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Black white noir print dress shrug

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My grandmother is here in town, and at 83 years old she loves nothing more than singing and dancing. They are her #1 favorite activities. I’d been trying to find a place in town that had partner-dancing and finally got clued-in to a spot so we made plans to go. I paired this black and white noir print dress and shrug with mary jane heels and this sleek purse for a 1940’s vibe. The dress even has a built-in petticoat so the it has that extra flounce.  Perfect for a week night out on the town old-school dancing!

Black white noir print dress shrug

I actually bought this dress quite a while ago, and when I tried it on in the store, it had a high neckline that would ensure no girls making an appearance at the office. When I got it home, I realized the previous owner had shortened the original length of the spaghetti straps by looping them inside the dress and tacking the straps with stitches. I wore it that way a couple times, but it was really too tight under the arm. Then it sat in my closet for a while. I considered giving it back to Goodwill, which was a shame, since I like those ruffles. In a last ditch effort, I cut the tacking stitches and tried it on to see if it was just too low cut or what. Turned out, I kinda liked it better this way. It is certainly more comfortable, and now there’s room for my beaded necklace. My only regret is that we didn’t get a shot of the dress without the shrug.

Black white noir print dress shrug

Black white noir print dress shrug

Black white noir print dress shrug

Black white noir print dress shrug

Black white noir print dress shrug

Black white noir print dress shrug

Black white noir print dress shrug

Black white noir print dress shrug

Black white noir print dress shrug

Black white noir print dress shrug

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