I would literally get arrested if I wore this out in public. Indecent exposure, much??
I couldn't let that happen because I love the look of this dress so much and I must wear it out.
One easy tweak, here we come!
The maje issue was the worn out elastic at the neckline. At one point, years, and years, and years, and years ago, this had a serious gathered neckline. Now, it's sad and worn out :(
So, it's seam ripper to the rescue!
I took out a few stitches on the top seam where the worn out elastic was...
...pulled the elastic out until it was at the perfect point where I could knot it and make the dress hit my shoulders without falling off. I figured that I could test this method out first before either replacing the neck with new elastic or putting in a fun ribbon to gather.
My new dress fits now!!
I paired the vintage piece with my "Super Wedges", aka my crazy tall Jeffery Campbell platforms.
I cinched the waist with a light tan leather belt to break up the color a bit...
...and to match the neutral tone of the shoes!
I will be wearing this throughout fall too, friends. Add a beige sweater on top, perhaps? Some tall boots? Easy tweak for a piece that will easily become a staple in the closet!
It's twirl time!!