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OMG - WHAT WAS I THINKING!!!

I decided that this spring I would like to add a couple of dresses to my wardrobe.  I haven't worn a dress in at least a decade.  Anyway, I saw two I thought I liked, one by Isaac and one by Susan g.  Both floral and both very pretty (or so I thought).  Well they arrived and when I saw them my reaction was "What Was I Thinking".  So different than on TV or my laptop.  I tried them on and they did not improve.  Guess I'm back to the drawing board. 

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@HannahsGram 

Have you thought about why you haven't worn a dress in a decade?

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@lolakimono .  Yes, I haven't worn dresses because I weighed too much.  But over the last 18 months I've lost 64 lbs (its a continuing effort) and thought I was ready to enjoy a dress or two when the weather warms up.  I guess I need to refine my search.

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I haven’t worn a dress in a decade because they all look hideous to me....and even worse when I try them on. I wear two piece dresses when I must for after five events...long black skirt and black or white silk off the shoulder top....but my days of flowery dresses are long gone. Lord &Taylor always had the nicest dresses....sure wish they were still around.
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I have 2 LOGO dresses. I bought them to wear casually with leggings or tights and boots. I rarely have a "dressy" occasion, so I want a dress that can be flexible. One is a plain neutral that I could wear with or a scarf, and the other is gray with a gray ruffle bottom that I can wear with black boots or my gray velvet ones. But, I could easily dress either up with accessories. A basic multi-functional dress might be a good way to start.

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@HannahsGram wrote:

I decided that this spring I would like to add a couple of dresses to my wardrobe.  I haven't worn a dress in at least a decade.  Anyway, I saw two I thought I liked, one by Isaac and one by Susan g.  Both floral and both very pretty (or so I thought).  Well they arrived and when I saw them my reaction was "What Was I Thinking".  So different than on TV or my laptop.  I tried them on and they did not improve.  Guess I'm back to the drawing board. 


 

Smiley Happy

I know the feeling. 

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Congratulations on your weight loss!

 

What about a wrap dress?

Or a skirt, tank and cardigan?

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Congratulations for losing the weight! I've stopped ordering dresses online because they end up looking shapeless on me - too many of them are straight, knit dresses with a round neckline and short sleeves - and they just aren't all that flattering IMO. The suggestion for a wrap dress is good -- something to think about!I think it's easier to find dresses in a B&M store and just try them on to find the right style, fabric and size. Good luck to you!

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Since you mentioned florals, something like these?

 

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congrats on the weighloss!!!!  That’s quite an achievement and I’m certain you’d rock some cool summer dresses.  What are you looking for? Prints or solids?   Take a look at Evine, they have some beautiful dresses for a reasonable price and the payment plan is a breeze.  Don’t give up!