Style / July 27, 2017

White Maxi Dress

White maxi dress | rehearsal dinner outfit

I saw this dress last summer on Pinterest, and I fell in love with it. I really don’t wear much white (the opposite ofΒ Kelly Kapoor), so I could pretty easily justify adding this particular item to my closet (because I didn’t have any other white dresses).

Plus, my birthday was coming up — side note: my birthday is tomorrow! — so I sent the link to my mom and asked her to buy it for me for my birthday. Which she did.

The only issue was that the XS was designed for a 42″ bust. And believe me, my measurement is far below that. So over the course of the past year, I’ve slowly altered it to work for me!

White maxi dress | rehearsal dinner outfit

White maxi dress | rehearsal dinner outfit

The first (and most crucial) change was securing the skirt. It’s not a true wrap dress, but the skirt liked to blow in the wind (slash blow open) as if it was. So I tacked the skirt down very quickly.

From there, I played around with the top until I finally just removed it altogether and resewed it. And then I redid the elastic around the waist to fit me better, too. And in the process, I shortened the skirt a bit so that it wasn’t dragging on the floor every time I took a step.

And now — finally — I have a dress that fits me!

White maxi dress | rehearsal dinner outfit

White maxi dress | rehearsal dinner outfit

White maxi dress | rehearsal dinner outfit

White maxi dress | rehearsal dinner outfit

| Dress: SheIn | Earrings: Nicola Bathie Jewelry | Lipstick: Burt’s Bees (Russet River) |

The catalyst for finally finishing all of the alterations on this dress was our rehearsal dinner. I’d put a lot of thought into what I’d wear — Buy a new dress? Pull out my white tulle skirt again? — but in the end, I decided this dress was the way to go. It was white, I already owned it, and I’d be able to wear it again. Win-win-win.

Thanks for reading!

2 Comments

  1. evawatterson

    I think it’s so interesting that the XS would fit a 42″ bust. I normally wear a large in tops and that would be much too big for me. Haha. It’s crazy how differently clothing designers can go on sizing, isn’t it?

    27 . Jul . 2017
    • Naomi

      It really is!! I couldn’t believe how big their sizing was!

      29 . Jul . 2017

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