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It came... and then left.

Posted by on Apr. 10, 2013 at 3:21 PM
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My awesome J.Crew dress, that is.  :(

It arrived yesterday afternoon and the tangerine coloring was gorgeous.  It was so pretty.  I was in love.  Put it on, zipped it up, and I looked great.  It fit... sort of.

I do a lot of strength training, so I have a muscular (not super muscular, but enough...) back.  Because of that, the dress (a size 4) was really tight in the ribcage section.  Not the bust... the bust fit.  Just the ribcage area.  It is fine for wearing for 15 mins.  But to wear it all night and possibly dance a little with it on... that might get uncomfortable.  It really needed maybe 1/4" of extra fabric around the ribs and then it would have been PERFECT. 

It was already pricey, otherwise I would have taken it to a seamstress for that very slight adjustment.  But, I did not want to pay more on an already $140 dress.  :(  Such a bummer... it was gorgeous.  I tried to convince myself I could make it work, but then I decided against it.  It's not worth being uncomfortable all evening for $140.  It just stinks that it was SOOOO close to being perfect.  Darn it.  :(  The dress is only sold online, and I would bet that the next size up would not fit considering the dress fit perfectly for every other part of my body.  I returned the dress to the store this morning.

Back to the drawing board...  Dress shopping with my mom on Saturday.

Sigh.

 

Michelle, mom to Lucy, Henry and Charlie

by on Apr. 10, 2013 at 3:21 PM
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AzariahsMother
by on Apr. 10, 2013 at 3:22 PM

I'm sure you will find something. 

beadingmom17
by Bronze Member on Apr. 10, 2013 at 3:23 PM
That super sucks :(
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Threes.Company
by on Apr. 10, 2013 at 3:26 PM

 I am sure I will...  I am just bummed.  I had my heart set on that one, and the color was unique.  Now it's hard to get that one out of my mind to focus on finding a new one.  I hope there are lots of cute spring things out when I go on Saturday.


Quoting AzariahsMother:

I'm sure you will find something. 


 

SarahSuzyQ
by Sarah on Apr. 10, 2013 at 3:26 PM

Oh bummer. :( I hope you find something else that works well.

Threes.Company
by on Apr. 10, 2013 at 3:27 PM

 I know... total bummer.  I think I am even more bummed because it was a problem in just one small area... everything else aobut it was so great.  It'd be easier to get over if the whole thing was a disaster.  LOL

Quoting beadingmom17:

That super sucks :(


 

proudmommy690
by Christa on Apr. 10, 2013 at 3:28 PM
Well thats a bummer :(
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Threes.Company
by on Apr. 10, 2013 at 3:29 PM

 Thanks!  I think I will start to do some online shopping today to see what I can find...


Quoting SarahSuzyQ:

Oh bummer. :( I hope you find something else that works well.


 

Threes.Company
by on Apr. 10, 2013 at 3:29 PM

 Right?  Sigh.  Onto the next one...


Quoting proudmommy690:

Well thats a bummer :(


 

proudmommy690
by Christa on Apr. 10, 2013 at 3:30 PM
Im sure you'll find something :) good luck

Quoting Threes.Company:

 Right?  Sigh.  Onto the next one...




Quoting proudmommy690:

Well thats a bummer :(



 

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MamaMandee
by on Apr. 10, 2013 at 5:56 PM
Well that sucks! Can't wait to see what you find.
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