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

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-25-2003
Help...Time Warp Prom....What To Wear?
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!!!

iVillage Member
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.
These are Oriental style, absolutely gorgeous and some are within your price range.

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 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 Mostly casual, it's true, but some dressier (and different) things too, and good sales!-K
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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.