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A Paris dress question I didn't think I'd be asking

A Paris dress question I didn't think I'd be asking

Apr 17th, 2007, 10:11 AM
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I am going to Talbot's today! This style would look nice with strappy heels or with ballerina flats for a day-time look. What a great MIL! I think a great dress, as long as the fabric isn't too dressy, looks great in almost all situations. Have a blast and come back and post a photo of yourself in the dress!
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Apr 17th, 2007, 10:54 AM
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I think it is a nice dress too.

I really like a lot of the clothes at Talbots, but it tends to be proportioned wrong for me - too narrow in the hips.
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Apr 17th, 2007, 11:27 AM
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As the OP, I should probably clarify - I was with my MIL when she bought it (the pink one). I just didn't expect her to do such a thing, and I agree it was extremely generous! Looks like Talbot's is going to have a run on that dress. Thanks again for all of the positive feedback!
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Apr 17th, 2007, 11:30 AM
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I agree- their pants are too narrow in the hips, but the prices at the outlet! Wow!
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Apr 17th, 2007, 11:39 AM
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I love that dress and have several much like it that I've taken on trips to Europe in recent years. I just love putting on a stylish dress with some low heels for an evening out at a café or nice dinner or concert.

It's definitely appropriate for lunch at Taillevent, and numerous other venues as well.
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Apr 17th, 2007, 11:49 AM
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All of you ladies going to Paris should buy one!
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Apr 18th, 2007, 07:06 AM
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Yes the steam helps, Just be careful as I said with actual water spots on silk or tafetta type fabrics.

another tip: if the fabric is not the type that water spots, just a very light spritz of plain water with the tugging helps smooth larger creases almost as well as the Downey wrinkle remover sold in stores (though I bought a travel size of that too at WalMart in a 3 pack)
If your clothes are wet for whatever reason, and are not drying quickly enough, place them in the closet to dry out with the door closed (not placed too closely to other garments.) I tried this in Spain in the summer when I washed an item that took too long to dry due to humidity. I had the air con on in the room & it stayed damp. The closet stays less humid!

Good that you have such a good relationship with your MIL (that's rare!)
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Apr 18th, 2007, 11:06 AM
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I'm in Paris now, and the weather is certainly changeable, so make sure you bring both a pashmina (if it's hot) and something warmer to wear with your beautiful dress in September. You will look wonderful, and you must also be sure to have shoes that will stand up to the uneven pavements you will probably encounter. This is my first trip to Paris, visiting my daughter (her second trip), and one of the reasons she wanted to come back was because women here "dress up" more and enjoy doing so. Have a great trip.
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