update on the summer dress hunt →
Update to this thread
I finally found a really great summer sundress
that has turned out to be affordable, surprisingly cute and functional at (of all places, UGH!!) the Gap. Don't get me wrong, I loathe the Gap. However, it is 100+ degrees in Denver and after a month of shopping I was pretty much desperate, it was on sale, and I happened to be downtown on Saturday fleeing the heat with a movie.
So, lesson learned: you probably shouldn't completely exclude a certain style just because you don't think it will work for you. While I've had to learn this before (ahem, low-rise/flare jeans), the basic lesson here is that a well-tailored cut in the right fabric can even make the current rage in babydoll/empire waists look okay on less-than-willowy figures. I've only had this dress for 2 days and have already received lots of compliments (including a lacivious attack from the mister, woohoo!). I've worn it as apres-bike-racewear and ohmigad-it's-facking-hot-please-let's-skip-cooking-and-go-to-Hamburger-Mary's
-insteadwear warning, annoying flash intro on the HM link...
. And with a nice fine-knit longsleeve T layered underneath, it will easily double as office friendly (at least in our business casual office). Oh and bonus! it has discreetly hidden side POCKETS!! Yay!
So yeah, the mister did take me thrifting and actually put up with my grouchy hatred of shopping for 3 days (!). In the end, I found a couple cute separates, but alas, nothing that triggered my "perfect-sundress" mojo.