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I came on this website and all of you were so helpful to one another and I’m in a desperate spot!!
I am getting married in July to the most perfect man ever and our wedding is going to be beyond small (6 people)… we are very laid back – he’s wearing a white linen shirt and some snazzy pants..
Me – I’ve got nothing!!
The problem IS – I used to be quite heavy… I’ve lost 90 lbs and am now a size 12/14… the sad news is my body didn’t enjoy it and has left behind some pretty nasty stretch marks around my arms. I would love a simple, short sleeve dress.
I have found very few at all! I found a jcrew dress I fell in love with that they don’t even make anymore… and saha has a gorgeous one (you can see it when you first log in the website) but they only have a sample size 6 right now…
I live in Boston and would be willing to travel! Please help!!
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How about a sleeveless dress with a bolero that you could wear with? Or a sleeveless that you have altered to add some sort of sleeves?
It may be easier to find something this way, because dresses with sleeves are not easy to find nowadays..
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Victoria’s Secret has convertible dresses, (http://www2.victoriassecret.com/collection/?cgname=OSCLODRSCVT&cgnbr=OSCLODRSCVT&rfnbr=6354). I know the “Flirty” collection dress can be tied so it has sleeves. It doesn’t look like that style comes in white though, if you’re looking for a white dress.
Also, there are a lot of sellers of formalwear on sites like eBay.com, so you might be able to check there. My friend just bought a beautiful dress that was originally ticketed at $200 for $40 from eBay.
Don’t panic yet! If you’re not getting a dress through a bridal shop, I think you still have plenty of time to find “the one” for you!
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Have you checked local department stores?
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I know personally in my area of salons that will sell you dresses right off the rack. Sure, there might be a little bead that needs sewing on, but you def can get a bridal gown with only 2 mos to go!
I was going dress shopping myself, planning on going this month, when I had to suddenly pay for a retainer fee for a lawyer and had to take my ex husband back to court regarding custody issues with my son (we won of course). It cost me 2,500 and all the dress funds I’d saved up were gone in a puff of smoke, as quick as I could write the check. Sadly, couldn’t touch my 401k as its structured to discourage withdrawals. Thus, I couldn’t afford my dress until June.
I’ll be in your shoes and am going to have fun with it! So can you! Just call around and find out who sells off the rack! This might be a huge savings too!
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Oh I could HUG you girls!!!
That Victoria Secret convertible dress is perfect… I’m so sad it doesn’t come in white!
That Dillard’s dress is beautiful too… what do you ladies think of ordering your dress online??
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And bellenga I’m so sorry about your situation.. but you have such an uplifting attitude!!
Post # 10
Def do go and find salons that let you buy right off the rack! You can find a gorgeous dress quickly!
Let’s have fun with this. Ok. You have a month to find a dress check. Then a month to get alterations, check!
Now let’s go and have some fun and see what you find! This could be awesome and I’d love to see something like this to inspire other brides! You’re going to have so much fun and let all of us who have little time dress shopping to not sweat it!!
It’s time for “Say Yes Swiftly To the Dress”!
Post # 11
As long as wherever you buy it from has a good return policy it’s worked out to buy online. Though usually you have to pay return shipping.
Post # 12
You could try checking out http://www.keepmeinstitches.biz I bought a gorgeous well made MOB gown for only $129.00 just 2 months before my daughter’s wedding. They have many different styles of short and long gowns. I saw that they had a few gowns with boleros in white or ivory. For example, Under MOB/MOG style 649-MQ comes in white (their) sizes 4-20, it comes with a bolero and is only $116.00 There was also an ivory chiffon gown with a lace bolero jacket in M-5X for $109.00, and under Prom Gowns they had a 4 piece long pick-up gown with an extra mini-skirt, and a cap sleeve bolero in white style 638-MQ for only $245.00 Maybe one of these will be one that you love! Just make sure to get professionally measured (a local drycleaner/seamstress) measured me, so that I could order the right size, since these are definitely are not street sizes. I take a 2x, and had to order a 5X! Call customer service-as long as what you choose are in stock so you can get them fast!!! I don’t think they had a return policy-but perhaps you can exchange? Check out the fine print! And if you are in PA, they have a brick and mortar store-Rowan Bridal. They saved the day for me!!
Post # 13
OMG! i want to tell you congrats on your weight loss. that is really really amazing and inspiring!
I really love the flirty convertible line by Victoria’s Secret. So cute and super flattering. My fav is:
Good luck and once again congrats 🙂
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Try Ebay 🙂 I have found so many things there for such a great price. Just a thought 🙂 good luck and remember you still have time