Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Dresses on the brain

I have several big events coming up that require a fabulous new dress. First, Richard's office Christmas party in early December. It's not too fancy, but I like to dress up, so I use it as an excuse. Second, Richard's little sister, Karen, is getting married December 27. Her colors are burgundy and blues and she asked that people who want to feel a part of the group wear a coordinating color. Third, my little sister, Ruth, is getting married January 9. (Don't even get me started on the craziness that will be our holiday travelling!) Her colors are maroon and fuchsia and yellow. Now, just a side note in case you didn't know, "burgundy" and "maroon" are basically the same color. So that means I could wear the same dress to both of those events. And burgundy/maroon also happens to be an appropriate color to wear to a Christmas party. So I figure I can buy one twice-as-expensive-as-normal dress to wear to all three events and still claim to be saving money since I'm not buying three dresses! Wa-who!!!

I've spent the last two days scouring the internet for an appropriate dress. It is not easy! (Although also not all together unpleasant. I do love to shop.) And now I give you my fav five dresses. And, quite, frankly, I'm not sure any of them is "the one". You tell me.

Option 1: An Ann Klein Sateen Sheath dress. I'm not sure if it's really the right color (is "Cerise" another name for maroon and burgundy or is it really more pink-ish?) or if it would work modesty-wise looking at those sleeves.

Option 2: A stretch Wrap dress. Possibly my favorite, but again I'm not so sure that the color is right. Too red?

Option 3: A Tahari ASL Ponte dress. Kinda retro but in a very now kind of way. Way too "raspberry" if the picture is true to color.




Option 4: A velvet and sparkly mesh dress. Too matronly? Not really me? Too 80's? Definitely my least favorite.

Option 5: Jones New York Matte Jersey with a brooch. Ok fine, it's not maroon or burgundy or any shade anywhere near them. But it's just a gorgeous dress so I had to add it to the file.
Opinions?
Don't worry. I'm going to the mall tonight for more shopping. I seriously dreamt about these dresses last night. I must have flipped through literally hundreds and maybe thousands of dresses yesterday and I've been at it again today!





9 comments:

Cheryl said...

You'd look gorgeous in any of them but my favorites for you are 2 and 5. Good luck finding the perfect dress!

Jessica said...

good luck. I have to do the same thing. Except... I need to find a nice blouse/shirt and nice slacks (since I will be photographing) as well as a dress. Maybe I'll have to pick between one and the other

angela michelle said...

i think you'd look best in 2 or 3. but the colors are just what i was saying--so many shades of red/fuschia/burgandy--we're all going to clash!

erica said...

my favorites - 1 and 5. and I've always LOVED your tasted in clothes. I want you as my personal shopper.

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Clyde said...

#2 and #3 are the best choices, in my opinion. But you can never go wrong with a basic, elegant black dress regardless the color scheme(s) at the wedding(s).

PS If the picture doesn't lie, dress #2 is the closest shade of burgundy.

Paice Family said...

oooohh I love the last one. Maybe you could find one similar in the color you are looking for. I'm jealous that you get to wear a cute dress! My sister isn't having any bridesmaids or anything and she's having a Bar-B-Q for her reception. Sigh. Have fun shopping! :)

Spencer and Kami said...

okay - my favorite is the red wrap dress - I think you would look HOT in that!! I kind of like the last one, but its not as va va voom as the other ones. If your going to dress up, you gotta put some va va voom into it!!

chelsea said...

i really like the retro #3, but the color isn't quite right. you just reminded me that i have some shopping to do too...