Need an Easter dress, plus size, short notice.
April 16, 2014 11:23 AM Subscribe
My grandparents are very elderly and chances are very good this will be at least one's last Easter. I hate dressing up, in dresses especially, but doing so always makes them absolutely delighted. So, I spent a lot of time taking measurements and stuff to order something well ahead of time from an online retailer who has been making excuses for weeks and finally said they'd refund my money because they can't get my order to me after all. Well... okay, clothes aren't my forte at the best of times, I need emergency fashion assistance.
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I'm 5'8", a size 18, carry a lot of it in my midsection, D-cup so not extraordinarily busty but not flat either. In my 30s and my usual is jeans/khakis and plain-colored 3/4 sleeve t-shirts. I have a variety of cardigans, so sleeveless is okay, but I don't do leaving the house with bare arms. It needs to be at least knee length, preferably just past the knee, and not low-cut, although I'm flexible on the actual neckline. Something in the way of cheerful spring colors. Oh, and somewhere that can do overnight shipping. Cheap is a plus--assume I am extremely unlikely to ever actually wear this again--but anything up to $150 including the shipping would be doable. Something in Northeast Ohio would also work, but I have not had good luck shopping for women's clothes here even at the best of times.
The shoes I had already for this are cream-colored flats. I also have purple flats. Something that would go with the shoes I already have is preferred, I don't think I can manage last-minute emergency shoe-shopping, too.
I hate this sort of shopping and it was bad enough when I had plenty of time. I just want to look nice for my grandma, you know? eShakti looked ideal and I ordered with two weeks' cushion on their delivery estimate, but evidently right now they're kind of a mess, and now I'm stuck having to scramble.