Fashion for Life 2012 is over now, they’ve taken down the tents and the trucks are heading back to their home locations. Aside from the being a moving experience across a broad front, FFL 2012 was a gold mine for seekers of Mesh clothings. I found a couple dozen Mesh demos and when I finally got home with my treasures the first thing I opened (well, after some really cute outfits I bought) was all those Mesh items.
I was already prepared to accept the fact that most of my Mesh treasures would not fit me at all, but I had great expectations that I’d find some wonderful items.
Some designers didn’t have demos for their Mesh items but I won’t buy anything Mesh without a demo. I know designers are trying to master this technology, but many women have developed their own shapes in Second Life and for many of us it is the only control we have over our look. Expecting a woman to give up her signature style is just too much to expect.
I found some great little outfits that I’ll be buying next month when I get my allowance (I already spent this months… /me rolls her eyes). Still almost every item I found that I loved has fitting issues. So for today, here are some of my favs (left side is with shaper, right side without):
A great dress!
Its from + eX +
I’d never been to this designers store before FFL, so what a find!
I love the look although it’s a little conservative for me these days. /me smiles
I’ve got my eye on this one for my Mesh wardrobe though.
Note: without the shaper tatoo layer, I’d look pretty ridiculous.
Thanks for demos!
I love this sweater!
It’s by Baiastice, another designer I hadn’t shopped at before.
As with all Mesh items I’ve found, you simply must get used to some type of shaping. I’m sorry to say that but I have only found one item that doesn’t require a tatoo layer shaper.
I think sweaters are going to be big winners for designers.
Look at the bottom of the sweater, how it hands ever so slightly over the ribbing. What a wonderful detail!
The designer is Baiastice and isn’t this just a darling dress!
In real life, I’d feel so confident in this dress I’d just have to do my strut.
I think you can tell that despite the shaper layer, this body shape is similar enough to my own shape I can wear this.
And with the gift card in my pocket, I have a feeling that I’ll be getting this one for my wardrobe this weekend.
Like I said at the beginning, I bought a couple dozen Mesh demo items. About a half of them fit in similarly to the above.
However, there were other that proved my call for demos from ALL designer. Yes, most Mesh items I found demos for had four or five different sizes to choose from. But regardless of any assurance, anyone may try to give you, not all Mesh clothing is going to fit you. If you don’t care about changing your shape, then you’ll have a great time with Mesh. And if you shop carefully, you’ll also have a lot of fun!