Sunday, February 22, 2009

Latest Ebay Experiment







While looking for 80's dress for Maria on eBay (she's still on the market for the 80's theme party we're co-hosting with Megan in March), I came across some funky finds. I had been doing searches for "taffeta dress," "80's prom dress," "1980 dress," "vintage dress," etc.

In the midst of my last search, I stumbled upon a unique seller's store. This seller had a variety of interesting wraps and dresses, some of which used vintage fabrics. I was intrigued by a dress that claims it can be worn some 15 different ways. I decided if I could find one for a decent price, I would experiment with a magic wrap skirt dress of my own. 

I bid on a few, some of which ended up out of my price range. Then... I snagged one in its last hour of bidding. Once my dress arrives in the mail (and I spend a solid two hours with the instruction manual), I'll let you all know if the $18.50 plus $4.00 shipping was worth the risk. Judging from the feedback, it seems there are many happy customers. Who knows? It could be a fun summer frock...

You should be able to locate other dresses using the keyword search "Reversible Vintage Silk Magic Wrap Skirt Dress" or by clicking on the seller's store link above.

8 comments:

moeko said...

very interesting! my mom has something similar - which is more scarf-sized, and it comes with a manual that has tons of ways to wear it too - on your head, around your neck, as a hair accessory, as an under shirt - pretty crazy!

Mb said...

Both SuziQ and Spoogy own these. They bought them at a street market in Harlem. So cute.

K_Streams_Her_C said...

That's neat, Mo. Does she like it?

Mb, do the ladies actually wear theirs?

prettylittletangents said...

This looks so cute! I can't wait to see your write up on whether or not it's a "win".

K_Streams_Her_C said...

PLT, so glad to see a familiar name from another blog I frequent! I will go ahead and schedule a photo shoot with my dress. :)

moeko said...

Yeah I think she's a fan!

Mb said...

They do, K. SuziQ loves to take it on weekend getaways to the beach. Definitely a great warm weather item if you can find a print you like.

K_Streams_Her_C said...

Okay ladies. The instructional DVD arrived yesterday. Now all I need is a helper because I probably STILL won't understand WTF is going on.