I’ve been loving the lace trend this spring and bought myself several (too many) pieces recently. Something I’ve wanted in particular was a lace dress and when this one popped up on the Forever 21 website, I jumped on it! Unfortunately when I received the dress in the mail, it was several sizes too big on me and hung like a huge sack (twitpic). Even belted (twitpic), there was still lots of extra fabric on the sides and I didn’t feel comfortable wearing it. The only saving factor was that the shoulders actually were not too far off target, which meant that the rest of the dress could possibly be altered to fit.
After a total of six (yes, 6!!) alteration attempts going back and forth with my tailor (aka mom), we were finally able to get the dress altered to a point where I felt like I could wear it (twitpic). The alterations finished just in time for me to wear it to my wedding rehearsal and you can’t even imagine the number of compliments I received on it! (And thank you, mom, for being so patient with the alterations!)
Even with all the alterations, the dress is a little too short to wear on its own to work. So on went the sleek pencil skirt. Amazing how a little pencil skirt can instantly transform an outfit into something work appropriate! Best part is, I still got to rock my favorite lacy dress. 🙂
P.S. In case you missed it:
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