Walmart Couture. SO NOT KIDDING.

February 25, 2010

STYLE

A few weeks ago the gals at Tipsy Society put up a spread of several dresses.  Norma Kamali designed and awfully cute and available at…wait for it… WALMART.

 Several of us in the comment section were all, “Uh, man… I don’t know… WALMART?!” 

 There was one in particular that I really, really loved.  But again… Wal-mart?!  Here it is:

walmart dress

I hemmed and hawed and man-I-don’t-knowed… and then I saw the price.

EIGHTEEN DOLLARS.  EIGHTEEN. 

I mean COME ON!  How could I NOT try it out?!  For, I don’t know, posterity.  Or fashion.  Or maybe one day perhaps it will be spring here again and OMG DID YOU SEE HOW CUTE IT IS?!

So I ordered it.  (I found out you have to order the Norma Kamali line.  It is sadly not available in stores.)  And as I ordered it I prayed to the gods of Tailoring and Fit that they might actually send this to me and it would look acceptable.  (I figured asking for amazing might be a big greedy, ‘cause, you know, WAL-MART.)

It arrived over the weekend.  And here it is.

Walmart Norma Kamali dress

Walmart Norma Kamali dress detail

IT FITS PERFECTLY.  IT DOES NOT LOOK LIKE AN $18 DOLLAR DRESS.  AND YES I BELIEVE THIS DISCOVERY DESERVES ALL CAPS.

EIGHTEEN!

I ordered the 4-6 size and I will tell you it is closer to the 4 than the 6.  It isn’t lined but it doesn’t need to be.  The material is lightweight cotton and it seems like it will hold up to some moderate use.  I wouldn’t plan on cleaning/washing it over and over and over again because I’m not so sure how the seams will handle that, but for a luncheon or meeting or work and just twirling in your living room?  An awesome find.

It is very twirly.  I checked.

I have chosen to accessorize this baby with some rockin’ green pumps (Spring!) and the new ring I purchased at etsy.  An added bonus is the linen animal print purse I’ve been dying to haul out.

Admit it.  You totally want one now.  Go get it!

EIGHTEEN!

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11 Responses to “Walmart Couture. SO NOT KIDDING.”

  1. Rachel (A Southern Fairytale) Says:

    That is unbelievable.
    WOW. You do look adorable and NO WAY for $18.. WOW

    Reply

  2. Amanda Says:

    OMG that looks phenomenal on you! Go Walmart! Go Walmart! I love that you posted this update–so exciting!

    Reply

  3. Steroids Buy Says:

    well worth the read.I found it very informative as I have been researching a lot lately on practical matters such as you talk about…

    Reply

  4. Der Says:

    O.M.G.! I LOVE it! And you were a Wal-mart doubter!! I’m glad you’ve been converted!

    Reply

  5. court Says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE. You’ve completed this whole look. I think your latest Etsy find (the ring) really ties it all together!

    Reply

  6. hope Says:

    ok, i’m breaking my boycott with walmart. they pissed me off last time i went, but the tie-waist striped jersey dress is mocking me.
    fab.u.lous.

    Reply

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