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To keep this post as short as I can, I’ll try to keep what I’m looking for in bullet points. Needless to say I’m struggling! Any help would be so appreciated. Thanks ladies!
– Long or 3/4 length sleeves
– Something super simple and lightweight (this is a second wedding)
– I’m petite, so I don’t like lots of heavy bulky material
– Inexpensive (I’ve been looking at Nordstrom, Macy’s, etc.)
– I’m a curvy hourglass girl, street size 16.
– Basically, a non-wedding dress
– I get married in 2 months(just got engaged last week), so something that gets here fast
– Something obviously flattering, that tones down my hips a bit
I’ll post some pics of what I’ve been considering thus far, maybe that will help. Any suggestions of places to look would be great, and I would love to see pics of any ladies who went with a similar look. I’m sweating big time over this!
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Hmm..two months is a little tight! I know how hard long sleeve are to get! Have you thought about just adding a lace or cloth bolero to a simple dress for your figure type? Davids bridal and the limited have some nice affordable stuff you can ship right to your door. I got several dresses from there ( sold the ones I didn’t use) and ended up with this:
I altered a casablanca 1817
dress to look like this:
It was long bell sleeves and I made them 3/4ths. Light lace, no crinoline. i took the back out too.
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@bearlove: You beat me to it! I was about to recommend this dress. I have a similar one (same brand, very similar dress without the sleeves) and it fits great (I’m also a size 16 hourglass and ordered the XL). It is very comfortable and surprisingly flattering. Overstock ships very fast and they have a very easy return policy. At the most, I think you would lose the return shipping, which is usually less than $6. It’a worth a shot!
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Have you tried Shabby Apple yet? http://www.push44.com/aigyuf9u
They have super cute vintage inspired dresses that are made for curvy women.
You can search exclusivly for white dresses too.
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You should look at IGIGI’s website they have beautiful dresses for under $500 (most are around $350) that you can order from their website or sometimes find in stores. They all seem to be sleeveless (not strapless) dresses, but they also have two beautiful bolero’s that have 3/4 length sleves.