I ordered this one but it was awful on me. Eliza J | Floral Print Halter Neck Dress | Nordstrom Rack
At 5’3” it was super long - mid calf and way too much material. Made me look totally frumpy. I just returned it.
I have this one in my cart on Amazon, but waiting to order it depending on two dresses arriving tomorrow.
I think I linked this dress before but was disappointed it was not in stock in my size. I kept checking back and they finally had it so I’m waiting for it to arrive. However, looking at it again, I’m not sure the pleats will flatter me at all, but we will see.
Florals are also really hit or miss for me. It may be just my perception, but some patterns make me feel/look frumpy tho the same dress can look awesome on a friend.
Since I am curvy and short, I have two issues going on. One, I really need something above my knee. Longer dresses, like the mid calf and maxi styles look terrible on me. A few inches above knee are perfect, but above knee dresses can be hard to get right. Even tho I’m not tall, some are still too short! The other problem is anything with a lot of material (like flowy) can just make my rear end look larger than it is. So a fitted top with an A-line drop that is somewhat straight is most flattering.
Then there are the sleeves. My arms are not fat but not slender/defined either. So many styles have cap sleeves (absolutely horrible on me as they cut across fattest part of my arm) or they are longer but a little too billowy and don’t look right either. Halter style actually look nice, better than sleeveless/tank.
Ugh, so many issues! And I’m sure I might be too hard on myself!
If all else fails, I did shop my own closet and have a couple of dresses that would be suitable, and no one at the graduation will have seen me wear before other than my family. I also forgot I have a pair of blue chambray pants that I can dress up with a blouse and jewelry.
@deb922 did the Anthropologie dress come yet?