One day last week, I posted about this dress on Twitter. It’s by Heidi Merrick and the retail cost is $462. It’s cute and I generally think her designs are lovely, but… THOSE STRIPES. Can you imagine paying $462 for a dress with stripes that almost but don’t quite match at the waist like this?
Ok, I can’t actually imagine paying $462 for any dress myself, let alone for a simple madras sheath, but this strikes me as particularly nuts. It’s not that I think that all stripes always have to match, but these are way too close to look intentional, don’t you think? It just looks sloppy. Of course, I think it’s that flaw combined with the fact that I know the high price tag and that makes me cringe. If I saw this on someone on the street, I’m sure I wouldn’t notice.
Do you have any clothing peeves like this? Little things that annoy you when you see them in the shops? I have a feeling that the longer you’ve been sewing, the more peeves about quality you might have.