ModCloth is that temptation. I own the Soda Fountain Dress in Grape and it is glorious! The fit is spot on (I ordered a medium and I'm a 36" B, 28"W, and 38" H) and the colour is a beautifully rich and deep royal purple. I love the vintage details, such as the covered buttons and the cute matching bow belt. The skirt is lovely and swishy; great for twirling!
Recently I purchased this petticoat. It was as lovely as it looked on screen and the only downside is that it is too fluffy to wear for everyday. If you're looking for a fabulously fluffy petticoat, then this ones' for you! I, however, need something with a little less 'oomph' for everyday wear and will make my own using Gertie's tutorial. I'm quite disappointed that the petticoat is going back, but after speaking with Tracey at ModCloth's super helpful customer service line, I decided to go for a store credit. It's not like a beautiful ModCloth dress won't tempt me again!
My dilemma? I have approximately $50 US to spend and I am mad for two dresses! Sadly, having both is not an option at this time. I'm hoping you fashion-savvy folks can help me chose one lucky dress. Candidate number 1 is the flirty and fun Hepcat in Cherry:
This dress ticks all of my frock love requirements: amazing colour, fun pattern, great details, and vintage-inspired style. It's no secret I adore polka dots and I'm sure you all can guess that this lovely frock had me at hello! The full skirt, pretty covered buttons, cap sleeves, and contrast sash also had me swooning.
Candidate number two is the About the Artist Dress in Coral. Whilst chatting with Tracey, I was lamenting that the super cute Coach Tour Dresses are about 2" too short for me to wear in any level of comfort - I won't wear anything above my knee and constantly pull at anything that does. Tracey said I would love the About the Artist Dresses and she was absolutely right. Aren't they pretty?
Again, the frock love boxes are all ticked. Did you see the adorable heart shaped buttons and the contrast piping?! I'm swooning again! They even piped the waist tie! It's that kind of attention to detail that really catches my eye.
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So, given my $50 budget and only one dress can be the winner, which one do you think I should chose and why? I'm eagerly awaiting your feedback!