Personal Shopper: A Non-Traditional Wedding Dress for Cyndie

Cyndie writes: "I am 59 years young and am getting married for the first
time. I do NOT want a traditional wedding dress. It will be a small
wedding. Also I have lost 130 pounds over the last 2 years so I want to
show off my curvy shape. I generally wear a size 10 but depending on
the cut and manufacturer, I can fit in a size 8 to a size 12. I want a
short sleeved and knee length "cocktail" dress. My future husband's
favorite color is blue and mine is purple. I am thinking lace over
lining with a V neck but I am open to other dressy options. I am
thinking fitted on the top with a bit of a flared skirt because I am a
bit "hippy". The wedding date hasn't been set but the earliest would be
late May and likely well into June. I found a dress online that I am
enamored with but I think the shape is too slim for me, sleeveless and
it has to be ordered from the UK. But I love the colors and wish I
could pull off the shape of the dress. Price is less than $500 and hopefully much less. I hate shopping so any help you can give me would very much appreciated. I hope you find my challenge worthwhile to pursue. Thanks so much, Cyndie."

Hi, Cyndie! I love non-traditional wedding dresses, and I found you a whole mess of them to choose from. Usually I wouldn't suggest so many dresses from one brand, but it looks like Tadashi Shoji had your wedding in mind when designing dresses this season!

1. Tadashi Shoji Lace Sheath Dress ($228)
2. Maggy London Cap Sleeve Rose Organza Belted Sheath Dress ($143, on sale)
3. Tadashi Shoji Lace Panel Fit & Flare Cocktail Dress ($430)
4. Komarov Embellished Satin & Chiffon Dress ($358)
5. Ladylike Royal Blue Chiffon Graduation Dress Featuring Lace Overlay and Illusion Back ($132)
6. Tadashi Shoji Embroidered A-Line Dress ($359)
7. Tadashi Shoji Embroidered Lace Sheath Dress ($238)
8. Sleeveless Chiffon Adorned Wedding Guest Dress ($88)

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