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Updated on Apr 29, 2010
blue dress - black shoes - purple belt - yellow bracelet - orange accessories
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I bought this dress a while back at h&m after contemplating buying it for a bit because the shape was absolutely horrid on me. FYI: it didn’t look like this back then, I altered it to my shape. In the end I ended up buying it after all because I really really adored the print to death: it reminded me of Franz Marc’s paintings and he is my all time favorite painter. I love how passionate and vibrant his colors are, they make the animals who are actually painted rather unrealistically come to life in a way more realistic art never could. It’s a more “wild” view at reality.
This print isn’t nearly as awesome but it still reminded me of those paintings, and how often do you get that? Not often. So I figured, this print is worth more than the crappy design of this dress. So I took it home and started altering: it used to have an elasticated strapless band up top which totally pressed my boobs down and accentuated my armpit fat. I know, totally flattering. NOT. Also, there is an elasticated waistband but it sits way too low: it hits somewhere between my natural waist and my hips unless I scrunch it all the way up but then you have this really poofy top bit which also doesn’t flatter the boobage. I cut out the elastic band (just cut through the fabric and pulled the elastic out) of the top part, took the long ribbon that came with it to tie the waist and used it to creat halter straps (I positioned them waaaay to the side as to obscure my armpit flab from your eyes), placed some stitches where the cleavage should be to create a sweetheart neckline effect (OK, a toned down sweetheart effect), folded the skirt part up and wore a belt over it et voila: flattering dress with awesome print!

It reminded me of all things ethnic so I wore my african-look yellow bead bracelet with it. And heels because they are so practical for hiking through the jungle.

Hope you like it guys! And thanks again to my new fans!!!! I’m so excited for Style Icon, I probably won’t get it but a girl can hope, can’t she? :-D

love y’all!
More at my blog: The Styling Dutchman

COMMENTS (61)

