|Possible short loli dress for $40?
||[Mar. 7th, 2008|07:39 pm]
Palace Miser: The Palace of Miserly Lolitas
Just thought I was would pass this info along...
I was at Target today and saw a dress that I looooooved and would have purchased it if it was longer:
That photo doesn't do it justice AT ALL. You can see more photos of no justice here on the Target website. It's funny that two reviewers call it lolita; I think it has lolita potential. On the flip side, so many reviewers are complaining it makes them look "too young". Haha. Anyhow, if you're into cream and near a Target, it's definitely worth checking out and trying on.
The color is definitely cream with a faint yellow-ish tint. It's 100% cotton and the lace is 67% cotton blend with poly so if you wanted to dye it, I'm not sure how the lace would take the dye? I'm 5'6" and it's much too short. I think 5'3" (160 cm) is even pushing it; an inch or two shorter would be ideal. My bust is 36" (91cm), small C cup, and my waist is 28" (71cm) and I fit into a size 7 and it was very fitted, but wearable. I think a 9 would have been more comfortable, but they didn't have one to try on so I don't know if it would have been too big. I tried on a size 13 and the length was exactly the same as the 7; I was hoping it would be a bit longer. The amount of poof in the skirt was naturally much better than a size 7, but the top was baggy on me. I wish I could have tried it on in an 11 as well, but they were out of that too. Either way, it could accommodate a petti with a small amount of poof. Or if you're good at alterations, get a bigger size for the poof, then take in the top to be more fitted.
Again, the website photos don't do it any justice! If anyone wants better photos, I'll be at Target again soon, I can go back with my camera. I just noticed that on the website, the lace at the bottom looks see-through. It wasn't like that in real life at all. So that's WEIRD? Now I really want to go back to Target with a petti just to try it on again and sneak pics of it in the fitting room!
On another note, with Easter on its way, I saw a lot of cute things in the little girl's section that would work for very small busted lolis. Surprisingly, at my height, the lengths were long enough! However, with a 36" bust, while many of the size XL or size 16 dresses would fit in circumference, they aren't cut for boobs. If you're an A cup or so, it's definitely worth checking out.