It's almost summer! With temperatures up and the sun out, it means that I'm on the hunt for new summer dresses. Many of my dresses from last summer are either worn through (Curse your one season quality, Forever 21!) or fit strangely. I've hit up several small boutiques and tried to pinpoint garments that I thought would look swell with my bust. Dum-de-dum, results below:
High low hems leave me feeling befuddled. It's a dress style I've seen on blogs for months and I've eagerly waited to try it. The refection left me going, "Huh?". Firstly, I'm not the most physically graceful person so I immediately imagined how many times I'd trip over the longer hem. Secondly, I didn't see any obvious benefits for my shape. The bloggers I've admired usually pair this with chunky heels though, so it could've looked cooler with a pair of Jeffrey Campbells.
I don't know much about the brand above, except that it makes ah-mazzzz-ing casual dresses for full busted ladies. In three different boutiques, I found dresses with a light blue and white Union Jack tag that read "survival". The dresses themselves were priced between $40 and $50 and came in classic colors (navy, beige, charcoal grey). They were also some of the only dresses that didn't need a special bra situation, kept the cleavage to a minimum, and fit correctly throughout my body. The beige one cried out for a chunky belt and wedges, however on the whole, I thought these would make fantastic basics. I've Googled this company a million different ways and haven't been able to find out much. Is anyone familiar with them?
Ugh, sometimes I want a dress to fit so badly and it just isn't designed with enough bust room. I love dresses like the one above; it would look right at home on some Zooey Deschanel character! Unfortunately, I felt a little strangled up top.
I saw this dress for the first time online and thought it had potential. When I tried it on, it exceeded my expectations! As I noted earlier, the shirt portion has a secret snap to prevent gap-age which is my new favorite feature. I've also recently pinned a number of dresses with wrap/shirt designs on the top half and separate skirts. Like this or this. This is completely off topic, but I really wish that sometimes sites like Urban Outfitters would hire models who have diverse body types. This dress looks radically different on the online model. I feel mislead, gosh darn it.
Now, I'm curious. Where have you found lovely summer dresses? Do you prefer small, independent boutiques or mall stores (I've found myself longing for an H&M recently!)? Have you found any particular dresses that are on-trend & flattering for a full bust?