I found this pretty green dress at a thrift store for $1, but it had some problems. Problem one- Shoulder pads. Problem two- Pleated tulle or something to make sure those shoulders really stand the hell up, like close to my ears. I felt like a Disney princess. I didn't get any before photos because I felt a little pants on the ground (looking like a fool!) wearing it.
Sleeves, shoulder pads, tulle, and approximately 8 inches of the bottom of this dress magically disappeared this morning.
I elfed it up a bit per the Chainsaw's suggestion with some stripy sweater tights he bought me once upon a many moons ago in Delft at the World's Best Tight Store or something like that. My only beef is that the weight of those shoulders/sleeves must have been what kept the pretty neckline from gaping, but oh well. I like it anyway.