The worst “before” shot ever!

I’ve got to be honest with you — I didn’t think it was possible to out-ugly these “before” shots. But we’ve done it, friends! With this frilly floral frock we’ve crowned a new hideous-est “before” shot.


This is worse than your Great Aunt Hilda’s nightie. Worse than a plaid potato sack. It’s so terrible, it’s fantastic.

This dress was actually a gift from my friend Surina who challenged me to make this little ditty wearable. (And by “me” she means “my tailors”.) So what do you think? Is it possible to turn this monstrosity into something stylin’? Stay tuned… my tailors may have met their match.

P.S. Just heard that the Fashionista’s Ball received many donations from you lovely Anthology readers in support of the United Way. You’re the BEST!

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  • Reply Masey May 11, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    All I can say is that it’s lucky you know what you’re doing! ;)

  • Reply Kastles May 11, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    oh for sure! I can see the potential in this frock! And I think you still look cute :)
    Hope your having a great week!
    <3 Kastles

  • Reply leigh v May 11, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    Anythings possible! Or you could save it for when you’re a 75 year old spinster and you are hanging out with your 12 cats… haha
    I have faith that you’ll turn this into quite a gem!

  • Reply K-L May 11, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    Just add some saggy boobs, black socks with crocks and 3 week unwashed bun hair and your set!

  • Reply Jimmy Jones May 11, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    your tailors will do well to fix the spinster look this dress is giving you!I’m excited to see the result, my website specializes in vintage clothing and I always like to see how people can modernize old clothes.

  • Reply Sabrina May 12, 2011 at 11:03 am

    Taking the sleeves off and adding a belt would be a start…

  • Reply aliciafashionista May 12, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    Hahaha the worse the before picture, the more excited I am for the results! This really is like a big nightie on you, but I’m sure you will turn it into something gorgeous. I picture short sleevs and a brown belt…I guess we’ll just wait and see xo

  • Reply alison*elle May 14, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    I can see the potential! Get rid of the sleeves for starters and maybe make it into a top instead of a dress?

    P.S. Who are your tailors? I need to hem some vintage dresses and want someone who will do it well!

  • Reply Kelsey Dundon May 17, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    Alison — I go to Oakridge Tailors (on Cambie not in the mall)

    Send me before and after shots!

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