Saturday, September 26, 2015

Fail dresses: return to sender

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This might sound generalising and oversimplifying, but I don't think I'm wrong when I say that most of the social media is used to show ourselves at our best. Best make-up, interesting locations, perfect fitting outfits, tasty-looking food, awesome friends.. and that's cool, because most of us like looking at positive stuff. :)

It will be different today though, as this post will be about dresses that I ordered online.. and that were definitely not a success when I put them on. By the way, this is what I usually do.. I come home, see the package(s), take a shower, set up the camera and start trying them on.  Am I weird?


It was a long work-day, so I couldn't be bothered to do make-up! So it's back-sides or cropped-off heads.. trust me.. it's for the better! :P

So the dress depicted above was just a little too tight and the colours weren't really working for me. And also the fabric.. I didn't like it.. it gave me goose-bumps.


This second dress.. I don't even think I have to tell you why I returned this one. This dress is a clear example of how a piece of clothing can look great from the front-side.. but absolutely rubbish from the back-side.


This third dress is a classic example of how something looked good in theory on the website, but when finally on my body.. it just looked all frumpy! Ah well.. you win some, you lose some.. right?

And this is why I always take photos when I'm trying on stuff.. from all angles! It's better than relying on just the mirror! ;-)


I have no videos of this dress fitting session, so I'll just leave you with two most recent ones!






44 comments:

  1. I totally feel you darling. Some dresses have all the details in front leaving the back plain and almost ugly. However, these dresses look great on you. Hahahhaa, back side or crop head.
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  2. I totally feel you darling. Some dresses have all the details in front leaving the back plain and almost ugly. However, these dresses look great on you. Hahahhaa, back side or crop head.
    http://fashionablyidu.blogspot.com/

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  3. I love the print on the first one and the heels are fabulous!

    Http:// tinytiffs.blogspot.com

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  4. such a dissapointment when clothing turns up and it doesnt look like it did on the photos or its not true to size!
    www.fergzillas.blogspot.co.uk
    I always follow blogs back :)
    :D

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  5. I have never seen anyone do a post like this - it's a great idea! Love it! And good idea taking photos, that's always a good way to judge how a dress is going to look, instead of just looking at yourself straight on in a mirror.

    -Lindsey
    have-clothes-will-travel.com

    P.S. I nominated you for the Liebster Award if you're interested in participating. :)

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  6. Dear Natasha, I love them all
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  7. it is a great idea to take photo of the dress, better than to rely soley on the mirror..and you are right to return the dresses you didn't like....as you said, we can't win them all.

    ...but I must say your legs look fantastic in all of these dresses, so at least that is a win win situation.

    http://modaodaradosti.blogspot.ba/

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  8. WOW.... TOTALLY HOT BABE!!!!!!!!!! Love those sexy legs :D woot woot! Have a great weekend gorgs! :=)
    www.lenparent.com

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  9. Love this post!! Most people post about what they like, not what they return!!! Fun and different!! Xoxo

    http://www.sweetsimpleday.com

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  10. I love the print on the first dress, so bold and refreshing!
    I do the same thing and take pictures of every outfit and from all angles too. It's so disappointing when you order something online and then find out the fit is all wrong:(
    Have a great weekend

    xo, jackie
    stylemydreams.com

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  11. Love the first look!!!
    kiss
    Chiara
    http://shesinfashionblog.com

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  12. Lovely

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  13. I think its about understanding the kind of body you have and the type of occasion you wanna wear dress to, in that way so many women problems will have been solved the easiest way!
    This is a great post for women who may not yet be aware of their body types and when to wear which kind of dress
    Great post!
    x

    Http://www.fashiongalorelovers.com

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  14. Good idea. This is such a real side of fashion. Thanks for sharing!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  15. such a great idea to try on in front of the camera! I feel like my mirror makes me look taller or different than I do in real-life so I always have to go from one mirror to the next to be sure I am loving the outfit! The last one does your body no favors, you have a killer figure and it is just taking over. The top one fits nicely but I hear ya on the fabric, that could be make it or break it.

