6.18.2009

Dress Me Up

I love dresses in the summer mainly because they let my legs breathe! The past few summers I have been stuck in jeans because I was either pregnant, or recovering from being pregnant and I did not feel confident enough. This summer, though, I think I am going to be back in action. All these options from Forever 21 are cheap and pretty:



I think they are casual enough for everyday, but also nice enough to wear out to dinner or to a wedding. The only problem with F21 dresses though, is that they usually are WAY too short. That is why I would never buy any online. Have any good resources for dress shopping?

13 comments:

  1. Love dresses & skirts w/ tanks in the summer! That last one is my fave!

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  2. Um, you're making me a liiiiitle bit jealous. Just yesterday I was trying to decide if I could make it through the summer with two pairs of maternity jeans, or if I needed to get a third. So have fun in those cute dresses for me!

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  3. The middle one in the top row would be GREAT for a wedding with a cardigan and a pair of open-toed heels. Awesome finds! I agree with you that F21 dresses are usually too short -- I'm 6'1" though, so I'm used to things being too short on me! :)

    I'm definitely loving Old Navy's dress selection this summer - they have a ton of (albeit more casual dresses than these) dresses online that look pretty cute!

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  4. I love those!! But, I agree, too short. Unless paired with jeans at night. You could try francescascollections.com!

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  5. Oh I love dresses as well. I wear them every chance I get. To me it's a lot easier than putting on jeans. I love the options you gave. I'm going to have to go check it in person. I do agree they did to be short. I was trying on things from last summer and kept being shocked about how short everything was. I got rid of it all! I guess I turned 28 and decided that just wasn't cute anymore :)

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  6. I'm getting very into dresses this summer too...except that for the past week it has been so cloudy here and my legs are too pale to see the light of day. I agree with Becca - the middle of the top row one is great. I bought a dress from Forever 21 online from their Love21 collection which claims to have a more "modest" cut - and I actually really love it!

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  7. One of my favorite dresses is from F21, but it's definitely below-the-knee! I agree that sometimes Old Navy has some scores (got a super cute denim pencil skirt there in the spring). Could you sew in a lace border or coordinating trim to one of the shorter dresses? I'm not that crafty, but even a tailor could do it.

    I also love The Limited's dresses, but they run a little more (like $70).

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  8. I love to wear skirts in the summer. They are so relaxing and comfortable.

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  9. great picks, i could style the one in the top right in so many ways!

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  10. These look awesome. Similar experiences behind me, I am still waiting for THE SUMMER when I will be confident again to wear dresses. I think I am not there yet..

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  11. Cute dresses! Every once in awhile I will get a dress from Delia's, they are pretty cheap too.

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  12. what I do is read the dress' description where it says the length of it, then whip out the measuring tape and measure the dresses in my closet. so then I know how it will fit. Its always worked for me!

    and the green.white strapless is my favorite!! very cute finds.

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  13. I love little dresses with jeans... doesn't really let your legs "free" though...

    I agree with the others... Old Navy has good prices with more conservative lengths.

    All of these are SO cute though!

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