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maatTheViking
06-01-2012, 12:27 AM
I need some dress suggestions.
I am going to a summer wedding soon (end of June), and it is probably going to be pretty formal.

I gained a lot of weight being pregant, and have not managed to loose any of this( I started, and got sidetracked by travelling and a month of cold/bronchitis, grrr). I had lost weight before, and now it is all back, except a little different, making it way more difficult to find nice dresses.

I am not that tall, and almost all of my weight is at my hips, with a little around the belly (I used to have a flat belly at least)/lower abdomen - post partum belly still there.
My upper arms are very think, so I wouldn't mind something that covers them.

Usually what fits my arms and my hips is too loose around my trunk - what fits over my chest is too loose under the chest, and too narrow for my hips and arms...
I use a size 16 'curvy' style pants, they still flare out in the back.

any suggestions for a good dress? Go with a skirt/shirt cobo to better fit my body ( I have a pretty blue/white floral skirt that falls nicely around my hips, full length A-line, maybe I could use that with a new top?). Where to get tops/what to look for?

In addition, what would be the dress code acceptable for my 16 month old? I think of getting him some pants/vest/jacket combo for toddlers, but I wonder if he will be OK in just shirt and vest since I think a full jacket might be too warm on him in the summer.
Something like this (http://www.amazon.com/James-Morgan-Coleman-5-Piece-Sizes/dp/B007Z8CG8Y/ref=sr_1_7?s=apparel&ie=UTF8&qid=1338506518&sr=1-7) - or without the jacket.

BittyBug
06-01-2012, 01:25 AM
Wore it with a stretchy, silky Huckapoo shirt. nyone remember Huckapoo? That was my uniform - Huckapoo shirts with Levi's cord bell bottoms. In fact, Mr. BB just found a most incriminating family photo from my high school days (long Marcia Brady hair, parted in the middle) and I am wearing exactly that - a Huckapoo shirt. :lol: (And Roots or Earth Shoes. :yikes: ).

PRlady
06-01-2012, 02:26 AM
I need some dress suggestions.
I am going to a summer wedding soon (end of June), and it is probably going to be pretty formal.

I gained a lot of weight being pregant, and have not managed to loose any of this( I started, and got sidetracked by travelling and a month of cold/bronchitis, grrr). I had lost weight before, and now it is all back, except a little different, making it way more difficult to find nice dresses.

I am not that tall, and almost all of my weight is at my hips, with a little around the belly (I used to have a flat belly at least)/lower abdomen - post partum belly still there.
My upper arms are very think, so I wouldn't mind something that covers them.

Usually what fits my arms and my hips is too loose around my trunk - what fits over my chest is too loose under the chest, and too narrow for my hips and arms...
I use a size 16 'curvy' style pants, they still flare out in the back.

any suggestions for a good dress? Go with a skirt/shirt cobo to better fit my body ( I have a pretty blue/white floral skirt that falls nicely around my hips, full length A-line, maybe I could use that with a new top?). Where to get tops/what to look for?

In addition, what would be the dress code acceptable for my 16 month old? I think of getting him some pants/vest/jacket combo for toddlers, but I wonder if he will be OK in just shirt and vest since I think a full jacket might be too warm on him in the summer.
Something like this (http://www.amazon.com/James-Morgan-Coleman-5-Piece-Sizes/dp/B007Z8CG8Y/ref=sr_1_7?s=apparel&ie=UTF8&qid=1338506518&sr=1-7) - or without the jacket.

IA or one of the more current moms can offer advice for your son, but please don't invest in a whole suit for him! He'll look adorable but he'll hate wearing so many clothes and he'll outgrow it in there months anyway.

