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I want to copy my dress.

Can you recommend a tailor/seamstress/dressmaker in New York who can make an exact copy of a beloved, though not at all high-fashion, dress that has seen better days? [more inside]
posted by millipede on May 4, 2015 - 6 answers

Help me find casual summer dresses before I melt

I live in a hot, humid climate (it is currently 81 F with 75% humidity) and am finding myself in a rage that I have to wear clothing at all. I'd like to wear plain cotton tank dresses for the next 6 months. Please help me find what I'm envisioning! [more inside]
posted by tatiana wishbone on Apr 15, 2015 - 21 answers

Help me find an outfit that's wedding-sexy, not club-sexy!

Can you help me find a dress (and shoes and jewelry) to wear to a wedding that's sexy while still appropriate for a wedding? [more inside]
posted by tomorrow on Mar 29, 2015 - 6 answers

Where to buy a cocktail dress in NYC?

I'm buying my girlfriend a vintage or vintage-inspired cocktail dress for her birthday. We're in NYC. Where are some good places to shop? [more inside]
posted by goingonit on Mar 24, 2015 - 2 answers

Help me find a bridesmaid's dress!

I'm going to be in my best friend's wedding this fall, and I get to pick my own dress. It needs to be a neutral color (blush/nude/champagne tones are all okay), and either floor length or tea length. I've found two dresses that I really like, but both have small things that take them out of the running. I'd love to find a dress that is similar to either of them. [more inside]
posted by frizzle on Mar 18, 2015 - 5 answers

Searching for a wedding dress

I'm getting married in July, and I found a potential wedding dress I like (yah! here @ modcloth) but they don't have it available in my size anymore (boo!). Does anybody have suggestions for dresses out there that are similar-ish? [more inside]
posted by warble on Mar 11, 2015 - 12 answers

Help me find a wedding dress!

I'm wondering if the hivemind can help me find the perfect wedding dress. I'm getting married (YAY!) and my online searching hasn't come up with many options that I think would work for my particular needs. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by BeBoth on Mar 8, 2015 - 23 answers

What colorblind sorcery is this?

According to this Buzzfeed post, people either see the dress in the picture as black & blue or gold & white. Sharing this with my friends - who I trust not to troll me - also showed the stark disparity. What's going on? Is this an optical illusion? Or something related to the way our brains process information? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Feb 26, 2015 - 50 answers

What should I wear for business travel to Uruguay?

I am going to Uruguay (Montevideo) for business in April. I'll be meeting with government employees (civil servants, not politicians), NGO employees, and possibly NGO volunteers. I have many, many questions. [more inside]
posted by OrangeDisk on Feb 22, 2015 - 4 answers

Can you make lace and rhinestone less itchy?

My wife has to wear a bridesmaid's dress that has lace and rhinestones in the neck, sleeve and shoulder area. She finds it quite itchy. Do you know a trick for making it less itchy? [more inside]
posted by KevCed on Feb 21, 2015 - 10 answers

Tux Police

My brother-in-law is turning 50 and is planning a shindig. [more inside]
posted by terrier319 on Jan 28, 2015 - 35 answers

Info about dress that Emily Balcetis is wearing in TED talk

Emily Balcetis did a TEDx talk about exercise, and all I could think about was how awesome her dress was. I tried as many searches as I knew how, but couldn't find it. I'm looking for any info, maker/designer/brand, store, type, facimile, pretty much anything would be interesting to me. Thanks!
posted by eggkeeper on Jan 25, 2015 - 2 answers

Looking for really beautiful baby clothes

There is a little girl baby arriving in my family soon, and I would like to buy a truly beautiful baby dress or onesie for her. The last place I bought something lovely from seems to have disappeared, so I'm looking for online shopping recommendations. Money is no object in the sense that I don't mind spending a silly amount for something that will be drooled upon.
posted by JanetLand on Jan 6, 2015 - 19 answers

Need help dressing smarter for class

I'm a 30 year old STEM student who is looking to dress a little sharper while maintaining comfort. I also live in a very humid, very hot, sweaty subtropical environment. I am a white male with very long dreadlocks (not cutting them off, sorry). Snowflake details below cut. [more inside]
posted by triceryclops on Jan 6, 2015 - 13 answers

Here comes the non-traditional bride...

Turns out, neither my partner nor I are wedding planners so we’ve decided to elope on New Year’s Eve. Hurray! So far, we’ve had 6 days to plan since our decision. I’ve acquired THIS lovely dress to wear on the big day. Problem is, I’m not sure how to accessorize it in a way to signify I’m a bride. Looking for some suggestion for styles of jewelry, shoes, and whatnot to help me accomplish a bridal look. [more inside]
posted by turniphead on Dec 27, 2014 - 18 answers

Help me find an awesome sweater for a Chicago NYE wedding outfit

I (38, hipsterish, female) am attending a wedding on New Year's Eve and I'm looking for the right sweater or coverup for the dress I'm planning on wearing. Help me look fabulous in front of all my boyfriend's friends! Bonus points for other accessory advice as well. [more inside]
posted by misskaz on Dec 17, 2014 - 25 answers

Black Lace Fashion Ensemble

I have this dress. What do I wear with it? [more inside]
posted by RoadScholar on Dec 17, 2014 - 23 answers

Christmas-themed office fancy dress

Hit me with your best ideas for a work fancy dress party with the theme 'Christmas Carols'. [more inside]
posted by citands on Dec 1, 2014 - 21 answers

Where to find a chain guard suitable for biking with a skirt?

