I have always wanted to own a dress by The Pretty Dress Company. I mean, doesn't the name say it all? THEY MAKE PRETTY DRESSES!
Unique Vintage (along with a couple other repro brands) stock these gorgeous dresses and every time they get new ones in, I die a little inside and am tempted to make the jump. But with many bolstering a price tag of £100 - £169 ($142 - $240!!!), I just never can rationalize that purchase. No judgment to those who can and do (I am jelly to the max), I just can't rationalize it (especially with a wedding coming up).
So knowing that, I remained content admiring others twirling about on their blogs and Instagram feeds int the Pretty Dress Company's gorgeous florals and vintage cuts and simply sighed at each one.
Then I spotted this lemon covered dress on one of the Facebook BST groups and my heart leapt high in my chest. The seller was asking for SUCH a fair price that I snagged it immediately.
How could I resist a dress covered in lemons?
It makes me long for Spring, which probably won't show its face around here until May or June. So it's good that I scored this dress. I can pull it on and pretend it's spring, all while still feeling warm with the quarter length sleeves (which fit my chubby uppers fairly well, considering!).
This dress is a UK14, a size larger than I normally fit into but The Pretty Dress Company has a reputation for running a smidge smaller so that combined with knowing the arms would be a risk, I went for it anyway. I am glad I did.
While I have some space in the waist and shoulders, my bust isn't squished and I have enough room in the sleeves. I think if it were my usual UK12, the arms would be way too snug even with the slight stretch the material has. My only caveat is the zipper - you'd think a $200 dress would come with a decent zipper but alas, as usual, the zipper is where the company has gone cheap. It's a bit of a fight to get it up without a bit of elbow grease but not nearly as bad as some, so I guess I can't be TOO critical...
What are you doing to stay strong until Spring?