Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Pls help dress me for the (German) Emmys!


Hello ESB!

In the midst of my wedding planning (which you have helped me through immensely so far!), I have come upon another dress dilemma: I have been invited to go to a red carpet event. Basically, it's the German version of the Emmys. So naturally I had a look at what guests have worn in past years and it's a major evening dress from major designers in every seat. They are very serious about their black tie dress code. So I guess the little black Maison Martin Margiela number I had picked out just won't do.

So what's a girl to do? I do not have a suitable gown in my closet. I am willing to splurge, but so far what I have found is past splurging. This 4.000 euro Elie Saab [pictured above] in hot pink looked pretty great on me - but it is just way out of even my splurging price range.

I have scoured the internet for options already, but maybe your lovely readers have an idea I have missed? I'm actually accompanying a nominee, so hiding in the back is not an option. I'm not afraid of color, but just a little timid with sequins and beading, I have a tiny waist and wider hips, so I often can't pull narrow dresses over them so anything too mermaid-y looks terrible if I even get it on. But at this point, I'll try anything on! So desperate... 

Thank you!,
Underdressed

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okay so what's your budget?

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Ah yes, good question. I'm going to say 1.000 euros, which is somewhere around $1300, but that's really the maximum.

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Do you also have tiny boobs?

How bout this beaded Mara Hoffman?


($924 at Free People, international shipping available)

Quentin Tarantino's date wore our old fave Mara Hoffman dress to the Golden Globes, and she looked SMASHING.

22 comments:

  1. I love this question. And the dress! Comment and tell us if your boobs are small/controlled enough for it!

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    1. this comment is hilarious. sounds so creepy. though i know that's not the intention! haha.

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    2. Ha, you're totally right. It does sound so weird. Why didn't I see that?

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  2. Ooh, I like that one, ESB! It's on sale, too. Here's another Mara Hoffman option.

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  3. Wow. Really. OP here by the way. Wow.

    So I just got home and wanted to email you, ESB, because I went out and bought a dress. I should have probably mentioned that this party is happening on Saturday, so considering international shipping times I was cutting it pretty close. And since I just found a simple but beautiful black Jenny Packham gown at 70% off I bought it. (Of course I can't find it on the interwebs anywhere)

    BUT: I think you have just found my "rehearsal dinner dress". I've been a little unhappy because my wedding dress is so girly and covered up and unsexy and this will definitely put my man in the mood to want to marry me the next day. Too much for a casual outdoor get-together you say? Well I'm going to make this my bridezilla moment and say I get to wear whatever the hell I want. I'm hoping my boobs are small enough to pull it off. I think it'll be easier than the Elie Saab because that thing was majorly popping open. They're not tiny, but the're controlled enough to go braless every once in a while.

    ESB, you nailed it. I've already ordered it.

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    1. OMG I want this too. But the on sale one is sold out. Any tips on where else to get it on sale?

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    2. Well yes of course it's sold out - I snatched the last one BEFORE posting just to be sure no one else ordered it! =) ESB has taught me much.. (not wanting to tear open an old wound, but I'm sure you remember the toilet brush incident...)

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  4. Did I take the fun out of it by liking the first option? If so, I apologize profusely...

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    1. NOT AT ALL.


      but now you owe us photos.

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    2. the mara. you know, at your rehearsal dinner.

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    3. will do! but you'll have to be patient - the wedding is in August!

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  5. The old fave Mara Hoffman that ESB mentioned is on ebay if you're a size 4...

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    1. well shoot. just read the comments. well maybe someone else wants this size 4 mara hoffman!

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  6. I love that I now know having controlled boobs is a thing.

    Mine are unruly.

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    1. Mine take high fashion and turn it into slutty in two seconds flat.

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  7. That Elie Saab is gorgeous! Does anyone know where it's available? I just got engaged and am starting to look at dresses. I (unfortunately) fell in love this dress, despite it's hefty pricetag

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  8. Point proven by Tarantino's lady again: Oscars!

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    1. I just wanted to post the same thing =)

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