Personal Shopper: Lindsay Goes Old School Cool

Lindsay writes: "I am attending a gala/party put on by a really cool art foundation and the theme of the party is to be "in the spirit" of a famous criminal. My boyfriend and I have decided to go as Bonnie and Clyde. I have found two dresses that I absoloutely adore but one is too cheap looking and the other is way out of my budget (its $5000). I am typically a 0 or 00; I am 5'3 and petite. I can spend up to $350 on this dress. The gala is the first saturday of march so I would need to purchase the dress very soon in order for it to ship in time. I've attached the links to the two dresses i love, I would LOVE if you could find a cheaper basically replica of the red dress or a more expensive looking version of the black one. Also, anything in that same style of dress (badass 1930s gangster) or more modern (as it is just "in the spirit of") would be amazing!!!!! I was thinking red black or metallic but I am good with any color.

Thank you SO SO SO much!!!!!! It would really mean the world to me if you guys could help me out!! This is a huge event and I've been searching for weeks for the perfect dress and havent seem to find one."

Hi, Lindsay! In the spirit of your request, I found these six daring options. Personally, I think number 2 is your best bet. I have no idea how that dress isn't more expensive than it is. But number 5 is saucy and sure to attract some attention. And whatever you do, please wear a garter belt. That would make this whole ensemble complete!

1. Flapper Dress ($208)
2. HOSS INTROPIA Sequin Layer Belted Dress ($220)
3. Tracy Reese Flapper Shift ($164)
4. Hazel Flapper Mini Dress ($83)
5. AGAIN Lawgiver ($238)
6. MANGO Embellished Flapper Dress ($106)

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Steve Lockwood

Posted on 02.21.13 at 8:10 AM

Thanks for posting this! My best friend has been looking at dresses for a special night coming up, these are great! The red one actually reminds me of this really cool wall clock I have. I've also been looking for unique wall clocks for sale to give to her for her birthday, she knows how I love quirky things!

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