Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Dreaming of a Desigual Maxi Dress

Today's guest post features Katie, who pines over a Desigual maxi dress and seeks out a substitute at the new store on 34th Street

Ever since this post appeared on Fashion Herald, circa May 2009, I've had the Desigual maxi dress Kati modeled stuck in the back of my mind.

A few weeks after the dress was posted, Fashion Herald and I went back to Macy's so I could try it on too (this was in the pre-Desigual-stand-alone-store-on-34th-Street days). To my dismay, only one dress remained, on the mannequin, no less, and it wasn't my size. What a sad and disappointing day that was.

Almost a full year later, with a fully stocked Desigual store on 34th Street, I went in search of a maxi dress that could live up to "the one that got away." I came close, but even at 30% off, this dress didn't hold a candle to "the one".

I prefer the decorative neckline of "the one", as well as the more articulated pattern. Click in for the close up and see if it reminds you of weather radar maps too. The new maxi's pattern reminds me of graffiti. I even found this graffiti-like tag hidden on the side of the dress after I took it off. Not that I prefer weather radars maps over graffiti or anything.

The bottom line: for $100 (reduced price), I want my dream maxi dress, not the runner up. Perhaps Desigual will hear my plea and create a similar dress or even - gasp!- a revival of "the one." We can only hope. In the meantime, if you're into graffiti-esque patterns on dresses, head to Desigual 'cause this one's on sale.

Desigual, 385 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street


Tricia said...

Kati's dress was fantastic, but I don't know, I think the graffiti maxi looks amazing on you, Katie!

Kira Aderne said...

Perfect for your spring time!

Tricia said...

Kira!! Miss you, I've been holed up in Mommy-ville but I'm out back in blogosphere soon!

Eva said...

Desigual is all over my town. My friend has an amazing bag, but otherwise I don't like it much.

Tricia said...

eva - Saw some really cute wallets and clutches in the 34th Street store. I personally couldn't wear head-to-toe Desigual, but for a cute piece here and there, yes.