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Dress a dodgy colour, but flattering shape.

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westerngirl Fri 29-Jun-07 00:02:22

I've bought a dress by Kaliko in the sales. Thing is it's a kinda dodge green colour with cream leaves on it. When I tried it on it was oh so flattering (shape), I just had to get it. Was this a silly thing to do and would you do this?

alycat Fri 29-Jun-07 00:03:37

If it is 100%cotton you could dye it, it would still have a pattern unless you stripped the colour first.

westerngirl Fri 29-Jun-07 00:08:59

Thanks Alycat . I didn't expect an answer so soon. I hadn't thought of dyeing it. Tip on stripping the colour much appreciated.

alycat Fri 29-Jun-07 00:13:25

If it has a lot of overstitching this may not be 100% natural, so if the stitching is white/cream that may stay the same colour even if you dye the item darker.

Not sure how you would test this.

Califrog Fri 29-Jun-07 00:21:55

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

MrsBadger Fri 29-Jun-07 16:56:45

what's the prob with the colour - is it
1. objectively a bit weird but looks ok on
2. looks passable on hanger but strange once on
3. bad on hanger and on you?

if 1, keep it
if 2 or 3, dye it or take it back

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