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H&M Crimson Cherry Blossoms Plunge Dress

by HystericalParoxysm Posted 9th Jan 2008 at 8:13 AM - Updated 16th Nov 2008 at 9:22 PM by CatOfEvilGenius
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This is a Maxis Recolour which means that it is a recolour of an item that already exists in your game. Please check the Expansion pack requirements to see which game pack it recolours.
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
So I noticed this one mesh in the H&M stuff pack was a really cute shape, but looked like it'd been textured like weird orange 70's snakeskin carpeting or something. Very unattractive, and not a chance I'd use it. So I did a pretty much complete retexture, handpainting a nice soft neutral texture for it, and added some cherry blossoms. Elegant and classy in a deep rich crimson red with white detailing, white shoes (with red soles) and a silver bracelet.

I'm rather pleased with how it came out... and was planning on doing a bunch of other colours... but then Photoshop crashed and I lost my layer-separated document. Oh well - at least I'd gotten one imported before it crashed.

You're welcome (as always) to edit and recolour my textures as you like - just give credit and a link if you share them.

I've done it in two versions - one is fully custom and will not replace anything. The other is a default replacement of the textures so you won't have the (in my opinion) quite ugly original showing in your game anymore. You probably just want one or the other, though I guess you could download both if you really wanted. I've included a comparison pic of mine vs. the original so you know which outfit you're replacing. If you like the original, get the file that does not say DEFAULT in the filename. If you never want to see that outfit again, get the DEFAULT file.

Categorized as Everyday and Formal, and works for Young Adults, Adults, and Elders (the original is young adult/adult only and the default replacement file does not change this, only the textures).

Model Credits:
  • Model is my Olivia Morana, and all details about the content she wears can be found on her upload thread.

Thanks to:
  • MTS2, the rest of the staff, and especially Delphy, for giving me a cool place to learn how to make pretty things for pixel dollies.
  • Quaxi and the rest of the SimPE team.

Clothing Type:
Clothing Style:
      No Style: None of the below styles
Other Type:
      Not Applicable
Maxis Flags:
      Not Applicable
      Default Replacement
Outfit Type:
      Full Outfit

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

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Size: 98.1 KB · Downloads: 5,936 · 9th Jan 2008
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#2 Old 9th Jan 2008 at 8:50 AM
So pretty and also as default! I could kiss you! Thanks,
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 9th Jan 2008 at 9:17 AM
"My Edit (Yay!) Original Maxis (Eww!)"


Gorgeous; thanks!

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Lab Assistant
#4 Old 9th Jan 2008 at 9:37 AM
It's so much prettier than the original. Thanks! <3
Field Researcher
#5 Old 9th Jan 2008 at 9:45 AM
Thanks, this re-make of the dress is lovely!
#6 Old 9th Jan 2008 at 10:43 AM

I am Brazilian but I live in Switzerland!!!!
Call me Paula if you want :)
My Tumblr =)
Field Researcher
#7 Old 9th Jan 2008 at 3:01 PM
Beautiful job. Thanks!

"Cant sleep... Clowns will eat me." -- Bart Simpson
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 9th Jan 2008 at 3:06 PM
So glad to see you creating again (ugh to the PS crash though), this is just lovely! Very simple and elegant. Thank you
#9 Old 9th Jan 2008 at 4:00 PM
A so better amelioration ! Thank you HP !!

All of nature is within us and we are part of all nature (Chief White Cloud)
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 9th Jan 2008 at 4:34 PM
Gorgeous as always! I loved the shape of that dress but the print was so horrible, now my Sims can look sophisticated and gorgeous. I may have to have a go at recolouring this...
Test Subject
9th Jan 2008 at 5:19 PM
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Test Subject
#11 Old 9th Jan 2008 at 5:56 PM
Thank you so much HP! I did like the shape of the dress but the original was hideous! *sigh* Too bad about PS crashing
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 9th Jan 2008 at 6:28 PM
The detail is gorgeous!
Lab Assistant
#13 Old 9th Jan 2008 at 9:14 PM
Thank god someone did something about the texture, I hated it but loved the dress shape, thanks a lot :D
#14 Old 9th Jan 2008 at 9:22 PM
I used the dress for a weird hippie-sim once, but this one's much better. Thank you.
Test Subject
#15 Old 9th Jan 2008 at 9:38 PM
i loveeeee this!
reminds me of Ada Wong in RE4 :D

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Lab Assistant
#16 Old 10th Jan 2008 at 12:13 AM
Very nice I was thinking the same thing when I saw that hideous outfit.
Field Researcher
#17 Old 10th Jan 2008 at 1:59 AM
You know, I've always loved the style of the dress but that print prevented me from ever using it. I can now thanks to you, and the dress is gorgeous.

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You don't know what will be.
Looking for you in darkened corners,
Descend into madness with me.
Field Researcher
#18 Old 10th Jan 2008 at 11:16 AM
I am so ashamed to admit that I love the original xD
But yours is even prettier xD

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Lab Assistant
#19 Old 10th Jan 2008 at 6:37 PM
I have no idea what Maxis were doing with that original texture-its hideous. But the mesh is lovely and your texture is gorgeous!!! Thank you for the default xD

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Test Subject
#20 Old 10th Jan 2008 at 10:12 PM
Oh, so beautiful! I must download! :D
#21 Old 11th Jan 2008 at 8:26 AM
I actually really love the original, but I love this one too and I hope to see some recolors pop up!
Test Subject
#22 Old 14th Jan 2008 at 5:49 PM
Fabulous, thank you! I quite like the Maxis dress but it just doesn't fit with what any of my Sims would wear. I think I'll take the default
Lab Assistant
#23 Old 15th Jan 2008 at 12:27 AM
Oh, god that dress is so damn ugly! You made it so pretty and... wearable! *snaps up a copy of the default* Mine!
Lab Assistant
#24 Old 23rd Jan 2008 at 1:37 AM
Am I the only one who actually likes the original texture? I think it looks good on darker sims.

I also like your new texture, so I am voting with my dollars by downloading the non-default one
Test Subject
#25 Old 25th Jan 2008 at 2:39 AM
i also love the oringinal great for my hippys but this os also beautiful and great for everyone else
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