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    oooh thats pretty-kind of sari inspired! is that you wearing it?
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    (Original post by scarlet ibis)
    oooh thats pretty-kind of sari inspired! is that you wearing it?
    lol no, some random model...i'm a lot shorter hehe. yeha it is pretty isn't it...i wear stuff like that for weddings and festivals and things, i love them!
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    come on guys, 400 more posts and we've beaten the footie thread!
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    oh ok! it was just cos it said priya accross the bottom! my cousins are half sri lankan so their aunts are always sending them saris- they are lovely!
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    (Original post by scarlet ibis)
    oh ok! it was just cos it said priya accross the bottom! my cousins are half sri lankan so their aunts are always sending them saris- they are lovely!
    *Camford can't stop himself thinking about Kate Capshaw in the Temple of Doom*
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    (Original post by scarlet ibis)
    youre right they are very pretty, but i don't know if they'd look good on me... anyway, i love my new ballgown!
    I've seen my mother wear them before. (quite a long time ago, say 10 years) She doesn't have the most impressive figures but, she did look very good in it. If you want try it, there's nothing stopping you.
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    (Original post by Camford)
    I found 4 pictures. And I can't be asked to search for more.



    Edit: it appears that the last one isn't working.
    I've got a top in that style! Not a dress though., i have really small hips so find it really difficult to buy dresses - perhaps a tailor made one is an idea though...
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    (Original post by Willa)
    come on guys, 400 more posts and we've beaten the footie thread!
    they're on 6596 atm... but we've only got 12 days! and they'll just keep on going !
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    (Original post by Camford)
    I've seen my mother wear them before. (quite a long time ago, say 10 years) She doesn't have the most impressive figures but, she did look very good in it. If you want try it, there's nothing stopping you.
    what you're looking at is called the cheongsam, or qipao. it's traditional chinese dress, and my sister once told me, that this kind of dress is actually meant to flatter a chinese type of figure - relatively UNcurvy, slight build and all. the dress accentuates curves and slimness, and makes you look taller and more... curvaceous. however, apparently, people with existing curves unfortunately end up looking like pamela anderson and dolly parton when they wear such things. and it *is* eveningwear, in case you're wondering - i've seen pictures of nicole kidman and other actresses wearing it to stuff like oscars, though they tend to stay away from the absolutely traditional flaming red colours and go for other colours less... loud. the colour scheme i personally like the most, which i've seen in pictures (and in real life *starts breaking out in a sweat* ) is actually black silk with red edging. somehow it reminds me of catwoman... slinky and all...

    oh, and apparently qipaos are usually all tailor made, fitted affairs, requiring a number of visits to the tailor to make one. you really don't want weird folds of cloth jutting out in the wrong places in what is supposed to be a relatively snug affair... and as such things go, they are *extremely* cheap in the far east - you probably could get one tailormade for about 30-50 quid in malaysia or thailand. i know guy's suits, tailormade, are about half that... (bloody pound and it's exchange rate, killing international students... :rolleyes: )
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    (Original post by figgetyfig)
    I've got a top in that style! Not a dress though., i have really small hips so find it really difficult to buy dresses - perhaps a tailor made one is an idea though...
    It's going to cost you quite a bit though.
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    (Original post by KHL)
    what you're looking at is called the cheongsam, or qipao. it's traditional chinese dress, and my sister once told me, that this kind of dress is actually meant to flatter a chinese type of figure - relatively UNcurvy, slight build and all. the dress accentuates curves and slimness, and makes you look taller and more... curvaceous. however, apparently, people with existing curves unfortunately end up looking like pamela anderson and dolly parton when they wear such things. and it *is* eveningwear, in case you're wondering - i've seen pictures of nicole kidman and other actresses wearing it to stuff like oscars, though they tend to stay away from the absolutely traditional flaming red colours and go for other colours less... loud. the colour scheme i personally like the most, which i've seen in pictures (and in real life *starts breaking out in a sweat* ) is actually black silk with red edging. somehow it reminds me of catwoman... slinky and all...
    My mother had two, one blue one red. She didn't wear them too often, plus they aren't made of silk either.

    I remember Nicole Kidman wearing a black one... can't remember where though. Best of all, you can wear it at any occasions. Weddings, proms, dinner parties... (even brothels [as the films have shown {not porn}]) anything you can think of.
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    (Original post by scarlet ibis)
    they're on 6596 atm... but we've only got 12 days! and they'll just keep on going !
    Don't worry, we'll just hand over the ownership of this thread to the next "generation".
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    (Original post by Camford)
    Don't worry, we'll just hand over the ownership of this thread to the next "generation".
    thats true

    Take up our quarrel with the foe:
    To you from failing hands we throw
    The torch; be yours to hold it high.

    If ye break faith with us who die (well, matriculate )
    We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
    In Flanders fields.

    John McCrae
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    not the best one out there, obviously.
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    All this talk of gowns and that is making me feel a bit left out, just so you know i don't wear gowns. Kinda understandable really. I need to do washing as well, most of my clothes are still in cases/dirty from the holiday and i can't find anything to wear for tonight, i have 1 clean shirt so i guess it'll have to be that and some pair of trousers.

    (Original post by Pollo Loco)
    All this talk of gowns and that is making me feel a bit left out, just so you know i don't wear gowns.

    Bwahahaha! Just wait till you get to cambridge. I think you'll find you will be wearing a gown at least once.
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    but not ball gowns....just poncho type gowns!
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    Bat capes!
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    (Original post by Willa)
    but not ball gowns....just poncho type gowns!
    Oh, I wouldn't be so sure...drag at fancy dress parties is a big thing
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    Just finished watching Lost in Translation... Is there something in that movie I don't get? Is there a hidden message somewhere in the movie that is lost while I was watching? I guess it really was lost in translation... Ah well. That film is just too arty for me. I don't get it. I just don't get it.
 
 
 

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