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katlady August 26th, 2009 10:37 AM

Formal night dress poll
 
Hi All I'm looking at formal night dresses again. LOL Anyway I thought I would put up a formal night dress poll. Which dress do you like best for someone who is 5 feet 1 inch tall?
Dress A
http://content.nordstrom.com/ImageGa...8/_5875788.jpg
Dress B
http://content.nordstrom.com/ImageGa...3/_5859273.jpg
Dress C
http://content.nordstrom.com/ImageGa...5/_5875805.jpg
Dress D
http://content.nordstrom.com/ImageGa...6/_5779186.jpg

colorcrazie August 26th, 2009 01:22 PM

WOW! I can totally see you in any of these, but I love the first one, especially the color.
WOOHOO, girlfriend,
Marty

thecruisequeen August 26th, 2009 02:39 PM

Kat I love A and C!!

No to Dress D seems alittle old fashioned.

Have fun shopping!!!

8) :twisted: :-P :) :D

cutiecat August 26th, 2009 03:11 PM

dress b and c! i'm 5'2 lol :) those are beautiful

katlady August 26th, 2009 03:37 PM

I was thinking D was a little to mature for me. Plus I like to show off the twins and the neck is to high on that dress. I do love the color of A, but it may be to long for me. Cutiecat knows, when you are short sometimes floor length makes you look shorter. These are all Nordstorms dresses. They always have a better selection on line then in the store. I'm wondering if Nordstorms could shorten the length on the blue one (dress A) a bit so it's the length of D.

cutiecat August 26th, 2009 03:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by katlady
I was thinking D was a little to mature for me. Plus I like to show off the twins and the neck is to high on that dress. I do love the color of A, but it may be to long for me. Cutiecat knows, when you are short sometimes floor length makes you look shorter. These are all Nordstorms dresses. They always have a better selection on line then in the store. I'm wondering if Nordstorms could shorten the length on the blue one (dress A) a bit so it's the length of D.

i know that dress a would make me look as wide as a barn because of the way the lines are on it. that's why i like b and c so much. d is too old for me to wear.

i think b would look fabulous on you, and c too, with the right heels. i look great in floor length dresses lol but only because i wear heels!

katlady August 26th, 2009 04:03 PM

I do like the draping of B, plus the color is so pretty. I have some shoes that would look great with it. I can't walk in heels that are too high so that limits things. Unless I want to fall on my bass, but that would ruin the dress. LOL

CajunCruiser August 27th, 2009 03:59 PM

I like B !! And I'm only 4'11" & agree, some long dresses do make you look shorter. If you aren't pleased with the color, see if you have it different one....

nlb1050 August 27th, 2009 04:32 PM

I chose A but I do love B. D is very pretty but I feel more for an older woman. Not your type.

Trip August 27th, 2009 08:56 PM

B and C with the definition under the breast, elongates the figure....the top & bottom one will cut you in half....I vote for for B!

4Cruise4Fun August 27th, 2009 09:57 PM

I love the color of A, but the style of C. C gets my vote. Happy shopping and cruising! :)

travelingnut August 27th, 2009 10:38 PM

They are all beautiful. I vote for A or B. If you have A shorten, it might not have the flow you want. I do love the color of A. I would order both and see which one you like best. Send the other one back.

katlady August 28th, 2009 01:48 AM

I think I want to go down to the store and see what they have in stock. :D

I love the color ad neckline of A, but I feel the design throught the hips will make my hips look wide. :-?

I again love the neckline of B and the rhinestones beige/gold tone shoes that might match. But it hard to be sure of the color from a picture.

I do love the design of C, but I feel my bra strap would be showing all night. In my cup size they don't make strapless or clear strap bras. I'm trying to hold on to my youth by my fingertips LOL so I don't want anything that makes me look older. :shock: Or my age so D is out. :wink: 22 votes and only 2 voted for D so I think that is a mis step on my part. Althought I think the models bad hair is part of the problem. If her hair was in loose ringlets the dress would look a bit younger and softer.

