Monday, February 09, 2009
mociun ikat dress update
my mociun ikat dress arrived today from beklina, and i am so bummed because it is even more beautiful in person but too small! and i'm not just saying this because i'm 8.5 months pregnant--it is too tight in the shoulders and high waist, and that will not change post delivery. it's actually a bit annoying because if it were just 1 1/2" wider around the waist, it would be perfect. i should have ordered the medium...i wanted this to be my go-to summer dress.
unfortunately it was a final sale, and i can either put it on ebay or see if anyone here wants to buy it. obviously i'd love to get back what i paid ($170), i'll pay for shipping (usps with delivery confirmation).
the fabric is medium-heavy weight, very sturdy yet soft. it is also very very short (but adorably so), and probably better suited to someone who is a size 4 and 5'5" or shorter (i'm perfectly comfortable with the length, and i'm 5'5").
here are the measurements (flat)
shoulders: 17 1/4"
length of bodice: 11 1/2" (from back of the neck to high waist)
high waist: 15" (just under the bust)
total length: 31"
hem opening: 19" (tulip skirt)
UPDATE: Beklina is letting me exchange the dress for a medium, hooray!
the medium sold out before i could exchange it, so i'm getting the large instead. the measurements look pretty much identical except the empire waist is 17" instead of 16" across. shouldn't be a problem with the adjustable tie-front.
oh, and if you're looking for this dress in a small or medium, ooga booga (a fantastic store in LA's chinatown) has it for $150.