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I think DH has just killed my new dress for me! Can you save it?

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frazzledgirl Sat 06-Jun-09 09:13:01

I bought this dress from eBay (not that exact one, obv).

I LOVE Liberty print, and it was a total bargain - £7, brand new with tags (which say £75).

It arrived yesterday. Print is really pretty, top fits perfectly. Skirt just above the knee, which is a little shorter than I normally like but not a disaster.

I'm trying it on and checking myself out in the mirror, when DH wanders in and says "Is that the French maid look?"

And now I can't get it out of my head. Is he right? Can I ever wear the thing? Please help me...

mrsmaidamess Sat 06-Jun-09 09:14:37

Oh gawd. It's horrible! I'm with your dh, sorry.

norksinmywaistband Sat 06-Jun-09 09:14:45

I have to say that was my first thought as well, but I am no style guru

rasputin Sat 06-Jun-09 09:15:08

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

mrsmaidamess Sat 06-Jun-09 09:15:29

Well I am.(Big Head) And it's still nasty. Would you have paid £75 for it?

pavlovthecat Sat 06-Jun-09 09:15:34

sorry, but i agree with him, especially if it is short.

alicecrail Sat 06-Jun-09 09:16:28

It probably looks better on

mrsmaidamess Sat 06-Jun-09 09:18:34

Yes if you are a maid

PuppyMonkey Sat 06-Jun-09 09:18:56


ilove Sat 06-Jun-09 09:19:12


frazzledgirl Sat 06-Jun-09 09:20:17

Mrsm: course I wouldn't have! I wouldn't pay £75 for many dresses, though, hence the eBay habit.

The problem is that the skirt's too short, I think. If it was longer it wouldn't stick out so much and you wouldn't get the FM look.


OK, so given that it won't work as a dress, is there anything I can do to use the fabric?

Blackduck Sat 06-Jun-09 09:21:19

Have to admit I no like but its personal taste, however, if dp every passed comment like that I'd never wear it (dp NEVER comments beyond 'is that new?', to which, of course, the response is 'what this? No, had it AGES' wink )

mrsmaidamess Sat 06-Jun-09 09:22:22

Sell it at a car boot. Some one will have it.

TrinityRhino Sat 06-Jun-09 09:22:26

oh no that really is an awful dress

hoppybird Sat 06-Jun-09 09:23:26

Men like that French Maid fantasy. Maybe save it for the bedroom? ;)

TrillianAstra Sat 06-Jun-09 09:28:31

I really like the look of the bottom half as a skirt.

alicecrail Sat 06-Jun-09 09:30:45

Perhaps as a nightie?

frazzledgirl Sat 06-Jun-09 09:43:55

Well, he did say that FM wasn't nec a criticism grin

May investigate the skirt possibilities, as you say Trillian. Am crap at sewing but it can't be that hard just to unpick.

TrillianAstra Sat 06-Jun-09 10:11:04

The thing is, if you wore that as a skirt what would you wear on top? Sometin black. It wouldn't be very different to how it is now.

I'd try wearing it once and see if you feel uncomfortable or if you get used to it.

pellmell Sat 06-Jun-09 10:20:35

I think I like

frazzledgirl Sat 06-Jun-09 13:04:35

I tried wearing the skirt but leaving the top tucked behind, and it looked v nice with a charcoal coloured vest or a white t shirt. So think I will have a go at cutting it down, esp as I can wear it lower on my hips as a skirt, which makes it longer.

shinyshoes Sat 06-Jun-09 13:09:01

I don't like it sorry, i agree with your husband.

I'm not style guru so what do I know

Paolosgirl Sat 06-Jun-09 13:14:36

I was prepared to up the wimminhood here, but sadly your dh is right on this occasion!

BitOfFun Sat 06-Jun-09 13:18:38

I like the French Maid look- it might help me do some housework grin

I'll give you a tenner for it.

MaggieBee Sat 06-Jun-09 13:21:19

It's only 7 pounds. Put it back on ebay and you can probably recoup your cash. i was all set to say your husband was a git.

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