I snatched this dress up for a steal of a deal when Bernie Dexter still had an eBay shop. I thought the colours in it were so fun and vibrant, it would make a great Christmas outfit, and still be easily remixed for a more casual look. As with most Bernie Dexter dresses, it was too large in the chest for me, and I had to have it altered. I figured since I was already bringing it to a seamstress, maybe I could tweak it a bit.
The original dress (which you can see pre-alterations post here) had longer, bigger sleeves. I didn't mind them, but they definitely made it look more casual. By making the sleeves a bit less t-shirt style and a bit more cap-sleeve, it definitely dresses it up a tad (and makes it easier to slip a cardigan over top!).
dress (altered): Bernie Dexter
shoes: bait footwear
flower: vintage box 1947
I'm a little worried about the fact that my camera was obviously crooked judging from my sofa/picture... yet I still look like I'm standing straight...