Personal Shopper: Kayla's Black Tie Affairs

Kayla writes: Hey Fabulous Outblush ladies!! Help me!! This July I have 2 weddings to attend that are 2 weeks apart, at the same venue, and with some of the same guests in attendance at both. The first wedding is black-tie, and the second wedding is pretty close to black tie. While normally I would buy one dress and wear it twice, due to the over-lapping crowds I need two dresses! So here is what I need your help finding:
Two great black-tie (but I do live in a fairly small town so not ball-gown) appropriate dresses for my size 4/6 slightly busty frame. I am hoping to not spend more than $75 a piece (though less would be great!). I look best in jewel tones/saturated colors. I am pretty open to style so long as the dress doesn't scream "could also be a maternity dress."
Y'all are fabulous and thanks for the help!

Howdy do, Kayla. Magzilla here. I too am a busty budget beast and thought I could give ya a hand. Since this is two separate events but with the same group of people, I appreciate that you are making an effort to wear two different dresses. Take it a step further and wear two different styles: short and long. There is no reason you can't wear a knee length show stopper to a black tie affair. After all, it's July and there's a good chance that if you are anywhere in the contiguous United States it is going to be pretty warm. Let me know what two dresses you choose and perhaps I can find some jewelry that will go with both dresses too!

1. Promiscuous Emmy Dress ($48)
2. Dorothy Perkins Petite Black Velvet Dress ($17 WHAT A STEAL!)
3. Lauren Cowl Neck Dress ($60)
4. Dorothy Perkins Raspberry Corsage Dress ($27)
5. Vertical Wave Dress ($48)
6. Always and Forever Green Dress ($50)
7. Jane Norman Silver Pleat Maxi Dress ($46)
8. Calvin Klein Cowlneck Ruched Dress ($100)
9. Jane Norman Berry Sweetheart Pleated Maxi Dress ($62)

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atribution.jpgMagzilla here: When I'm not busy eating my way to the bottom of a ginger candy bag, I'm tweezing my eyebrows. I prefer the hard core body modification scene but can also appreciate a ruffle or bow when I see one. Beauty and barrels of maternity/kid crap are my specialties. When you need help finding the right shade of eyeliner to match that new shade of "I haven't slept in days" tint your skin gets after a baby or four, call on me. Loudly.



Posted on 01.18.12 at 2:35 PM

Being one of the brides whose wedding Kayla will be attending I really love the last long dress for her. Overall any of them would be stunning on her!


Posted on 01.18.12 at 7:06 PM

Thanks Magzilla! Sadly my two favorites (4 and 9) aren't in my size anymore but I think that 5 is also going to be fabulous!


Posted on 01.19.12 at 5:24 PM

Boo on the sizes being sold out. I tried finding some stuff on sale and I guess everyone else on the internet was looking for the same thing too. If you need some jewelry, let me know!

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