Lookbook: Ann Taylor Crochet Dress

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Dress: Ann Taylor factory- size 00P (tailored) (similar here and here and here)
Belt: taken from Bebe blazer (similar here)
Heels: Aldo t-strap- size 5 (similar here and here)
Purse: Chanel 

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I was super nervous bringing this dress to my “new” tailor because I haven’t built that trust factor yet. And given that he’s a 77 year old Italian tailor didn’t help my nervousness! But he did an amazing job on this dress. I didn’t take before photos because it looked like a big lace table cloth on me. It had no shape whatsoever and made me look like a box.

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He had to slim both sides and remove the zipper completely and then re-attach it. *sweating* I was pretty panicked wondering will he be able to do this? What I love most about this dress is the neckline. I thought at first it was one of those cross wrap styles where I’d have to wear a cami underneath because cleavage would be a big problem but it’s not! YAY!

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You can also see this dress on Cee, Jean and Callandra. They all look amazing in it! Let me know if I missed anyone and I will link you:) There are many crochet dresses to choose from out there. If you are looking for an affordable one, this Forever 21 crocheted dress is super cute or if you are looking for one with sleeves, this version comes in petites!

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The back of the dress turned out really nicely. My tailor said that you can’t slim the sides too much otherwise the seat of the dress would be too tight and not look classy. I think he took the right amount in because it’s looks and feels fitted but not skanky skin tight.

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Can you believe I am not wearing pumps? I haven’t busted these shoes out since the beginning of my blogging days. The heel is so high, it’s hard to walk in. I feel like I’m walking on stilts.

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I wanted to include this shot because it was so different and I am so tired of my same poses staring at the camera with one arm on my hip and trying to look natural. So if I look crazy…my apologies in advance!
Sorry for all the crochet posts lately but I just love the vintage feminine look to it 🙂
Have you jumped on this bandwagon?
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  1. Beautiful! I love the fun picture at the end 🙂 I just bought a lacy dress from H&M – I've been loving this style lately, too!

  2. So glad the dress turned out well! I would be so scared to get something altered that much but now you know he's talented! And I'm looking for a lace-y piece to add to my wardrobe thanks to all the petite blogs!

  3. Love everything…a dress, a belt, those shoes and that purse. Lovely combo. I thought something looked different then you mentioned about not wearing pumps, aha! Those shoes look great on you.

  4. The first thing I noticed was the fact that you're not wearing pumps! (I love your pumps) These shoes are pretty and sexy! I think this dress looks perfect on you especially with that belt.

  5. Aaww..you look so beautiful in this dress! I actually saw it in the store and soo wanted it but they didn't have my size. My bf wasn't too fond of it but I insisted that it looks amazing on all the petite bloggers!!

  6. The lace dress looks great on you! I haven't yet joined on the white dress look but I think you pull it off better than I could. I'll leave the sheath dresses to you. =)

  7. That dress is SO cute! And versatile. There are so many accessories and colors you can pair with it!

  8. Yes, I have jumped on this bandwagon and bought the skirt version past weekend. It fits me perfectly without alterations. The dress looks great on you. Your new tailor did such an amazing job with the dress. I like your last pose 🙂

  9. You look gorgeous Annie! I loved this dress on everyone (I got the retail bateau one that I still need to take in), your new tailor did a GREAT job. It fits you perfectly. 🙂

  10. Yay! You look so good in this dress post-alterations, Annie. Great job by your new tailor. You seems quite happy with him, so I would say keep going back.

  11. I saw how baggy this was on Jean so I can imagine how baggy it was on you – this looks so FABULOUS now! You got yourself one talented tailor! Love the heels on you!

  12. This dress is getting a lot of blog time, huh? Your tailor did a good job on fitting it to you. Those shoes look great but probably feels so high because of the platform. I like the 2nd to the last pic style.

  13. Wow this crocheted dress is just beautiful and feminine!

    Hope you are keeping well. Sorry I have been MIA Fitness Competition prep has been taking over my life.

    xoxo

  14. Love the dress on you and your Tailor did an amazing job! Haven't yet bought anything that's lace yet but I soon will..

  15. This is an amzing dress and you look wonderful! Love how you styled it! I've been looking for a lace/crochet dress forever alas can't find it still – may have to look for something vintage.
    You USA girls are SO lucky to have Ann Taylor etc!
    [pout] Not fair!

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