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    MOB Dress

    OK...I am not into what you would call fashion. I dress rather low key and buy most of what I wear when it goes on sale.

    Honestly? Paying over $150 (or even over 125) for a dress, that I will never wear again, bugs me. I do want to be fashionable. I just hate paying so much to do it. I was hoping to wear an evening pantsuit (separates, if you will).. but tried those on over the weekend "Alex Evening" and was not impressed.

    I wear a 16. I love the handkerchief hem look, something wispy... I don't want to look SO formal, but formal enough. I know at best guests will wear Sunday dresses, maybe maxi dresses.

    Any ideas? I have checked the reviews on some of those places from Korea and online stores, but their reviews aren't so great....So I have checked Dillards, Macy's, JCPenneys, and other brick and mortar online stores...

    I need help. Serious help.
    You may have had a lot of unfair things happen, but when you look back over your life, remember something good that has happened for you. Replay the good memories. Joel Osteen

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    I'm not sure what size city you live in, but consignment shops in upscale neighborhoods in large cities often have the sort of dress you are looking for. Even in our small rural town, my friend purchased a gorgeous MOB dress at our local thrift shop where she volunteers.

    I know what you mean about price. Mine cost a bundle and I've worn the outfit perhaps twice since.

    Last thought -- You might look at catalogs and their website -- particularly Drapers and Damon, which has clothes which look very nice on no-longer-young figures. The plus-size catalog (and online) houses of Roaman's and Woman Within also have party dresses. (Their size range goes down to 12, so something from one of these might work.)

    Good luck!

    Kay

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    http://www.davidsbridal.com/Browse_B...__pageSize-all



    http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/e...ZvMX8PQhAvXyNg

    The first two are from David's Bridal and the print one is Evan Picone at Macy's. All are under $100.

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    My coworker bought her MOB dress at Ross (see here for store locator http://www.rossstores.com/) for $30. I'd say try TJ Maxx too. Also, check and see if any of the bigger retailers have any Outlet Stores in your area - there is a Dillards Outlet here that everyone raves they've gotten good deals at.

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    THANK YOU! I ordered 5 dresses. One is already here. I will try them on and decide. Please pray that one of them works!
    And thank you again.
    You may have had a lot of unfair things happen, but when you look back over your life, remember something good that has happened for you. Replay the good memories. Joel Osteen

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmarie View Post
    THANK YOU! I ordered 5 dresses. One is already here. I will try them on and decide. Please pray that one of them works!
    And thank you again.
    Good luck. Just curious, where did you order them from?

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    Good luck. Just curious, where did you order them from?
    Roaman's (2), Dillard's (2) and Von Maur (1)

    One of the dresses from Dillards was delivered today. It looks OK.
    http://www.dillards.com/product/Jkar..._301_503106580
    I'll decide after I try on them all. this is one of those, where will I ever wear it, again, dresses.
    Last edited by jmarie; 05-03-2012 at 07:30 PM.
    You may have had a lot of unfair things happen, but when you look back over your life, remember something good that has happened for you. Replay the good memories. Joel Osteen

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