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Date: 9/4/12 5:31 PM

DG Velvet dress

Dolce Gabbana

Aside from the $7,245 price tag, would you wear this?
I think we are all out of practice sitting in crinolines, and what restaurant chair would accommodate the poofiness.

If you have worn crinolines, I want to hear how you manage it. LOL

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Date: 9/4/12 5:52 PM

I don't think the dress is long enough, but crinolines are easy -- they smush!

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Date: 9/4/12 5:59 PM

Is that velvet? Too heavy and baroque.

Lacroix got it right in '86. It already has presence, the goods can be light and (okay, I gotta say it...)

pouf-y.



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Date: 9/4/12 6:05 PM

This looks very solid to me. I am crinoline deprived, even my prom and homecoming gowns weren't as full as this.

Ohhh J- Which LaCroix do you have?

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Date: 9/4/12 6:07 PM

Quote: loti

Ohhh J- Which LaCroix do you have?

Only the one in my head but, Loti, I totally thank you for presuming that I have that kind of stature (in both means and morphology...)



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Date: 9/4/12 6:35 PM

Can I add another question to the original post:
What do we think the AGE CUT OFF for this style is? I mean, I'm 112 years old; could I get away with it at a Holiday party?

This post now has me itching to sew a crinoline. My first, incidentally, since I was 4.

This style didn't catch on as well as it should have in Flatbush.

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Date: 9/4/12 6:58 PM

Love this dress- wish I were xxlbs. thinner and 5in taller.
Don't know how old you are, but I do seem to remember you said you were shorter...you would need to tone down the crinoline a bit so as not to be overwhelmed by it. And unless you have elephant wrinkles, you should look fine in it.

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Date: 9/4/12 7:54 PM

I think if the skirt shape were tempered a bit, and less bell shaped there wouldn't be an age appropriate cut off. I agree it does need to be just a little longer.

Here are some old LaCroix's.
Lacroix garden ensemble evening  0287

Dress Lacroix

Compared with these the red dress is tame.

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Date: 9/4/12 7:58 PM

Love these! Love these!

These florals would have looked current for Spring 2012!

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Date: 9/4/12 8:15 PM

See my avatar. My square dance skirts were that big back in the day. You haven't lived until you have tried to squeeze on of those babies into a tiny bathroom stall.

Have to say that any reference to La Croix reminds me of Absolutely Fabulous and makes me giggle.

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