a whole litter of baby pugs.
I’d try though.
Oh yes, I’d try.
This is another one of those tent or A-line dresses that I normally steer clear of as it can add visual weight to my body but the artsy print persuaded me to look past that.
I took the dress up through the shoulders which helped reduce the size of the arm holes. It made it a little bit shorter, which I might regret come spring, (which has yet to show up here BTW…we had a blizzard on Sunday!) but for now it is perfect with some dark tights. If need be I can simply rip out the stitches come Spring. I didn’t cut any of the dress. It was a quick fix rather than taking it in down the side seams. When it comes to sewing I’m
gifted lazy like that.
I’ve layered a cardigan under for some much needed warmth on the arms.
Someone get Mother Nature on the phone STAT. Snow in April should be illegal.
The person that brought this dress to the consignment store cut out all the labels. Including the one that tells me how to clean the garment.
I friggin’ hate it when people do that!
Now it’s a guessing game as to how I should be washing this. It had better not be another issue like I had here. Once was more than enough.
Wearing heels and tights creating one long lean lower line helps to minimize the tent-like properties of this dress.
I was going to write the fact that the dress is shorter and the print doesn’t cover all of my body ensures that the print doesn’t overwhelm my frame but then I remembered this outfit…
So forget that tip.
My #1 no fail tip on how to wear an oversized print if you’re petite is…
Wear some kind of heel and strut around like you own the place. Confident people can wear whatever the heck they want.