    Thanks for sharing as like you mentioned Social Media/blogs/etc are always about the best things in life it is good to see our reviews whether positive or negative! :)

    xx

    Lauren
    Blame It On Barneys
    www.blameitonbarneys.com

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  16. Great dresses! And I agree with taking photos while trying out dresses. :) If you want to follow each other, let me know in comment on my blog. x

    Fashion Spell

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  17. Aw you are so right! Some dresses look good in the website, but when you see them in real they are awful. I know how you feel!
    xx cvetybaby.com

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  18. Loving all looks.
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  19. Such a great idea to take pictures from all angles. I always find that it looks different on camera than even what I see in the mirror (I usually end up looking worse.) I need to start doing this before buying something - great post!
    ~Lili
    www.thefashionsalt.com

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  20. I hate online shopping because things never look as good online as they do in person! It's such a disappointment. Awesome post though, it's a very real look at fashion blogging.
    Morgan | theradwife.blogspot.com

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  21. Lovely dresses.
    I love all of them :)

    The Bandwagon Chic | Instagram | Bloglovin | Snapchat: bandwagonchic

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  22. Too bad you didn't like these! Online shopping can be very hit or miss. Great post!
    xo Kiki
    http://colormekiki.com/

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  23. Ah it happens sometimes when shopping online. You can never be sure of the size, but luckily it's very easy to return nowadays :)

    Lu | www.balgarka.co.uk

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  24. Such a great post, Natassia! You're right, while we do enjoy seeing more positive content, REAL and HONEST reviews are highly valued. I love that you did this post. I personally love the first dress on you. Oh and let me tell you, girl, you have some nice legs!!!

    I hope you have a wonderful day, beauty!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    www.thestylecontour.com

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  25. Like the last dress :)
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    Maria V.

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  26. Style on point!
    http://fridaynightstyle.com/

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  27. Oh dear I feel u . Too bad, happens with me sometimes too.
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  28. I think such a post is so interesting. Sometimes we order something that doesn't turn to be as good as we imagined. The first one doesn't look bad anyway, the other two are worse because the second one doesn't fit well on the upper part of your back and the third one doesn't make justice to your fit body :) I have quite a few similar situations myself, should post them as well ! Kisses

    Fashion and Cookies - fashion blog

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  29. I have also bought clothes online that I had to return because they did not fit as I wanted. I like this post very much! ! Have a great week!

    www.spring2spring.com

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  30. I absolutely agree that very often online orders are aweful! It happend because advertising pictures can deliberately misrepresent reality.

    Thank you for the post, Natassia!

    http://www.beautymarklady.com/

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  31. U r right social media is more about the perfect look! This ones a great idea.
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  32. Love the dresses

    XX

    http://www.floortjeloves.com
    http://www.facebook.com/floortjeloves

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  33. Hmmm.... totally agree with you on those 3 fails, Natassia! Number 3 is definitely NOT you! Haha! Beautiful color though. Have a great day, tomorrow is already FriYAY! :DD

    JOURNAL OF STYLE / BLOGLOVIN

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  34. Great dresses! <3

    XxX
    www.wendyvansoest.com

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  35. I love the third dress <3

    xx
    www.redowlicious.com

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  36. This is such a chic looks. You look so beautiful! Have a lovely day


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  37. Loved this post! You're so right, we always show off our best side, but really, there are many times when clothes are just not right! And sadly, returned back...

    Paulina

    shenanigan-ska.blogspot.com

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  38. Oh, dear, so sorry to hear about your bad experience. That's the big downside of buying online. But good for you for giving your honest opinions on this issue. For more 'perfect' we try to show ourselves in social media the truth is... life comes with imperfections! ;) I hope your next purchases make up for this one!
    xx

    http://www.stylebydeb.com

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  39. I understand you ,its always abit risky buying online either it willbe a hit or a miss
    The first dress kinda looks great

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