Allyson writes: Hi editors! I'm mildly obsessed with the Personal Shopper feature and was wondering if you could help a sister out. :) My med school formal is on December 10th. It's on a boat (mothaf-- ahem.) However, the deck is closed, so I don't think I need to worry about protecting myself from the cold December air. I'm looking for a cocktail dress more on the dressier side of things, preferably knee-length. I'm a big fan of vintage or vintage-inspired fashion, though I also wouldn't be averse to something shiny or sparkly. I'm pale with dark brown hair, 5'6"-ish, with a short waist and long legs and wide-ish hips. I don't like anything bodycon or drop-waist - basically, anything that brings attention to my stomach. Med school junk food and stress-eating have not been kind to my gut. I'm a size 6-ish, though depending on the brand I can be a 4 or an 8. Under $100 would be optimal, but if it's a little over that, I won't mind.
Allyson, I'm Found of You. Here are some swanky dresses with an old school feel that will look great with your complexion and enormous brain.
1 - Proclaiming Pretty Dress ($58)
2 - Delia's Red Ruffle Dress ($38, on sale)
3 - Mina Metallic Dress ($58, on sale, also available in silver)
4 - Liquorish Pleated One Shoulder Dress ($73, also available in red)
5 - Hollywood and Vine Dress ($75)
6 - Winterberry Wonder Dress ($80)
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