View Full Version : girls, i need your help!

08-28-2006, 02:25 PM
the zara conversation in the +/- thread reminded me... i need fashion advice like whoa.
my sister in law is getting married in 3 weeks and i need a dress. it has to be a bit more dressy than a regular summer dress... but i don't want a formal gown, either.

so far, i've tried anthropologie, zara, h&m, banana republic, saks, nordstrom, neiman marcus and urban outfitters... and i can't find ANYTHING. anything at all. do any of you know of any stores/designers/websites/whatever that carry nice, sort-of-formal dresses? hopefully not too expensive, either, as i have $350 to spend for the whole outfit (including shoes).

heeeelp. =(

08-28-2006, 02:29 PM
I've never spent $350 on an outfit :( the only two expensive things I've ever bought are no longer existant. I wish I could help... :( sorry I'm totally not contributing to your thread.

08-28-2006, 02:31 PM
i don't *want* to spend that much... but it seems like dressy dresses are usually in the $150+ range. add shoes.. and.. yeah.

if i were to have it my way, i'd go in a $19 forever21 dress. :/

h8 weddings!

08-28-2006, 02:35 PM
I don't understand what kind of dress you want. But this (http://www.shopbop.com/shop/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=84552444178 8174&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374302024634&fm=browse-category&ASSORTMENT%3C%3East_id=1408474395181057&bmUID=1156800634579) and this (http://www.shopbop.com/shop/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=84552444178 8173&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374302024634&fm=browse-category&ASSORTMENT%3C%3East_id=1408474395181057&bmUID=1156800634585) are my favourites on this site. If you don't like them I suggest you to get something white. Everytime I see your pics I imagine you in white clothes.

Anyways, Nine West is a good and kinda cheap option for shoes.

08-28-2006, 02:36 PM
Wait, even Nordstrom didnt have anything?!

Is there a specific color you go for?

As far as I understood you want to have a dress that is light/summery, but formal, right?

08-28-2006, 02:43 PM
gulsah - i'm not sure if i'd like to wear white to a wedding. besides, i wore a cream/black dress to the last wedding i went to... so i'd like to color it up a little this time.

i like the dresses you showed me, but i dunno if they're dressy enough. all the women i know are gonna be wearing floor-length gowns, and the men will be in tuxes. :[

nina - yup, that's the kind i want. as for color, i'm thinking.. maybe very pale pastel green. or light lavender. or very pale aqua.

basically a very light color that's not pink, yellow or orange.

08-28-2006, 02:44 PM
Without seeing your reply (I know you're typing..)

How about Marc Jacobs, especially Marc by Marc Jacobs? It shouldnt be *too* expensive and he makes wonderful stuff.

This is what I imagine when I think of "light" dresses:

by marc jacobs; found on ebay but i hope there is a store in ny that sells his stuff

Edit: damn. totally the wrong color. haha.

08-28-2006, 02:46 PM
i could also go for some nice patterns. it doesn't have to be solid color. :/

i can already see that i'm totally fucked.

08-28-2006, 02:48 PM
that's very pretty, actually. i might go to the marc jacobs store and be like HI2U GOT SUMTHING?

08-28-2006, 02:57 PM
I'm not a girl, but I'm posting in this thread! TRU PUNXORZOMGSTFULOL!!!

08-28-2006, 02:58 PM
sarah - the wedding is in texas, so it might be like... 90 F.

charlie is being forced into a tux cause his sister wants this ceremony to be super ridiculously formal. tearsss. i should probably give target a try. i honest to god don't feel like blowing all this money on something i'll wear once (i'm not a very dressy person, so...).

08-28-2006, 02:59 PM
Now I understand what you mean about Nordstrom not being any help, either.

The only thing that doesnt look fug and would suit your cute figure:


..in champagne, because the red is just too rich in my opinion, but I think you will kill me if I show you a dress in anything close to white/beige ;P

08-28-2006, 03:02 PM
(sorry, I just had to share!)

