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August 6, 2008

Wanted: Cute dress suitable for clubs.

Quality: Not very important. Must last a couple wearings. Still, I don’t go out often and it likely will be trendy, so no need for high quality:

Price: Cheap as possible without looking (too) cheap. Feel free to recommend more expensive dresses as ideas, but I won’t be buying them.

Style: Anything goes, but not trashy/overly revealing. I have a small frame overall, so anything that requires a large chest is probably out.

Why?: Because you enjoy shopping online? Because I’m shopping-challenged? I don’t know, but if you have any suggestions, I’ll be absolutely thrilled. Also, store recommendations is fine if you don’t want to seek out individual dresses. Even style recommendations are appreciated. Help me!!!

Note: Cute top would also do, but is not preferred. Actually, I could (should?) wear a top I already own and jeans, but come one, it is VEGAS! One teensy little outfit won’t hurt, right? [Do not answer that, unless you are agreeing with me. Thanks. :)]

10 Comments leave one →
  1. Stephanie permalink
    August 6, 2008 6:57 pm

    Decent clothes at a really low price: EBAY!!!

    Great used stuff goes for no more than garage sale prices ($2-$5)

  2. August 6, 2008 8:40 pm

    Wait, what’s your price range?

  3. August 6, 2008 9:11 pm

    @Stephanie – I need it before tuesday! But that is a good idea for future

    @revanche – What, “as cheap as possible” isn’t a price range? I’m hoping to find something for maybe $30 or less…. Or else I probably will just wear my jeans and a top I already own.

  4. August 6, 2008 9:42 pm

    Store suggestions: Wet Seal, Papaya, Forever 21 (I rarely find anything there, though) and Charlotte Russe

  5. August 7, 2008 8:22 am

    I like Forever 21. You can find really inexpensive stuff, but it’s only going to be good for a few wears.

  6. August 7, 2008 9:38 am

    I’m going to pretend you wrote this post for me.

    Old Navy has some cheap dresses from their “Neon Nights” thing they ran a month ago or so. I own this in black. I would recommend getting it tight. It looks kind of ugly on the website, but it has a really sexy low-cut back. There is also this, but I’m not very familiar with it beyond the picture on the website. If you go to the store, they’ll probably have more dresses from that collection.

    H&M always has nice going-out dresses, in my experience. I second the recommendations of Forever 21 and Wet Seal for cheap, wear-twice clothes. Also, American Apparel has more basic dresses, such as this. As a bonus, these should hold up longer than the others although they will also be a little pricier. The Urban Outfitters sale section can also be a gold mine.

    I’d recommend going with something tight. You could definitely pull it off because you’re v. thin. I think the American Apparel dress would look phenomenal.

  7. August 7, 2008 11:49 am

    I have found great cute tops and party dresses at Charlotte Russe and Rampage, though sometimes their styles do tend toward the very curvacious.

    I would just go for a classic black halter or strapless (since you have a small frame that shouldn’t look too revealing/trashy). Black tends to look much nicer/more expensive than it really is, plus you can jazz it up or down with shoes and accessories.

    I LOVE Vegas…and you can where anything anytime anyplace and no one will even give it a second thought. Sometimes for fun I’ll wear a supernice cocktail dress around my hotel – and I’ll be right next to my sister in sweat pants and tennis shoes – and neither of us gets a single weird look! So don’t stress about what to wear is my point. You’ll see it ALL from orthopedic shoes and fanny packs to neon bikinis and stilletos right on the street and in the casinos. Ah, Vegas.

  8. August 7, 2008 11:50 am

    OMG I meand “wear” not “where” in the first line of my third paragraph! I am so embarrassed…

  9. August 8, 2008 8:34 am

    Can you post THIS comment and not the last one? I don’t want my full name out there!!!! Thanks…

    Holy poo I just went through this! I don’t live in LA, so our club scene prob. isn’t as hip as yours – BUT I just ordered two dresses through Forever 21 (beats looking thru all the crap at the store) and two through

    Look those up!

  10. August 8, 2008 11:09 am

    If I’m looking for affordable, cute and not trashy, I usually hit up Nordstrom BP – I buy 80% of “going out” attire there. The quality/fit is so much better than forever 21 or similar stores…and they have some cute stuff. I don’t know if $60 is more than you’ve budgeted, but I think this one is pretty cute:

    It comes in black if the pink is over the top for you.


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