PhD graduation coming up, and I'm still a tomboy! Help w/dresses?

south-of-france

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Hi, well the title says it all I suppose.
I have almost shoulder-length chestnut hair, am 5 ft 6 in and wear pants and pantsuits all the time to work and off work. I normally don't like dresses and heels, but I feel they're more festive and with graduation and summer around the corner, I thought I'd try something new.

Here's a casual pic. I just can't imagine what dress would look good on me, I'm so not girly :sweatdrop: but I still like sexy, feminine clothes :smile:.
My dear BF would probably be pleasantly surprised too :nuts:.
Can you help? TIA!

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MandM

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You look like you could rock any dress! Bring that cute damier and anything will look good too.

Congrats on the Ph.D. I am soooo hoping to join you soon. I'll look for dresses on-line and try to get some posted. You'll have to wear a gown over it, so I'd get something relatively simple -- maybe a solid silk with some subtly sexy detailing.
 

una

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An empire-line dress? I have slightly different figure to yours (not that far off though) and I find empire-line dresses to be really feminine and sexy; I think they would do justice to many different shapes!
 

MandM

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^^^nooo, no pants! It's a big deal and a great opportunity to knock your bf's socks off with a festive dress!! (kidding about trousers -- they can look festive and awesome too...but dresses are really fun:smile:
 

sammydoll

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Okay, so i've picked out a couple dresses i think would look great and shouldn't scare you too much.. I tried to pick more plain colours, and no extremely girly shapes or details .. I also think these would all work for your body! :smile:


http://www.saksfifthavenue.com/main...408474395222441&bmUID=1181724330338&ev19=1:11


http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/2931294...Y&origin=category&searchtype=&pbo=6010065&P=1


http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/2885164...Y&origin=category&searchtype=&pbo=6010065&P=2

This was a huge challenge for me as our taste are basicailly opposite, i hope you like something and don't wear pants!!:P
 

south-of-france

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Thank you for you kind suggestions :tup:. I really like the first one but the bow is kind of girly for me. I wish I could try it on but we don't have DvF here as far as I know. Getting it unseen is kind of scary, what if it doesn't fit? But I'll look for a similar one, thanks!
 

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