Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Bitten

Sweater, Wet Seal. Tartan strapless dress, Bitten (shortened). Belt, Banana Republic. Boots, White Mountain. Necklace, Enve Designs. Bag (pictured below), Wilson's Leather.


I shortened the dress about 2.5 inches.

I’ve been wanting this dress since I saw it in People Style Watch in July. It’s in the Steve and Barry’s stores now, but beware of inconsistent sizing. Not only did I have to go up a size from what I normally wear, but I had to try on three dresses, all marked the same size, in order to find one that fit. The hips and busts varied wildly from dress to dress. I wouldn’t consider myself well-endowed on top, but I had a hard time finding a dress that would zip up! If you’re busty, it may be hopeless.

9 comments:

kiran said...

very lovely! but im not so sure about the pop of yellow, i do however LOVE the shade of blue in your bag, maybe a forest greenish belt next time?
or maybe its just too early on a cold morning for my eyes to handle yellow so i could be totally wrong on this. ill check back in the afternoon to see how i feel! :)

Psuedokim said...

I am a certified plaid FREAK, therefore this dress makes me very very happy. As for the warning though - busty is my middle name (no really, check my birth certificate) so there would be absolutely no hope for me. I can only live vicariously through you, which is sort of what I do anyway. I like the yellow belt, but then I think yellow is the natural cousin to plaid.

evanadine said...

i love the concept behind the Bitten line (and steve + barrys, in general) -- cute clothes at cheap prices, and many of them are available in plus sizes also!
but alas, having been to the store a number of times and trying on several pieces, ive concluded that all i can buy there is, at best, a tshirt.
of course, it wouldnt have dawned on me to try on copies of the same piece in the same size...good catch!
and i love the yellow belt with this outfit. :)

quixotiqal said...

Love the dress, but I'm pretty busty and have linebacker shoulders, so I bet I also have to live vicariously :). I, for one, like the yellow!

Gen said...

I like the yellow too! I'm not the hugest fan of those particular boots (it's not a style/material I'm drawn to), but I think they work really well with this outfit - this is my favorite way you've worn them.

Poster Girl said...

That's too bad about the sizing, the dress looks like a great fit. I like the yellow belt and how it just pops against the dress. Very chic!

Cassandra said...

I love your blog and your style . The yellow belt looks great , it brings out the yellow in the dress . Wonderful boots too . Fabulous outfit.~

Everything Is Better Tinted Purple said...

The dress is adorable. But I simply cant imagine what it must have looked like longer. Shorter most certainly is the best look for it. I love plaid and think this color combination suits you perfectly.

I have one Bitten dress and it is a summer favorite of mine but I must agree that their things do run a tad small in the bust. I am lucky enough that the way mine is cut I can get it all in there without it looking tacky. They certainly make clothes you MUST try on before purchasing!

Jessi said...

I love this outfit! I love the yellow belt with it. It adds a pop to the outfit! I think a darker color would just blend in. Love it!