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amc80

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Help! After our morning wedding an brunch reception we are heading straight to the cruise ship. I want to change out of my wedding dress before getting on the bus to go to the port. This is what I was thinking about:

http://www.davidsbridal.com/Product...NT83312_Bridal-Gowns-Shop-By-Silhouette-Short

I saw this dress months ago and always thought it would be the dress I'd buy. It's cotton, flowy, fun, and only $99 :)

I'm now having some doubts. The big one is the dress is only available online, which means I couldn't try it on. I have a really hard time getting dresses that fit because my waist is small compared to my boobs and hips, so dresses are often way too big in the stomach area. I don't *think* that would be a problem with this dress, based on its shape...I guess I could order two sizes and return one?

The second problem is it's strapless. That means I'd have to wear a strapless bra, which I hate. I guess I could have some sort of support sewn in, but I'm not sure if that's possible given the fabric. I don't want to spend the whole day pulling up the top of the dress.

I'm looking to find a dress that's similar, but perhaps a halter or with some other straps. Can anyone help? I'd like it to be right around the knee in length and some sort of cotton (I'll be wearing this all over the ship and to dinner that first night, and it's going to be hot and humid). I don't want to spend a ton, maybe up to $150. Obviously the lower the better.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions!
 

pandora21524

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Macy's has a few cute ones on sale (I guess end of summer stuff, they're really cheap), although they have a really limited range of sizes left:

http://www1.macys.com/catalog/produ...yID=5449&LinkType=#fn=COLOR=White&sp=1&spc=26

http://www1.macys.com/catalog/produ...yID=5449&LinkType=#fn=COLOR=White&sp=1&spc=26

I also like these two, but the first one looks a little on the short side.

http://www.zappos.com/laundry-by-shelli-segal-cotton-eyelet-dress-with-lace-straps-white

http://www.zappos.com/scully-cantina-halter-dress-white
 

amc80

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Thanks! Funny, I think I looked at those exact dresses this morning. I really like the first one but all they have left are 10s...
I'm thinking maybe I'll get the original dress I liked and just make sure I have plenty of time in case I need to enact plan B.
 

vc10um

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amc, DB sells that dress as a bridesmaids dress as well, so I'm sure you could try it on that way before ordering...
 

amc80

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vc10um|1317989828|3035250 said:
amc, DB sells that dress as a bridesmaids dress as well, so I'm sure you could try it on that way before ordering...
OMG, you are a genius. You'd think they might note that on the other page, rather than just "not available in stores." Thank you so much!

ETA- wow, I love some of those colors. If it fits well I might have to get one of these to wear to the rehearsal dinner!
 
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