What do I wear?...the sequel

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

  1. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

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    My niece expressed a preference for V-Neck styles; so I was surprised at the Alvina Valenta dress.
    It's my favorite, also.
    I'm anxious to see what it looks like on her.
  2. cruisin

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    They are all beautiful! My favorite is the Alvina Valenta also. Next is #2.

    PRLady, yes the mermaid style is very popular. The ones that skatesindreams niece is looking at are the most popular mermaid shape. My daughter tried several on like those and looked lovely in them. She, also, did not want strapless. But, when she put on the Lazaro dress, she just fell in love with it. It's very dramatic, which is definitely her :lol:.
  3. skatesindreams

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    My niece also wants lace.
    It's appropriate for our weather in FL, in any season.
  4. PDilemma

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    Yet, those brides will wear it anyway if it is the trend. :scream:
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  6. PRlady

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    I hope my niece doesn't go in that direction. She's 5'1" on a good day....slender and curvy and will look lovely in the right dress but that's too much for someone that small.
  7. Anita18

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    I have a friend who's 4'11" and curvy, and her mother MADE her wear a mermaid dress on her wedding day. :scream: She can't stand to look at her wedding photos. :( Which is really sad since she's an incredibly attractive woman, but mermaid dress on someone shorter than 5 ft is just not a good look!
  8. cruisin

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    She would probably look wonderful in a more traditional ball gown style. My daughter tried one on (that was what she originally wanted). But, because she is so long waisted and tall, she looked out of proportion. She looked like she had a child's dress on. When I got married, I did wear a ball gown, but it had a dropped waist (not as dropped as the mermaid style). When you're tall, you need the balance of the longer waist.
  9. Aceon6

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    I have a new favorite wedding dress of all time. Marchesa Fall 2013 line. The 13th one with the sheer, embellished top and the sparkly waist (sorry, no easy way to link it directly) looks really easy to wear, somewhat covered for religious services, and would look great on someone who's short waisted.
  10. cruisin

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    Love it and love the one right above it too. It is for someone shorter, though. A tall person would have a hard time not looking short waisted in that. But, it's still lovely to look at.
  11. skatesindreams

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    It is a lovely dress.
    Shorter brides often have difficulty finding options that don't make them look like little girls rather than women.
  12. ice dance

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    Apologies for the horrible lighting, but do these boots go with this skirt? I'll be wearing a black long sleeved shirt and long black jacket, and I could wear pumps but it's supposed to be rainy so I wanted to wear boots for more warmth.
  13. skatesindreams

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    I see no reason not to wear the boots with the skirt.
    Your shirt and coat will coordinate with them, also.
  14. vesperholly

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    They look massive around your calves. What about black tights with pumps?
  15. PRlady

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    If you have thick-ish, textured black tights you could get away with it, but vesper is right that they're much bigger than you are. You have nice legs, when you can (I know they're pricey) get boots that aren't so big around?
  16. cruisin

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    Agree with Vesper and PR. The boots are quite wide around your calfs. I think they lend themselves to tucked in jeans. I think tights would help, but dark tights with dark boots might be too much with such a light colored skirt. Maybe a patterned tight?
  17. ice dance

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    I normally wear them with jeans which makes them not quite so wide. I wasn't planning on going shopping again before I need to wear the outfit (to a funeral in two days), but I might have to run into town and pick up some dark/patterned tights.
  18. cruisin

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    So, I'm going through my clothes to decide what to wear tomorrow. Steeple Chase, and it will be a mud fest! Rain boots, skinny jeans that tuck in, and an older jacket that I won't cry over if it gets muddy. Won't be a "fashion plate", but I won't ruin anything I love :). Trying to decide between a rust colored cropped (to the top of my hip) trench, and a grey tweedy blazer. Leaning toward the rust trench, because it says fall. I know I will come home with mud in my hair. Even when the day is dry with a week of dry leading up to it, it gets muddy. After today's torrential downpour, we are guaranteed slip and slide muck!

    I wonder about the owners that let their horses fun on such a dangerous track. One of the really awful parts of going when it's very muddy is that a horse is more likely to go down and has to be put down. Can't imagine risking my horse for one race.
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    Found another dress, it looks really nice on. The price is holding me back, a lot more than I wanted to spend. But I haven't found anything else, even close. http://rosetaft.com/rose-taft-couture/ Go to the site, click on the right arrow and click on # 27. It is style #6860.
  21. skatesindreams

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    That's spectacular!
    If it looks right on you, go for it.

    Can you find a "deal" anywhere?
  22. cruisin

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    Thanks, it really is spectacular! I can't get a deal on it, because I have to order it. They have sample sizes in the store and then you order your size. I also want to get it in a very dark navy rather than black. The sample sizes they have in the bridal stores for mothers are about a size 14. Way too big, but even clamped, it looked fantastic! Covers my prominent collar bones and chest ribs! :lol:.
  23. skatesindreams

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    If you don't mind telling me; how much is it?
  24. PRlady

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    That's lovely, cruisin, but again you have to be quite tall to wear that successfully. Will you be able to wear it again after the wedding? It seems so to me, doesn't look mom-of-the-bride at all...

