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skatesindreams
06-21-2012, 09:53 PM
Looking forward to seeing it, IceAlisa.

IceAlisa
06-22-2012, 12:09 AM
Here's the dress. (http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/bcbgmaxazria-trudie-drape-sash-ruched-dress/3310773?cm_cat=datafeed&cm_ite=bcbgmaxazria_'trudie'_drape_sash_ruched_dre ss:559808&cm_pla=dresses:women:dress&cm_ven=Froogle&mr:referralID=NA&mr:trackingCode=BFC2D694-749C-E111-8F17-90E2BA0278A8)

myhoneyhoney
06-22-2012, 12:45 AM
Here's the dress. (http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/bcbgmaxazria-trudie-drape-sash-ruched-dress/3310773?cm_cat=datafeed&cm_ite=bcbgmaxazria_'trudie'_drape_sash_ruched_dre ss:559808&cm_pla=dresses:women:dress&cm_ven=Froogle&mr:referralID=NA&mr:trackingCode=BFC2D694-749C-E111-8F17-90E2BA0278A8)

That is one HOT dress!! Wooooo

cruisin
06-22-2012, 01:42 AM
Here's the dress. (http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/bcbgmaxazria-trudie-drape-sash-ruched-dress/3310773?cm_cat=datafeed&cm_ite=bcbgmaxazria_'trudie'_drape_sash_ruched_dre ss:559808&cm_pla=dresses:women:dress&cm_ven=Froogle&mr:referralID=NA&mr:trackingCode=BFC2D694-749C-E111-8F17-90E2BA0278A8)

The bride will have to arm wrestle you :lol:

IceAlisa
06-22-2012, 02:10 AM
You have to remember ladies that that model is like 7 feet tall. On me the hem falls just above the knee and so covers A LOT more skin. :shuffle:

PRlady
06-22-2012, 02:28 AM
You have to remember ladies that that model is like 7 feet tall. On me the hem falls just above the knee and so covers A LOT more skin. :shuffle:

Still. With your coloring that is going to make a statement!

Dress lengths puzzle me. I stopped by Ann Taylor today since the perfect neutral summer scarf I'd been eying finally went on sale (and I got the last one.) Despite my vow of no big purchases, I couldn't help trying on a kelly green cotton dress with a cool zipper up the side of the hem.

Problem: the petite size 10 waist hit me too high, I'm not proportioned for a petite, but the length was perfect. The regular 10 fit me appropriately but the hem hit right in the middle of the knee and looked dowdy. (I would show it to you but it's not on their website.) Because of that cool zipper, it would have been expensive or impossible to hem, so I figured this was fate's way of reminding me of my vow and left without it.

But I don't understand designing nice dresses for an unflattering length. And I'm long-legged so on someone else it would have hit right below the knee, which is Pat Nixon territory.

cruisin
06-22-2012, 02:28 AM
^^ Regardless, you will look hot, hot, hot!

cruisin
06-22-2012, 02:36 AM
But I don't understand designing nice dresses for an unflattering length. And I'm long-legged so on someone else it would have hit right below the knee, which is Pat Nixon territory.

Hems, this season, are all over the map. Mid knee is usually a very flattering length. Just above where the calf muscle comes in. I really like that they are doing dresses in various lengths. That means there's a chance I can wear some of them. I understand your dilemma, but consider being 5' 10", 59 years old and confronted with most dresses being 4" to 5" above the knee. Shorter dresses in the winter are okay because I can wear tights. But, I really think that, at my age, mini skirts and dresses, with bare legs, is a no, no. I'm loving the mid-calf and maxi lengths, but I am lucky, and do have the height to carry them. Sometimes it's just a trade-off. Just remember that you (not you personally :)) can always hem something too long. You can't make something too short, longer.

barbk
06-22-2012, 02:37 AM
I wonder how many women looked and thought it was great but way too short.

IceAlisa
06-22-2012, 02:57 AM
Wait, are you guys suggesting that it's too hot and could be offensive to the bride?
I also have this but it's too hot (temperature-wise) for this material at the beach: http://www.bcbg.com/product/index.jsp?productId=12789774&cp=2769162.2768993&parentPage=family&clickid=cat_leftnav_txt&parentPage=family

Anita18
06-22-2012, 03:03 AM
Hems, this season, are all over the map. Mid knee is usually a very flattering length. Just above where the calf muscle comes in. I really like that they are doing dresses in various lengths. That means there's a chance I can wear some of them. I understand your dilemma, but consider being 5' 10", 59 years old and confronted with most dresses being 4" to 5" above the knee. Shorter dresses in the winter are okay because I can wear tights. But, I really think that, at my age, mini skirts and dresses, with bare legs, is a no, no. I'm loving the mid-calf and maxi lengths, but I am lucky, and do have the height to carry them. Sometimes it's just a trade-off. Just remember that you (not you personally :)) can always hem something too long. You can't make something too short, longer.
That is exactly right.

Mid-calf also depends if you have huge calves or not. My sister does, and having a dress that ends mid-calf makes her look fat, which she totally totally isn't. :lol: She's shopping for her own bridesmaid dress, I only stipulate that it's not a blinding color. :)

BittyBug
06-22-2012, 03:07 AM
Red dress, please. It's not your fault if you look great in it. ;)

PRlady
06-22-2012, 03:07 AM
Hems, this season, are all over the map. Mid knee is usually a very flattering length. Just above where the calf muscle comes in. I really like that they are doing dresses in various lengths. That means there's a chance I can wear some of them. I understand your dilemma, but consider being 5' 10", 59 years old and confronted with most dresses being 4" to 5" above the knee. Shorter dresses in the winter are okay because I can wear tights. But, I really think that, at my age, mini skirts and dresses, with bare legs, is a no, no. I'm loving the mid-calf and maxi lengths, but I am lucky, and do have the height to carry them. Sometimes it's just a trade-off. Just remember that you (not you personally :)) can always hem something too long. You can't make something too short, longer.

Well, generally you're right. But you can't hem a dress with a waist-to-hem zipper, not that that is all that common a feature!

And I found it, it was on their website in pink rather than green: http://www.anntaylor.com/ann/catalog/productDetails.jsp?prodId=275502&colorExplode=false&skuId=11281344&catid=cata000012&productPageType=fullPriceProducts&defaultColor=5058&prodId=275502

No, IA, you will not be too hot for the bride. :rofl: It's a great dress.

cruisin
06-22-2012, 03:12 AM
Wait, are you guys suggesting that it's too hot and could be offensive to the bride?
I also have this but it's too hot (temperature-wise) for this material at the beach: http://www.bcbg.com/product/index.jsp?productId=12789774&cp=2769162.2768993&parentPage=family&clickid=cat_leftnav_txt&parentPage=family

No, not at all. Absolutely wear the dress. Nothing wrong with looking fabulous! And you will look fabulous! I was teasing about the arm wrestling. The dress is perfetto!

IceAlisa
06-22-2012, 03:13 AM
Thanks, ladies. I feel better now. :)