2013-06-05

As Seen on TV

So... the other day...
I was at Talize.

I know, so far, this story is just so crazy and unexpected.
I found a dress on the racks, giggled and for my own amusement, I threw it in the buggy to try it on. It was an Infinite Dress and I totally remember watching those infomercials (I can't find it online but here is a helpful and rather amusing clip from the VHS that came along with your purchase of the Infinite Dress) and wondering how the dresses even work. I put it in my buggy to solve the 'how does this thing work' mystery in the change room and ended up walking out of the change room with a new respect for all things sold on TV. This thing is kinda flattering...

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The fabric is what makes this dress work. It holds and manipulates very well without slipping and stretching out. And yes, it's a synthetic fabric and there are so many bad ways to wear the Infinite Dress but for all its gimmickiness (not a word but you understand...), it works. So now, thanks to the thrift store, I own 'that infomercial dress'. Judging by the label, it came from the late 90's, probably right around the time I was originally watching those infomercials... and daytime soaps.  
Infinite Dress, you sold me. What else on the As Seen On TV have I been wrong about? The ear wax cleaner? Or the... ahem... pocket hose?  


*Many more ways to wear this dress, after all, it is Infinite... But I got tired of posing after 4 ways. Life's hard...
*Big thanks to Talize for the gift card. 

15 comments :

Merl said...

I say PIYOW! [infomercial talk don't ya know] it's no circle skirt with a thigh high *slit* but it'll do. and by that I mean that crazy transformer dress does good things on your body.

Sarah said...

Great dress, love the versatile looks, looks smart and hot! Love the post.

Sue @ A Colourful Canvas said...

I love the look with the coral and turquoise necklace. I can't get over how you morphed it from sleeveless to sleeved. How did you do that? The VHS link doesn't seem to be working for me.

Sue xo

Anonymous said...

Please wear it wrapped around your head. That look is priceless!

Laura said...

Umm, that is such a cool concept! Who knew that infomericals could sell something kind of cool? I think you should definitely do a "weird ways I wore my Infinite dress and felt like Vampira" post. Because that lady definitely pulls that look off a couple of times in that link.

xoxo,
Laura
http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

Gwen said...

OMG this dress is awesomesauce! I want one! Love how you can turn it into all these different dresses, would be an awesome dress to take on holiday, eh?

Jill said...

I love it! It looks great on you. I've seen dresses like this before but I'm always afraid I'm going to tie it in just the right way to get stuck in it and need someone to help me out of it. Awkward.

Anna said...

I almost bought a pocket hose yesterday.

Ally @ Fever Thrift said...

Oh my gosh. It does look really good, lol. I remember those commercials. Bump-its are the things I like...my friend got em for me as a joke and I originally put one in as a joke and I realized I'd been needing the volume all along.

melissa rosenkilde said...

Umm it's kind of amazing. Love all the different ways you styled it!

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P_Good said...

I have a similar convertible dress and I actually really like it (though I've only worn it 2 or 3 ways). By the way, my sister just bought a pocket hose for my mom for mother's day, and she LOVES it. Apparently it actually does work like magic :)
I love your blog, and never miss it. Keep the awesome posts coming!

Anna D Kart said...

Great dress! Love it's versatility... You styled it beautifully...

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Style is... said...

I love the idea of a dress that can be worn in lots of different ways and it looks fantastic too. I would never have thought of buying clothes from TV.

Haley @ Cheap Recipe Blog said...

Whoa - I want this dress. Too bad it's from the 90's. I highly doubt my ability to find something like this at a thrift shop...!!