For you, it's hard to get a skirt and top to be formal enough for a fancy wedding unless they are silk, taffeta, velvet or another really dressy fabric. It sounds like your body would do well with a fit-and-flare dress like this: http://www.anntaylor.com/ann/catalog/productDetails.jsp?prodId=284715&colorExplode=false&skuId=11551263&catid=cata000012&productPageType=fullPriceProducts&defaultColor=5651&prodId=284715. (Cruisin will have some more DVF's to show you, I'm sure!)

Something like this is silk, covers the arms and is gentle to hips and belly:http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/product/clothes-dresses/24352429.jsp

cruisin
06-01-2012, 01:43 PM
(Cruisin will have some more DVF's to show you, I'm sure!)

:lol: Actually, was thinking a dressy suit. Like: http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/tahari-by-asl-suit-three-quarter-sleeve-ruffled-jacket-sleeveless-beaded-top-skirt?ID=686676&CategoryID=39096&LinkType=#fn=BRAND%3DTahari%26sp%3D1%26spc%3D56%26 ruleId%3D25%26slotId%3D9
Or: http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/tahari-by-asl-suit-beaded-ruffled-shantung-jacket-skirt?ID=678032&CategoryID=39096&LinkType=#fn=BRAND%3DTahari%26sp%3D1%26spc%3D56%26 ruleId%3D25%26slotId%3D22

http://www1.macys.com/shop/womens/apparel/suits-suit-separates?id=39096&edge=hybrid#!fn=BRAND%3DTahari%26sortBy%3DORIGINAL %26productsPerPage%3D40&!qvp=iqvp
http://www.neimanmarcus.com/category.jsp?itemId=cat41290736&parentId=cat000131&masterId=cat42300744&cmCat=cat000000cat000001cat42300744cat000131&view=&filter1Type=DZ&filter1Value=Tahari&filterOverride=0
http://www.neimanmarcus.com/category.jsp?itemId=cat19670734&parentId=cat19670732&masterId=cat17740747

Suits can be tailored.

I agree with PRLady that a skirt and shirt will be difficult to do. It can be tricky to get them dressy enough. Blue floral doesn't sound very dressy, but we'd need to see it, to know for sure.

IceAlisa
06-01-2012, 04:36 PM
maatTheViking, I would make assuring that the baby is comfortable my first priority. I'd make the decision depending on the weather where you will be. If I were in San Francisco, a summer wedding would definitely mean a jacket for everyone. However, if it is going to be hot, I'd plan on a shirt, light but formal pants (not woolen) and a tie. He could make things difficult for you and for the guests if he is uncomfortable as babies and young kids make no bones about complaining anywhere at any time.

Aceon6
06-01-2012, 05:12 PM
In addition, what would be the dress code acceptable for my 16 month old? I think of getting him some pants/vest/jacket combo for toddlers, but I wonder if he will be OK in just shirt and vest since I think a full jacket might be too warm on him in the summer.
Something like this (http://www.amazon.com/James-Morgan-Coleman-5-Piece-Sizes/dp/B007Z8CG8Y/ref=sr_1_7?s=apparel&ie=UTF8&qid=1338506518&sr=1-7) - or without the jacket.

I'd recommend navy shorts, white shirt, and saddle shoes with knee sox. Maybe a sweater if it's coolish. He'll never wear the jacket or vest again, unless you have another big event in the next month. As other's have said, his comfort should be very high on the priority list, then how he looks.

maatTheViking
06-01-2012, 07:09 PM
Thanks all

I have never considered a dressy suit, maybe I should. The pencil type skirts these all have are usually not that flattering on me - going in below my hips is a no-no, and straigth down is tricky. I wonder if it is worth it to get something that I can re-tailor, what fits my hips, don't fit my waist with those style skirts for sure.
I usually also wish they would sell the jacket and the bottom in different sizes...
How long time does it take to tailor something complex? How do you find a good one? When I have gotten pants hemmed, I have usually just used my local dry cleaner.


Bonus question: I keep forgetting: is it no-no to wear black at a wedding? (white is for the bride, black is for funerals?). I forget.

