Some say size matters. The bigger the better like moms used to say. I happen to agree. How many times have you left that dope dress behind because your exact size was not available? Here’s a little tip I’ve learned when thrift shopping for that perfect vintage dress. Shopping in general sometimes can be hit or miss. The perfect dress doesn’t always mean the perfect fit. This is where compromising, a little creativity, and imagination kicks in. You found one that caught your attention, but it’s too big. Go for it anyways. The key is styling the oversized fabric. Its easy ya heard.
Belts were not only made to keep your pants up, but to also snatch that waist. OKURR. Rocking an oversized silhouette can make you look like your wearing a tent without a belt. Synch that waist girl, create those curves, or accentuate them. The belt trick never hurt nobody. You got the dress you love with room to spare. What’s usually great about a vintage dress 9 times out of 10 they come with ties already. Sometimes a belt isn’t always needed. Pull out the fabric a smidge or leave as is. Oversized? Says who? Nobody will ever know. It will be your little secret.
I love finding an oversized dress with a button up style. Pull the shoulders down voila, you’ve created an off the shoulder dress! This dress is actually a size 14. I normally wear a size 6-8. I couldn’t resist. It was love at first sight. It gave me circa 1995 Tommy Hilfiger or Calvin Klein vibes. If I wore this dress as is I’d be swimming in it. But like I said with a little imagination and a belt you good money hunay.
So moral of this blog post ladies and gents don’t be intimidated by the numbers. Make the dress fit you, not you fit the dress. It’s that simple 😛
XOXO Mel ❤