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Personal Shopper: A Pale Aqua Dress for Maid of Honor Lael

Lael writes: "I am looking for a dress to wear to my best friend's wedding, next month! I am the maid of honor. The color is light aqua, which is a hard one to pin down. The bride is flexible- we all choose our own, so there will definitely be a range, but the color to shoot for is essentially the color of the actual stone - aquamarine. It is a very pale aqua color.

I am 5'2", about 115 pounds, but curvy. Usually short dresses look best on me, or very long, and fitted, or tulip-shaped. The absolute most I would pay, I think, is $250. That sounds high to me, but would pay it if the dress were perfect!"

Hi, Lael! I hope something here fits what you had in mind; I kept hearing over and over that aquamarine was a big color this year and yet there was not a surplus of aquamarine dresses. If these are too pale, let me know; I have a handful of more saturated dresses that might fit the bill.

1. J.Crew Sinclair Dress in Dusty Shale Silk Chiffon ($250)
2. Alfred Sung Strapless with Matching Flower Detail Bridesmaid Dress ($170) - This one is made to order, so you'll have to call to see if you can get rush delivery.
3. ML Monique Lhuillier Bridesmaids Pleated Strapless Taffeta Dress ($228)
4. ASOS Pencil Dress With Elastic Waist ($66)
5. David's Bridal Short Strapless Cotton Sateen Dress ($80) - More styles available in this color if the strapless doesn't suit you.
6. Love Spot Mesh Belted Skater Dress ($56)
7. Dorothy Perkins Aqua Cross Over Dress ($79)
8. Oasis Stripe Fit and Flare Dress ($115)

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mitchy-dino.jpgMitchy here: I'd be happy to never put on another pair of pants. What this means for you is that I love all kinds of dress shopping - especially cute patterned dresses and party dresses. I also love colorful apparel and jewelry as well as vintage-styled home decor. Other things I don't usually put on resumes: expert cat wrangler, road tripper, and connoisseur of bad movies.

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