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PDilemma
05-10-2012, 03:20 AM
some formalwear come in 00

That is dependent on where you are and what your budget is. Anita18 is in CA, I believe, and may have more luck than we did in the Midwest where department stores that sell formal and semi-formal dresses carry nothing below 4 or even 6. If asked, managers will tell you it is because "no one is that small" so it doesn't sell. My mom is fine buying casual clothes which are carried in her price range at stores like Banana Republic, NY and Co., etc...but struggles to find dressier items that those stores don't carry or if they do, aren't age appropriate.

IceAlisa
05-10-2012, 03:24 AM
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.

Like the Grecian dress for you but alas the mixed media dress is not for me. I am too short.

PRlady
05-10-2012, 03:25 AM
That is dependent on where you are and what your budget is. Anita18 is in CA, I believe, and may have more luck than we did in the Midwest where department stores that sell formal and semi-formal dresses carry nothing below 4 or even 6. If asked, managers will tell you it is because "no one is that small" so it doesn't sell. My mom is fine buying casual clothes which are carried in her price range at stores like Banana Republic, NY and Co., etc...but struggles to find dressier items that those stores don't carry or if they do, aren't age appropriate.

I swear I don't own stock in them, but Ann Taylor petites go down to a true zero (I think) and have a lot of appropriate mom-of-the-bride dresses that are not matronly.

my little pony
05-10-2012, 03:26 AM
mlp, your problem is not too many clothes, it's not getting out often enough to wear them. Movez vous votre butt.

eys, i am consistently tired and anti social, bad combo

PRlady
05-10-2012, 03:27 AM
Like the Grecian dress for you but alas the mixed media dress is not for me. I am too short.

Even in heels?

I'm mourning that dress. I love it and would have rocked it twenty years ago. mlp and mhh are petite, too. Where is the beautiful young woman for that fabulous dress?

Anita18
05-10-2012, 03:33 AM
That is dependent on where you are and what your budget is. Anita18 is in CA, I believe, and may have more luck than we did in the Midwest where department stores that sell formal and semi-formal dresses carry nothing below 4 or even 6. If asked, managers will tell you it is because "no one is that small" so it doesn't sell. My mom is fine buying casual clothes which are carried in her price range at stores like Banana Republic, NY and Co., etc...but struggles to find dressier items that those stores don't carry or if they do, aren't age appropriate.
Yeah that's a good point. My mom goes to the Bay Area every couple weeks, there's a large Asian (read: similarly small) population so we should have some luck.

Problem is she's as cheap as I am. :rofl: She'd look at all the dresses you're linking to here and go :scream: There's never any 00s on clearance. :P


I swear I don't own stock in them, but Ann Taylor petites go down to a true zero (I think) and have a lot of appropriate mom-of-the-bride dresses that are not matronly.
Hah, my aunt probably owns stock in them! She LOVES Ann Taylor petites, and could probably scrounge something out of her own closet for my mom to wear. :)

IceAlisa
05-10-2012, 03:35 AM
Even in heels?

I'm mourning that dress. I love it and would have rocked it twenty years ago. mlp and mhh are petite, too. Where is the beautiful young woman for that fabulous dress?

I think you could wear it yourself, I am not sure why you think you can't. All you need is long limbs and that you have!

Lacey
05-10-2012, 03:36 AM
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.

No pale pink for you. How about cherry or fire red or orange? Navy, black, white. And no prints.

PDilemma
05-10-2012, 03:36 AM
I swear I don't own stock in them, but Ann Taylor petites go down to a true zero (I think) and have a lot of appropriate mom-of-the-bride dresses that are not matronly.

We didn't have a store closer than 3.5 hrs away three years ago.

An option for Anita18 to consider, though.

IceAlisa
05-10-2012, 03:39 AM
Movez vous votre butt.Ooooooh, I like your French. :lol:

ITA with whomever mentioned power colors. If you find anything that looks like that yellow dress in a color that you like, go for it! I love the silhouette on that one.

ETA: So I really liked the cream lace Ines column dress PRLady linked from Anthropologie. It's really me. Our wedding anniversary is coming up and this dress just fits the bill. But by the time I got online, my size was sold out. Called the 800#--this rep tells me it's sold out nationwide. I find it hard to believe because she doesn't even give herself time to check.

Suspicious, I call 800# again. A nice Southern gentleman informs me that they have 10 in Houston, several in Scottsdale and a buttload in NYC. I knew she was lying! :lynch:

However, there is one left in downtown SF which I place on hold. So I go to pick it up and it has a cigarette burn on it, in front. :mad: And that's the only one they have left. The SF store calls NYC where it's like 11 pm but they pick up and yes, they will ship to me for free. It better fit!!!

PRlady
05-10-2012, 03:51 AM
No pale pink for you. How about cherry or fire red or orange? Navy, black, white. And no prints.

:eek: No on the orange and bright red -- I look good in jewel tones, coppers, teals, purples. I love sandy-pale pink and dusty rose but they don't love me back.

In my next life I'd like to be a summery blonde to wear another palette. Preferably a rangy, thin one. But wouldn't we all want to try on other heights and colorings and body shapes? I'll bet IA dreams at night of being six feet tall in heels.

IceAlisa
05-10-2012, 03:57 AM
Or at least 5'8". :drama: But I am happy being a brunette. Just can't reach anything on the top shelf and can't wear ballet flats.

PRlady
05-10-2012, 04:02 AM
Or at least 5'8". :drama: But I am happy being a brunette. Just can't reach anything on the top shelf and can't wear ballet flats.

Well, you scared me on the Anthro dress. :lol: And then it has rave reviews. So I ordered it. Let's see if it looks great on one or both of us, it's a beautiful dress and reasonably priced compared to a lot of the Saks and Bloomie's items.

I am not keeping both dresses, I swear it.

my little pony
05-10-2012, 04:04 AM
Well, you scared me on the Anthro dress. :lol: And then it has rave reviews. So I ordered it. Let's see if it looks great on one or both of us, it's a beautiful dress and reasonably priced compared to a lot of the Saks and Bloomie's items.

I am not keeping both dresses, I swear it.

i cant keep up, which two dresses were bought

my little pony
05-10-2012, 04:06 AM
oh is this the anthropologie one? it's really nice. too bad all of the smaller sizes are sold out

http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/product/clothes-dresses/24576688.jsp