On the way to the grocery store (really, they’re in the same shopping center!), I stopped in WH/BM to see if there was another of these dresses with a better pattern placement. Well, there were two — one in a size 10 (which is one I tried before) and in an 8. The 8 had way better pattern placement so I took it into the fitting room but not with high hopes. Well, the 10 was not only a little too long in the top but also too roomy all around on top, once I took a closer look. I tried on the 8, and the hip is a little snug but not ridiculous. The SA said the 8 really looks like the much better fit. If I manage to lose even just a few pounds in the next few months (doable for me if I practice some discipline), it should be more comfortable. Plus, something I didn’t really factor in my brief earlier try-on — this dress has some stretch. I kept it on for a short while, sitting and bending, and I swear it loosened even in the time I had it on. So I bought it to evaluate further at home. I really do like the vibe of this for a dressy summer wedding.

Pics to see the fit. I think their mirrors are skinny mirrors!

The SA also brought the striped dress to me. I like it but it’s pretty va va voom. Not sure where I would wear it. I left it behind.

Bonus WIW today for the last pic.

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