I bought this lovely dress from &OtherStories the other day online. I can’t remember why or when, it’s one of those things with online shopping, it just sort of happens.
It arrived and it is a stunning dress – it felt really excellent and expensive and looks terrific. But it’s going back. I am ruthless about these things. I am the Ghengis Khan of returning clothes and aren’t quite right for whatever reason.
In this case, although it is perfectly lovely and flattering, it is quite unforgiving around the middle and I can just see myself not reaching for it, time after time, because I don’t want to be holding my tummy in all day/night.
But if you are in the market for a dress sort of like this and do not have the tummy issues that I do, then go for it. A lovely, impressive, very chic dress. But not for me.
Yep, with you on sending things back, I used to keep things that would be all right if…but they only make you feel miserable every time they come out and they’re not quite right. I ordered a coat from Zara before Christmas, but there was something about the cut that made me feel a bit Trunchbull around the shoulders, I loved it style wise, but I felt really bulky in it, just wasn’t for my shape.
Tbh, this last year I’ve been brutally honest with myself that dresses in general aren’t always great for me around the middle, apart from one or two particular styles. I feel much better about myself since I stopped automatically ordering dresses for occasions and accepted what suits me better.
Eilidh McFlurry says
‘Trunchbull around the shoulders’ is a perfect description!
Just had the same thing with a &other stories skirt – the fit was really odd and made me feel fat (usually a size 10)