I just want to make a comment to all girls selling dresses. It really helps if you indicate the actual measurements it would fit, since sizing is so messed up (size 4-8 really doesn't say much), and if it is stretchy.
I decided I'll add my "perfect smooth/standard reasonably priced resale" wishlist here:
Size: 6-10 or 4-8 if stretchy. Top has to be stretchy to accommodate D/DD cups without spillage (so no very low necklines either). Should work for 5'3" - 5'5".
No halter tops. No cupcake skirts. No other design elements which look best on someone tall. No "boob pockets" or empire waists. No openings on the stomach (I am not advertising to the whole world that I had a baby once). No orange or orangy-red colors. Black is negotiable, but I don't really like it for standard.
OK, I call "boob pockets" a design which has very defined lines where they are. I.e. if there is a very definite design in that area, which kinda circles where they are. Or if that area is made out of completely different fabric, sort of like having an external bra. I have a picture in mind, but it is on somebody else's consignment site, so I'm not sure if it is OK post it. The problem with that design is that if you try to put that over a bigger thing than it was originally meant for, it does not look good.
Yes, kinda. And personally it's not very flattering design for me, so I avoid it. Doesn't mean it's not going to work for someone else. Like there is nothing wrong with halter tops and orange color per se, but they are not flattering for me, which is why they're on my no-no list.