Well, I can now say – with some authority – that yes. This is the perfect Little Black Dress:
After vacillating over it for months, I finally decided that it would be better to buy one really fabulous black dress, custom-made to my measurements, than twelve sort of good-ish black dresses none of which I would be particularly enamoured with.
I ordered my dress from the wonderful Jiminie at Etsy’s My Black Dress on the 8th of April, and today (just over two weeks later!) my dress has arrived.
Now, I’m not sure how Jiminie managed it, but I asked her to change the pattern to a “wide, scooped, boatnecky type neckline” as befitting the Rack of Doom, and despite my garbled instructions, she’s created the neckline that I’ve been searching fruitlessly for for the last year or so.
The fabric is more like a heavy stretch crepe than the “Ponti” I expected, which gives it a slightly more formal feel that suits it quite well. It’s fully lined, and the quality of the work is exceptional.
It doesn’t make me look like the fabulously svelte model in the top picture, but it fits, well, like it was made for me. In fact, it even lends some shape to my wide, flat butt!
My Black Dress has definitely made it on to my list of curvy-friendly fashion sites, and I recommend anyone still on the hunt for the P(erfect)L(ittle)B(lack)D(ress) should check her out!