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Fab Redux: Blinded by the Missoni

Before you excuse this 1980s Missoni Dress ($95) for being too frumpy, hear me out. The thing about vintage is though it is oft one of a kind, it is also oft of another era. Read: old fashioned hemlines. Do you know how many vintage dresses and skirts I've had hemmed? Sometimes vintage items need updating, whether it's a modern hemline, new buttons or a freshly sewn sleeve. That said, imagine this deal of a Missoni dress with a shorter hemline and cap sleeves. I estimate the nip/tuck will run you another $25-$30 on top of the $95. See what I'm saying?

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carhornsinapril carhornsinapril 8 years
i'm sorry, i couldn't hear you over that print.
emalove emalove 8 years
Eek no...
mommie mommie 8 years
I love the print. It could be easily updated. For me I would wear it as is with the right assessories.
MandeeLei MandeeLei 8 years
That print is, to put it nicely, just not doing it for me. Well it is doing a couple things but nothing good.
lizlee89 lizlee89 8 years
hooligan hooligan 8 years
I do my own tailoring, and have a vintage Missoni dress collecting dust...maybe you've given me an idea! Also take note: vintage dresses and tops were cut with higher armholes, which can be restrict your movement!
bhilb bhilb 8 years
Yeah, the print is not doing it for me, either. For some reason, the colors are a little too "I bought it in Jamaica on vacation" for me.
Kristinh1012 Kristinh1012 8 years
No, I don't see it. It's the print. It's hurting me.
Ikandy Ikandy 8 years
me too mcollazo
Evalicious Evalicious 8 years
You could totally tailor this yourself - unless of course you are taking it in at the sides. Hemlines are easy to do, so are sleeves b/c of the fabric.
RosaDilia RosaDilia 8 years
If it's worn correctly, with right accesories, shoes, handbag, etc... it makes a fab outfit.
mcollazo mcollazo 8 years
I love the vision FAB but I am not digging the line underneath the waist.
missbanana missbanana 8 years
i wish i knew how to tailor myself.. it gets expensive!
miss_english miss_english 8 years
The length is just past the knee... I don't think that's too old-fashioned or frumpy. Accessorized correctly as is I think it would be far from frumpy!
Deeuh Deeuh 8 years
Love the print!
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