First of all, big thanks to Em from Miskonduct Clothing for ordering this in for me!
This patterned dress has been a trying time for me! Bernie first released this print with the sleeveless with circles back style, which I knew wouldn't flatter my shape but I bought anyway. It is now sitting in my 'to sell' pile.
Then this short sleeve 'Janis' style was released and I groaned inwardly, knowing I would have to get this one as well, and because the style would look so much better on me.
The style is much better *BUT* it is still 'not quite right'. The neck is so wide the shoulders fall off, and having to hitch them back up again every minute is very annoying. It doesn't look like it is meant to be on off the shoulder style, nor does Bernie say so in the dress description, so I am guessing it's just a wide necked style and depending on how wide your shoulders are, it's either fine or annoying.
At the moment I have the shoulders of the dress pinned to my bra straps! It makes it a little too low in the bust area for me, something higher would have suited my more modest inclinations.
All said and done, I LOVE this fabric and the boob cleavage, bra straps and shoulders falling down every other minute won't stop me from wearing this gorgeous dress. I get loads of comments from it and HEAPS of stares....so it's an ego boosting outfit!
I would love to hear if anybody else has purchased this dress and how it fits.
I am in love with this 1940's copper cuff with Aztec carved stone. I bought it recently as a present to myself :)
Doing the catwalk with Miss 4.
Bernie Dexter Dress VIA Miskonduct Clothing
'Tropicana' Shoes: Miss L Fire
40's Copper Cuff: eBay
50's Lucite Confetti Earrings: eBay
70's Leather Belt: Thrifted
Miss 4 wears Best N Less
Hairbows: It's A Beautiful Life