theMUSE09
theMUSE09 on June 12
love the dress!!!
angiekje
angiekje on June 05
I like the fact that I can always tell it's you looking at the small pictures at the right :) great job indeed makes me want to start shopping at h&m for other reasons than just the cheap accessories :) and that's a compliment ^^ (I don't like it that when you buy an outfit there that there's a big chance that everyone has that exact same peace, that's what I mean)
angiekje
angiekje on June 05
and my writing in English is horrible today, omg :p
kimchi2081
kimchi2081 on June 02
i love ur dress
sniels35
sniels35 on May 05
cute!
karenjavier
karenjavier on May 04
love love love love love it!
seanbri
seanbri on May 03
love
Reybeltane
Reybeltane on May 01
love this. oh and great title! i love art history! fauvs are great. and finally someone else knows what it means!!
Annebeth
Annebeth on May 01
thank you! Always nice to be able to talk with someone who knows what you are talking about :D I love art history too!
jennyearnest
jennyearnest on May 01
this print is ridiculously amazing. VIBRANT COLORS, F'SHO.
NaomiDee
NaomiDee on April 30
best dress ive seen in ages! gorgeous print, gorgeous colour and you look gorgeous. chic! :)
cayeconcepcion
cayeconcepcion on April 30
you always have the amaaaaaaaaaaaaazing dresses i've seen in chictopia!and this one is not an exception!!i will always look forward to your next posts!!
Annebeth
Annebeth on April 30
that is so sweet, thank you babe!
libertina
libertina on April 30
OOOOH!!! i totally love it when people match their outfits to their favorite painters. very postmodern. :)
Annebeth
Annebeth on April 30
I wish I could do it more often though! Wouldn't it be amazing if you had enough money to just order a dress with the print of some painting you love? :D
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on April 30
beautiful dress!
Aphrodite
Aphrodite on April 29
beautiful and i mean BEAUTIFUL dress!!! one of ur best and u wore the perfect shoes with it! and i have to say ur quite good at altering!=)
Annebeth
Annebeth on April 30
thanks girl! it means a lot to me :)
disarmingdarling
disarmingdarling on April 29
the print on that dress is so cool!!
ScarletApril
ScarletApril on April 29
lovely dress! it looks good on you! :D
Isabellasfashion
Isabellasfashion on April 29
such a cool dress!
districtofchic
districtofchic on April 29
Ahhh! That dress is INSANE! I love the print!
cherry8888
cherry8888 on April 29
Love love love that dress!
pandaphilia
pandaphilia on April 29
ahhh love this print!
fashionluvr
fashionluvr on April 29
Great dress!!
Benji
Benji on April 29
aww what a pretty dress !
SimplyHope
SimplyHope on April 29
That dress is so cool!
Laura86
Laura86 on April 29
love your dress!
Cariissa
Cariissa on April 29
your so pretty! Cute dress!
Erica805
Erica805 on April 29
cute dress:)
Coconut
Coconut on April 29
your dress is just AMAZING !!!
Haiku_Ambulance
Haiku_Ambulance on April 29
Holy cheetah, Batman! This is freaking awesome.
starshipnarcissus
starshipnarcissus on April 29
cool dress!
appletwo
appletwo on April 29
great job altering it - it's very flattering on you now :)
gangsterpixie
gangsterpixie on April 29
OH my gosh. LOVE the dress!!! KInda jealous... as well as the hair!
Annebeth
Annebeth on April 29
thanks sweetie! I haven't cut my hair since october: I need a haircut badly, but I'm glad to hear you like it! :D
aivanmagno
aivanmagno on April 29
RAWR!!! Very very very interesting dress!!!! Go tribal chic!!!
glamourvixen
glamourvixen on April 29
Luv what you did with the dress! The neckline on this dress is so flattering & eyecatching! Looks fab on you!
lissakahayon
lissakahayon on April 29
i adore that dress dear!
DediLovesFashion
DediLovesFashion on April 29
cute dress
pyrofina
pyrofina on April 29
this dress is gorgeous
architect96
architect96 on April 29
lovely dress!!
Tea_Loving_Noemie
Tea_Loving_Noemie on April 29
amazing DIY work you got there! I am so impressed!! + the print is totally gorgeous!
goddesss
goddesss on April 29
cute
WallflowerVintage
WallflowerVintage on April 29
Again - fabulous! How about a tutorial - you know a before, during & after photo shoot, so we can totally envy your talent! I NEVER would have bought a dress that didn't fit - you have such vision and the results are fantastic! Brava!
Annebeth
Annebeth on April 29
I will definitely try to remember that the next time! maybe I can go back to h&m and photograph the unaltered dress and then have some detail shots of my alterations? I'll try my best! :D
SarahJaneR
SarahJaneR on April 29
amazing dress and shape, the cut is very flattering on your frame. The shoes are a perfect touch, along with the belt. I love that you took a piece that didn't flatter you but had a great print and made it your own
HK_Tralala
HK_Tralala on April 29
i think that the shape looks good on you:) and the print is amazing aswell..i faved this:P
modedamour
modedamour on April 29
beautiful dress!
VeronikaSwanti
VeronikaSwanti on April 29
Cute dress! Love it!
bangandchic
bangandchic on April 29
aww! so sexy i love this dress! especially the grafic!!
Annachiara
Annachiara on April 29
Faantastic dress darling!!! You're always gorgeous *_*
humanbehavior
humanbehavior on April 29
amazing dress! the colors, the print, the jungle look! so beautiful, love.
VintageMarie
VintageMarie on April 29
Beautiful dress and beautiful painting of Franz Marc !
amandromeda
amandromeda on April 29
great dress!
CarmenTamayo
CarmenTamayo on April 29
Love your dress.
Pink_Champagne
Pink_Champagne on April 29
great dress!
Rosemud
Rosemud on April 29
funky dress! very fun!
surajmukhi
surajmukhi on April 29
aww a tiger!! and is there another one on the back? I love him! I love the vibrant colors of this dress, and you did a great job with the alteration =) I feel inspired
Annebeth
Annebeth on April 29
glad I inspired you! get the dress at h&m, it is still in stores! :D
avipie
avipie on April 29
so nice!
deathbyplatforms
deathbyplatforms on April 29
i love the dresss! the tiger print makes it very interesting!!!
maharot1525
maharot1525 on April 29
cool dress!!!its another of your signature ways of dressing a dress....hehe....voted!
Annebeth
Annebeth on April 29
haha yes true, I often go for a belt and a halter top :D thanks!
sany
sany on April 29
Very interesting dress...you look fab!!!
Diamonddigger
Diamonddigger on April 29
this is so different!! i love it! sounds like you have put a lot of work to adjust the dress to your expectations but it was worth it as it looks stunning! x
Annebeth
Annebeth on April 29
I didn't feel like it took that much of an effort, I usually alter my clothes while watching some silly tv show and it maybe took half an hour? not too bad, thanks :D
Cloverkoh
Cloverkoh on April 29
the dress is awesome.
_SERENITY_
_SERENITY_ on April 29
wow, awesome dress, honey! that print is really amazing!<33
folle_femme
folle_femme on April 29
This is an amazing dress, what a great print! So, so pretty!:)
skinnybuddha
skinnybuddha on April 29
love what you did with the dress, and the print is fierce!!!
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