Response: Go to every store you can and try on dresses in different styles, lengths, and colors. When you find several you like, search the net for these.
Definitely have an alteration specialist reserved. No one is a perfect size of anything anymore. And sizes mean next to nothing, because designers stick any number they want on clothing. We are a victim of our own pride. Designers discovered 'vanity sizing' is the way to go. The smaller the number, the more we are inclined to purchase it. And generally, the more you spend, the smaller you are.
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