What do I wear?...the sequel

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by PRlady, Aug 10, 2012.

  1. Smiley0884

    Smiley0884 New Member

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    Just wanted to ressurect this thread because I'm going to a wedding in October, and need help narrowing down a few choices!

    Here is a link to the wedding venue:
    http://http://www.salemcrossinn.com/


    Here is a link to the dresses I'm considering:

    http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/going-to-great-wavelengths-dress

    http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/sheath-so-glamorous-dress

    http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/beguiling-beauty-dress-in-blue

    http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/mingle-with-me-dress-in-poppy

    http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/accustomed-to-classic-dress

    http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/director-s-cutout-dress


    Here is a link to my picture so you can see my coloring/shape. (I'm on the left)

    https://www.facebook.com/revgirl.je...34163070.20149.100003523139049&type=1&theater

    I'm in need of some help for sure! My boyfriend/friends are no help at all! :scream:

    Any help would be greatly appreciated...thanks!
     
  2. Aceon6

    Aceon6 Get off my lawn

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    Personally, I think the last one (red cap sleeve) would work best. It's COLD out in the Berkshires in October and the cap sleeve would look great with a jacket.
     
  3. cruisin

    cruisin Well-Known Member

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    I like #2 & #6
     
  4. PRlady

    PRlady aspiring tri-national

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    I like the pink with the peplum, very on-trend. You can surely wear all those body-hugging shapes and bright colors!

    But I agree that the weather is gonna be COLD for these dresses. Look into something that comes with a jacket, maybe, for the ceremony and outside, and then take it off the reception? Or that has long but lacey sleeves like this? http://www1.bloomingdales.com/shop/...RESS_OCCASION=Party&spp=66&ppp=96&sp=1&rid=61
     
  5. Smiley0884

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    Thanks for the advice! I definitely want to go with a dress I will wear again, and I could see myself wearing #1, #2, and #6 again.

    I've got in narrowed down to those three but now I've discovered this one!
    http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/flourish-de-lis-dress-in-cinnamon

    My boyfriend hates it, and thinks it's too "old lady-ish" but his daily wardrobe consists of sweatpants and backwards baseball caps, so what does he know? :p

    I like the idea of wearing long sleeves, but if I find a dress with short sleeves that's fine too, since I can pair it with a jacket or sweater. I will definitely be wearing nylons to keep my legs warm! Luckily the wedding is at 2pm, so it won't be as cool as an evening wedding. The invitation said the ceremony will be outside, weather permitting.

    ETA: Thanks for posting that dress PRLady! I actually already have a dress that's similar, that I've worn quite a few times already..I love it!
     
  6. Impromptu

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    I like the blue one ... In fact that is the one that I almost ordered for a wedding event this coming weekend. I eventually though, decided on this LBD route, because I wanted sleeves, and something that I could dress down for other occasions.

    Now I'm just trying to figure out accessories. I'm going to with these red pumps and a matching clutch.

    Now just trying to figure out accessories (I don't wear earrings, so it's probably going to be a cuff or some kind and maybe a hair clip).

    When I dress it down, it'll be with boots and tights.
     
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  7. skatesindreams

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    #2 and #6, as well.
    I also agree that you will definitely need a jacket.

    Impromptu, I can't see the links.
     
  8. Impromptu

    Impromptu Well-Known Member

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    Fixed.
     
  9. Smiley0884

    Smiley0884 New Member

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    Impromptu's links are working for me...I LOVE those pumps!
     
  10. skatesindreams

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    Very nice, Impromptu!
     
  11. Aceon6

    Aceon6 Get off my lawn

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    Goes to show how tastes differ, but I think that one is too young looking for you. That style dress is pretty common at bat mitzvahs.
     
  12. Smiley0884

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    Thanks for the tip!
     
  13. Nomad

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    2 or 6 - I also like 1, but if the peplum ends up hitting you in the wrong place, it won't look good.
     
  14. cruisin

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    I don't think it's old ladyish, I agree with Aceon6, it looks young. It's cute but has a very different feel. The other dresses are more sexy. The lace dress is more '50s ingenue.


