Operation Skinny Jeans: I need your help

Thursday, December 19, 2013

I need your help

My husband's work annual holiday party is coming up in January, and I have nothing to wear. It is cocktail attire. (mine was jeans and bowling...)

This happened last year, and I ran to Forever 21 and got a cheap but cute dress I love, but I wore it last year, and its too big now. Since I am shrinking, and I have NO use for a cocktail dress outside of this event, I am going to rent. My cousin Kristen rented a dress from Rent the Runway for her birthday last year and had great things to say about it, so that is my plan! But I can't pick a dress!

1st, there is the size issue. I am a 16 ish right now, but who knows what I will be in January. And 16 is straddling the line of straight and plus sizes. Because I am paranoid, I am just looking at plus dresses for now, but maybe I will get the courage to venture to the other side of the site before the event.

Anyhoo these are the ones I like, but I want to know what you think!

 I really like this Slate & Willow black sparkly dress. I like that it will hide my arms that I don't love, BUT it is hella short.
Like look at the back! 
Eek! 

I fell in love with this Badgley Mischka dress at first sight. It reminds me of 1920's glamour and I love the shape. PLUS It's Badgley freaking Mischka. 

But is it too fancy for "Cocktail" attire? 

So they make it short

Definitely a contender. 

Until I saw this one. I capital L LOVE the color. Also Badgley Mischka

But strapless and my big boobies :(

 So then I saw this one! Badgley Mischka Encore.
Another great color! AND look at the neckline! I love that its conservative (because of said boobies). 

And look at the back!! 
It also comes in Green!

What do you guys think? Any favorites? Any other Badgley Mischka Label whores out there haha. Should I venture into straight sizes (where there are more options?)




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25 comments :

  1. green, long, halter...boom

    It looks like it will flatter your shape, no need to worry about loose boobies and the green is GORGEOUS!!

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  2. I like the short, sparkly Badgley Mischka! I think it says more cocktail to me plus it is just super pretty. I find that with big boobies, a "wrap" style is the most flattering.

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  3. Short gold sparkly dress is amazing. Would look nice with black tights too.

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  4. I don't care how fancy it is I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE that second dress! Like hands down borderline obsessed. In other news I do like the very last dress as well. Take it how you want to LOL Love your face! You will be smokin hawt no mattah what yo!

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  5. I vote for the 1st dress - I like the black sparkles :)

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  6. What a fantastic option! I'm going to have to check this out! Thanks for sharing...and good luck choosing. I share the same issues. Big boobies, plus I'm short, so I don't know if I could pull off the longer ones. Can't wait to see what you choose!

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  7. I'm sure you could find a really nice dress after the holidays at perhaps a consignment shop? You'd save a ton of money and have something different than everyone else. :)

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  8. Since it's cocktail, I would go with short :-) While I am a sucker for long and flowy (hello Grecian Goddess!), I absolutely adore the short Badgley Mischka dress. Plus, throw some black tights, killer shoes (I prefer wedge booties!) and then a leather jacket and you are good to go. Not only will you look gorg, you will feel like a badass. PS, red lipstick would go amazing with that dress!

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  9. Love love love the short gold one! I agree that a long one is probably too much. Let us know what you think after your rental experience.

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  10. Short and gold sparkly. It'll be much more festive.

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  11. I really like the short champagne color Badgley Mischka. I think the long ones are beautiful but might be a little too formal for "cocktail" attire. Great idea to rent -- never thought of that! Hope to see a pic when you decide what to wear!!

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  12. Go with the Badgley Mischka dress (shorter version). No matter what you pick it will look great on you!

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  13. I love the green long one with the higher neckline for better coverage. I do like the nude sparkly one too (short), but I worry that the color may wash you out (no offense but you look pale like me!)

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  14. Short sparkly, or long green! :) They're all really pretty!

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  15. Totally the short Badgley Mischka! I think it's dressy but the short lengthy makes it perfect!

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  16. definitely love the last two, the red and green one

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  17. First off I'm a label whore. Haha.

    I love all of them. I know I'm lame.

    My sister says be careful what you order because some of her sisters in Zeta have ordered from them and they break easy.

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  18. LOVE the short gold one! So pretty. And i think it would be very very flattering on. I really do not think your arms are bad at ALL...definitely not bad enough to base a dress choice on how well it hides 'em. But that's just me :-) --Eves

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  19. OMG go with the short gold sparkles!!!!!! <3

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  20. I love the short gold sparkley one myself!!

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  21. I wore the short gold sparkly dress last year for New Years, but in dark blue. The only problem I had was gaping at the boobs. They send fashion tape to help with that. I loved it though. Good luck picking one, they're all great dresses!

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  22. I rented the gold short sparkly dress last year for New Years, but in dark blue. The only problem I had was gaping at the chest. They send fashion tape for that though. Otherwise I loved it. Good luck picking, all of them are great dresses!

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