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 Post subject: Re: The Dress Coveting thread!
PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 6:15 pm 
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I really want this dress:

http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/sweet-cred-dress

But... $85! And it's so short! And where on earth would I wear it? But I waaaant it.


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 Post subject: Re: The Dress Coveting thread!
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baileyb, that IS cute.

strawberryrock, what's the story on your Quest for a Flapper-y Dress?

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 Post subject: Re: The Dress Coveting thread!
PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 7:00 pm 
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I need a dress for a daytime, Spring wedding next month. I'm very short with broad shoulders and narrow hips, so I'm shaped like a rectangle, and stuff often looks odd on me. I'd also love something that my nursing preschooler couldn't pull my boobs out of. And I'm dark skinned, so nothing pastel ever looks okay on me.

Any ideas? I haven't worn anything besides jeans, yoga pants and t-shirts in the last way too many years, so I am feeling very overwhelmed by this! I would love to buy something at a regular store so I could try it on (buying things online doesn't work out well for me for the reasons listed above). Thank you for any thoughts you might have!

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 Post subject: Re: The Dress Coveting thread!
PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 7:09 pm 
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Do you like shift dresses? I think they look nice on people with narrow hips, and you can usually put a belt over it if you want to try to define your waist. Necklines and sleeves vary quite a bit so you could probably find something fairly toddler proof. :)

Here's an example:
http://www.jcpenney.com/wear-to-work/st ... 11752M.tif

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 Post subject: Re: The Dress Coveting thread!
PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 7:34 pm 
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That looks so pretty and I love the color. Shift dresses tend to accentuate my lack of curves though, so I've never found them very flattering. But if I could belt it, that would be nice.... And its perfect for not having your boobs pulled out, so that is a major plus!

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 Post subject: Re: The Dress Coveting thread!
PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 7:36 pm 
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Have you tried Talbots before, Tofulish? They have a good petite section.


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 Post subject: Re: The Dress Coveting thread!
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Whoa! I had no idea they had petites! I always thought of them as catering to plus sizes. I got the suit I got married in there! Definitely going to check them out!

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 Post subject: Re: The Dress Coveting thread!
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Yep! And unlike a lot of other stores, most of their items come in a petite version.


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 Post subject: Re: The Dress Coveting thread!
PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 8:00 pm 
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What about something like this: http://www.lordandtaylor.com/webapp/wcs ... aist-dress

Blousier skirts might be a good option.

Or this one: http://www.lordandtaylor.com/webapp/wcs ... lare-dress

The jersey that RL usually uses always tends to drape very nicely, and it washes well. I have a few skirts in a similar shape and fabric that I love. I have big hips, wide shoukders and zero bust so dresses just don't work for me, no matter what.

(Everything is 20% off and free shipping too)

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 Post subject: Re: The Dress Coveting thread!
PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 8:19 pm 
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So are there any guidelines for what fabric/patterns/colors that you would wear/not wear to a daytime Spring wedding? I I have a nice LBD but assume that isn't appropriate for a daytime event (my husband is disagreeing on that). I love wrap dresses, fwiw. I also can no longer wear heels well (bad knees). so I lose that slimming effect, which is a major bummer.

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 Post subject: Re: The Dress Coveting thread!
PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 8:22 pm 
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I think medium hued solids (nothing too bright/loud) or similar prints are a safe choice.

There are some wrap dresses on the same site I linked.

Can you wear wedges? I've found that sturdy wedges are ok for my back but it really depends on the height and how it changes my pressure points. There are tons of cute wedges that are 1-2".

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 Post subject: Re: The Dress Coveting thread!
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I think this is pretty: http://www.talbots.com/online/browse/pr ... talog20002))

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 Post subject: Re: The Dress Coveting thread!
PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 8:30 pm 
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That is really pretty! And wedges are a great idea! I really appreciate everyone's thoughts and they give me a great starting point. I am going to get to a mall asap! How NJ!

