If anyone knows Modcloth, they know that this online boutique has a large selection of dresses.
I’m not quite sure about the quality because like Fred Flare, they procure their products from other manufacturers.
Still, I wanted to take a chance since I’m always on the lookout for dresses. Especially since it’s graduation and wedding season, I wanted to find a nice dress for those occasions and I decided to purchase the Earth-Shattering Dress in Small from Modcloth.
It looks like it would be a great sheath dress since it emphasizes the waist and it has an A-line skirt that floats away from the body.
The dress would be perfect in a more conservative environment and you won’t have to worry about any major wardrobe malfunctions, unless it’s really windy.
Plus it has subtle beading around the neckline as a cute detail.
When it arrived, I was excited to try it on. And once I did…
… I wasn’t blown away with the fit but the dress itself was well-made despite being 100% polyester.
As you can probably tell from the photos, the dress is pretty loose on me. It’s so loose that I can pull it over my head without unzipping the back zipper. It lacks shape and definition in the waist and the length is a tad long, but not so bad as to make me look matronly.
If the brand, Collective Concepts made this dress in XS, it would probably be a better fit.
But it’s not a lost cause.
Using a bit of fairy dust and creative ingenuity, I gained a waist and shortened the hem!
From the side, you can see what change is made…a simple nip at the waist creates a more flattering shape. But what exactly caused this change?
It’s a mitten clip / vest clip!
For now, it’s a temporary solution until either I make the alterations myself or I take it to the tailor. All it needs is a few darts to take in 2-3 inches in the top part of the dress so it’s more snug.
But until then, I can wear it around without looking like ridiculous. Most likely, I’ll be wearing this at my sister’s graduation. =)