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Black Dress Winner

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I just received this black dress after an exhaustive search.  The fabric is medium weight which means --not too thin and not heavy.  It meets all my body requirements--covers my knees (I am 5'3), is comfortable, and is A-line thus hiding all the problem areas.  The best part is it is currently drastically reduced (misses sizes more than petite)  for a limited time.  I believe it is not available in stores. It is Macy's Charter Club.

 

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Very classy looking, you can go anywhere in that dress.

 

I understand about "exhaustive" but victory is sweet.

 

Is the belt removable?   For me, I would probably prefer wearing a different belt, but I'm a belt person.

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love the versatility....strappy heels or tights/boots.  Good choice and classic lines.

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@software  Yes, belt is removable and I am like you, in wanting to switch out the belt.   I spent part of yesterday looking thru my belt collection and searching online though I didn't come up with anything.  I am looking for all black, no metal.  I plan to wear pearl earrings and necklace and you are right again, you can dress this up or down,  Sadly I purchased the dress to wear to a memorial service for a close friend who passed last month.  

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@zitigirl I'm sorry about your friend, you made a perfect choice of dress. 

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Perfect!  Does anyone else read Sue Grafton mysteries?  The main character, Kinsey, had an all purpose black dress that was featured in many of the mysteries.  I am pretty certain it was not as lovely as this - great find!

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@FastDogWalker2 wrote:

Perfect!  Does anyone else read Sue Grafton mysteries?  The main character, Kinsey, had an all purpose black dress that was featured in many of the mysteries.  I am pretty certain it was not as lovely as this - great find!


I loved it when she talked about her all purpose black dress.  In fact, I loved her pared down life style.  So different from all the stuff I encumber myself with.

 

That black dress is so perfect.

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@zitigirl  First of all, I am sorry for the loss of your friend.  I find Macy's Charter Club brand has good value & style.  I am also petite & shop at Macy's often for their selection.  Style & Co. and Alfani are also nice Macy's brands for petites. I hope the next time you wear this dress it's for a happier occassion.

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I don't like dresses but if this were a bit above the knee and with some type of higher heels or wedges it wouldn't be half bad.   Like it is it looks too librarian to me.

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Nice dress.  It's similar to one of my LDBs - mine has long sleeves - but otherwise looks pretty close.

 

Mine is a poly/rayon crepe fabric.  I got it in Coldwater Creek when they still had stores!