Wednesday, 28 January 2009

Vintage silk dress

I bought this dress from an op-shop when I was at uni (about 1994/5) for $40. $40 was a lot of money for me at that stage and I tried to bargain them down but they stuck to their price and I simply couldn't leave it behind so I bought it. Unfortunately it's never fit me. You can't see in this photo that it's waaaay too tight around my bottom (the only reason I can get it on is that the zipper is broken) and the top is too big (I'm holding it back with my hands). So it sits in my wardrobe where I can admire it every now and then and imagine where I'd wear it if I could :)

BTW, if you know anything about the brand "The Compass Rose" could you let me know? Ta.

8 comments:

Chrisy said...

It's exquisite...a real work of art...

Jazz said...

actually you can take it to some asian alterations to take the darts off. I also bought a Chinese dress from op shop and it didn't fit me coz the waistline was way too tight. After some alterations and some weight loss, the dress fit me perfectly. Maybe I should write a post sometime ;)

Jayne said...

What a lovely dress, a great find!

Stacey said...

It is absolutely stunning. Just gorgeous.
Please try to have it altered. That, or sell it to me!!

Frances said...

That is a gorgeous dress. What a shame it doesn't fit you! It's still nice to look at regardless.

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great dress.I like fourth one

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Anonymous said...

Oh to be a non vanity sized 14 again! My, haven't sizings changed? LOL

Liz Watkin said...

This dress is gorgeous!