Dress Ideas Wanted!

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  1. Ms. I

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    OK guys! In 3 wks, I'm accompanying my BF to his mom's surprise b-day dinner party w/ a Hollywood, glamour theme at a hotel. She's a modern-type mom. His sister is the flashy type & my BF's 2 brothers will be bringing their wives. Other people will be there too, I'm guessing 20-40 others.

    The color dress can be any color really, but I like either black, red, or blue. Above or at knee length, modern, sexy. Yes, although this is his mom's event, based on how I know others will be dressed, it's the time to kind of "go all out" to a degree. I can't wear too high a heel & even then, it must be a wedge.

    My BF would absolutely love it if I wore this, which I might be able to pull off:
    http://www.bebe.com/Dresses/Bodycon/Zipper-Strap-Detail-Dress/pc/197/c/0/sc/204/69344.pro

    Let me see/hear your ideas! (Also, read post #3.) :)
     
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  3. MissCeliaB

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    When I think Hollywood glamour, I think long and elegant dresses, not short and sexy. The dress you posted looks like what people around here would wear out to a club on Friday night, not for a glamorous occasion. I don't think I'm going to have any suggestions you like, because I'm just not getting what kind of event this is. I also tend to dress pretty modestly, and just prefer longer skirts, but if I were going to an event with my boyfriend's family, I would definitely dress more demurely, and want to stand out for being super classy and not for being super flashy, but that's just me. That said, I would go for something like one of these:

    http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/adrianna-papell-cap-sleeve-sequined-gown?ID=885854

    http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/js-boutique-one-shoulder-colorblock-gown?ID=1187661

    http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/adrianna-papell-three-quarter-sleeve-ruched-gown?ID=590204

    http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/r-m-richards-sequin-illusion-lace-gown?ID=1527928

    http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/ignite-sleeveless-embroidered-v-neck-gown-and-shawl?ID=1272190

    http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/patra-dress-sleeveless-velvet-belted-taffeta-gown?ID=1111580
     
  4. Ms. I

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    Thanks a lot MissCeliaB, no doubt those are lovely. I totally agree that the attire is more about elegance. I'm just told what the theme is, which technically contradicts how I know his younger, but not much younger siblings & their spouses will be dressed. So I don't want to sit up there looking like I could be a bridesmaid (NOT saying whatsoever that's how YOUR suggestions look.)

    It should be more hip though. I have a long, black timeless style dress w/ a halter style, rhinestone-lined neckline that is more along the lines of what you suggested, but I wanted a short dress for this particular occasion.

    Also no extra bows, wraps, gathered fabric, etc. I want to look as slim as possible.
     
  5. Ima Teacher

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    The one you picked says "sexy" more than "glamorous".

    I always wear short dresses, and I'd go for something more like this.

    I got compliments of "hot & classy" with this dress. It's got lots of draping in the back.

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    Thanks ladies, those are more like it. I like that Ima & I like that 1st of yours czacza & the 3rd one's OK.
     
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    I like your dress. It would really make you stand, out if that's what you are looking for.
     
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    I'll be honest, I think that white dress one anyone but that tiny model would look really trashy. If you're thin like the model it would look nice, but for someone with any curves it would look way over the top. I think there's a way to look sexy and classy without wearing a short, skin-tight dress.

    Though, to be fair, I dress very modestly.

    Here's some I like (though we might have very different tastes):

    http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/lattice-and-harmony-dress?new_pdp_layout=true (and there's lots of suggested ones that look like it)

    http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/bling-in-a-new-year-dress-in-silver?new_pdp_layout=true (I have this dress and it looks really great)

    http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/aisle-be-there-dress-in-rose?new_pdp_layout=true (less sexy, more classy)

    http://shop.mango.com/US/p0/women/c...das&ident=0__0_1400971640601&ts=1400971640601
     
  12. Ms. I

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    lucybelle, yeah that figures that my BF would want the REALLY sexy, skintight dress on me! I like your suggestions. I like the silver one the best. I like its style & silhouette.
     
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    Well maybe you can buy the white dress for a different type of event ;););)
     
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    I like the silver one also. I also like the first one on cza's list.
     
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    Nordstrom's has on their website a category called: Night Out Dresses. They had several pretty ones with subtle sex appeal.
     
  16. Ms. I

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    I guess I'll be buying this dress the week of June 9th.

    Yes, I also thought of buying it anyway to wear on another day.

    Thanks.
     
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    Ms. I -
    Whatever you decide on, I'm sure you'll look great, especially if you go in with a positive, classy attitude which (based on your posts I've been reading the last few years) shouldn't be a problem. It sounds like you've met this people before and I'm sure already made a good first impression. So, no worries, you're gonna look and do great!
     
  18. Ms. I

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    Thanks a lot Em! :)
     
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    I like it Ms I!
     
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    Thanks Mary!
     
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    Very pretty--I like the classy look of the dress.
     
  23. Ms. I

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    Thanks chemteach55!
     

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