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PRlady
05-01-2012, 05:07 PM
PRLady, the beach wedding is taking place on the East Coast and will be very small. It will take place in a rather informal beach location hence my choices. To be honest, I just love anything with draping and ruching and so I agree that the grey one is likely to be a bit too casual but if it fits, I may keep it anyway. :shuffle:

However, I've had some East Coasters show up on what was decidedly not a casual event (my wedding) in a cotton super casual sundress. So you never know.

The dress you are describing for your daughter sounds about right.

Oh, just saw this post.

You could carry off this dress, too, which is beautiful but too young for me: http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=24840274&parentid=CLOTHES-MIK-15&navCount=16&navAction=jump

Rob
05-01-2012, 05:10 PM
I like this one too:

http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=24853541&catId=THERES_ALSO&pushId=CLOTHES-MIK-15&popId=CLOTHES-MIK&navAction=leaf&navCount=16&color=038&currentCategory=CLOTHES-MIK-15

If I could do sleeveless, I would buy it, but alas, I need elbow length sleeves.

cruisin
05-01-2012, 05:24 PM
:lol: I'd never wear anything that white either!

And I AM curvy which is why I love Tahari, your loss is my gain.

I bought a violet-colored velvet blazer at the end of the winter, half price, which is my single favorite piece of clothing I own. :swoon:

The black sequined dress I have (which I mentioned is similar to the Trina Turk dress you linked) is Elie Tahari. Mine is a bit longer, has 3/4 sleeves but they are not dolman, they are more fitted. I've worn that dress a few times and always get lots of compliments. Violet velvet blazer, I know the one, it's beautiful. He did a great dress for Fall/Winter - it was a black/grey/ivory tweed with black lace panels on the sides. It was stunning, but in order for the waist to fit me, the hips were too big :(. Another reason why I want to wait for the teal dress to get to stores. It looks fitted and it might not be cut right for me. I don't mind ordering from the stores that are near me, since I can return to the store. But, ordering direct from Tahari (without being able to try on for size/fit) means I'd have to mail it back. I am post office impaired :lol:, I always forget to go!

PRlady
05-01-2012, 05:32 PM
But, ordering direct from Tahari (without being able to try on for size/fit) means I'd have to mail it back. I am post office impaired :lol:, I always forget to go!

:o I have two Garnet Hill purchases in my office I haven't sent back yet. Usually I do really well there but not this time. The v-necked casual summer dress, slightly empire, = too much boobage. And the attractive linen cardigan turns out to look like a tallis in real life. :rofl:

IceAlisa
05-01-2012, 05:41 PM
So since we are on the subject of dresses for occasions: a bar mitzvah at a conservative synagogue on the East Coast is looming in September. While I am not planning on wearing anything revealing, I refuse to purchase and wear a flour sac.

Is this too form fitting? http://img.reiss.co.uk/downloads/Image/product/632x724/298277-30-1.jpg

It covers A LOT of skin. The back is covered all the way up too. :shuffle: It's not black but rather navy blue. Later in the year I could wear it to office holiday parties and I would be the one dressed very modestly and conservatively.

skatesindreams
05-01-2012, 05:51 PM
It seems ideal to me.
However, I don't know how "form fitting" is too much for your group.

my little pony
05-01-2012, 05:53 PM
So since we are on the subject of dresses for occasions: a bar mitzvah at a conservative synagogue on the East Coast is looming in September. While I am not planning on wearing anything revealing, I refuse to purchase and wear a flour sac.

Is this too form fitting? http://img.reiss.co.uk/downloads/Image/product/632x724/298277-30-1.jpg

It covers A LOT of skin. The back is covered all the way up too. :shuffle: It's not black but rather navy blue. Later in the year I could wear it to office holiday parties and I would be the one dressed very modestly and conservatively.


i think it is really nice
they should be grateful you are flying in for the little brat's money grab

IceAlisa
05-01-2012, 06:00 PM
i think it is really nice
they should be grateful you are flying in for the little brat's money grab

:rofl:

PRlady
05-01-2012, 06:00 PM
So since we are on the subject of dresses for occasions: a bar mitzvah at a conservative synagogue on the East Coast is looming in September. While I am not planning on wearing anything revealing, I refuse to purchase and wear a flour sac.

Is this too form fitting? http://img.reiss.co.uk/downloads/Image/product/632x724/298277-30-1.jpg

It covers A LOT of skin. The back is covered all the way up too. :shuffle: It's not black but rather navy blue. Later in the year I could wear it to office holiday parties and I would be the one dressed very modestly and conservatively.

Conservative synagogues are not...conservative, in the social-issues sense. They're ordinary women, many of whom will be blinged-out. This is fine.

cruisin
05-01-2012, 07:11 PM
So since we are on the subject of dresses for occasions: a bar mitzvah at a conservative synagogue on the East Coast is looming in September. While I am not planning on wearing anything revealing, I refuse to purchase and wear a flour sac.

Is this too form fitting? http://img.reiss.co.uk/downloads/Image/product/632x724/298277-30-1.jpg

It covers A LOT of skin. The back is covered all the way up too. :shuffle: It's not black but rather navy blue. Later in the year I could wear it to office holiday parties and I would be the one dressed very modestly and conservatively.

