Sorry folks. Super Shoes-day is being postponed. I went to Anthropologie today to kill some time while The Boy went to get a haircut. I was so excited because I found lots of pretty dresses to try on. Halfway through I found myself stuck in a dress. Super-duper stuck!

The Culprit…Cirque A-Line Dress…silly little elephants drew me in.

The Incident…Oh such a cute little dress by Porridge with cute little white elephants and a lovely yellow sash. It has a side zip that went up and down once easily. I always un-zip/zip once before trying on anything. I stepped into the dress and proceeded to zip it up just fine. I then un-zipped it and it stopped at the waist seam. Ok…no problem, I think to myself. This happens all the time. I’ll just go back up and then back down and all will be well. Nuh-uh…no way. This dress decided it liked me more than I liked it. I tried to zip up and then down again and when I did it not only got stuck a little higher but also split below the zipper pull. And that, ladies, is “Super-Duper Stuck”.

The Extraction…After the zipper split I had to call over the dressing room associate. She went to get some pliers and came back with scissors. Apparently, this dress has had issues with it’s zipper. She was then able to cut me out of the dress. Absolutely and totally embarrassing. And it is such a cute dress. I did continue trying on the other dresses, I was just a lot more careful with the zipper.

Both Husband and The Boy are still laughing.

I’ll have some Anthropologie reviews and Super Shoes-day up later this week.

Have a great day. And watch out for Elephants.


  1. July 6, 2011 / 12:12 am

    I am so sorry this happened to you…but it is a really funny story… and I think readers need to know that this dress has a problem..just sorry you were the blogger who got to demonstrate it! I think I just had a vision of a very funny sitcom about a fashion blogger!!

  2. July 6, 2011 / 1:04 am

    lol, that happened to me too with a dress at anthro!!

    i love their dresses, but the quality of the zippers is always terrible.

  3. July 6, 2011 / 2:07 am

    Oh no! Glad you were able to get out unscathed 🙂 That is such a cute dress, but I have heard that that one and the Sing Sweetly (same dress diff print) had zipper problems. Geez, you'd think they'd get it together with the second version!

  4. July 6, 2011 / 11:27 pm

    Pam – All you can do is laugh at this situation. And that would be a very funny sitcom. I'm sure us fashion bloggers have lots of hilarious stories to tell.

    Mikaela – Oh no! Although I am happy to hear I'm not the only one it's happened too.

    AppGal – As I was checking out the SA mentioned the Sing Sweetly dress zipper issues. How awful for a store to lose that money because a company went cheap on the zippers and fasteners.