I’ve recently put on a little weight, and since I’m comfortable at my new size, it’s time to start replacing the items that no longer fit. And one of the first pieces that needed a stand-in is my favorite going out dress which is now two sizes too small.
At a very reasonable $118, I thought that this BCBG dress would be a good replacement. So I called the Pentagon City BCBG and had them put one on hold for me. To say that I was disappointed with the actual dress would be an understatement.
While I understand that it’s a stylist’s job to make an item look appealing for the catalog, the dress above looks nothing like the dress that I tried on last night.
First off, in the photo, the lase is but a 4″ trim that adds a little whimsy to the basic t-shirt dress. In reality, the lace was almost a foot long stretching from mid-thigh to just above my knees. So either the stylist layered another skirt under the dress, or she had a completely different dress made.
Secondly, the t-shirt portion of the dress is so short that it verges on obscene. Strike that. It was obscene. The dress didn’t even cover my tush, and when I turned around you could see my underwear. Not a look that my Nana would approve of.
Last, the dress is basically see through. Instead of being a thick matte jersey, the dress is a thin-ish ribbed cotton material. It was so thin, that even in the bad dressing room lighting, you could see everything.
So while a clever stylist made this dress seem like the perfect Fall party staple, it is actual a tragic fashion disaster that is best avoided. It’s also a good lesson in why you should never buy anything final sale if you can’t see it in person.