Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Dress Dilemma

Last week I was on a hunt for a cute dress to wear to a wedding, i didn't want anything too fancy, just cute, summer-y, under $50, and not a MINI dress. Is that really too hard to ask? Apparrantely it is. I went to a few stores, nothing. Instead of wasting my time searching for something that met my specifications I just went to the first sales associate I could find and asked. I couldn't believe in one store the associate had to think for a minute and then points me over to the most hideous, frumpy skirt I have ever seen, and says thats all we have. SERIOUSLY! I ended up buying nothing and wearing a dress I already had. I have decided that I'm going to need to spend a little more money and time looking for a dress that is close to the knee and has sleeves. Not all of us have a wallet like Princess Kate (whose style is amazing). I have found a few things via Nordstroms website, not OVERLY expensive but more than what i normally spend.

Three Dots sheer dress, $114
Ella Moss short dress, $177
Maggy London wrap dress, $79
Donna Morgan sheath dress, $118
BCBG Max Azria shift dress, $148
Donna Morgan silk dress, $158
Adrianna Papell sheath dress, $118
Adrianna Papell purple cocktail dress, $98
Suzi Chin for Maggy Boutique jersey wrap dress, $98
Donna Ricco black sheath dress, $98
MICHAEL Michael Kors michael kors dress, $140
Max Mia maxi dress, $88

Also from around the web I found this striped dress that I love for the fall and winter, this flirty black dress, this tan dress. I love the sequin detail on this knit dress.
A few skirts that I also liked is this striped skirt, this black skirt, this floral skirt.
If  you have any other places you shop PLEASE let me know, I am sure there is more than just me out there looking for something not short and sleeveless.


brettnkayla said...

i had the same problem a few mths ago when i had my cousins wedding to attend, the wedding was smart casual at a 5 star hotel in the heart of melbourne city so very high class! it took me 5 weeks to find the perfect little black dress.

Shauna said...

Try Mango or Ideeli.

Kayley said...

Hey Whit!
Check out
I got a dress there for a wedding and it was around $50-60. All of their dresses are customizable, so you put in your measurements and they can add sleeves, raise the neckline, and lower the hem! Mine came fitting perfectly and every time I wear it I get a million compliments! They do such a good job and the dress looks like it was supposed to be like originally. Look at my facebook pics I'm tagged in and there is a picture of me wearing it at church with another girl who has the same one. :) If you sign up for their emails they are always sending out coupons to make it even cheaper!