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Old 11-30-2011, 02:44 PM
 
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Hi Fashion & Beauty Forum,

Starting a dress company. Am curious about what people love and hate about the dresses they buy? Do you have any favorite dress/clothing stores?

Thanks for helping me out!!
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Old 11-30-2011, 02:51 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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I LOVE dresses but hate that they are hard to find and buy.
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Old 11-30-2011, 03:00 PM
 
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I couldn't agree with you more! One of the many reasons why I'm starting this venture. What about style and fit....what do u love & hate?
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Old 11-30-2011, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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One of the hard things about dresses is the fit. Since it's a whole-body garment, it can be frustratring when the dress's waist isn't at your waist, the sleeves are too short and the skirt is too long, or in order for you to get it to fit around the bust it needs to be taken in everywhere else. That sort of thing.
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Old 11-30-2011, 03:17 PM
 
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I have that issue as well, Fleetiebelle. Thanks for your response. Any dress companies/designers that you found who have done it right?
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Old 11-30-2011, 03:34 PM
 
Location: California Mountains
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I am allergic to synthetics so all my clothes have to be made of natural fabrics. I don't mind paying more (even twice or three times more) for a quality cut and classic style dress, but I cannot abide a natural fabric dress that is lined with synthetics. It defeats the purpose when it is lined in el cheapo materials that do not allow the skin to breathe. Why can't dresses be lined in 100% cotton lawn or cotton voile?

If you can produce classic dresses with classic cut in quality and natural fabric, and if the dresses need to be lined, it would be lined with natural fabric, then let me know, I will be your first and loyal customer.

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Old 11-30-2011, 03:41 PM
 
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Ol' Wanderer, you make a really good point. Since I don't have the same allergy, I would not even have thought about that. However, it makes perfect sense - don't mix natural fabrics with synthetics....it defeats the purpose. Thanks for your response.
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Old 11-30-2011, 06:03 PM
 
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I'd love more work appropriate dresses and more long sleeve options on in the winter. I also prefer the sturdier natural materials to the thin stuff out there lately.
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Old 11-30-2011, 06:09 PM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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Dresses tend to be not long waisted enough, too low cut, too short, too tight. I am tall and over 50 and I want chic, classic lines that are comfortable (Lycra). The Diane Vonfurstenburg wrap dress is a classic because of all the things I mentioned.
My favorite dress is a black linen sleeveless Eileen Fisher. Cut on the bias, it skimms the body, but hides the bulges.
On thinner women than I am, a classic sleeveless shift always looks nice.

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Old 11-30-2011, 06:09 PM
 
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I am long-waisted and most dresses with a waist don't fit. Styles without a set-in waist work usually.

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