Sunday, March 22, 2009

What to Wear to a Party, Wedding, Night Out This Summer...a Review of the Delores Dress and the Brigitte Metallic Heels!

Summer Wedding/Party/Night Out in Style!!!
Summer Wedding/Party/Night Out in Style!!! - by dinagideon on Polyvore.com
Quick post on something some of you ladies out there may care about...bridesmaids/party dresses for summer. Because I am going to be a bridesmaid this summer, I have been spending time looking for dresses that could serve the purpose of being a maid to a bride and also be useful in a non-wedding. Enter the Delores dress and the Brigitte Metallic heels. (They are both still for sale on J. Crew--what kills me about the dress is that I bought it for way cheaper than it is available on-line for now--with all those promos at Christmas--I got it for a song. I believe the heels are in final sale.)


So how does it work in real life? Not too bad. I want you to bear in mind this is a size 8 and I have about 5 pounds left before it is a PERFECT fit...and since the wedding or any conceivable night out for me is at least one month away, I think I will be okay making the goal in time. The Brigitte heels fit the bill perfectly...and are not subject to the whims of my postpartum weight loss.

Warning--if you have ladies in your wedding party who are a bit busty or carry their weight in their waist--this may not be the dress for you all. I have a small-ish waist and I think it is a bit tight. The shoulders are also a bit wide, so if any of your ladies are narrower in the shoulders, this may be difficult for them to wear. But those that can wear it--SHOULD. I walked out in this and my hubby was like, "Woo-wee...where are you going wearing that?"

This is a silk taffeta, so if you are a bit retiring, this may not be a go-to party dress. It is a bit bright in this flamingo color, but you know I don't exactly shy away from color!!!

I did not go anywhere tonight, just felt like dressing up and doing a review for you all. ;)


Here is a close-up of the heels. These are pretty darn comfy considering they are heels and strappy at that.

Yes, ladies, don't worry, I will get a pedicure before I wear these in public. :) (Just in case some of you thought I was stupid...)

Have a great night!!!

24 comments:

gwen said...

I love that dress on you! No wonder your DH was impressed!!!

Joyce said...

Love it. You look great!

KatyO. said...

That dress is smokin' on you, 5 lbs. to go or not!

HeidiG said...

Fantastic dress!! Love the fit on you, love the color. You are gorgeous!!

A Bigger Closet said...

The color and style of this dress is stunning on you and the fit looks perfect, even if you're not at your goal weight yet. What a great dress for a BM and after - love it! :)

shopaholicdiva1027 said...

You look beaurtiful. I love the dress and shoes. You are going to turn heads in this ensemble

starla729 said...

you look fab! i agree with katyO... 5lbs to go or not, you rock this look completely. the color is to die for.

(i've been a quiet reader of yours for a while, but decided it was time to post :) )

ashley said...

wowy! well aren't you a little hottie?! love this look on you! very daring to pair the shoes with the dress but it's a success!

fiyah said...

Great outfit. I love the Flamingo Taffeta.

b. said...

love it! Totally agree with KatyO and Starla.

the shoes are gorgeous too!

FabulousFloridaMommy said...

So VERY pretty! :)

Btw...before I vote in the poll, I was wondering if you could say when and the general location of where the Florida trip is taking place. It will help me make my decision on colors. ;)

Cari said...

You look great! http://isnotfashion.blogspot.com

purplesweettarts said...

Love this on you! The color just makes you sparkle!

Emily said...

This dress is so pretty on you and I love the color! i think you are going to look great at the wedding!

dinagideon said...

Ladies: If I had more time, I would individually answer and thank each one of you...I normally try to fit it into my schedule. Today and the rest of this week is a bit overwhelming, so I am going to have to try to individually answer a future post's comments.

That said, I received so many positive responses that I will definitely wear this as long as the bride is okay with this color choice. If I need to wear something else, you can bet your bottom dollar this dress will not be in hiding. Jim has already promised me a nice dinner out if I promise to wear this dress!!! ;)

Starla729: Thank you for commenting!!! YAY!

Fiyah and Cari: Thanks!!! And welcome!!!

FFM: I am going to Orlando (is that where you live) and Tampa for one day!!! I love that you are waiting to choose the colors based on where I am going...

FabulousFloridaMommy said...

Hi Dina! Yes, I am just outside of Orlando...are you going to Disney World for your vacation? Now that I know, I voted for Khaki, Pink, and Green. :)

FabulousFloridaMommy said...

That should have read *now that I know you are coming to Orlando*

HeidiG said...

Dang, forget what the rest of us said, I would consider FFM the FL expert, of course.

GoldCoastGal said...

The dress looks amazing on you! That is a great dress... I really like the shoes too!

gigiofca said...

Oooooh, that dress is so great on you! I love that color. Would the Cate pumps go with it? The nude look on the bottom might be great. :-)

dea said...

ditto with everyone else. but i'm focusing on those shoes...they look so great.
i'm glad to see them in real life, and amazed that you find them comfortable. now i will definitely keep them on the 'buy' list. (unlike the lucie heels which fell off my feet every 2 seconds)

have a great day~~ dea

dinagideon said...

FFM: Thank you for voting...I suspect that pink, green, and khaki are going to win...but you never know...I feel like I am watching a presidential election!!!

HeidiG: I think you are right and I think a lot of people will vote this way!

GoldCoastGal: THANK YOU!!!

Gigiofca: I love the idea of using the slingbacks...I will see how they look together!!! Thanks...

dea: They definitely won't fall off your feet...the buckle is adjustable, so you can make it fit your foot...love that. Plus the metallic atlantic is such a pretty color...almost can be a neutral if you wear it right!

The Outfit of the day said...

ohhhhhhhhh those shoes, so GORGEOUS!!! You looks so pretty!

Slastena said...

Dina, OMG!!! You look so hot, this is the most perfect outfit I've seen. Sirprised, DH did not sweep you off the feet right there and... ( fill the blank according to own degree of frivolity).May be he did.. he DID, right? I knew it:)))