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I am having my bridal party wear dresses a little different then usual. They are all in unmatched floral dresses. I have all of them bought and delivered except one. It is for my sister and she is a little bit on the heavy side – so it’s harder to find things in this style that will fit her and flatter her shape as well.
I need the print to be big if possible, I don’t mind if it is a little vintage/pin-up style, I am trying to find looks that are mostly cotton (to match the other girls), and the colors of the other girls are mostly in the yellows and teals. I wouldn’t mind a print outside that color scheme (such as in pinks or reds) but if it is on background I am looking for lighter, happier colors – so not on a navy or black background (preferably white). And …most of all – strapless is difficult due to the size of her …chest.
This is dress I want to get her but I never see it when the XL is in stock:
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE Help me find something! I need to get it ordered so it can be delivered in time for her to get alterations and do a couple fittings if she needs to. I have scoured the net for the laast three days and I cannot find ANYTHING that will work. I am beginning to think we will have to make this on our own – and I already have my mom making a football field length of bunting… I am begging for your kind assistance as I am at my wit’s end.
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The one http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/sidewalk-gardens-dress
and this one http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/lush-with-beauty-dress are the only ones that come close – but both are strapless and the side walk dress has a very busy top and the lush dress has tiny flowers…otherwise the floral is perfect. (PS these are the only two that come in the extra large)
Edit: Also, I know every thread this place sells (I’m obesssed and its where I bought all of the other b-maids dresses) – I am kind of wondering if anyone knows of other dress shops to look through.
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Feels like Modcloth really is the way to go. 🙂
You can also search solely by size on the website.
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- Wedding: May 2013 - Walt Disney World
How about this? It’s mostly yellow, though…
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lol – for some reason the site is blocked at work…but it sounds like a cute site. (Packing up to run home and I’ll look at your link!)
How did I miss that?!
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The second dress you linked (beautiful by the way!) is only about $60…what about buying 2 and making some very simple straps with the fabric from the second dress? I’m sure a tailor could do it for pretty cheap. Just a thought!
Or maybe this one? http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/poppy-culture-dress
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- Wedding: May 2013 - Walt Disney World
Oh, lol, darn! I just tried to save the image to my desktop and then add it here, but for some reason can’t. 🙁
It looks similar to the one you posted but has no belt and more of a sleeve…the colors are mostly yellow, black and white (not a drop of blue to be found).
Post # 11
I am having all of my bridesmaids’ dresses made by a local seamstress. This dress would be very easy for a seamstress to make if you can find a fabric. I’ve had really good luck with Vogue Fabrics and HouseFabric (not sure if they are upholstery only) online.
Post # 12
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
@suburbian: Just have a seamstress make it! That’s what we did when I was in a friend’s wedding. She wanted a similar style of dress for everyone but with individual fun bright patterns.
We had the option of picking from a few dress patterns that the bride picked out (from this website – http://www.simplicity.com/c-168-dresses.aspx)
Then we picked our fabric from a few options she had picked out from http://www.fabric.com
We all went to a seamstress in town and got our measurements, and boom, a month later we had nice custom-made dresses for $75 or so.
Post # 13
Try asos.com or shopruche.com, they have a ton of dresses!
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@suburbian: Ever consider buying one of the two dress options you really like and having your sis wear a stole or some sort of shrug? That might be a cute option. I was reading some of the other posts and the tailor idea is a good one…Maybe a tailor could make like..capped sleeves for the strapless dress?? Capped sleeves would provide more coverage than straps. Just a few suggestions. I hope you figure something out!
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@fsowife: @lolot: @prisigtr: @MLDoddie:
I found the dress!!! It’s perfect! Thank you all for helping me to think outside the box on this – I was so stuck that I couldn’t think of any new options. Anyways – this is it:
It’s almost like you suggested “buy two dresses and add straps” except we are going to hem this and use the scraps for straps!
Thanks again everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I am DYING with love for that dress!