In search of a cocktail dress for a friend's wedding...any suggestions?

guccissima

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I'm having quite a hard time looking for a cute cocktail dress to wear to a wedding.

I like anything above the knee, any open neck styles (strapless, one shoulder) and light flirty materials (chiffon, silk, anything that keeps you cool...). I like bright colors but not borderline tacky or 80s. I wouldn't mind simple black and white either. Just something catchy, modern, and bright.

You gals have any suggestions? Thanks!!!:yahoo:
 
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My friend bought a truly beautiful black cocktail dress at Ann Taylor yesterday. I don't see it online, or I'd post a pic.
 

guccissima

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Omg.... U gals have such great taste!! My budget is under $500. This is a tradition Asian wedding so lots of old fashioned people. Can't show too much skin which is the dilema. The bride is an long time close friend from kindergarten (rivalrous and competitive). It's a night wedding and I'm 25 years old in case anyone is wondering. :smile:
 

CTgrl414

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Some that I like

Love the cut of this one but unsure if you are looking for something so pink/cutesy:

http://www.shopbop.com/very-versati...=2534374302063518&fm=other-shopbysize-viewall

Love this DVF pattern, and ruching and a bit more dressy:

http://www.shopbop.com/dessie-dress...=2534374302063518&fm=other-shopbysize-viewall

I love the stars on this dress.. maybe a bit more of the funky 80s feel although it is black and white.I also love the back.

http://www.shopbop.com/expanse-dres...=2534374302063518&fm=other-shopbysize-viewall
 

bubbleloba

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Omg.... U gals have such great taste!! My budget is under $500. This is a tradition Asian wedding so lots of old fashioned people. Can't show too much skin which is the dilema. The bride is an long time close friend from kindergarten (rivalrous and competitive). It's a night wedding and I'm 25 years old in case anyone is wondering. :smile:
Ick! Having just been to a traditional Asian wedding myself, I would opt for something understated but well cut, and not too tight. The Robert Rodriguez dress is $495.

This Alice+Olivia dress is also $495 and would make a great dress for a night out in addition to this wedding. http://www.bergdorfgoodman.com/stor...cat230300cat232503cat234605cat260344cat291103



And, you can always top off with a great pair of sky high CLs or Choos! :biggrin:
 

KPCoppola

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Theory always has great dresses IMO. I have always found them in budget- they seem well made and fit great- lots of styles and colors.
 

guccissima

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Some that I like

Love the cut of this one but unsure if you are looking for something so pink/cutesy:

http://www.shopbop.com/very-versati...=2534374302063518&fm=other-shopbysize-viewall

Love this DVF pattern, and ruching and a bit more dressy:

http://www.shopbop.com/dessie-dress...=2534374302063518&fm=other-shopbysize-viewall

I love the stars on this dress.. maybe a bit more of the funky 80s feel although it is black and white.I also love the back.

http://www.shopbop.com/expanse-dres...=2534374302063518&fm=other-shopbysize-viewall

The DVF dress looks very pretty indeed! I've been wearing a lot of green lately as well. Love everything DVF!!!