I think it's fine. I will say that many of the bar/bat mitzvahs we've been to, we've worn very conservative to the ceremony, then changed into more dressy and revealing for the reception. But your dress choice is lovely. do you have to order it or do you have a Reiss store near you? We have one at our mall.

IceAlisa
05-01-2012, 07:38 PM
Conservative synagogues are not...conservative, in the social-issues sense. They're ordinary women, many of whom will be blinged-out. This is fine.

The reason I ask is that I've heard East Coast women belonging to a conservative temple snark about a dress at a bar mitzvah that looked totally fine to me. The snark was about a black and white knee length sleeveless dress that was not all that form fitting worn by a friend. They were in a huff about it being sleeveless I suppose.

I certainly didn't mean conservative polotics, just what is considered appropriate.

cruisin, no Reiss store here. :(

barbk
05-01-2012, 10:54 PM
The reason I ask is that I've heard East Coast women belonging to a conservative temple snark about a dress at a bar mitzvah that looked totally fine to me. The snark was about a black and white knee length sleeveless dress that was not all that form fitting worn by a friend. They were in a huff about it being sleeveless I suppose.

I certainly didn't mean conservative polotics, just what is considered appropriate.
:(

Fur. Lots of fur. In June. :eek: I kid you not. (Though I was seriously thinking of borrowing a fur -- they had the air conditioning cranked up to 11.)

cruisin
05-01-2012, 11:35 PM
The reason I ask is that I've heard East Coast women belonging to a conservative temple snark about a dress at a bar mitzvah that looked totally fine to me. The snark was about a black and white knee length sleeveless dress that was not all that form fitting worn by a friend. They were in a huff about it being sleeveless I suppose.

I certainly didn't mean conservative polotics, just what is considered appropriate.

cruisin, no Reiss store here. :(

I'm very lucky. I live 15 minutes from what is probably one of the best malls in the US. And, no sales tax in NJ!

I found the Tahari dress at Neiman Marcus. All they had was a 12, 10, & 2. I tried the 2, it was very tight through the ribcage area. They offered to get me a 4, but I said I'd think about it. It's too $$ for an impulse buy. And a 4 might fit better where it's tight, but it will probably be too big in the hip area. It is very beautiful, though.

IceAlisa
05-02-2012, 01:25 AM
OK, this is really cool and creepy at the same time. I had ordered the three dresses yesterday afternoon and today all three were at my door. That's some speedy delivery!


Not to hijack the thread but I've heard Botox will be available in topical application soon for the needlephobes out there.

As to skincare, I go for the pharmaceutical grade stuff like Skin Medica.

My quest for the beach wedding dress continues. I am wimping out on the strapless--I know I will think about it slipping even it's surgically grafted onto me. Corsetry is the only way I wear strapless--probably irrational. And a built-in corset is a bit too much structure for a beach wedding.

Here are the current candidates:

http://a1.zassets.com/images/z/1/5/4/6/9/4/1546946-p-2x.jpg

http://a1.zassets.com/images/z/1/5/9/3/4/1/1593418-p-2x.jpg

http://a1.zassets.com/images/z/1/7/2/3/3/8/1723386-p-2x.jpg

This is going to be a rather conservative (in taste, think NYC where they were black to everything) crowd from the East Coast so the second dress will be an outrage of colors for them. :lol: It would be just right for LA though and makes me think of modern art.

Opinions? I swear I am becoming such a Plastic, can't make my own sartorial decisions anymore. :drama:


Anyway, only the dress #3, the gray Greek-goddessy worked. The other two are going back. They fit pretty well but I am just excited about them. The middle one has a dirty white top, not white like in the picture.

cruisin
05-02-2012, 02:37 AM
OK, this is really cool and creepy at the same time. I had ordered the three dresses yesterday afternoon and today all three were at my door. That's some speedy delivery!




Anyway, only the dress #3, the gray Greek-goddessy worked. The other two are going back. They fit pretty well but I am just excited about them. The middle one has a dirty white top, not white like in the picture.

The middle one looks a lot like a few Tahari dresses I've seen. http://www1.bloomingdales.com/shop/product/elie-tahari-emory-printed-dress?ID=608488&PseudoCat=se-xx-xx-xx.esn_results http://www1.bloomingdales.com/shop/product/elie-tahari-dress-julie-printed?ID=605889&PseudoCat=se-xx-xx-xx.esn_results

The first one resembles some DVF dresses: http://www.saksfifthavenue.com/main/ProductDetail.jsp?FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374306 418059&PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524446469050&R=886115242807&P_name=Diane+von+Furstenberg&N=4294912394+306418059&bmUID=jsaM.xf http://www.saksfifthavenue.com/main/ProductDetail.jsp?FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374306 418059&PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524446486136&R=886115243170&P_name=Diane+von+Furstenberg&N=4294912394+306418059&bmUID=jsaNk2X

I think this is gorgeous, and perfect for a beach wedding. Don't know if it's to your taste, but have a look: http://www.saksfifthavenue.com/main/ProductDetail.jsp?FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374306 418059&PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524446486857&R=886115283824&P_name=Diane+von+Furstenberg&N=4294912394+306418059&bmUID=jsaNxw7