Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Dressing her all fancy-like

Why is dress shopping such a horrible experience? I hate it. I think I'd rather go au natural. I gave up on the dress thing. I went to the whole she-bang of dress stores out here with no luck. I am the reverse of what most women have problems with when looking for clothes to fit. I am top heavy with narrow hips. I'm an upside down girl. Always have been. You may be thinking "Gee, what is she complaining about?" well, I'm about 1-2 sizes larger on top than on bottom, dresses are just not made for busty ladies. (Well they are but I'm not into that line of work) That makes for a very depressing dress shopping experience. I haven't been able to find a classy dress that is flattering enough to justify spending more than $100 for a likely one time wearing. Have you seen some of the stuff out there? Not very many of the current in style things look good on anyone over a size 1. Not one out there looks good on me. Really?! Who fits into those blasted things? I've never been able to pull one off the rack and say "Oh, yeah, I'm a hot momma. Look out sailor!" as I stand in front of the 3 mirrors in the cramped fitting room with police station lighting. There's a suit collecting dust in my closet that will do and I'd rather spend the cash on chocolate and coffee instead. Wouldn't that be great?

4 comments :

Judith said...

We need to make a curvy girl's guide to shopping. So, since we are in the same boat on shape...I found three nice dresses at Kohl's the previous weekend. (1) Chaps Crisscross Crepe Dress $48;(2) Chaps Konah Floral Dress $47 (10% mgr markdown for lipstick stain) and (3) AB Studio Circle Sheath Dress $24. P.S. One thing that can help is a minimizer bra. The bras aren't super cute, but do come in black and your bust size goes down 1.5".

Yvonne said...

Judith, I took your advice, found a dress on the shape site and had it send express. I do hope it fits. Still have that suit on the ready tough.

Ebony said...

Too have faced such problems sometimes for apparel shopping. But I can get my best fit dresses through online shopping.

Helen said...

If you are busty, consider getting a dress with an empire waistline. In case you're not familiar, that's a waistline that sits up high on the ribcage, sometimes right beneath the bust. Then you can pick a dress that's fitted to your bust and not have to worry about how the waist and hips will look. The rest of the dress just falls nicely over your lower half.

And I also have problems finding dresses. I went to Target today to get a summer dress. Tried on 13 dresses, only one looked decent.