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 Post subject: Re: The Dress Coveting thread!
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Yeah you should definitely consider a low wedge! I love heels of the towering variety, but a lot of low profile wedges look super versatile and comfortable.

I don't think an LBD is inappropriate for a daytime event, it really depends on the cut more than the colour. Black is universal but something too tailored or too heavy a fabric might look out if place, more because of comfort concerns than anything else.

Also, the last two dresses LW posted look great. The drop waist one I wouldn't recommend simply because I think we are built a bit similarly and drop waist looks are a total disaster on me.

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 Post subject: Re: The Dress Coveting thread!
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Something like this might work:

http://www.zappos.com/lifestride-rogue-natural

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 Post subject: Re: The Dress Coveting thread!
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Now I want these in orange. I have no idea what I would wear them with, but they look like happy shoes.

http://www.zappos.com/lauren-by-ralph-l ... met-kid-pu

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Moon wrote:
Yeah you should definitely consider a low wedge! I love heels of the towering variety, but a lot of low profile wedges look super versatile and comfortable.

I don't think an LBD is inappropriate for a daytime event, it really depends on the cut more than the colour. Black is universal but something too tailored or too heavy a fabric might look out if place, more because of comfort concerns than anything else.

Also, the last two dresses LW posted look great. The drop waist one I wouldn't recommend simply because I think we are built a bit similarly and drop waist looks are a total disaster on me.


Shhh! Don't talk Tofulish out of a shopping spree and a pretty new dress!

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 Post subject: Re: The Dress Coveting thread!
PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 8:56 pm 
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Moon wrote:
Yeah you should definitely consider a low wedge! I love heels of the towering variety, but a lot of low profile wedges look super versatile and comfortable.

I don't think an LBD is inappropriate for a daytime event, it really depends on the cut more than the colour. Black is universal but something too tailored or too heavy a fabric might look out if place, more because of comfort concerns than anything else.

Also, the last two dresses LW posted look great. The drop waist one I wouldn't recommend simply because I think we are built a bit similarly and drop waist looks are a total disaster on me.


Shhh! Don't talk Tofulish out of a shopping spree and a pretty new dress!


Not my intention! I swear! I love a good springtime print.

Modcloth has some super cute low profile wedges right now. Like these:
http://www.modcloth.com/shop/shoes-heel ... e-in-cream

http://www.modcloth.com/shop/shoes-heel ... e-in-cream

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 Post subject: Re: The Dress Coveting thread!
PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 9:06 pm 
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I love Modcloth! But I need to try stuff on, because I am pretty far from the standard. I drool over Modcloth dresses though!

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I totally need to try stuff on but usually find shoes to be pretty safe - plus the Modcloth reviews help you figure out how things fit.

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I want everything on Ruche right now. Their spring collection is folky and adorable. I can't even fathom wearing little dresses until like, July here, but I love looking at them! http://shopruche.com/cute-dresses.html

I need a snowsuit chic maxi dress for NS winters. Something like wearing a sleeping bag, but sexy.


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I know this is the dress coveting thread but I covet this skirt (which is like half a dress) and I have to share it.

http://www.modcloth.com/shop/skirts/fun ... rect=false

And so I'm not totally OT, this dress.

http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/bl ... gain-dress

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Oh yeah, both Ruche and Modcloth have a lot of cute stuff right now. There's a bag on Modcloth with foxes on it that I am just so in love with, but it's huuuuge.

This is why I don't go shopping anymore. I want all the things and can't afford any of them.

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Moon wrote:
This is why I don't go shopping anymore. I want all the things and can't afford any of them.


This is me, too. So I just window shop online and live vicariously through other PPKers

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Not strictly a dress, but I think this is the first time I've been suckered by a web ad to buy something! But look how pretty this swimsuit is. http://www.modcloth.com/shop/onepiece-s ... in-emerald

I hope it arrives before I go to LA so I can lounge by the pool in my swanky hotel at least once.

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