Tuesday, December 29, 2009

NYE in a Blue Stretch Velvet Mini Dress: To Do, or Not to Do?

Since spying it in the window at American Apparel, I had planned on making this little stretch velvet number my New Year's Eve dress. However, a few minor flaws are giving me pause:

1) It's unbearably hot. I was burning up just trying it on in the dressing room. This does not bode well for dancing.

2) The neckline is very wide, which makes it slip off the shoulders every now and then. Again, not good for dancing.

3) There is just too much fabric under the arms, which irks me so.

Why, after reciting this list of faults, do I still want to wear it for NYE? Well, because what is more awesome than royal blue velvet bodycon?

Stretch Velvet Double U-Neck Long Sleeve Mini Dress, $42. If it looks familiar, it's because I posted it in black back in November. I've since fallen in love with the royal blue (shown), though it's only available in store. It also comes in teal, red, and black, which are all available online.

Photo: www.americanapparel.net


  1. I guess the question is, what would you wear if you did not wear that blue dress?

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  3. you could always sew on a strap (or two) at the back in a criss cross pattern so it would stay on your shoulders?

    It is very beautiful.

  4. thanks for the suggestion, m! i actually ended up using hollywood tape and it worked out fine.