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my little pony
05-10-2012, 01:12 AM
oh my, what a good excuse to buy a new dress.

love this but it's not in my size
http://www.saksfifthavenue.com/main/ProductDetail.jsp?FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374306 422153&PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524446479833&R=847521046526&P_name=Raoul&N=1553+306422153&bmUID=jsR9Q0j

myhoneyhoney
05-10-2012, 01:19 AM
I'm counting on IA to show up since she actually knows what I look like, but for reference purposes....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvoUtCTZY0g. This was last summer.

I completely missed this post, PRlady, you look wonderful!!!

PRlady
05-10-2012, 01:25 AM
:shuffle: Again, this is TV, people. In real life...no! But thanks.

Also, I've never heard of Aidan Maddox but I seem to glom onto his dresses. (See, there's this sekret Philly girl who loves flash hidden under this nerdy lady). In other words, I love this, too, and since I'm not nearly as tall as the model, I figure it wouldn't be that short!

http://www.saksfifthavenue.com/main/ProductDetail.jsp?FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374306 422146&PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524446446962&R=886732016171&P_name=Aidan+Mattox&N=1553+306422146+399546020+399546028+399546029+399 545627+1537&bmUID=jsRg0Gd

PDilemma
05-10-2012, 01:37 AM
:shuffle: Again, this is TV, people. In real life...no! But thanks.

Also, I've never heard of Aidan Maddox but I seem to glom onto his dresses. (See, there's this sekret Philly girl who loves flash hidden under this nerdy lady). In other words, I love this, too, and since I'm not nearly as tall as the model, I figure it wouldn't be that short!

http://www.saksfifthavenue.com/main/ProductDetail.jsp?FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374306 422146&PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524446446962&R=886732016171&P_name=Aidan+Mattox&N=1553+306422146+399546020+399546028+399546029+399 545627+1537&bmUID=jsRg0Gd

Love that!

PRlady
05-10-2012, 01:43 AM
Love that!

It's much more me than the yellow dress, which would look lovely on someone more naturally demurely elegant than me.

I love this, too, but for IA or mlp or mhh -- all of whom are young enough to look gorgeous in it: http://www.neimanmarcus.com/product.jsp?icid=&searchType=SALE&rte=%252Fetemplate%252Fet1.jsp%253FNo%253D0%2526_r equestid%253D54642%2526N%253D4294967249%252B429496 6021%252B4294966032%252B20%252B19%2526pageSize%253 D160%2526viewClick%253Dtrue&eItemId=prod142960019&itemId=prod142960019&parentId=cat980731.

Anita18
05-10-2012, 01:55 AM
Hmm, need some tips for a "mother of the bride" dress, since we're all discussing dresses. :) My sister will be perusing thrift stores on her own and sending me pics (or at least she'd better if she doesn't want me shopping for her ;) ), but my mom won't lift a finger, besides digging something out of the closet her shopaholic sister dumped on her 5 years ago. :lol: So it would be fun to find something nice for her.

My mom is super-petite, tiny tiny tiny, but with a personality and joie de vivre that's larger than life. Anything glam probably wouldn't fit her, and even though she's got a youthful demeanor, she probably wouldn't want anything that looks TOO young either. :lol: She'd live in sweatpants if she could, which is where I get that from. ;)

PDilemma
05-10-2012, 01:59 AM
My mom is super-petite, tiny tiny tiny, but with a personality and joie de vivre that's larger than life. Anything glam probably wouldn't fit her, and even though she's got a youthful demeanor, she probably wouldn't want anything that looks TOO young either. :lol: She'd live in sweatpants if she could, which is where I get that from. ;)

My mom is a size 0. In order to get something age appropriate and that fit her, we had to have a dress made.

She loves to shop so it was frustrating to not find anything. Several really incompetent department store sales clerks suggested to us that we go to the junior department and have her try on prom dresses. Because a woman over 60 wants to wear a prom dress to her daughter's wedding...:scream:

All of that is to say...good luck!! And don't be afraid to consider a dressmaker.

Anita18
05-10-2012, 02:11 AM
My mom is a size 0. In order to get something age appropriate and that fit her, we had to have a dress made.

She loves to shop so it was frustrating to not find anything. Several really incompetent department store sales clerks suggested to us that we go to the junior department and have her try on prom dresses. Because a woman over 60 wants to wear a prom dress to her daughter's wedding...:scream:

All of that is to say...good luck!! And don't be afraid to consider a dressmaker.
Yeah my mom was a size 0 pre-vanity sizing, when 0 actually MEANT something. I was a size 6 and now I'm a size 0 with my weight not changing more than 10 lbs in any direction. I'm pretty sure we'd have to shop in like, the girls' department for my mom, unless they have a 000 size now? :o

Maybe raiding the closet for my aunt's more vintage stuff is probably the way to go. :rofl:

my little pony
05-10-2012, 02:13 AM
some formalwear come in 00

Lacey
05-10-2012, 02:51 AM
PRLady, am I wrong if I think you should wear a power color, not pale yellow, but something strong, the blue from Nordstrom above or that Saks black you linked. Even white would be striking, but it would have to be the right dress.

Are you just shopping on line or do you have time to get to the actual stores, I think trying on helps. I was at Nordstrom tonight, they have scads of choices and a great sale rack, and Bloomies is having another one of their every two weeks sales, with redeemable stuff also popping up after the sale for future purchases too if you have a charge. But I'm not really good at buying on line unless it's shoes I have worn before.

myhoneyhoney
05-10-2012, 02:53 AM
Visions of Elizabeth Taylor and Marilyn Monroe when I saw this dress. (http://www.ebay.com/itm/280876683043?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649#ht_500wt_1413)

This one (http://www.neimanmarcus.com/product.jsp?isEditorial=false&index=135&masterId=cat000127&itemId=prod144360317&cmCat=cat000000cat000001cat17740747cat000127cat936 0738&parentId=cat9360738) is so pretty.

PRlady
05-10-2012, 02:55 AM
PRLady, am I wrong if I think you should wear a power color, not pale yellow, but something strong, the blue from Nordstrom above or that Saks black you linked. Even white would be striking, but it would have to be the right dress.

Are you just shopping on line or do you have time to get to the actual stores, I think trying on helps. I was at Nordstrom tonight, they have scads of choices and a great sale rack, and Bloomies is having another one of their every two weeks sales, with redeemable stuff also popping up after the sale for future purchases too if you have a charge. But I'm not really good at buying on line unless it's shoes I have worn before.

Eventually (in two weeks) I'll have time. I am not feeling good at the moment, the weight issue is bothering me. But I think that black dress does what it's supposed to do -- it's strong and elegant, shows off the good parts (arms and legs) and drapes across the stomach, so I ordered it and we'll see.

Interesting point about power color. ;) I think I'll also try on the white lace at Anthropologie and see what it looks like, you never know.

my little pony
05-10-2012, 03:02 AM
i'm itching to shop even though i have dresses i havent worn yet. i can't watch other people shop.

Garden Kitty
05-10-2012, 03:09 AM
Remember I'm wearing TV makeup, too. I don't look 35 in real life, not one bit. On a good day I can pass for late forties. In dim light.

Never mind tv, you looked fantastic in the bright and artificial lights of a skating arena - and that's never easy.

PRlady
05-10-2012, 03:15 AM
Sigh. I need to hang out here more often, you guys are better than a therapist. And free.

mlp, your problem is not too many clothes, it's not getting out often enough to wear them. Movez vous votre butt.