If there’s one thing I’ve learnt during my quest to find the worst bridesmaid’s dress of all time, it’s that the bigger, fancier op shops tend to have very little in the way of hideous formal dresses. While they may be expansive and full of decent, clean clothes, your giant Salvos and Vinnies stores have disappointed me on my quest thus far.
Until yesterday, that is, when I discovered a little gem lurking on the dress rack. It had somehow snuck past the screening process and ended up in an actual store, glorifying in its hideous dropped waist and pointless shoulder pads (an element I had not even considered prior to this). Here is said dress in all its glory:
I think my expression is an adequate reaction to seeing that particular reflection in the mirror. This is the closest I’ve come to a butt-bow, too – just have a look at that insidious bow sitting on the dropped waist there. Just in case the ruching and ruffles didn’t make the wearer’s hips big enough, that bow was added to make sure of it all.
Argh, devious bow!
Egad, unflattering ruching!
WTF, shoulder pads of pointlessness?
Also, I was boiling hot after about two seconds of putting the dress on and there was no compensation in the form of taffeta noisiness. I won’t be buying this one, but it has certainly given me some new things to consider during future questing. Bows in stupid places are quite necessary and shoulder pads are now a serious consideration.
What do you all think, though? Am I getting closer to perfection?