Before | The floral blouse

Wowee! This is one hot little number. Then again, “Before” shots in The Anthology’s Before and After column always are.

This bright, colourful blouse has big, bold shoulder pads, leading me to believe it’s from the ’80s. But the shoulder pads really aren’t what’s making this blouse so ridiculous. It’s the shapelessness. It’s meant to fit a size small and yet there’s so much extra fabric I could fit another person in there.

It might even be worse from the back — a giant square so big it looks like an oversized jacket.

I’m making some tweaks to this piece so it will be wearable, perhaps even stylish. Stay tuned for the “After” shot! (Imagine if I presented these as “After” photos. Would you guys be polite and say you liked it? Or would you tell me how you really feel?)

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  • Reply Michelle March 19, 2012 at 10:47 am

    I love your before and after posts. The funny thing about this blouse is there has been so many boxy numbers on the runway lately that it’s almost on trend as is. I’d almost dare you to wear it out like that one time and see what response you get!

  • Reply Natasha March 19, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    haha..that top has a lot of potential…I do love the print! Can’t wait to see the after :)

    Natasha ~

  • Reply a stylized hysteria March 19, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    Huh. I kind of like the “before” so I am really looking forward to the “after.”

  • Reply camille March 20, 2012 at 4:10 am

    Oh my word. It’s like someone made a blouse for their refrigerator.

  • Reply Kelsey Dundon March 20, 2012 at 9:26 am

    Michelle — You’re totally right about it almost being on trend! If I hadn’t already begun the transformation I would totally take you up on that dare…

    Natasha — The print is pretty, isn’t it? For a blouse or for a living room accent chair.

    A Stylized Hysteria — I love that you don’t totally hate it as-is!

    Camille — Yes! One of those mini fridges everyone had in their dorm room in university!

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