I'm going to my work's Masquerade Ball Christmas Party later in the year and need a dress. It needs to be full-length.
Here's me (in a form-fitting dress so you can see my shape): 1187166_10151839869173846_1081892778_n.jpg
I'm about a size 12, but am difficult to fit, because my measurements are not standard (waist is 12 inches smaller than bust/hips). Therefore I need to get a dress made to measure.
I tend to dress fairly vintage-inspired most of the time, and obviously want to continue with that kind of trend.
I am not really happy with my arms, so need to be able to cover them a little, hence the sleeves. I also need to be able to wear a bra... again, hence the sleeves.
I also am considering wearing this with my corset (excuse the bra-shot): Untitled.jpg
But is this over-doing the curve?
AND... I have no idea what colour. Ideally, my hair colour will be a light brown by that stage. I'm currently working towards that... previously it was pretty dark.
I am not really a fan of red or black - they're too stereotypical for me.
My mask will likely be a black lace (we're all wearing the same one... our salon is using it to unify us or something)... but I can always use accessories to bring colour in, rather than outright wearing black.
SO... I need help. http://www.4bridesmaid.com.au/mermai...ses-bd500.html
Is that dress a good choice? Do you have any other suggestions? I don't want to spend more than $250 and as I said, I need to be able to have it made to suit my measurements. Just going in to a store doesn't work - I need to go up to at least a size 20 and then have the rest brought in... and I'm just unwilling to limit myself to plus-sizes if I don't have to.
So any thoughts, colour advice, even style advice and other suggestions would be great! I've got to commit to this soon, so it's ready in time, and I'm starting to panic a bit.