The “Polyester Dream” Dress
This dress is HOT!! Meaning that I must take care never to wear it on a heater or will COMBUST, lol
Fabric: I bought this JJ Dean of California polyester dream from The Urban Jungle (a MEGA thrift store) in Bushwick, Brooklyn for about $10.
Year: Not sure, the tag is totally faded. But definitely a polyester heavy era.
Accessories: Silk scarf from the Salvation Army ($1.99!!), Forever 21 belt, Nine West shoes, and a much needed slip from Target.
Time to complete: About 1 hour
First worn: For these pics
Wear again? Yes!! But with something between it and my skin. This is kind of yucky poly. Blech!
Here it is in its unaltered state.
Not bad, but a little frumpy (and kind of sheer…sheesh) in general. I took in the bodice and sleeve width. I also chopped them short to start. The sleeves at that length gave it an overall air of a frigid librarian or boarding school mistress. See here. It’s a simple, but effective, refashioning effort.
Better with, don’t you think?
PS- I cannot walk more than a few blocks (if that) in these heels. My husband bought them for me on our first anniversary weekend. That was seven years ago (on 3.25.12) and I’ve worn them exactly once. To my college graduation.