Help...Time Warp Prom....What To Wear?

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Registered: 10-25-2003
Help...Time Warp Prom....What To Wear?
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Mon, 04-11-2005 - 1:28pm

My husband and I are going to a "Time Warp Prom" on the 23rd of this month. This will be the first time I have gone to a prom with someone I love. I want to look great! The only problem is, I'm not sure what to wear. I am 30 years old and have had two children. Needless to say, my figure isn't what it use to be. :-) I wear between a size 12-14. My body type is pear shaped (heavy thighs) and my arms are not toned. I am 5'6" on a good day, pretty fair-skinned and have dark blonde hair.

I am looking for something sexy, knee length and unique. I'm not quite sure what color to go with, although, I may just go with black. I have spent some time online looking for ideas. I've heard strapless and v-neck are flattering for my shape, yet strapless dresses scare me. I can see myself pulling at my dress all night. I've also read that empire waists are good, yet I don't want to look pregnant. I want to stay with A-line.

Does anyone have ANY ideas or any good online stores? My price range is under $100.
I have checked into these online stores: JCpenney, Chadwicks, Newport News, Bluefly and Overstock. These have good prices and good selection, but just not sure what style to go with.

I want to look mature, yet sexy! Anyone???

Thank you so much in advance for any ideas!!!

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Registered: 03-19-2003
Mon, 04-11-2005 - 5:36pm


Have you considered a halter style with a stole? They come in both low and high necklines, depending style so no tugging on your dress all night. I have a few sites for you to check out, hopefully you will find something you like on one of them.


http://www.discountdressup.com/index.html


http://promdress.eaststore.com/
These are Oriental style, absolutely gorgeous and some are within your price range.


http://www.promprincess.com/


http://www.great-eaglegalleries.net/categories/formal/Special_Occasion_Dresses__2.htm


http://www.nydressco.com/subcat.php?id=86


Have a great evening!

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-25-2003
Mon, 04-11-2005 - 5:58pm
Thank you for those websites. I'll take a look at them. I am having luck at Amazon.com. They have really great prices and lots to choose from! Thank you again.
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-08-2005
Tue, 04-12-2005 - 2:13am
If you still can't find the right dress, you just *might* try jjill.com. Mostly casual, it's true, but some dressier (and different) things too, and good sales!-K
iVillage Member
Registered: 04-16-2005
Sat, 04-16-2005 - 4:54pm
You could try to find a 1930's style dress with a fitted top and waist and a full skirt that might help to conceal your problem thighs. The skirt would probably reach to your knees or a little below. This style is sophisticated, a little sexy, and very popular right now. You'll probably find one in a department store that sells dresses. These tend to be thinning too, if you're worried about things like that.