Hi pr0nstars – My you all look lovely today. I’m having to do a bit of retooling here at the pr0n. When I started blogging, I did it for the love of fashion, and the love of writing. Somewhere along the way I got ahead of myself and got burned out. So I’m going back to my roots (so to speak, of course). I’m not sure where that is, exactly but it may be a little different than before. If you’d like to come with me, I’d love that.
Today, my friend P_D was writing, and she said that she was having trouble finding a sundress that was flattering for her boobages. You know, her chesticals. Her breasts. Being a woman of ample cleavage myself, I understood. She didn’t want a halter or strapless, or a maxi-dress and she was trying to stay under $50.
I said: Game On.
Just out of her price range is this adorable empire waist navy sundress from Tommy Hilfiger at Macys. Sizes go up to XL, the straps are wide enough to hide bra straps, and the elastic empire waist stops at your smallest part (emphasizing it), while giving you a little extra breathing room.
Survey says it’s cotton, machine washable and 29″ from mid-back, which is a fine length. Pick it up today or tomorrow (June 10-11) and use code SAVEMORE at checkout, and the price comes down to between $53.25 and $50.12 – exactly in her price range. Win!
One of my favorite places to look for reasonable summer dresses is MaxStudio.com . If you hang around long enough, you can get a really good bargain on pretty, colorful, floaty dresses. I picked out two, starting with the Flutter-Sleeve Boat Neck Dress on the left.
What I think sets this dress apart from similar styles is that the bodice isn’t elasticized; it’s actually pleated, with a tie in the back. Again, that’s going to give you and your “girls” breathing room if you need it, and then just float away from your body.
The pattern is so pretty, and it should be a really flattering style on a variety of body types. An XL here is about a 16/18. Check their size charts, which are pretty accurate.
The second one is definitely out of her price range, but maybe someone else here can give this dress a good home.
This straight A-Line style is going to look best on someone with less of a defined waist and/or more of a tummy to hide. If you’ve got great legs, but a little more in the middle this shape will hide the bad and show the good.
I’m drooling over the rich cornflower blue, scalloped neckline (with straps which will let you wear a real bra), and embroidery detail. At 26″ from the waist this would be perfectly appropriate for a casual office environment with a little jacket or sweater over it.
It’s only available in a Large and Extra-Large, so please – won’t you give this dress a stable, loving home in your closet? For only pennies a day, you too can save a sundress.
I included this $62 empire waist dress from Zappos.com, because it’s eco-friendly, has wide straps with bra strap stays, an elastic back, and comes in two colors: red and blue.
The size chart isn’t available, but it goes up to an XL, which I’d consider about a 16 typically. Also Zappos has free overnight shipping on clothing, and free returns. They’re known for really good customer service.
Diving back comfortably into P_D’s requested price range is a super comfy looking dress from NY & Co., which is the same company as Limited and Express, just a different demographic. That means the sizing is going to be different; in this case, more generous.
Check out this pull over v-neck tiered dress. It’s got the same elastic empire waist, with cap sleeves, and hits above the knee. Heck, I’m tempted to try this sundress myself. For P_D I like the purple, but it also comes in orange, white and black. Did I mention it’s on sale for $29.95? No? My bad. It also comes in color-blocks for just a few bucks more.
Way back when, I predicted that cobalt blue was going to be huge this season. I don’t want to brag or anything, but I was right. My favorite dress may be this cobalt blue Smocked Scoopneck from Ann Taylor Loft.
The color is so pretty, and the style is so easy and comfortable for summer – at $29.99 it’s a steal. One thing to keep in mind is that the dress is just shy of 20″ from the natural waist – short. It’s only in a size small online, but they have a “in-store finder” online. Good luck! Godspeed!
I’ll show you one more sundress tonight. Squeeking in at $50.40 is the C&C California breeze jersey tank dress.
This is the best type of dress – throw it on with a pair of sandals and a floppy brimmed hat (and sunscreen) and you’re out the door. Funk it up with some cool accessories and maybe a cardigan.
Bluefly.com is selling it in several pretty shades of blue and green, including “honeydew”, shown.
As you can see my little pr0n pickles, every body type can find something flattering at their price point, without sacrificing quality or style. It just takes a little patience and determination.
My aces up the sleeve are TheFind.com and ShopStyle.com, which are fabulous for letting you search for a particular kind of item, by store or price or manufacturer or color. Let your fingers do the walking! And as in all my posts, pictures link back to the product for your shopping ease.
This was ShoppingPr0n “By Request”. Got a problem or a question? Email me! firstname.lastname@example.org. Maybe you’ll have your very own pr0n post.
As ever, it was good for me. Tell me, was it good for you?