Not In Jersey: Dresses Dresses - Not In Jersey

Friday, July 20, 2012



My brother is getting married in October (yay!) and I’ve begun thinking about buying a dress to wear. Today was the last day of camp and therefore my last day without kids for awhile, so I went to Nordstrom to try on dresses. The good news is I didn’t look awful in the dresses I tried. The bad news is I definitely have a fit problem. I need quite a large size in order to fit my chest, but I am short. I really liked this dress:

but it didn’t fit correctly in the chest. They suggested ordering (which would require buying) it in a regular size rather than petite, so hopefully the chest would lie as it is supposed to, but then it would be about 6 inches too long on me! I wasn’t sure I wanted to buy it before I saw it on, although I was assured I could return it, I just couldn’t decide.

I see now that this same dress comes in a shorter version, which would solve the problem of needing it altered, I could order that one to try in the larger size but I am still not sure!


I liked this one, though I wasn’t sure about the neckline:

It is a Suzi Chin dress. I see that Suzi Chin dresses are available at for super cheap! Maybe I should just order one on there?

My favorite that I tried on was this one:


It fit and looked good. Only it costs $328.

My plan was to search for the dresses I like on ebay and order them for less money, but I’m not finding the correct sizes on there yet. So for now I’m just obsessing!


Preparing for Peanut said...

LOVE the neck line of the purple one. One shoulder or different shoulder stuff is SO in right now!

Dara said...

I know it is! But the reason I didn't like it was because it would require a special bra! :)

Tracy said...

But I saw on Rachael Ray that one shoulder is a great option for those of us with larger chests! It helps hold things in the right spot (which is not what I would have thought, but the woman wearing a one-shoulder ensemble looked great!)

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Simply Sweet Sunday said...

I think the green dress is the best. I'm short and have a large bust as well - I find that dresses that have that criss cross neck line are always the most flattering. Good luck on the dress hunt!
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