3 Instagram Dresses
Back in late March when the lockdown was still a novelty, many of us were developing new habits – binge watching on Netflix, furiously cooking comfort food, and shopping on Amazon…I did ’em all and more…social media became more of an addiction and for the first time I ordered clothes from an ad on Instagram – three very inexpensive dresses.
They were casual dresses, good for working from home, and they looked so cute on the models! For under $100 I could get THREE??? Even if only one of them ended up a keeper, it would be ok. What the heck, I took a chance! Well, March turned to April, then May, and no sign of the dresses…by early June I assumed that it was a scam and my money was wasted…
Later that month a small plastic envelope arrived in my mailbox – smaller than a shoebox…what the heck is this?? Even when I opened the package I had no idea what was inside, thinking someone sent me teeshirts in error…or maybe these were forgotten items that I had ordered for my grandkids…but no! Finally the three dresses had arrived! :-0
Dress #1: Not bad! A casual black sheath that I can just throw on and look perfectly professional for a Zoom call while being comfy/cozy! It’s a bit on the loose side, but not so bad, maybe better with a belt…
Sneakers, scarf, belt – ready to start the day!
Dress #2: An ivory ‘waffle’ knit, also not bad! This one is also a bit baggy, probably because I sized up to a medium, thinking it would run small…but as hubby said, not all dresses need to be tight…
And the belt helps again! Quite cute, and a nice change from black…
Dress #3: The fabric felt awful, had no give, and the dress was skin tight – not in a good way! Not comfortable at all. Though I look like a tank in this pic, it actually looked better in person, but no way would I wear this. Well – two out of three ain’t bad!
There’s one more fun part to this story…while I knew that dress #3 was not for me, it was also not Revolve quality, and it would not fit any gals in my family…but wait! I have an adorable 16 year old neighbor across the street – she might like it!
HOLY MOLY!!!! How adorable on her – a whole new dress!
And in case you were wondering, this beautiful young lady is not a model, but most definitely could be! That’s how you make a $29 dress look like $290!
All in all, Instagram shopping was an interesting experience, but now that retail stores have reopened, it is highly unlikely that I would do it again! Would YOU?
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I love what the belt does for the waffle dress, but I think the black dress looks prettier (both on you and on it’s own) without it. And what a win win for dress #3. Like it was made for her.
How is the quality on these dresses? Do you think they will hold up after washing?
The quality is not bad, considering the price! And now that you mention it, I agree on dress #2 without the belt. 😉