ModCloth Deserves Some Praise 1

I was weeding through my many, many tabs tonight, because even Chrome can’t handle the number of pages I have open. And, as I sorted through them, I realized something: half of the tabs were for ModCloth’s dresses. I realized, I’ve barely looked at the rest of the site lately, because I’ve been so absorbed with their dress section. But here’s the thing: for all of the awful dresses I’ve posted, for all the misplaced peplums and mottled sequins, the majority of the dresses are great.

So, in the hopes that others will get to buy the dresses and twirl around feeling pretty, I’m posting some of my favorites (I’m on a shopping embargo, due to not being particularly employed, so I can’t buy their entire dress section).

Yeah, there’s not a lot of cutting remarks and sarcasm, but there are pretty dresses after the jump.

I’m not sure how they managed, but somehow, this remarkably yellow dress isn’t too yellow. I kind of want to buy it, then wear it every week while watching Mad Men and drinking an Old Fashioned.

ModCloth Soda Fountain Dress in Ginger – $44.99

I think this may be the first time I’ve ever liked a peplum. But this is a peplum done right: with a retro-style, in a substantial fabric. The dress doesn’t have a name on the site – part of some naming contest, I don’t know – so I’ve nicknamed it “Peplummy,” for obvious reasons. This dress wouldn’t work on me, because I don’t like to draw attention to my hips, but man, do I like staring at this dress.

ModCloth North Poll Name It and Win It Day 4 (aka, “Peplummy”) – $54.99


Women’s magazines are always running features on what to wear on a date. This dress eliminates the need for a multi-page pictorial.

ModCloth She’s a Lady Dress – $64.99


There is no reason for this dress to exist outside of the imagination of a 6 year old pretending to be a fairy, but I am so glad it does.

ModCloth Fairy Godmother’s Favorite Gown – $74.99

Come on. Tell me you wouldn’t want to make a dramatic entrance at a cocktail party in this dress. Even if you insisted you don’t want it, I wouldn’t believe you. Sorry, it’s the truth. This is one of those dresses you don’t just walk in – you sweep into a room wearing this dress. And how often do you get to do that?

ModCloth Hotel Particulier Dress – $99.99


It’s purple and brown, but not in a bad way! And it’s silky, but just on top, so it won’t get wrinkled every time you sit down! Yes, the exclamation points are totally necessary! Did I mention that it’s purple and brown?

ModCloth Byzantine Beauty Dress – $157.99

I would wear this dress every day, regardless of occasion – if it weren’t $485. Come on, Betsey Johnson. I know you have a reputation to uphold as a real designer, but I’m pretty sure I could get create this dress from Ann Taylor pieces for $160.

Betsey Johnson Peek-A-Boo Petal Dress – $485

There. I said nice things about ModCloth, because I was starting to feel kind of bad for ripping on them all the time, since they do try really hard – and actually manage – to offer some great clothes.

Alright. Well, that’s out of my system. Back to my usual unrelenting unpleasantness.

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