formal wear for the adult?

skimmy

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one of my girlfriends has been hunting for a long dress for a formal occasion and i'm surprised that she's having such a difficult time! she's 5'2", curvy but a size 2...does anybody have any suggestions on where to look for a dress that's under $300 that doesn't make her look like a teenager going to prom or a mother-of-the-bride?

thanks!
 

GirlieShoppe

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I always have good luck at Nordstrom. I've purchased all my formal dresses there for the past several years. Your friend could definitely find something for under $300. I bought a ball gown there yesterday for under $100 (it was on sale).
 

newmommy_va

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Feb 11, 2011
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In the past, I've found formal wear in this price range from Macy's. They carry a larger range of options in petite sizes. (I'd avoid the Junior department, though.)

I've tried Nordstrom too, but I've had less luck (since my local store has a minuscule selection of petite formal wear).

btw, I'm a curvy petite 0-2. :smile: