But I digress to evade the point, that being that the dress was no longer available in my size. There were, in fact, (TO readers pls. take note) 2 remaining on the hook. One was a size 4 and the other a size 6. While I wear a full ranges of sizes from a 4 to a 10 - depending on the cut, the day, water retention, effectiveness of foundation garments, the whim of the goddess - this dress was cut small - and not as stretchy as you might imagine given that it's jersey. The arm pits were very high, turns out, which is why the 8 was perfect but the 6 just slightly too snug.
I like to think that my dithering, in its own way, has united fashionistas the world over. And it didn't cost me any $$$.
PS: Somehow I managed to find 4 other dresses I didn't dare try on:
- A sleeveless, drop waist, knit dress in a strange metallic hue that seems vaguely grey (colour not optimal)
- An adorable sleeveless (thick spaghetti strap) lemon yellow cotton dress. Fitted bodice, full skirt. Very wearable on many bodytypes. It also came in tomato red.
- Jersey cotton dress - maybe too thin - think T shirt - in an adorable retro shape (built-in bow at the waist), excellent collared ovalneck. The weak link, so I tell myself, is that the colour was a bit wan. Which is not good in yellow.
- Marimekko sleeveless dress with 1-inch straps. Also fitted bodice, full skirt. Great pattern - the redder one, not the browner one - structured fabric, flattering to the midsection.
A lot of bloggers have been down on H&M lately (lord knows, for years I did not get this place at all) but today I could have bought 12 things there, easy.
Alas, I'm taking a page from Enc's book and I'm walking away. That's for y'all who think I have a shopping problem. And for the wallet.