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« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2010 11:40:20 PM »

Hey frecks

Question 1: I'm graduating soon and will be looking for Hairdressing jobs. Would this be a ridiculous interview dress?
 Question 2: I like the length because it's pretty retro, but would it be more flattering shorter? And should I wear it with a petticoat?
 Thank you for looking!

Well, this is speaking with a European background but here's my 2c:
 Question 1: I'd maybe go with something less conspicuous, or, as others hinted, put a jacket over it. But that's speaking as a European and with no clue about the hairdressing business. 
 Question 2: I'd shorten it. Classical fifties skirts usually end right under the knee, so I'd definitely cut off a few more inches (especially with those legs of yours! Wink)
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« Reply #11 on: September 29, 2010 09:45:52 AM »

Love this dress!  It really looks fabulous on you!
I think a short black cardigan with the sleeves pushed up to 3/4 length would look great for an interview.  I like the idea of having a red belt for a punch of color, too.  I wouldn't shorten it (the proportions look good as is) and I'd skip the petticoat.
Great recon!!
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McJulie-O
« Reply #12 on: September 29, 2010 12:28:53 PM »

Even if you don't wear a poofy petticoat, you probably ought to wear a slip under that dress... white dresses are famous for showing what your underwear looks like if you don't.... you can find a slip with the same proportions and flare or easily sew one with your mad sewing skills...

You look great!
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whimsy10510
« Reply #13 on: September 29, 2010 03:51:52 PM »

that and a bolero/cardigan (like everyone and their pet rock said Smiley ) would be adorable for an interview!!! personally, i'd shorten it and then not wear a petticoat- but if you keep it long, i'd definitely wear one. i can't believe something that cute used to look that hellacious.  Tongue
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NakedMoleRatHerder
« Reply #14 on: September 29, 2010 05:21:18 PM »

Love it!   Those 90s monstrosities do have hope...
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crimescene
« Reply #15 on: September 29, 2010 05:34:53 PM »

Major upgrade! Before I even read your question I was gonna suggest that you shorten it up a bit so I'd definitely do that if I were you. I think it'd be cute for an interview!
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frecks
« Reply #16 on: September 29, 2010 07:27:54 PM »

Thanks everyone! I do have an adorable little black cardigan with 3/4 sleeves, actually. I also dug up a short white tiered skirt that manages to give it a *tiny* bit of the fullness that I wanted and also acts as a slip. On the length issue, I'm still torn! It seems like the responses are 50/50 as well! This'll be a tough call.
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« Reply #17 on: September 30, 2010 03:23:33 PM »

awesome job!
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grammardog
« Reply #18 on: October 01, 2010 05:31:22 AM »

Wow, you did a fabulous job!  It takes a lot of vision to take something ugly and see something beautiful in it, more so than just starting from yardage, I think.  I'm in the minority here, but if I were you, I would shorten the dress a bit. The skirt is so long that it falls in again near the bottom, where I feel like it needs to kind of flounce outward.  I think a bit shorter (and maybe a petticoat, as suggested) would give it the perfect finish.  Awesome work!
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HippieNation
« Reply #19 on: October 01, 2010 01:51:38 PM »

LOVE the dress!  It's very flattering to you!  Shortening it by 3 or 4 inches would look great too!
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