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Dress Help
A Use: Christmas Define Naughty
philstar22
Hey everyone,
I really need your help. My sister is getting married in April and I'm a bridesmaid. Finding an affordable dress has been a problem because my parents are buying it and don't want it to be much more than $100. My sister has been pretty good about what she's okay with. She just has a color pallet and I can find any dress in one of those colors.

So we originally ordered a custom dress from JJ House. Only they somehow couldn't follow the measurements we sent. It is too small in every way. And they didn't leave any extra fabric at the seam for it to be fixable and aren't willing to make a new one.

So does anyone know of a good website for getting good plus size bridesmaid dresses? Thanks.

Bra help!
iftherainstops
It seems like there are a ton of bras out there, but none work for me, and I'm starting to feel a little overwhelmed! I'm a 48c, and my biggest problem with finding a bra that fits is that I have "side boob fat" that will cause the sides of bras to ride up or just be super uncomfortable. Anyone have any experience with this and know what type of bra I should be looking for?


Edit: Thanks to so many great comments I went to LB today and had my first bra fitting. Honestly, it was a bit lackluster. I'm not quite sure the person really knew what they were doing as the proclaimed me to be a 60 DDD, and then said, well if you've been wearing a 48C, let's try a 48DD. I have to say, after trying on a couple, the 50C felt better, but didn't feel like magic, so I left with nada.

Tanks/camis
red shoe
demiraks_world
Looking for 2x/3x LOOSE-ish (layering) tanks and bra less camis.

I know Old Navy will be suggested but I don't know which styles aren't skin tight.

Dresses Every Day!
birch woods
deralorae
Hey folks!

I've been wearing dresses all month and documenting it as part of the Dressember Fashion Challenge to raise awareness for human trafficking and help stop it.  The idea is to show the inherent dignity of women through the gesture of everyday elegance that sparks conversation.  I'm also trying out vlogging and talk about Star Wars (spoiler free!), and a bit about my life as well as testing a couple filming methods.

Check it and my first 20 outfits out here: http://www.lydiadickson.com/2015/12/vlog-force-awakens-dressember.html

And here's a preview outfit:

Cardigan - LuLaRoe "Sarah", Dress - Her Universe "9th Doctor", Leggings - ModCloth "Fresh Take in Blue Universe", and Boots - Trendsetter by Hushpuppies.

Thanks for reading everyone!

Hope you're having a very Happy Holiday Season!

Lydia

The New Capsule Wardrobe
birch woods
deralorae
So, I'm happier with this capsule, and feel like I definitely had some growing experiences from the fall one before it.  But, let me know what you all think.  Here's a link to the full blog post - http://www.lydiadickson.com/2015/12/my-december-2015-mini-capsule-wardrobe.html

And here's a preview of some of the items below:


Thanks for reading, and I'll see you again soon!

Lydia

PS. edited because I can't spell.

Her Universe Sizing
Eve by magnetic-icons
taffimai
Does anyone have any experience with the Her Universe Plus Size Sizing? According to the size chart I should be a 5X, but that seems a bit big since I'm a 16 or 18 in most other plus size brands.

Pre-Post Post? Or something?
birch woods
deralorae
Hi friends,
I'm going to post my next capsule wardrobe in another day or so, but since it's a special mini capsule just for December I wrote a post about why I'm doing a mini wardrobe.  Spoilers...it's because I'm not wearing pants this month.

Ok, ok, I'm just wearing dresses.  And I have a super great reason to be doing it beyond a good challenge too.  So if that sparks your interest come read more on my blog - http://www.lydiadickson.com/2015/12/reflections-on-november-what-im-looking.html

Additionally this is a less fashion oriented post, but I created a holiday gift guide featuring all handmade work from a variety of great small businesses.  And to make things better there's a giveaway for a necklace made by The Little Smith!  You can find that post here - http://www.lydiadickson.com/2015/11/handmade-holiday-gift-guide.html

And of course here's an OOTD from day 3 of my Dressember project!



The Sarah maxi cardigan from LuLaRoe (yes it has pockets!), Doctor Who 9th Doctor dress from Her Universe, Fresh Take leggings in Blue Universe from ModCloth, and blue ballet flats by American Eagle for Payless.

Thanks for reading folks!

Lydia

Suits for people with big arms?
Mask
belleweather
Any experience with suits for people with big (either fat or muscular, or hey, both!) upper arms? I don't mind having things tailored, but in most lines it seems like I've got to order so many sizes up so that my suits fit in my arms that I have a hard time having them fit in the shoulders or waist -- so much so that I'm pretty much asking the tailor to take the whole garment apart.

Any ideas of brands/lines that run a bit big in the arms?

Fall Outfits
birch woods
deralorae
Hi everyone,

It's been a while, but I'm back with another outfit post, which you can find at http://www.lydiadickson.com/2015/11/cooler-coverings-fall-fashions.html

Also, if anyone is interested I'm co-hosting a LuLaRoe party online until Sunday at Midnight EST at https://www.facebook.com/groups/lularoebynicolefitts/ They're the makers of this awesome dress below, and they also make leggings (great patterned ones!), tops, and skirts in sizes XXS-3XL.  Just claim me as host, please, if you happen to buy anything.


Dress - LuLaRoe, necklace - Marsha Elliott designs, leggings - Target, boots - Hushpuppies/Trendsetter

And a second outfit just for good measure:

Shirt - Switchfoot, bag - Target, Skirt - Torrid, leggings - Target, boots - Hushpuppies/Trendsetters.

See you all in a couple weeks when I debut a mini capsule wardrobe just for December!

Love,
Lydia

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