Thanks for the advice on mini-viking.
The wedding is here in Seattle, at the end of this month. It could be cool, it could be hot.
I think maybe I can get him some dress pants, and a white shirt and maybe a tie...

skatesindreams
06-01-2012, 07:35 PM
Suggestion:

If you've in Seattle, why don't you head to your favorite Nordstrom's and put yourself in the hands of a good salesperson; or the Personal Shopper.
They can help you find something you like; and work within whatever you wish to spend.

Many "suit looks" are available as separates.
In any case, you won't have trouble with alterations, if needed.
Service should be good, as well.

skatingfan5
06-01-2012, 07:37 PM
I usually also wish they would sell the jacket and the bottom in different sizes...There are separates -- but they often are more casual than the dressy suits cruisin linked to.
Bonus question: I keep forgetting: is it no-no to wear black at a wedding? (white is for the bride, black is for funerals?). I forget. No, it is no longer a no-no to wear black to a wedding. Actually, you probably could get by with a black skirt and a dressy top (http://www.camillelavie.com/all-sportswear-clothing.cfm) (not necessarily matching). That could make getting the right fit a lot easier -- and you might get more wear from the separates (http://www.lordandtaylor.com/eng/womensapparel-dresses-separates-lordandtaylor)than a dressy suit. Depends on your lifestyle. Just get something that you feel comfortable in so you can forget about what you're wearing and enjoy the wedding. :)

ETA: I concur heartily with skatesindreams on seeking out help at Nordstrom's.

myhoneyhoney
06-01-2012, 11:21 PM
Maybe a skirt like this? (http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/alex-evenings-tiered-chiffon-skirt/3286286?origin=category&fashionColor=&resultback=4723)

cruisin
06-02-2012, 12:00 AM
Bonus question: I keep forgetting: is it no-no to wear black at a wedding? (white is for the bride, black is for funerals?). I forget.

Black is fine for a wedding.

Skatingfan5 is right, they do make suiting separates, but usually not the dressy ones. Here are some evening separates: http://www.neimanmarcus.com/category.jsp?itemId=cat41290736&parentId=cat000131&masterId=cat42300744

myhoneyhoney
06-02-2012, 12:32 AM
Oh my gollygee... this bolero (http://www.neimanmarcus.com/product.jsp;jsessionid=13D1609C40FF1B2253DE8D71F28 787ED?isEditorial=false&index=11&masterId=cat000131&itemId=prod145110121&cmCat=cat000000cat000001cat42300744cat000131cat412 90736&parentId=cat41290736) is nice!

cruisin
06-02-2012, 12:52 AM
Oh my gollygee... this bolero (http://www.neimanmarcus.com/product.jsp;jsessionid=13D1609C40FF1B2253DE8D71F28 787ED?isEditorial=false&index=11&masterId=cat000131&itemId=prod145110121&cmCat=cat000000cat000001cat42300744cat000131cat412 90736&parentId=cat41290736) is nice!

It is. But, I'm kinda partial to this jacket: http://www.neimanmarcus.com/product.jsp?isEditorial=false&index=9&masterId=cat000131&itemId=prod145980560&cmCat=cat000000cat000001cat42300744cat000131cat412 90736&parentId=cat41290736
Heck, If I'm going to covet, I'm going to go for it! :lol:

PRlady
06-02-2012, 12:54 AM
:swoon: I love looking at clothes that cost more than my monthly mortgage and condo payments.

myhoneyhoney
06-02-2012, 01:16 AM
It is. But, I'm kinda partial to this jacket: http://www.neimanmarcus.com/product.jsp?isEditorial=false&index=9&masterId=cat000131&itemId=prod145980560&cmCat=cat000000cat000001cat42300744cat000131cat412 90736&parentId=cat41290736
Heck, If I'm going to covet, I'm going to go for it! :lol:

Wow!!! Ok, must. work. on. my. knitting. skillzzzzzzzzz. :lol: