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Party Dress [Nov. 10th, 2008|02:28 pm]
Lanette
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I want an off the shoulder emerald green party dress with some shimmer, or satin, or something that says Christmas. I want it to show off my shape but with some class. Suggestions? I have been invited to only one holiday party.

By off the shoulder I mean not one shoulder, but something that shows the shoulders but covers the top of the arms to some extent.

I'm hoping that it will have some sort of tie feature so that I can get a size 6 and tie it in a bit. I'm a size 4 but my arms and chest don't always comfortably fit in a size 4 dress.
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[User Picture]From: gonzy317
2008-11-10 10:33 pm (UTC)
I bet you could find a pattern and fabric to create your own. I can sew pretty well with a pattern and wouldn't charge ya a dime. I bet there are others out there who can do the same!
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-11-10 10:35 pm (UTC)
Now THAT's an idea! I also have my custom black corset that I could incorporate into a more simple dress for an elegant look with less sewing! Any suggestions? It would be for a party at Craig's work. I want it to look pretty and festive, but not slutty. Yet, it should inspire some cursing among the dateless and make Craig look like "the man". ;)
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[User Picture]From: gonzy317
2008-11-10 10:37 pm (UTC)
what about the one with tulle here? Maybe with a shawl to cover the arms?
http://www.simplicity.com/index.cfm?all=Y&cat=1&type=1&sec=4&browTypeId=&startrow=1
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[User Picture]From: gonzy317
2008-11-10 10:40 pm (UTC)
some kind of off the shoulder sleeve could easily be devised for that as well out of the tulle - would look beautimous.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-11-10 10:54 pm (UTC)
I do like the tulle there!
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[User Picture]From: gonzy317
2008-11-10 10:46 pm (UTC)
Also: http://www.mccallpattern.com/item/M5748.htm??tab=list/evening_prom_bridal&page=all

Again, have to use a shawl, though. This one is more boobyfied to help the dateless cursing commence.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-11-10 10:54 pm (UTC)
I like it with the bow, but I'm not sure if that is too young a style for me?
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[User Picture]From: gonzy317
2008-11-10 10:59 pm (UTC)
I see it in emerald green satin (or other such shiney sparkling stuff - sequins even?) With the right hairdo and accesories, you could totally make it sexy and not pre-teen.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-11-10 11:00 pm (UTC)
How about in satin with the bow in emerald velvet?
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[User Picture]From: gfrancie
2008-11-10 10:36 pm (UTC)
What sort of price-range are we talking?
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-11-10 10:53 pm (UTC)
It's too soon to be sensible! Anything over $300 is out of the question.
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[User Picture]From: gfrancie
2008-11-10 10:55 pm (UTC)
Not at all. You want sleeves? Or could you wear a shrug?
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-11-10 10:59 pm (UTC)
I would prefer something off the shoulders (I want to show them) with a nice amount of collarbone/back/cleavage. Enough to be sexy without being crude.
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[User Picture]From: gfrancie
2008-11-10 11:20 pm (UTC)
Not emerald green but foofy and shows off the figure without being skankaroo.
This only seems available in an 8 but can easily get it tailored to fit you (nordstrom is good for that) I want/covet this dress.

more subdued but shows off things.

sparkly

Stop staring dress. I think you could wear the hell out of that dress.


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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-11-10 11:23 pm (UTC)
THIS is the neckline I dream of. Not the rest of the dress, just the shape of the top. *drool*

http://www.neimanmarcus.com/store/catalog/prod.jhtml?itemId=prod32660057
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[User Picture]From: gfrancie
2008-11-10 11:26 pm (UTC)
Yeah that is a hard style to find this season.
Everything is very Y HALO 1960s.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-11-10 11:31 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-11-10 11:42 pm (UTC)
Oh great! I'm anywhere from a size 10 to a 14 on their scale on these sites! Rofl.
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[User Picture]From: gfrancie
2008-11-10 11:27 pm (UTC)
You would wear it beautifully.
Nice show of shoulders and sexy but still demure.
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[User Picture]From: gonzy317
2008-11-10 10:50 pm (UTC)
Dangit! I love shopping!! I'm gonna be SO BROKE when I lose my weight. ;)

http://shophalebob.com/8har6451.html# (in olive)

http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/2998258?cm_cat=datafeed&cm_pla=dresses:women:dress&cm_ite=nanette_lepore_'still_free'_dress:239556&cm_ven=bizrate&mr:referralID=9e0380d0-af79-11dd-9443-000423bb4e79



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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-11-10 10:53 pm (UTC)
Ok, those too are not "party" enough, not floofy enough, and lack sufficient sparkle to amuse.
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[User Picture]From: meeshaphrenic
2008-11-10 11:46 pm (UTC)
ack, tall order! the only thing i found was way too expensive:

http://www.edressme.com/br0180em.html
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-11-10 11:49 pm (UTC)
That is hot! Too much money though, but still hot.

APparently in fancy dress sizes I wear anywhere from size 8 to size 18! Yay! Go dress makers.
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[User Picture]From: matrixx
2008-11-10 11:54 pm (UTC)
I have this Victoria's Secret dress that's a black knit, but I've copied several times in jersey. The basic shape is an X with a really broad neck so that you wear it asymetrically off one shoulder. The sleeves are incorporated and narros sharply below the elbow. This is probably an awful description, but I think I have received more complements in that dress than in anything ever. It could easily be made in green (seriously, it took about 2 yards of fabric, and once I'd picked up a remnant for next to nothing and the total cost of the dress was TWENTY CENTS).

I like most of those links above! I love dresses. *sigh*
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[User Picture]From: nadalia
2008-11-11 02:38 pm (UTC)
I don't think this style is really you, but the cut of the sleeves looked interesting:

http://www.edressme.com/sn1004gr.html

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