I need a black dress.
That shouldn’t be hard, right? I mean, The Little Black Dress is iconic. It’s everywhere. But not the dress I want. My lovely friend is getting married in July and has asked all seven (I know right? Seven?! Poor thing) bridesmaids to wear knee-ish length black dresses. For which I completely love her. Or would, if I could find one.
I ordered* a beautiful one on sale, and when it arrived the material wasn’t nearly as nice as it looked online. And then, the zipper didn’t work well. So I returned it. Then I bought another** which I thought would be fantastic, except that it just doesn’t work with my body. It’s non-refundable though, but I can’t wear it. Believe me, it’s not appropriate. If you’re taller than I am (5’3”) and a little more straight in shape, email me, because I need to get this dress to someone who can wear it.
What I really want is a 50’s style party dress, a la Audrey Hepburn. Which, obviously, doesn’t exist.
So here’s what I’m looking at right now:
Maggy London Stretch Satin Sheath at Nordstrom
J. Crew Silk Tricotine Cecelia
Imagine this one without the feathers and knee-length. Perfect. via Ikahn Vintage on Etsy.
Like this but a little fancier? via Audrey and Grace on Etsy.
The J.Crew one is my favorite so far because it seems so... basic. Multi-functional. Help?!?! Where should I expand my search to? What hidden shopping secrets do you have?
*Yes, ordered. I live in the sticks where I have to drive 45 minutes to the next town to a Target or Costco. Or anything, really. It's a cute town, really it is. And I love it. Unless I need something mainstream in which case I have to drive four hours to Seattle.
**Both were J. Crew but they're not on the site anymore and I remember the names of them to show you.