So last week I asked my Twitter peeps for their opinion on a Victoria’s Secret dress. I loved the dress but was totally torn on the
colour. I ended up going for indigo because I figured red would make the dress too sexy (ok, I realize that men may not agree that there’s such a thing as “too sexy”). The indigo looks blue in my photos but it actually is a really pretty teal, and pretty accurate to the colour sample on the website.
So, my first impressions. The fabric feels more “polyestery” than I was expecting, thought not a trashy Sirens-type of polyester. As I opened it, the top parts were incredibly long. I expected that, but was still surprised. It’s sadly lacking in natural fibres; the break down is 93% polyester, 7% spandex.
The sizing is good. I’m usually a 4-6, and Ms. Victoria suggested a small. The spandex does allow for some give, so it will work if you are on the cusp of a size.
But that said, it is certainly not forgiving when it comes to underwear. Panty lines are definitely a problem, so I’d suggest some
seamless underwear, if not a thong. Now for bras, at the very least you’ll need a convertible bra. Most of the styles are low-back or backless, so you’d have to figure out something there. Unless you’re comfortable letting it all hang out (which I am not!).
Now, while they include a guide of the different ways to wear the dress, they don’t tell you how to hide the ends. At all. Which leaves me to get creative. After playing with the dress, I realized that it’s magical. If you pull the “straps” tight and then tuck the ends in, they surprisingly stay put. Now, I obviously haven’t had time to test this for longevity, so perhaps I’ll end up flashing a date when it all unravels on me at dinner.
Victoria’s helpful guide…
My interpretations and reviews below, enjoy the crappy photos (my camera is total sh!t).
Style 1. This one was pretty easy to do, especially after I figured out how to hide the ends.
Style 2. No picture, as I wasn’t able to figure this one out, at least to the point where I’d consider styling the dress that way. I’ll have to play around with it more, though I’m only meh about the look anyways.
Style 3. Gorgeous, but really adds an added difficulty when it comes to bra selection. Basically, I think pasties are pretty much all you could wear with it.
Style 4. Really pretty and pretty easy. The back is just twisting the two straps together. Again, bra issues, but if you have a convertible bra, you could probably work something out. (Sorry the pic of the back is blurry!)
Style 5. I like this one, but as I was figuring it out, I discovered one I liked more (the second, smaller picture).
Style 6. Really pretty in the front, but I couldn’t really figure out that back. So I improvised and found something else that worked for me.
Style 7. This one was okay, I likely won’t ever style it this way.
Style 8. Also kind of a boring way to style the dress. Nice enough but just not really a way I’d want to wear it.
Style 9. I’ve never been a fan of the strapless dress. I was always self-concious of that awkward squishy part between your boobs and your armpits. But this dress really and surprisingly works as a strapless dress. I can honestly say that I would wear the dress this way a lot, which is uncharacteristic of me!
Overall, I’m very happy I bought this dress. Plus, it’s really fun trying to figure out new ways to style it too. I definitely recommend it, if you’re looking for a pretty new dress! 🙂 If you want one for yourself, it’s currently on sale for $79 USD at the Victoria’s Secret website.
(My blog titles are song titles. Today’s is “Freakum Dress” by Beyonce)