Wanna look like a cake? (http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/2892518?Category=&Search=True&SearchType=guidednav&keyword=evening+in+All+Categories+%3e+Blue&origin=searchresults)

08-28-2006, 03:08 PM
last wedding i went to... they carded. and i didn't have id. worst wedding ever.

i like this dress:


but i have a feeling it wouldn't go over too well.

nina - hehe, i was looking at the same stuff earlier today. damn them for not having any decent colors!


this one would be nice if it WASNT WHITE. and oh if it wasn't $300.

08-28-2006, 03:12 PM
(sorry, I just had to share!)

Wanna look like a cake? (http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/2892518?Category=&Search=True&SearchType=guidednav&keyword=evening+in+All+Categories+%3e+Blue&origin=searchresults)

ooomg. ahahah. that's amazing.

it makes me wanna dye my hair light blue, put on white vinyl platform boots and be like HI2U IM AN ANIME CAKE FAIRY!


08-28-2006, 03:15 PM
Do you girls every actually order dresses from the 'net or just peruse them online? Cause I don't know, I don't buy a lot of dresses, but I find it really really depends how they look on me when I try them on.

08-28-2006, 03:15 PM
I don't know if they are dressy enough but these dresses seem veeeery pretty

http://www.shopbop.com/shop/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=84552444178 9365&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374302024634&fm=browse-category&ASSORTMENT%3C%3East_id=1408474395181057&bmUID=1156802932135

http://www.shopbop.com/shop/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=84552444179 1816&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374302024634&fm=browse-category&ASSORTMENT%3C%3East_id=1408474395181057&bmUID=1156802864604

Oooh! I totally want to look like a cake!
Me too. I'd totally buy it if it was white.

08-28-2006, 03:15 PM
Sunny - Hahaha that would be really cute.
come to think of it...if I had naturally blonde hair I'd SO try lightpink or lightblue hair. I've seen it and I think it totally owns.
boo at having un-dye-able hair. :[

edit: a german tv person with lightpink hair. that hairdo sucks but usually she is really cute. clicky (http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j205/ninaeatspie/stuff/667630fb.jpg)
sorry I'm so random today :[
</end edit>

Sunny, I really wish I could help but you've looked at all the American stores I know and I am sure ebay is a bad idea. booh.

My (real) suggestion is, go to a mall/whatever and go to boutiques that arent crowded and which nobody knows about. I always have my best finds in such little stores.

08-28-2006, 03:28 PM
i actually really like this dress, strangely enough. even though it's black and a little weird.

http://www.shopbop.com/shop/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=84552444179 2855&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374302024635&fm=browse-category&ASSORTMENT%3C%3East_id=1408474395181057&bmUID=1156803560415


pink hair is cute as hell. but if i bleached my hair it'd literally fall off. it's pretty fried as it is. ;[

going to little boutiques is probably my best bet at this point. i'll also try target. maybe macy's. ldfk.

08-28-2006, 04:09 PM
my two favorite dresses I found in hole in the wall stores. one was a little chinese lady's boutique and one was this shithole called Savers. here's one of em:


you should just go digging in flea markets and things and cross your fingers you don't get crabs.

08-28-2006, 11:52 PM
I've showed you this site before, but I will again: http://www.daddyos.com/

Awesome dresses, and it would definitely work with your budget.

09-01-2006, 09:46 AM
And...found a dress yet?

09-04-2006, 11:09 PM
Tizz, I just bought a dress from that website you reccomended. :D

09-04-2006, 11:42 PM
Oooh, which one?

I really should buy one too. I wanted one ever since I discovered that site a few years ago.

09-05-2006, 12:03 AM
Dillard's has some pretty nice ones, most of them are reasonable prices, especially if they're on sale.

I liked this (http://www.dillards.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=301&langId=-1&storeId=301&productId=500999541&No=100&Ntt=dresses&Ntk=all&N=1000301&Nty=1&searchUrl=%2Fendeca%2FEndecaStartServlet%3FNo%3D10 0%26Ntt%3Ddresses%26Ntk%3Dall%26N%3D1000301%26Nty% 3D1&R=JD-043) one the best.

