The Forever 21 dress that wanted to go home with me

by Mehak Shahani on October 22, 2010

in Fashion, Shoppin in Delhi

This is the back
This is the front
Two  weeks back, me and a friend of mine went to the Forever 21 store in Ambience Mall, New Delhi. Now, i was just helping out a friend of mine choose her clothes inside the trial room when i saw this aunty walk out in the  most amazing little black dress ever- It was classy enough  with  all the lace detailing , and it was short enough to look edgy and trendy .Now,  she was doing ‘Hmmm Haan i dunno’  in front of the mirror cos she felt it was too small a size for her and she needed medium ( I mentally agreed).  So at this point i couldnt resist asking the aunty if i could try it on as well. She very sweetly agreed and so i did, and yknow how like sometimes you try on something and have a ‘Hallelujah’ moment ? Thats what it was!. The dress fit me like second skin – i walked out and 2 of the SA’s stopped , turned and told me i HAD to buy it.. and i was like yay!!!!

 That was until i saw the aunty- ahem. Now the aunty suddenly was in love with the dress and wanted it back (classic case of wanting something someone else wants). There is NO polite way now of telling an aunty that she needs a medium, honestly what do u tell her- sorry it looks better on me?  sorry you need a bigger size ? I cant be that rude ! and to be fair to her, she did spot it first  and the first rule of shopping is that the one who spots it first gets it …so i grudgingly let it go…
Okay so why did it want to go home with me?
  1. Clue number one : When i handed it back to the aunty , the dress got caught up in my bracelet and it wouldnt let go of me! that was the first sign
  2. Clue number two: On my way out of the dressing room , i had a full body collission with an SA who dropped the clothes she was carrying- what fell out..THAT dress..except it was not my size :(
  3. Clue number three: At the checkout counter, the aunty was 3 people ahead of me and she was actually returning something and buying a ton of stuff in exchange. Well, apparently she went over the limit and realized she wanted to take something out, so she takes out my dress  says ‘I dont really need another black dress i guess’ and keeps it on the counter. At this point of time i yelped like a squirrel/ hyena/ alien and literally leapt to grab it!
And thats how i got this little beauty home. I so love how the stretch fabric hugs you from the bottom (not recommended for heavier hips) and the lace is so pretty on this. I think the full zipper down the back adds a little extra edge to it, and though its short and tight it doesnt look trashy. I love bodycon dresses!
I  havent yet found an occassion to wear this so no pics of me, (also i thought it would be rather silly to get dressed up and photograph solely for blog purposes, though i have done that in the past) but expect an OOTD on this one day for sure. BTW this cost me 1900 Indian Rupees / 40 $ . I think thats pretty affordable price for a dress

PS: I have now realized that if the woman in question was reading this she would be highly offended that i called her aunty!  No hard feelings!!!

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{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

Magali October 22, 2010 at 8:06 pm

Nice outfit. I know what it feels like, I fell in love with the last pair of shorts in a mall & went to great lengths to get it. :)
Nice post. Though the comment form is weird. :(


PnB October 22, 2010 at 8:22 pm

@Magali – comment form wierd? what went wrong?


DesignerSpray October 22, 2010 at 9:25 pm

You know what sucks? We don't have a forever 21 in the UK! Well, we have one in Birmingham or it's going to open soon but it's super faar.

I bloody love the dress. Bodycon dresses are the way forward. xx


PnB October 23, 2010 at 5:20 am

@Designer Spray : Oh but i heard F21 is opening in UK very soon !!! Atleast you guys have online shopping via their website…we cant do that

@Rita – Thanx! its my current favurite item in my wardrobe, alone with my asos shrug!


bhumika October 23, 2010 at 5:41 am

loved d dress….waiting for d OOTD….!!


HD October 23, 2010 at 6:14 am

lovely dress Mehak!!!! Yeah yeah it was meant for u only :)


Poohkie October 23, 2010 at 8:13 am

Damn! I wish we had this store in Chennai :(
Anyway, gorgeous outfit. And the post was hilarious :D Aunty!!! :D


A Lot Like Fashion October 23, 2010 at 11:12 am

Lol. I know what you mean about those certain aunties. The dress is a steal btw :)

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Deeptima October 23, 2010 at 12:35 pm

hahahaha…. seriously the dress wanted to go home with u …. love the dress… i wish i was your size… me going F21 soon….
i can imagine, it will look Fab on you !!


BUTTERFLY October 23, 2010 at 1:02 pm

lovely dress..


Srish October 23, 2010 at 5:25 pm

Gorgeous gorgeous dress!!!!!


PnB October 23, 2010 at 8:24 pm

@everyone- Thanks guys !!!


Sarah Ali / Glossicious October 24, 2010 at 7:45 am

you are so gonna rock this dress ;)


a!k0 October 24, 2010 at 9:04 am

LOL funny story :D Kept me entertained ;) Oh I'm sure the so called 'aunty' isn't that old right? :P I love the dress, can't wait to see it on you! I need a F21 near me!!


Cynthia Z October 24, 2010 at 9:13 am

Really gorgeous dress!



priyam October 24, 2010 at 3:50 pm

hahaha! i love the way u"ve written this post!
love the dress too! :)


Smita October 27, 2010 at 9:42 am

hahahahahaha ur so funny
my fav time pass is going through forever 21 website!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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