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Denim Shirtdress from Forever 21

Okay, I saw this dress THAT I ALREADY OWN on Pinterest.

Petite Hourglass Rule #1: Add a belt.

Petite Hourglass Rule #2: ADD A BELT.

   Forever 21 shirtdress from Pinterest

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Shirtdress – Forever 21

Belt – H&M

Shoes – Aldo

 

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Today, I saw this gorgeous white dress on Pinterest. Oh little white dress, how I longed for you to be mine! Let’s get married, o beloved. I’ll get married to you, in you. It’s perfect. It’s fate. We’re soulmates.

Awesome white dress from Pinterest

It didn’t work out.

Here’s why this is dress just ain’t no good for lil’ ol’ Petite Hourglass me:

  1. The length. There are very few things I ask of clothing, but one of them is please don’t cut off my legs. Please don’t cut off my legs. Is that too much to ask? DON’T CUT OFF MY LEGS.
  2. That high neckline. So adorable! And so perfect for making large breasts look alarmingly like a butt. Pass.
  3. The elastic waistline. Deceiving, scheming little thing. You think, oh, this will nip me in at my widdle biddy waist! Instead, because your breasts are sucking up space, suddenly that cute elastic waistline is an empire waist and people are patting your belly and giving up their seat to you on the train. Which, I’ll admit, is not unpleasant.

Oh, but, dress!! Pretty!! Want!!

Here are my 5 takes, using my own usual inexpensive stuff and the lace LWD (little white dress) I already own (from Forever 21):

(1) Under an orange blazer

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Blazer – Strawberry

Belt – H&M

Shoes – Aldo

(2) Belted with a cardigan

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Cardigan – Old Navy

Belt – New York & Company

Boots – Strawberry

(3) With a thick black cardigan

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Or, with the cardigan tied:

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Cardigan – New York & Company

Boots – Strawberry

Necklace – Target

(4) With a knotted sweater

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Close up of the sweater knotted over the dress:

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Sweater – H&M

Necklace – Forever 21

Shoes – Aldo

(5) Layered under a faux leather skirt

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Sweater – New York & Company

Skirt – H&M

Boots – Strawberry

Bangles – Forever 21