I also liked these, but I don't know if they're dressy enough:

http://www.dillards.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=301&langId=-1&storeId=301&productId=501026323&No=120&Ntt=dresses&Ntk=all&N=1000301&Nty=1&searchUrl=%2Fendeca%2FEndecaStartServlet%3FNo%3D12 0%26Ntt%3Ddresses%26Ntk%3Dall%26N%3D1000301%26Nty% 3D1&R=JD-086

http://www.dillards.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=301&langId=-1&storeId=301&productId=501002080&No=80&Ntt=dresses&Ntk=all&N=1000301&Nty=1&searchUrl=%2Fendeca%2FEndecaStartServlet%3FNo%3D80 %26Ntt%3Ddresses%26Ntk%3Dall%26N%3D1000301%26Nty%3 D1&R=JD-048

http://www.dillards.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=301&langId=-1&storeId=301&productId=501004804&No=120&Ntt=dresses&Ntk=all&N=1000301&Nty=1&searchUrl=%2Fendeca%2FEndecaStartServlet%3FNo%3D12 0%26Ntt%3Ddresses%26Ntk%3Dall%26N%3D1000301%26Nty% 3D1&R=WYC451

http://www.dillards.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=301&langId=-1&storeId=301&productId=501022763&No=120&Ntt=dresses&Ntk=all&N=1000301&Nty=1&searchUrl=%2Fendeca%2FEndecaStartServlet%3FNo%3D12 0%26Ntt%3Ddresses%26Ntk%3Dall%26N%3D1000301%26Nty% 3D1&R=JD-079

http://www.dillards.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=301&langId=-1&storeId=301&productId=501010291&No=40&Ntt=dresses&Ntk=all&N=1000301&Nty=1&searchUrl=%2Fendeca%2FEndecaStartServlet%3FNo%3D40 %26Ntt%3Ddresses%26Ntk%3Dall%26N%3D1000301%26Nty%3 D1&R=JD-064

http://www.dillards.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=301&langId=-1&storeId=301&productId=501018811&No=40&Ntt=dresses&Ntk=all&N=1000301&Nty=1&searchUrl=%2Fendeca%2FEndecaStartServlet%3FNo%3D40 %26Ntt%3Ddresses%26Ntk%3Dall%26N%3D1000301%26Nty%3 D1&R=JD-071

Edit: I think this one is very pretty:


09-05-2006, 09:11 AM
this one: http://www.daddyos.com/retro/stl2.html <333

09-05-2006, 09:17 AM
aw. that is cuteee.

as for the dillard's stuff - the chartreuse one is pretty! i like the b&w printed ones, too.

and.. i still haven't found a dress. wooooe is meeee.

09-05-2006, 09:20 AM
my roommate recently bought a beautiful off white dress. it looks light & summery & pretties & aw. at the same time it's decent, stylish & classy. if you want, I can ask her for some info & shizzle?

09-05-2006, 09:21 AM
that'd be awesome. =) i hope the place she went to carries other colors too. =p

09-05-2006, 09:54 AM
this one: http://www.daddyos.com/retro/stl2.html <333

Very cute!

09-05-2006, 10:00 AM
I agree that it's cute! Wish I could pull it off myself.

09-06-2006, 02:58 PM
I just saw this dress and thought of you immediately:

http://cgi.ebay.de/PINK-SILK-CHIFFON-DRESS-MARC-JACOBS-DESIGNER-COCKTAIL_W0QQitemZ180024805128QQihZ008QQcategoryZ6 3861QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

09-16-2006, 05:58 PM
wew wew i found a dress! and i love it. and it's not dressy enough aaaand i'm gonna get kicked out of the wedding.

but i'm so punx i don't care. wee!

09-16-2006, 07:19 PM
I wanna seeeee!

09-16-2006, 07:25 PM
check photo album, sucka.

i also got a hawt green dress for the rehearsal dinner, but i ordered it on the internets, so it won't be here til tuesday. :x

09-16-2006, 07:48 PM
Fine, I'll ask you for it on tuesday :p

Oh and, be on AIM, sucka :)

09-16-2006, 07:52 PM
well it looks like this: ;p


i'm gonna wear it with some sexy gold earrings and be like RAR.

and fine, fine, its AIM time! ;p

09-17-2006, 01:40 PM
I'm too late, but my roommate's dress is from Filippa K.

boo, I'm late! but your dress fucking rules.