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cruisin
05-06-2012, 03:45 PM
Yes, I love the shirring and the simplicity of it the eco one. No wonder it sold out. The VS one is a bit too risque for a family vacation I think.

I did a search for that cover-up - nothing. Even Polyvore could only find it at Nordstroms. You could call Nordstroms and see if they can do a store search for you. Something that is sold out online, may still be available in store. It's worth a try. And this is a great source for anything swimwear: http://www.everythingbutwater.com/swimwear/browse/resortwear/cover-ups.html


The bronze-sequin dress is going back to Bloomies. PRkid pointed out that while it's a nice dress, it's not that flattering, makes it look like I'm hiding fat arms (I'm not) and doesn't minimize boobs or belly.

:( Well, I have six weeks to find another dress, no emergency.

Too bad it didn't work. It's a pretty dress. Well, you can go back through some of the links here - a lot of pages to go through. Here are two links for cocktail dresses from David Meister and Carmen Mark Valvo. Some very nice dresses in both.

http://www.neimanmarcus.com/category.jsp?masterId=cat000071&itemId=cat12590742&cmCat=cat000000cat000001cat000009cat000071cat28807 34&parentId=cat2880734 http://www.neimanmarcus.com/category.jsp?masterId=cat000009&navAction=index&itemId=cat000074&parentId=cat000071

Also thought I'd post this. Slightly worn, high end: http://stores.ebay.com/Rodeo-Drive-Deals

PRlady
05-06-2012, 06:19 PM
OK -- your turn next, PR Lady -- What dresses are YOU considering?

I just returned the coppery sequin Trina Turk to Bloomingdales. I think I'm going to wait for Memorial Day sales.

I actually don't like buying dressy dresses, I wear them so seldom that by the time I go to wear them again they're out of style. But I haven't bought one in a few years, so whatever.

I love this dress but not sure I will be thin enough by my exacting standards to like the way it would look on me: http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/product/clothes-summer-lace/24576688.jsp




Too bad it didn't work. It's a pretty dress. Well, you can go back through some of the links here - a lot of pages to go through. Here are two links for cocktail dresses from David Meister and Carmen Mark Valvo. Some very nice dresses in both.

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Darlink, those prices. I work nonprofit. I'm well-off by median American standards (as I always get reminded in PI threads!) but I won't spend more than $250 on a dress, period. Unless I ever get married again and given my feelings on that subject, I'll need something Queen-Elizabeth-esque that looks good on an old lady. ;)

IceAlisa
05-06-2012, 06:35 PM
That white/cream dress is GORGEOUS. Not sure why they felt they needed to put all that bling and the big hair on the model.

ETA: cruisin, I love that swimwear site! I saw some super cute swim suits and some nice cover-ups! Thank you.

But what the hell is this? (http://www.everythingbutwater.com/swimwear/browse/products/vix-swimwear/safari/47715+151-376-046+507.html)

cruisin
05-06-2012, 07:31 PM
I love this dress but not sure I will be thin enough by my exacting standards to like the way it would look on me: http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/product/clothes-summer-lace/24576688.jsp



Darlink, those prices. I work nonprofit. I'm well-off by median American standards (as I always get reminded in PI threads!) but I won't spend more than $250 on a dress, period. Unless I ever get married again and given my feelings on that subject, I'll need something Queen-Elizabeth-esque that looks good on an old lady. ;)

I figured that, since you have time, they might go on sale :). The Anthropology dress is very pretty.


That white/cream dress is GORGEOUS. Not sure why they felt they needed to put all that bling and the big hair on the model.

ETA: cruisin, I love that swimwear site! I saw some super cute swim suits and some nice cover-ups! Thank you.

But what the hell is this? (http://www.everythingbutwater.com/swimwear/browse/products/vix-swimwear/safari/47715+151-376-046+507.html)

You're welcome. They are also a brick and mortar store. We have one in SH. There are a few in CA, don't know if any are close to you.

And, "that" is the reason for Brazilian waxes. :lol:

barbk
05-06-2012, 09:51 PM
I saw that Anthropologie dress at their store on Friday, PRlady -- very nice -- and the saleswoman told me it was very popular. (I was pre-shopping in advance of a shopping trip for D to look at some business-friendly wear, which this wasn't.)

And on the subject of interview clothing, I'm trying to find an interview dress for D, who is 5'3" and busty -- wears a size 6, sometimes a 4, well toned, nice flat tummy, but not shaped like a junior. Her college has told her nothing sleeveless, but I'm having a lot of trouble finding anything much that seems like it would work without chopping her into even shorter pieces.
Not that it has sleeves, but I did like this one:
http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/calvin-klein-petite-dress-sleeveless-scoop-neck-seamed-sheath?ID=652634&CategoryID=55596&LinkType=#fn=BRAND%3DCalvin%20Klein%26sp%3D1%26spc %3D15%26ruleId%3D2%26slotId%3D12

Any thoughts?

PRlady
05-06-2012, 09:58 PM
I saw that Anthropologie dress at their store on Friday, PRlady -- very nice -- and the saleswoman told me it was very popular. (I was pre-shopping in advance of a shopping trip for D to look at some business-friendly wear, which this wasn't.)

