Harp dresses

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    Bethany Van Goor on #144955

    Hello Everyone,

    I was wondering if anyone had any favourite sites or companies for classy harp dresses that are modest and can be made for talls?

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    Briggsie B. Peawiggle on #144956

    Are you looking for a formal gown or a pretty full-length dress? I found a beautiful black satin gown….a-line….with a white satin border above the bust….sleeveless, but with a black wrap you can pin on…..not sure I’d like the wrap so I bought a very pretty openwork embroidered short-sleeved sweater to wear with it, and it is very pretty. It’s very formal. I got it at J.C. Penney and the little oversweater at QVC. I have discovered another very pretty set of skirts and tops made by a family in Niagara Falls on Ebay. They are new pieces….well made and really very very pretty. They all have “buy it now” prices so you don’t have to bid.

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    jennifer-buehler on #144957

    I recently bought a bunch of

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    Bethany Van Goor on #144958

    Ladies,

    Thank you for your replies.

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    Briggsie B. Peawiggle on #144959

    No, but I know what you mean. I just made a PILE of Renaissance costumes though as I will be playing at the local Faire here. I love those lovely Renaissance style sleeves. I did see a bunch of vintage dresses on Ebay from the 70’s when those styles were very chi chi.

    Do you sew? If you do, you could check out some of the newest pattern books. Many of them have vintage styles in them. I was looking in one the other day, and there were all these great dresses from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. Or……you could perhaps modify a Renaissance costume to be a really pretty dress.

    Briggs

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    unknown-user on #144960

    Zaftique is an online company that does quite a nice range of dresses (as well as skirts and tops etc) that would be good for harp gigs, recitals, and so on. They bill themselves as a plus-size specialist but their sizes start with their Size 00 for a 28″-29″ waist, up to a Size 6 for a 55″-60″ waist. Most of the garments are on the modest side, and quite a few have bell sleeves and renaissance or retro influence. The length is stated on all the items.

    Sydney’s Closet is a site selling formal/ball/prom/wedding party/etc dresses, they have from size 0 to 30+ in their ranges. Most styles run long because it’s expected they’ll be hemmed, but some even have an option when you order to add 5″ to the hem. There are a decent number that have sleeves (or a matching shrug or bolero or jacket) and are modest.

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    patricia-jaeger on #144961

    Drapers.com, selling by free catalog or online, has modest evening gowns along with daytime attire, They are in Irvine, California. I agree with a comment above, that if you sew your possibilities are endless and so rewarding when you create your own gown, or modify an existing one.

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    onita-sanders on #144962

    This reminds me of some advice I received long ago, about performing clothes. A jazz pianist friend of mine, related the story of an experiences she had on one of her steady jobs.

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    phyllis-adams on #144963

    This may be X-rated. My husband always thought I should advertise myself as a topless harpist – haha.

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    Maria Myers on #144964

    Your comment has nothing to do with the topic of this thread.

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    patricia-jaeger on #144965

    Bethany, the site TravelSmith.com has many types of clothing but item 50148, “Women’s Ruffled Cardigan” in either black, red, or seafoam, looks stunning worn over a long skirt or Palazzo pants, and any top. It is long enough to cover the entire hip area, has long sleeves ending in ruffles, and the front opening, with no closures, is ruffled all the way down. For a woman conductor, vocal soloist, or harpist. it lends dignity.

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    deasdas asdss on #144966

    Zaftique is an online company that does quite a nice range of dresses (as well as skirts and tops etc) that would be good for harp gigs, recitals, and so on. They bill themselves as a plus-size specialist but their sizes start with their Size 00 for a 28″-29″ waist, up to a Size 6 for a 55″-60″ waist. Most of the garments are on the modest side, and quite a few have bell sleeves and renaissance or retro influence. The length is stated on all the items.

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    Sydney’s Closet is a site selling formal/ball/prom/wedding party/etc dresses, they have from size 0 to 30+ in their ranges. Most styles run long because it’s expected they’ll be hemmed, but some even have an option when you order to add 5″ to the hem. There are a decent number that have sleeves (or a matching shrug or bolero or jacket) and are modest.

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    HBrock25 on #144967

    I recently bought a bunch of

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    Karen Johns on #144968

    The original poster wanted classy, modest dresses. I clicked on this website and even the Mother-of-the-Bride dresses showed way too much cleavage and bare arms to be considered modest, IMO.

    I’ve gotten a few dresses from Holy Clothing, but I really don’t like the thin flimsy material they are made of. I just recently bought a medieval style dress with long tippets that I like, but I will use that mainly for renfest performances. I’m still looking for the perfect harp dress myself.

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    mr-s on #144969

    Hello Jennifer the site concertattire you refered has a good things, and really wish to buy some suites and shirts from them , i phoned them to ask them if they ship to my country but i got no answer from them and i felt bad of their way of dealing with me because i am from a special country and not from USA, and they asked me quickly before answering my question of shipping my Master card number, its so weared to give some body a card number on phone or by email as i know , they can make a safe page for that, it was sad for me.

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