    And I already got the Anthro sale yesterday ;) and bought this, which I had been eyeing for some time and waiting to go to half price: http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/product/shopsale-skirts/25186586.jsp.
  25. skatesindreams

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    PRlady...one of the things I liked about the dress is that it didn't look like MOB.
    I love your skirt.
  26. cruisin

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    I would actually need to wear, at least, 3" heels to wear it. And I'm already 5'10". It doesn't look MOB at all, which I like. But, I don't really go anywhere where I need a gown. It could easily be cut to cocktail length, but that would really be a shame.
  27. taf2002

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    That skirt is darling. What kind of blouse or sweater are you wearing with it?

    The dress is gorgeous but I think it will be stunning cut off too & it will be a lot more versatile when it's shortened.
  28. myhoneyhoney

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    That dress is GORGEOUS!!! If you do decide to cut it off you can save the fabric and maybe use it as a photo book cover, or use it to cover a picture frame, or as matting for a photo.
  29. PRlady

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  30. cruisin

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    Yes, PRLady, Love the skirt. Can't see the sweater, though.

    Skatesindreams, found a Marchesa dress, very similar to the one I posted. Only problem is it's couture and way, way, way more $$$ http://www.neimanmarcus.com/p/March...ements%3D&eItemId=prod148620207&cmCat=product I plan to keep looking, but I almost wish I hadn't seen that dress. You sort of know when it's perfect and everything else will be compared to it. :(
  31. Spareoom

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    Holy crap, my first car barely cost more than that dress. 8-o Insane. But so lovely! I hope you're able to find one that fits into your price range better. Now that you know what style you like, you should be able to find similar ones...have you tried Ebay?
  32. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Port de bras!!!

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    I have been professionally measured by a bra lady and turns out I've been wearing a wrong size my whole life. :rolleyes: I am a 32B, not a 34A or it's a ploy to get me to buy new bras. I did buy a couple and they are very comfortable.
  33. PRlady

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    This is apparently the most common mistake American women make -- too small in the cup and too big in the band. (I figured this out some years back, going from a 38D to 36DD. It's possible that now having lost weight I am really a 34DDD but I'm afraid to get measured and find that out....)

    Anyway, we missed you around here, IA. I figured you were taking a sabbatical until the election was over. ;)
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  34. cruisin

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    Twice as much as my first car. Of course that was 40 years ago! I only posted that dress because, in looking for a (less expensive) dress similar to the one I really like, all I did was find one about quadruple the $$$$$.

    I did that a few years ago. Only they decided that I needed to go from 32DD to 34D. The cup fits better but the back strap rides up. And it's on the smallest hook. A 32D doesn't fit, so....? The problem is, I need the 32 because I am so small around my rib cage. But the 32D, the cups are too close together and they cut into the outsides of my breasts.
  35. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Port de bras!!!

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    Yikes, cruisin. Custom made bras? Does this even exist?

    PRLady, I didn't realize how common that mistake was. I have always been so confident about wearing the correct bra size and thought that straps falling, bras riding up and down was part of the deal. How silly do I feel now...

    Got this thing in black: http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/betsey-...D54E54-D30C-E211-9A4A-90E2BA0278A8&origin=pla

    Very cute, comfy and stays in place. Who knew?
  36. IceAlisa

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    Those are so cute. Sigh. I wear Wacoals with more support than those.

    I realize this is probably not the thread for this but I am, at this belated stage in life, seriously considering breast reduction surgery. As those of you who have met me know, I have a really small frame. Now I've lost seven pounds. Small-framed women who weigh 135 should not have DD or DDD boobs, it's starting to bother my shoulders and upper back.

    Over fifty, as I've written, the large get larger and the small get smaller. I can either just live with this the rest of my life or sacrifice a month, feel like crap (I have the sick leave) and fix it for once and for all.

    Anyone who wants to yell at me not to do it, go right ahead. I have mixed feelings.
  38. PDilemma

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    My sister-in-law did it about 15 years ago and says it was the single best decision of her life.
  39. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Port de bras!!!

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    I am not going to yell at you. On the contrary--several patients of mine had done it for medical reasons (back pain, etc.) and are very happy with the results. Our clinic arranged the referral on my advice in one of these cases. Of course, the usual risks of surgery and anesthesia apply. And they MAY grow back, believe it or not. But again, quite a few satisfied patients.

    So...gulp...small get smaller? How much smaller can they get? I may consider going the other direction. I do want to have some boobs left after 50.
  40. PRlady

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    Well, my B friends are now A's and my A friend is now a double-A. I'm not kidding. A 38AA at the age of 55. She can afford implants but I think she never will.