Well, my latest ‘dress parcels’ arrived and I thought I’d share with you all what I ordered.
First was a dress from Ebay. I’ve always been a bit curious about the generic, cheap clothes that come up when you search for ‘prom dress’ or ‘lace skirt’ on Ebay, so I thought I’d order one as a little experiment and see what they’re like.
I decided on the dress below because of the royal blue colour. It cost me USD $34.98 including shipping from the seller non_simple. I’ve included the picture from the listing so that you can get a clearer sense of what it looks like:
Here’s me in the dress:
It’s not bad, but it’s not brilliant either. The fabric is surprisingly soft, but I think this is a little large on me, and I don’t think the cut does much for me either. Still, it wasn’t expensive, and I think it would have looked much better had I ordered the correct size.
I also bought an Asos Velvet Maxi Dress, in the hope that I might be able to wear it with a blazer during winter. It cost me £17 (down from £38) and shipping was free. Here is a picture of one of the delightful Asos models in the navy version of the dress:
Here I am in the black version that I ordered:
It’s not a bad fit, although this dress is a touch on the big side too. The velvet makes this dress look like a ‘going out’ number, so I’m going to have to think of ways to wear it during the day, if that’s possible.
Then, of course, there’s Diane von Furstenberg:
Damn that woman knows how to design a dress.
This is the latest addition to my Diane Von Furstenberg dress collection: it’s the ‘James’ dress from a few seasons ago. I have bought most of my DVF dresses through an Australian girl I met through Ebay (ahhh the technological age) and I’ve been thrilled with every single one. I did have a vague notion of doing a post on the DVF dresses I own but I’m not sure that it would be terribly useful for anyone. Suffice it to say, DVF has the most amazing fit I’ve ever found. Whenever I put one on I ask myself why I bother buying anything else.