*** I added all new items to my blog sale featuring my new dress form so please check it out! :) ***
After being a part of the blogging world, I have become obsessed with getting a dress form. But I just couldn't find anything I liked much less than the correct measurements. I can't sew but just liked the thought of displaying my belts, scarfs and necklaces and possibly outfits on something pretty. So after some extensive research, I decided that this was the closest thing to what I wanted:
Guess where I bought this? The least expected store. PBTeen (Pottery Barn Teen)! Who would have thought?
The measurements are not my exact measurements but are somewhat close. I am 32 x 23 x 32 but this dress form is 33 x 25 x 34. So it's the wider version of me. I was afraid it wouldn't fit my clothes but it does! The fabric is made of cream linen and can be pinned. It stands at 65" tall which is 5" taller than me but I didn't mind that.
I would have preferred a tripod wooden stand in the antique white finish but unfortunately, there is only one option. I gave up the tripod wooden legs for my pretty crystal top. Overall, isn't this dress form totally ME?
There is some drama behind this dress form situation. First one I received had some marks on the back so I had to return it. They shipped me out the 2nd one and that had some wrinkling in the linen so now I have to return this one and wait for my 3rd one. You would think at the hefty price tag of $199 plus shipping, the product would be perfect but maybe I am just extremely picky.
Here is a close-up top part which I fell in love with. My dress form had to have some kind of top- I love the pretty crystal ball.
The neck measures 12" which is perfect. It fits my Theory 00 Gratian blazer and also my Ann Taylor Petal front shell in XXSP. Although since it's a bigger than me, I am hoping it doesn't stretch out my tops! I probably will only put tops that run bigger on it. But all my blazers fit just fine and I can even button them if I wanted to.
Here I tested out the fit of the waist (25") and it fits my Ann Taylor belt in XS on the LAST hole perfectly. YAY!
And I had to show off my new favorite Ann Taylor necklace I got last weekend. So hopefully my 3rd dress form will arrive perfect otherwise, I will have to find another one:( If you want a true petite sized dress form, read Kelly's post here. I debated getting one like her's but in a different wood finish but I just really wanted a neck block.
While doing my research online, I came across this and want it super bad but it's in
chinese (I think) Japanese- thanks Prosephina for letting me know...I tried to translate the webpage but it would only translate part of it. Anyone know how to order this?
I also found this one...adorable!
(love how PARIS is written on it)
(decent price but still expensive)
Don't get too excited, both are only table top dress forms but aren't they adorable? I really love the RH one but can't see spending that much. It's gone on sale twice already so maybe it will keep going down:)
Please share your thoughts on what you think about my new dress form!