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This dress is over $400 [Nov. 20th, 2008|03:26 pm]
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I want it in turquoise SO bad for the holiday party. Admit it. This dress is scrumptious.

[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-11-21 06:10 pm (UTC)
Ok, I have thought more on WHY I love this dress. The number on reason is I want to recreate the bust and sleeves. I can get a strapless dress similar altered with sleeves like this added at 1/4 the cost similar to this. It isn't THAT hard or THAT expensive. I just need to find a flattering and beautiful strapless gown, perhaps even 2nd hand. Now that I am a small size, plenty of prom dresses of a similar style end up 2nd hand.

So, I take any well made "goddess" style gown that is strapless, find beautiful draping fabric that goes, and properly drape me some sleeves, and THERE I have it. Maybe not the same exact look, but I'm not out my entire grocery budget for the month either

Now,..if I could RENT this dress for a night I'd pay up to $100 just to rent it.

I have one other thought on the matter. Since I now have basically NO tummy, I do not even need a dress with such a flattering ease on the bottom. That means so long as I love the top as much as this one, I could even get a simple sheath with draping on the bust, and add one of my custom corsets (underbust) or some embellishments from the craft store around the waist and arms and have a look a love nearly as much for less money and still feel great at the party.

I can't spend a total of $500 (including shoes, hose, hair) on ONE NIGHT unless it's my own freaking wedding. I just can't afford that. If I was healthy (please God), once every 5 years I could afford a splurge like this, but until then, dreaming about it here will suffice to cheer me up and come up with a brilliant and money saving alternative.

Your comment helped me more than any other. I really can't buy this dress, but I know more now what to do to get close enough to it.

Edited at 2008-11-21 07:42 pm (UTC)
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