I just looked and dress B comes in black also. I have shoes that would match that perfect.
These are the shoes
http://www.shoes.com/ProductImages/s...aec1107539.jpg
This is the dress in black.
http://content.nordstrom.com/ImageGa...2/_5859362.jpg

Trip August 28th, 2009 09:23 AM

I concur, you will look like a young, skinny Miss Thang!!:):)

bahamamomma August 28th, 2009 02:33 PM

yep, dress B in black -

Cruuuzer August 28th, 2009 04:12 PM

B & C are my favorites, but I chose B. If you are on the petite side, a longer gown might engulf you. B will show more leg and give you more height. They are all lovely, however!

katlady August 29th, 2009 02:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Trip
I concur, you will look like a young, skinny Miss Thang!!:):)

I don't think it's a magic dress. LOL I would pay extra for that. :wink:

Trip August 29th, 2009 04:44 PM

Tootsie, the line would be a long one...I will save you a place in line:)

ferrangi August 29th, 2009 07:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nlb1050
I chose A but I do love B. D is very pretty but I feel more for an older woman. Not your type.

Ditto!!

However, I'm certain you will look beautiful no matter which dress you choose.... :D

StormKat August 29th, 2009 09:06 PM

You look absolutely awesome in all of those dresses. :D While I agree with the others, D is for someone much older than you, I think you ought to pick the dress that makes YOU feel like you could walk on water.

katlady August 30th, 2009 01:42 AM

Sadly dress B was sold out in the black and eggplant in my size. :( So I went down to Nordstroms and they didn't have any of the other dresses in stock. :x While I was at the mall I headed over to Jcpenney and there was this cute eggplant dress with an empire waist and lace bodice with matching lace jacket. It is suppose to be tea length, but on me it was a perfect floor length. Plus the dress was 40% off. :D Since only the bodice is lace it draws the eye up and brings in the waist. This picture doesn't do the dress justice, plus mine is eggplant not navy.
http://zoom.jcpenney.com/is/image/09...&resmode=sharp
This dress is very close to the style the color is wrong and it's longer, plus has a matching lace jacket.
http://i.walmartimages.com/i/p/00/70...69_500X500.jpg

colorcrazie August 30th, 2009 03:12 PM

Very nice! I actually like this one better than the others. Very classic and classy!
Marty

Nikkita77 September 3rd, 2009 08:55 PM

i chose C but i like b and c . b could have been a little longer but beautiful

katlady September 4th, 2009 11:17 AM

Here is a link to the formal night hair poll. :D
http://www.cruisemates.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=612652

JOYCEV September 6th, 2009 02:44 PM

you might consider a mumu

colorcrazie September 6th, 2009 02:52 PM

That was mean spirited. Katlady has helped a lot of people out, sometimes even done research to answer questions accurately. We play nice on this board.
Marty

JOYCEV September 6th, 2009 03:25 PM

I am sorryif I hurt your feelings but I learned a long time ago that if you asked how do I look or the equivalent that you might not like the answer. by the way my husband thinks you look real hot in all of them but he likes the blue one best

katlady September 7th, 2009 03:28 AM

Sadly those aren't pictures of me, but a model on the Nordstorm's website. My mom is from Hawaii so I know what a "real" Muumuu looks like. So I refuse to take it as an insult :wink: Colorcrazie thanks for the support. Here is a real Hawaiian Muumuu, I'm to short for a Muumuu. :D
http://hawaiian-clothing.us/Merchant...9LM-396-BK.jpg

fireba11 September 7th, 2009 03:43 AM

I voted for A
 
I love the "A" dress! my wife is 5' 1" and she wears full length gowns and I personally think that they are very pretty on her.

Katlady, I am sure whatever you choose will look great on you but don't let yourself be intimidated by your height. Many men like me think that short is sexy!

Rev22:17 September 7th, 2009 07:25 PM

katlady,

Quote:

Originally Posted by You
Sadly dress B was sold out in the black and eggplant in my size. :( So I went down to Nordstroms and they didn't have any of the other dresses in stock. :x While I was at the mall I headed over to Jcpenney and there was this cute eggplant dress with an empire waist and lace bodice with matching lace jacket. It is suppose to be tea length, but on me it was a perfect floor length. Plus the dress was 40% off. :D

My GF has had found several formal dresses at Lord & Taylor, so that would be a great store to check out if you are looking for formalwear. On one occasion, we had to go to another location to get a dress in her size.

I have also noticed a lot of gorgeous formal dresses in the windows of Cache and DEB. A couple weeks ago, my GF hit the jackpot at DEB -- two dresses on clearance for ~60% off, plus a "get one for 50% off if you buy two" sale. The result was two stunning dresses for about $45.

Norm.


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