I like to wear long skirts, and I like to ride my bike. Unfortunately, these two activities are appear to be incompatible -- is there a suitable chain guard I can install on my bike? [more inside]
posted by phoenixy on Nov 14, 2014 - 8 answers

What is the kind of armhole in a dress?

What is the kind of armhole in this dress? Does it look good on ordinary people? How do I find similar armholes on dresses/blouses?
posted by stewiethegreat on Nov 12, 2014 - 6 answers

Can you recommend a sewing pattern similar to this vintage one?

I absolutely love everything about this suit pattern. Could you help me find a modern day equivalent? [more inside]
posted by the webmistress on Oct 29, 2014 - 9 answers

Help me dress powerfully and elegantly. I look quite young.

I am in my mid-thirties, but people often think I'm about 22. I could probably pass for 17 in the right outfit. Young face. On top of that, I am slightly built and female. Not short, but delicate. People call me honey and baby and ask me where I go to college. I want to look like a badass who can win venture capital funding. I want to look as powerful and effective as I really am. [more inside]
posted by Pablito on Oct 22, 2014 - 49 answers

Sending up the 'Stylish Mefites' beacon

Help me style this dress for an upcoming wedding! I am looking for jewelry/shoe/hair recommendations. [more inside]
posted by troika on Oct 14, 2014 - 14 answers

Do I need a Suit Jacket in Spain?

I will be traveling in Spain and Portugal next month. We will be staying in Paradors and other nice hotels. I would like to travel light, and not bring a suit jacket. Can I get away with slacks and collared shirts, or will I barred from some restaurants for dress code without a jacket? [more inside]
posted by Flood on Aug 21, 2014 - 6 answers

Please help me put together outfits for an upcoming conference!

Difficult level: Academia. Further complicating details inside the fold. [more inside]
posted by ClaireBear on Aug 7, 2014 - 26 answers

How to improve the fit of a maxi dress?

I bought this maxi dress to wear to a wedding this weekend. The fabric is heavier than I anticipated, and the armholes are on the large size, so my bra is visible, and the whole dress seems to sag a little under its own weight. Is there are a way to fix this before Saturday? [more inside]
posted by punchtothehead on Aug 5, 2014 - 12 answers

Academic Dress in Hot Weather

What should a young male academic wear when it's hot? [more inside]
posted by HoraceH on Jul 22, 2014 - 11 answers

Nail color inspiration for wedding guest outfit?

What outside-the-box-color nail polish would best accent a black cocktail dress (with silver accent beading) and silver shoes? [more inside]
posted by shelle on Jul 18, 2014 - 21 answers

Plus-size snowflake seeks last-minute bridesmaid dress

As of last night, I've been drafted as a bridesmaid in a friend's wedding. Problem: the dress she picked for her bridesmaids is going to be...difficult...for me to pull off. Snowflakes within! [more inside]
posted by Vervain on Jul 3, 2014 - 33 answers

Fran Lebowitz in skirts

Looking for websites and books for guidance and encouragement, not just techniques, in professional dress. I am entering a field where the top echelon of business casual seems to be the default setting. [more inside]
posted by 8603 on Jun 21, 2014 - 6 answers

Where can I hire a formal dress in Sydney, with in-person fitting?

Surprise! I'm going to a black tie event on Saturday night. I have nothing to wear and therefore need to hire a dress. Everything I can find on Google so far is an online order. I would prefer a brick and mortar building where I can try on someone's inventory of dresses; I've done this before in other countries so I know it's A Thing. Where can I do this in Sydney? [more inside]
posted by olinerd on Jun 16, 2014 - 5 answers

How to find a specific, slightly old designer dress?

Found a weird, cool dress I'd maybe like to get married in. No idea how to get my hands on it. It's look 40 from the Donna Karan Resort 2012 collection. I don't know how "designer" things work. Help. [more inside]
posted by anthropomorphic on May 30, 2014 - 9 answers

Professional dress for an early evening "Gala"

I've been invited to attend an anniversary dinner/fundraiser for a regional nonprofit advocacy group. I'll be attending as a guest of a work-related higher-up, and the event will doubtless involve a bunch of professional networking small talk. They're calling it a gala... but the event starts at 5:30, with dinner at 6:30. What on earth do I wear? [more inside]
posted by Kpele on May 29, 2014 - 18 answers

Dress me for success -- First Impressions

I've got an interview tomorrow. [more inside]
posted by intrepid_simpleton on May 27, 2014 - 9 answers