    Changing topic a bit. Daughter's wedding date it set. Early next September. Now the hunt is on, we have a year! We will look for hers first. I saw a dress that I think would be amazing on her, she likes it. : http://www.jlmcouture.com/Jim-Hjelm/Bridal/Spring/2012/Style-8214
    But, I told her we have to go with no set style in mind. That she has to try on ball gown, mermaid, fit and flair, sheath - all styles. That is the only way she will know what looks best on her. Can't wait! Engagement party at our house in 2 weeks, then we can shop!

    I'm still undecided if I want long or knee length for me. I will have to try things on but I do like the look of this: http://www.saksfifthavenue.com/main...=4294911755 306418048 399545540&bmUID=jDU_zjj It's very much me. Simple with very little embellishment. But, I want to wait a bit. I'm afraid I'll find something I like better. Also, if I wait, it might go on sale and be more affordable.
     
  15. attyfan

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    Mazel tov on your daughter's wedding.
     
  16. cruisin

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    Thanks! I need a happy dance gremlin!
     
  17. skatesindreams

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    You have time, crusin.

    Finding your daughter's dress may suggest the ideal one for you.
    I'm sure that the "FSU Posse" can locate the best "deal", too!
     
  18. PRlady

    PRlady aspiring tri-national

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    Oh, hilarious. My daughter and I decided that the winner of the best-dressed at the Emmys was Hayden Panettiere...who was wearing....Marchesa. http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl...ghNhULKuO-Tr0gH93oFo&ved=0CDIQ9QEwBA&dur=2775

    I think Marchesa makes the most scrumptious gowns of all. So keep an eye on the price, it would look incredible on you.

    (And it is funny that Hayden is about a foot shorter than you are and still looked gorgeous.)

    ETA: Next month I start to help my niece find a wedding gown. She's 5'1" tall if she stands up straight...at least your daughter doesn't have that issue!
     
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  19. cruisin

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    Love, love, love Hayden Panettiere's dress! Marchesa is fabulous. The dress I linked is the Marchesa Notte line. The :D affordable line. I love Badgley Mischka too. And Zac Posen.
     
  20. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Port de bras!!!

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    I have to say Hayden Panettiere looked good. The hair and make-up were clean and classy and the dress very interesting. Most other ladies and some of the gents were disasters.
     
  21. PRlady

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    WAY too much yellow and chartreuse. :yikes: I'll give Claire Danes a pass 'cause she's pregnant. But Julianne Moore and Julia Bowne, beautiful women dressed in awful, awful colors for their coloring! Yuck.

    I loved Zoe Deschanel's gown. It set off her beautiful skin and eyes and she's quirky enough to carry off all that princessy tulle.
     
  22. Aceon6

    Aceon6 Get off my lawn

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    I wore a Jim Hjelm for my wedding (ouch, 22 years ago now). The fabrics and workmanship are amazing. I doubt I could afford that dress today as it was 100% silk with rather elaborate lace and pearl embellishments on the bodice.
     
  23. PRlady

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  24. made_in_canada

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    Speaking of Zooey Deschanel's dress...
     
  25. cruisin

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    I thought so too. She looked like a beautiful, ethereal, princess.

    A lot of the more covered up dresses can look dated. But, that one is stunning.

    The photo of the one my daughter and I like has a sleeveless (sort of) bolero top option. We both really like that. My daughter has a very small waist and has nice curves, so the tight torso with the tule skirt would really flatter her. But, she could try it on and hate it.
     
  26. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Port de bras!!!

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    That's very Duchess Kate. Love it. I have a soft spot for Jim Hjelm as my own wedding gown was copied from one of his (cuz I wasn't going to shell out 6K or whatever it was for a friggin wedding gown. And they wanted $500 for a veil!! A piece of white illusion fabric.)
     
  27. my little pony

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    i think most people look better with sleeves or at least straps.
     
  28. mkats

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    I have a sewing/fashion question for y'all.

    I bought this dress at a thrift store ($4!) a few weeks ago, and on a date out with Boyfriend I realized that the fabric is actually quite stiff and somewhat uncomfortable when tied in a knot behind my neck. So I did some quick measuring and sewed the straps together into a loop that I can just slip my head through.

    So, question... are the leftover dangling straps too long in the back? It wouldn't be difficult to cut and sew them shorter, but I can't decide how short, or if I should just leave them long the way they are.
     
  29. cruisin

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    I like the ties long.
     
  30. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Port de bras!!!

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    Me too. Otherwise too reminiscent of a swimsuit. Cute dress!