Brutally Honest Monday: My Fugly Dress

Jul 28, 2008

#Life#Brutally Honest Mondays

Since I think I’ve pretty much exhausted my Brutally Honest-ness for the week on Saturday’s post, and since I have a deadline on Friday and no nanny (read: copious amounts of caffeine and green tea pills) and there are still a few

hundred emails to reply to, I’m keeping it simple.

You want to see my stats? Or you want to see my fugly dress?


The Next Big Thing is in the works. Things may be spotty around here for a bit.

But! I leave you with this! For your viewing pleasure. :: snort ::

Do I keep? Or take back?

Fugly is IN.

Or at least I hope it is. Otherwise it’s just me wrapped up in my Grandmother’s old drapes.


Play Along! You’ll look better, I promise

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  1. Keep the dress. You can always make it work and at least it’s not boring black.  Rock it, girl. You know you can.

    By Mocha on 2008 07 28

  2. that Hawt!

    By Alli ~Mrs. Fussypants on 2008 07 28

  3. Have you noticed that part of the pattern looks like a large Fisher-Price people head?  The King?  Most of them are right-side-up (belly, left thigh, left knee) but the one on your left breast is printed at an upside-down party angle.  Is that the tequila tank side?  We won’t get into the sunglasses-wearing cows I see just over the heads of the FP Kings…

    In college, I had friends with an abstract painting of zebras.  If you could find all the zebras, they’d let you go home after a party.  If you keep that dress, it would make a fine sobriety test.

    By karen on 2008 07 28

  4. Ditch the dress. It is beyond FUGLY it is vomitous!

    By mrs. Tantrum on 2008 07 28

  5. Dear Mrs Flinger, Your dress is SO RADLY AWESOME you should keep it for sure and wear it all the time. Mostly? Because you are SO CUTE with your little matching headband. Also. I know you’re all “MEH” and everything but all the same when I see your blog updates in my feed it’s the first one I check. Love ‘em. Love you. Love the dress. P.S. I also like the sobriety test idea.

    By syd on 2008 07 28

  6. Dang, yo.  You’re smoking.  Even in that HORRID, AWFUL dress.  I’d totally still kiss you.

    By Mr Lady on 2008 07 28

  7. As long as you don’t wear Grandma’s matching lampshade, rug, and pillow shams….

    well, I don’t know. The jury is still out.

    By Bee Repartee on 2008 07 28

  8. If you feel like a hot mama in it then keep it.
    I have to see it in real life to say for sure, but I think you look good in it!

    By Laura on 2008 07 28

  9. I’m not a fan of the dress.  The colors don’t bring out your skins tone.  Take it back.

    By MH on 2008 07 28

  10. Hmmm. Not my favorite, I won’t lie. Although with the right shoes…

    By Elizabeth on 2008 07 28

  11. Only one question to ask yourself…

    Do you feel cute in it? 

    If so, keep it.  Dresses are meant to make us feel girly and pretty.  If it doesn’t, take it back.

    By Sheenah on 2008 07 28

  12. I think the shape of the dress is VERY nice on you.  The pattern, well… it looks fine from here, but if you don’t like it, don’t wear it.  Something about it must be unflattering in YOUR eyes, know what I mean?

    I think you look FUN and light and carefree!

    By Andrea's Sweet Life on 2008 07 28

  13. I think it’s cute! Other commenters be damned! But maybe it’s the headband…

    By maggie on 2008 07 28

  14. You can make it work if you LOOK like you like it.

    By Suebob on 2008 07 28

  15. Suebob, I always say that’s true of hats, for sure. Feeling confident in a hat? You can pull it off.

    This dress? I’m not sure even a good deodorant and pushup bra would bring enough confidence. Of course, a tummy tuck might.. hrm…

    By Mrs. Flinger on 2008 07 28

  16. YOU look fabulous.  But that dress is FUG!

    By Shamelessly Sassy on 2008 07 29

  17. Okay, I love you allll daaaayyy looong, but take that dress back.

    Here’s why: the pattern is too big and busy (Yes, I learned from the school of What Not To Wear, and I love me some Clinton Kelly) and the result is that it attracts attention AWAY from your BEAUTIFUL FACE.  I’m serious.  You don’t want to do that.

    It also does this weird poke-out thing in the front that is raping your shape.  You are not a sideways triangle, damnit!

    Omg, have I gone one ENOUGH now!?

    Basically: You: BEAUTIFUL Dress: EWWWWness.


    By Sarcastic Mom on 2008 07 29

  18. The dress is nice, but it’s too old for you.

    By MariaV on 2008 07 29

  19. I have that dress in blue.

    By rachel on 2008 07 29

  20. I’m kind of ambivalent about the dress.  But you look so ridiculously happy in it that I think if I had a dress like that, I might not need Xanax anymore.

    Where did you get it?

    By Overflowing Brain on 2008 07 29