Everyday Femme Radness

What belongs in my starter femme/androgynous/genderqueer ensemble? [more inside]
posted by elephantsvanish on May 25, 2014 - 14 answers

Help me find the t-shirt dress of my dreams

I'm looking for a basic t-shirt dress that's flattering, affordable, and long enough to wear to work. [more inside]
posted by ITheCosmos on May 23, 2014 - 17 answers

I need a 3/4 sleeve dress fast

I have a wedding to go to this weekend as a guest. I also just got released from the hospital and have crazy bruises in the crooks of both my arms, and would prefer not to show them off! This means I need a new dress with 3/4 sleeves! Can you help me find one? [more inside]
posted by sockermom on May 20, 2014 - 30 answers

Where can I get a less expensive version of this dress?

The Gucci dress that Emma Stone wore on Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show was stunning. I can't afford Gucci. Is there a good copycat? [more inside]
posted by sockermom on Apr 29, 2014 - 12 answers

How to get a stain out of a vintage dress?

I am the proud new owner of this vintage picnic-checked pink gingham maxi dress, which I picked up for a song! Unfortunately, the dress has a stain on the bust that I need to remove (see the fifth picture in the link), and I am looking for advice about the best method(s) to try without ruining the dress. The dress is missing a tag indicating fabric, and the brand label has been cut out of it. I don't know much about the dress or the stain, but here are a few things I do know: [more inside]
posted by ClaireBear on Apr 28, 2014 - 9 answers

Is this dress too white to wear to a wedding?

Is this dress too white to wear to a wedding? [more inside]
posted by Viola on Apr 27, 2014 - 51 answers

Fancy wool-blend formalwear: dry-clean after every wearing?

I recently acquired a beautiful, brand new designer dress that's much nicer than anything I've had in my wardrobe before. I've worn it once and have been hanging it up to air out. Is it better to get it dry cleaned before storing it, or will it be easier on the fabric to put it away in its worn-once state? I don't want to put unnecessary stress on the fabric from the dry cleaning process, but I really, really don't want to find moth holes in the dress several months from now, either. [more inside]
posted by Orinda on Apr 26, 2014 - 6 answers

Help me Swingify my wardrobe.

I've been taking a Lindy Hop class for about a month and I'm really enjoying it. I'm keen on eventually going out to social dances and events when I feel more confident, but I have no wardrobe to back it up right now. I have a vague idea of what swing era fashion is like, but I'd like to do more research on what's hip, cool, and appropriate. Can anyone suggest sites, blogs, pinterest boards, online shops, etc so I can get a sense of what I should deck out in?
posted by xtine on Apr 14, 2014 - 10 answers

Prom dress emergency...there will be blood.

My daughter ordered the prom dress of her dreams-and two days later we learned it was out of stock. Actually, I learned-haven't told her yet as trying to avoid the ensuing drama and more prom dress shopping. Attempting to find it online, or in another retail location, but no luck. Here's a not-great pic of the dress. The tag says it's Fiesta, number 46001, Mint-and she needs an x-small. [more inside]
posted by purenitrous on Apr 11, 2014 - 26 answers

Fashion Emergency

What do you wear to a wedding that is "casual?" [more inside]
posted by cirrostratus on Apr 2, 2014 - 29 answers

I hate dressing up. There, I said it.

Can I wear these shoes with this dress? To a wedding? On one of those farms specifically made for people to get married at? In Florida? Pictures within. [more inside]
posted by phunniemee on Apr 2, 2014 - 46 answers

Help me find a simple but elusive dress style

I recently came across this vintage '90s Esprit dress on Etsy, but it's not my size. I'd love to find a similar modern dress, but after scanning online stores for way too long, I'm stymied. Help! [more inside]
posted by lisa g on Apr 1, 2014 - 18 answers

Warmest underlayer to wear with dresses in winter

Looking for a really warm underlayer for dresses for when I cannot bulk up on sweaters.. merino slip? [more inside]
posted by kirikara on Dec 9, 2013 - 21 answers

Style me just a wee bit Thronesy.

I just finished my first paid storytelling gig and have been invited back for more, which technically makes me a professional storyteller. OBVIOUSLY this means I'm now officially entitled to buy and wear that long romantic dress with wide sweepy skirt I've wanted since preteen girlhood. Help me find it! Pickiness inside. [more inside]
posted by stuck on an island on Oct 28, 2013 - 8 answers

What should I wear in Spain/Morocco in the fall?

I am going to the South of Spain and Morocco for my honeymoon, starting November 5th. I have only been to Europe once before, and never to this area. I was wondering - what should my fiance and I bring, clothing-wise? [more inside]
posted by 235w103 on Oct 24, 2013 - 5 answers

Plus Size Style 101, USA Female Edition

Help me reinvent my style! I need fashion inspiration. I need shops that will outfit plus size me without breaking the bank. Difficulty level: tall, too! Bonus question: calf boots for big feet and fat calves. [more inside]
posted by booksherpa on Oct 22, 2013 - 43 answers

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