New Old Dress

All my internet selling is giving me an advantage: I can tell by a picture and measurements how well something will fit me, something I wasn't too amazing with before. Maybe it's because most websites' measurements are wrong- Delia's says I'm an XL; I order the Medium and it fits me fine.

So, when I my search for a green cocktail dress continued this fall (I had no luck last season, but I guess that's a good thing since anything I bought wouldn't fit me now), and as dismayed as I was that The Joan Dress sold out before I could procure the funds, I did find quite the beaut on ebay last week.


It fits like a glove and is the perfect shade of green! It's from the 40s (and it's got the metal zipper to prove it), a few minor stains but otherwise in good condition, and was only $21! I may hem it (I tossed it over to the fashists to see what they think), but do you think I should, readers? I am short so it is a bit lengthy, but yet it's vintage and I feel the length adds to the style, and I would always wear it with heels. What would you do?

I have more pictures of it at my flickr!


a cat of impossible colour said...

This is lovely, and a beautiful colour! I would keep it that length, I think it's very elegant.

Thanks for saying hi, it's nice to (virtually) meet you!

A xx

sarah louise walker said...

I'm still debating it; people on fashism are saying I should take the hips in. Ridiculous, I say!

It's nice to meet you, too! Thanks for commenting and saying hi.

Claire said...

I like it as is. It could be cute shorter, too, but.... I dunno, I tend to favor really full skirts at about that length because they're good for running around and making mischief in, without being too cumbersome or needing to mind one's hem.

Anonymous said...

cute. the green dress is wunderful. i liek the color

sarah louise walker said...

I think I'm just going to leave it until I know exactly what I want to do with it. Thanks for the comments!