Join Date: May 2011
Location: Chino Valley, AZ
It's almost that time again!
Meaning, it's almost time for the Marine Corps Birthday Ball! We went last year and my boyfriend has already said that we're going again this year.
Soooooo, in an effort not to be rushed with finding a dress again, I'm starting saving and shopping early.
I'd love some opinions on what color and style I should go with.
Last year I wore a deep purple pleated satin charmeuse (I think...it was the flimsy satin, not the thicker more bridal satin) gown with one shoulder strap that split into two across my back and ruching on the bodice. With it I wore 6" peep-toe cheetah heels (not again! My feet died!) and a black bolero over it.
This year, I'm thinking I want something a little more structured. I didn't like the way my dress showed all the imperfections of my belly area and it was thin, so it was cold. I definitely want a different color, as well. It needs to be something that I can wear a bolero over (or make modest in another way) because I don't like showing a lot of skin (religious reasons). I am plus-size, but carry my weight well. I'm fair-skinned with medium-dark brown hair and blue(ish) eyes.
Oh! And I'll probably be shopping on eBay since I'd like to keep it under $150 and there aren't a lot of places that carry formal gowns in my town. In fact, I can't think of any places that have them aside from during prom season.
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