I'll keep adding to this post as my pics get delivered to my email. Keep in mind that I will NOT be wearing brown tights and I will have on better undergarments and great shoes.
Nice color, too blah for this black-tie wedding. Weird shoulder pads. Gold buckle at the side waist that you can't see here. I did try on the print dress in the background but I forgot to take a pic of it. It was OK, but not a favorite. Pretty print, though.
Gray lace with sparklies, #1. This one has boob spillage, but I like the cap sleeves. Not a keeper.
Gray lace with sparklies #2. Better boob coverage. I finally decided against this one because many of the beads/sparklies were already literally hanging by a thread and it seemed like this dress caught on everything near it. I decided I didn't want to worry about unraveling the whole night. And now that I see both, the other one actually looks better, but I think that's just a difference in shadows/light.
Black dress (pic lightened) with ruffle tiers edged in sparklies. This one is too wide at the shoulders. A size smaller is better. LOVE this dress. It has great movement and is more waist-defining in person than it looks here or on the hanger. This one surprised me. It's a finalist so I bought it and will decide whether it's The One or if it's being returned.
Teal, what my sister and I have termed "Venetian Blind" dresses. Good fit. It's another finalist, so I bought this one for the interim.
Black surplice sequined bodice. Too hoochie. Way too scratchy. Did not buy this one.
Black lace surplice bodice.Venetian Blinds waist/skirt. A finalist, I bought this one.
Cute dress. Too casual for black tie. Too red for me. I'm making faces at my sister. ;-)
Second sparklie bodice black dress. Cute, but OMG those sequins HURT. No freakin way on this one. I bet they don't sell any to anyone who tries it on.
This makes me look like I'm actually going to be that age I'm going to be this month. Uh, no.
What a dump.
Pretty dress. But prettier on someone else. There's a lot going on there and I don't want to try to pull off all that.
Carmen Miranda called. She wants her dress back.
I did like this in the store and bought it as a finalist but the more I look at it, the less I'm liking it, although the one I bought is a size smaller and fits better in the boobage. It's not a halter back, but it would definitely require a specialized bra.
Love this dress. A smidge too tight and I'll have to sew bra straps into place or something. But get this — it was only THIRTY-FIVE DOLLARS on sale. Regularly $150. I'm keeping this one no matter what I wear to the wedding. And I may end up wearing it. I'm pretty sure I'll lose another 5 lbs. before the wedding. I've lost 6+ the last couple of weeks, since I've been back on the wagon 100% instead of 95%.
And that's it. Whew! Can you tell the Venetian Blinds are a Thing this year? They're kind of weird, kind of cool. Some flatter, some are hideous, and you can't tell until you put the dress on.