Saturday, April 28, 2012

Ann Taylor Modern Lace Sheath Dress (00P)

Hi everyone. Happy Saturday. I hope you are all doing fine and enjoying the weekend. This week has been extremely difficult for me because I had a cracked molar for a few weeks and finally decided that it was time to get it out of me. This was the first time that I went through tooth extraction. The process was smooth and there was no complications. The side effect of not being able to put anything besides water in my mouth was brutal. I was starving!!! I lost more than 4 pounds in the process and hoping that it's going to look up from now.

These pictures were taken more than a week ago, but I didn't get a chance to post until today. The dress in 00P fit me perfectly. There wasn't an inch of extra fabric anywhere. The dress hugs very well. The lace is just gorgeous. I'm sure if you have seen the dress irl, you'll agree with me. The only thing I'm not sure about is the chiffon drape added to the dress. I see what the designer was trying to achieve, I'm just not convinced that it works the way it was intended. See it on SewPetiteGal.

Ann Taylor Modern Lace Sheath Dress (sold out online, link to the tall version, I'm wearing sz 00P)
I have thought about removing the chiffon draping, but after examining how it was sewed in I dismissed the idea. The removal might destroy the dress and I just don't want to risk it.  I like the upper part of the drape but dislike the bottom half because it looks awkward and hides the intricate beautiful details of the lace itself. So I played with it and came up with a semi-satisfactory solution - move the drape up and pin it (in the picture I simply tucked it in).

What do you think of the design of this dress? Are you a fan of the chiffon front?


  1. Beautiful Dress! I like drape on your top more.

  2. The dress looks better with the drape on the top. IT's a gorgeous dress.

  3. i really like your solution w/draping the chiffon over the other shoulder. you're so lucky that it fits you. I'm like elle, i'd probably just buy it and keep it bc it looks nice in my closet. If you do wear it again though, since the color of the dress is so close to your skin, this would be a great time to play w/those colorful costume jewelries & bold lip color.

    Man, so jealous you found this and it fits.

    1. I hang it on my bedroom door for a long time and admired it every time I see it. :) It's a piece of art work.
      I def will try to spice it up with more color. Stay tuned. :)

  4. I like it better when you draped the bottom piece over the shoulder. It definitely created a balance. While when it was asymetrically draped, the draping wasn't smooth and it bunched a bit towards the waistline.

    It's a beautiful color on your though.


  5. Agree with others, like how you draped it over your shoulder..what a cute, unique take on a lace dress!

  6. I love what you did with the draping! But does it come in a different color? The cream seems to really wash out your coloring. But you look beautiful as always!

  7. your DIY draping looks great! I love it so much better than the original. Lovely outfit!

  8. I love how you altered the draping yourself! Fabulous idea - this dress is lovely and looks like it'd be perfect to wear to a wedding!

  9. Ahh, more pictures of you in this lovely dress! I need to update the link in my post from your twitpic to this. Seriously looks beautiful on you. I wish the draping was removable for more versatility but I love how you can wear the draping as part of the skirt or pinned up - very creative :)

  10. I agree with everyone else - the DIY draping is better than the original design.



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