I was running a bunch of errands this evening after work and I found myself near a local WHBM store. I decided to check out some lovelies from Angie's dress roundup. I was especially interested in the halter chiffon dress that I fell in love with when I saw it in the post. Moreover, Angie stated that it is "a pretty halter neck for those with long necks, small bust lines, and a defined waist". That is exactly my body type, so I thought the dress should fit perfectly, right? Actually, it was very wrong The dress is stunning and does not fit me at all - I needed size 2 to fit my chest area and size 00 to fit my waist. Sigh.. . I am not busty at all, actually, quite the opposite (30D), so I really do not get this. The dress has intricate pleating/ruching at the waist with multiple layers of very delicate chiffon so waist alterations are not possible. This has reminded me of all the similar fit issues I have had in the past before fluid and slouchy became fashionable. Miracles like my recent H&M dress are rare.

I also tried the bateau fit-and-flare dress which is every bit as gorgeous as Angie says. Surprisingly, it fit perfectly everywhere in size 0! I do not need such a dress now. However, I will be interviewing next month for an internship-like position in an science administration office this summer. Since the office has a business casual dress code, I plan to reward myself with this dress if (which is very unlikely) I get the position.

Consolation prize: navy asymmetric tunic from Formula: Tunic, Skinnies, Short Topper & Heels blog post. I have been thinking about it since that blog post, and I spied it on super-deep discount, so it came home with me.

(No photos this time, sorry, I was too depressed with the halter dress experience).