And on the subject of interview clothing, I'm trying to find an interview dress for D, who is 5'3" and busty -- wears a size 6, sometimes a 4, well toned, nice flat tummy, but not shaped like a junior. Her college has told her nothing sleeveless, but I'm having a lot of trouble finding anything much that seems like it would work without chopping her into even shorter pieces.
Not that it has sleeves, but I did like this one:
http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/calvin-klein-petite-dress-sleeveless-scoop-neck-seamed-sheath?ID=652634&CategoryID=55596&LinkType=#fn=BRAND%3DCalvin%20Klein%26sp%3D1%26spc %3D15%26ruleId%3D2%26slotId%3D12

Any thoughts?

It's nice, and appropriate. But it's going to need a jacket and then you're stuck finding the right one.

As a busty, short-waisted woman I have one recommendation: suits or separates that have hip-length jackets with zippers. The zipper lengthens the line and makes you look longer-waisted and more proportionate, and there's no button-gap at the boobs. (I have small shoulders, if I go up a size to make it fit in the chest then it's too big everywhere else.) This is the kind of suit I mean: http://www.saksfifthavenue.com/main/ProductDetail.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524446421 311&afsrc=1&site_refer=GGLBASE001&ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=0436435903676.

Working in a conservative city, I pretty much know you can't do an interview without a nice, proper blazer. Both Ann Taylor and Banana have nice petites, you should start there.

cruisin
05-07-2012, 12:53 AM
And on the subject of interview clothing, I'm trying to find an interview dress for D, who is 5'3" and busty -- wears a size 6, sometimes a 4, well toned, nice flat tummy, but not shaped like a junior. Her college has told her nothing sleeveless, but I'm having a lot of trouble finding anything much that seems like it would work without chopping her into even shorter pieces.
Not that it has sleeves, but I did like this one:
http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/calvin-klein-petite-dress-sleeveless-scoop-neck-seamed-sheath?ID=652634&CategoryID=55596&LinkType=#fn=BRAND%3DCalvin%20Klein%26sp%3D1%26spc %3D15%26ruleId%3D2%26slotId%3D12

Any thoughts?

I suggest J. Crew. They have great suiting. Jackets, skirts, pants, and dresses that all match/co-ordinate. And they give a student discount. All she needs is her ID.

myhoneyhoney
05-07-2012, 02:05 AM
If that red dress doesn't work out I may order this (http://www.jcrew.com/womens_category/dresses/sleevelessandoneshoulder/PRDOVR~42859/42859.jsp) in deep coral or brocade blue!

Anita18
05-07-2012, 02:24 AM
I suggest J. Crew. They have great suiting. Jackets, skirts, pants, and dresses that all match/co-ordinate. And they give a student discount. All she needs is her ID.
Ooh that's great! I'll be looking for a light gray or blue cotton/linen suit for my mister, don't need anything super-formal for a casual outdoor wedding. :)


If that red dress doesn't work out I may order this (http://www.jcrew.com/womens_category/dresses/sleevelessandoneshoulder/PRDOVR~42859/42859.jsp) in deep coral or brocade blue!
OooOOoOOoOo that's really pretty!

cruisin
05-07-2012, 02:24 AM
If that red dress doesn't work out I may order this (http://www.jcrew.com/womens_category/dresses/sleevelessandoneshoulder/PRDOVR~42859/42859.jsp) in deep coral or brocade blue!

Either would be beautiful. J. Crew has great dresses for weddings. I've told my daughter that when she gets married, she should choose her wedding party dresses there. Rarely are bridesmaids dresses able to be worn again. But, the J. Crew dresses can absolutely be worn again.

Of course everyone knows I'm a J. Crew fan! And DVF, too!

barbk
05-07-2012, 03:08 AM
Thanks for the suggestions!

Off to see J Crew!

cruisin
05-07-2012, 02:27 PM
Thanks for the suggestions!

Off to see J Crew!

Really a good choice. They offer the student discount because they realize that students will need to create a professional wardrobe when they start interviewing/working. My kids have done really well there. I'm pretty sure that they offer the discount, even on things that are on sale. Just be sure to ask for for the student discount when you check out. They probably will not just offer it.

Jenya
05-07-2012, 02:33 PM
Working in a conservative city, I pretty much know you can't do an interview without a nice, proper blazer. Both Ann Taylor and Banana have nice petites, you should start there.

Seconding the recommendation for Banana Republic petites. I'm lucky enough to have a Banana petites store in my local mall and it's my go-to place for buying work clothes. I'm only 5'0" and I can wear most of their stuff off the rack without alterations. I believe that Banana Republic does offer free alterations if you pay full price for an item, but I'd have to double check on that.

myhoneyhoney
05-07-2012, 03:56 PM
Even though I've pretty much found dresses to wear for the wedding I can't help looking for more, lol. Here's another one (http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTYwMFg5OTg=/$(KGrHqNHJEIE92L,-dfYBPoyknkBcw~~60_57.JPG) that I like. Such a classic look, it would go perfect with the bouffant hair style!

barbk
05-07-2012, 04:42 PM
Even though I've pretty much found dresses to wear for the wedding I can't help looking for more, lol. Here's another one (http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTYwMFg5OTg=/$(KGrHqNHJEIE92L,-dfYBPoyknkBcw~~60_57.JPG) that I like. Such a classic look, it would go perfect with the bouffant hair style!

Yup -- Surprised the Mad Men folks haven't glommed it already. Read a story this weekend that the Mad Men style clothing is getting harder and harder for the costuming folks to find because it is in such high demand.