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summerstorm
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   Posted 9/11/2007 7:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Ok girls i need some help with this, (if any of you men know the answer, please just don't tell me, lol)
i have to go to this fancy black tie dinner, ick, anyway, i obviously i have to wear a dress, which i have, and it's awesome, but anyway, i will have to wear pantyhose, how is that gonna work,  is it not gonna smush everything all crazy where i am gonna have to empty it every ten minutes?

justjenjen
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   Posted 9/11/2007 8:08 PM (GMT -7)   
I wouldn't go with super tight hose (like Sheer Energy) but regular hose will work just fine. I actually kinda like hose b/c I feel like it holds the bag in place.

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   Posted 9/11/2007 8:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Hmmmmm. Honestly, the thought never occured to me of wearing hose with the bag. I would probably wear thigh highs if I were in your shoes. Wouldn't the hose try to pull the bag down constantly? Let us know how it works out.....I'm curious now.
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Shaz032
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   Posted 9/11/2007 10:33 PM (GMT -7)   
I've worn regular pantyhose (even those that make your tummy look trimmer) a lot without a problem

Some women prefer maternity panty hose - that way you have some 'give' in the tummy area and it's not quite so tight around there.

Good luck and I bet you'll look great!
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JudyK89
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   Posted 9/12/2007 7:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Control top panty hose is great, holds everything in place and won't hurt you. I also wear spanx when I have a formal affair, to help keep my belly looking flatter and to hold everything in place. Daily, I wear jeans that do that for me.
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peggy113
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   Posted 9/12/2007 9:04 AM (GMT -7)   
Anyone familiar with "Not Just Another Panty" by Hanes? I choose to wear those on a daily basis to keep things in place and have worn them for years. Most times, I wear a size larger than what they are made for just for that comfort snugness. They also muffle noises well too.

I used to wear regular panty hose without any problems, but now wear only thigh highs when I need to for my own comfort issues. Again a size larger may work just as well for you.

I'd trial test the thigh highs for sure. Some brands stay up better than others. Ya don't want to wear hose that fall to your ankles when you take a few steps!!!

Let us know what you decide.
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summerstorm
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   Posted 9/12/2007 11:16 AM (GMT -7)   
i dont think i have ever worn thigh highs before, how far up do the come, and aren't you supposed to wear like a garter belt or something?
it sounds like it shouldn't be a problem though, the thing is at a hotel and we are staying there, so luckily i can run up to my room to the batrhoom any time it's needed, that makes me feel better, lol. i picked the dress cause it doesn't lay flat on my tummy. It wasn't actually the one i wanted (going off on a mini rant for a minute) the one i wanted was black and light blue and it had like crinlin (that stuff under weddign dresses) and it was so pretty, but anyway, it was from the junior deptartment, and for some reason a size 8 in misses, apparetnly converts into larger than a 13 in juniors! so i needed a 15 and they didn't have one, but how on earth does that make sense? ok rant over, lol
thanks for the advice, i am gonna get some hose in a little while!

Crohned
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   Posted 9/12/2007 4:11 PM (GMT -7)   
You don't have to wear a garter belt.  They make thigh highs that have "grippers" on the top.
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JudyK89
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   Posted 9/13/2007 7:45 AM (GMT -7)   
They can be a challenge especially since I've had urinary urgency since my last surgery, lol. If they're too hard to get up and down, get a bigger size, they'll still smooth everything out.
Judy
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flchurchlady
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   Posted 9/13/2007 1:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Summer,
I live in Florida where it's just too hot and humid to wear pantyhose. I just wanted to say that I hope you and your hubby have a great time at the party!! You should upload a photo of you two all dressed up on our photobucket page!
:) Cecilia

summerstorm
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   Posted 9/13/2007 2:10 PM (GMT -7)   
lol it's too hot here also, (NC) but i am gonna wear them anyway. I will try to put a pic, if there is one that is decent!

peggy113
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   Posted 9/13/2007 5:00 PM (GMT -7)   

When is your fancy-dancy dinner?  I hope you have a good time getting all dressed up!

 


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summerstorm
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   Posted 9/13/2007 7:33 PM (GMT -7)   
oct 6, i am sort of dreading it, lol. I am not really a dress up kind of girl! My husband is a nurse, and he got chosen as one of the top 100 in the state and got a scholarship for school (he's gettign a master's degree, or something, i don't pay attention!) anyway they are having this dinner for the winners and such.
I don't know what shoes to wear or what jewelry to wear or how to do my hair, lol. I'm stressing out over it

summerstorm
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   Posted 10/3/2007 4:35 PM (GMT -7)   
well i gotta tell ya'll this cause it's just craziness! the party is this saturday. And last week i went and boought a strapless bra for my dress, well when i put it on with the dress, it was not a pretty picture! it was rather obscene! so i went and got another dress which was a little better, but i still didnt' like it. So sat night i got on the computer and ordered 5 more dresses, 800.00 worth! i am gonna send some back thought, lol. Well since i ordered so many at such an odd time, and my husband was in Utah our credit card company flagged it as suspicious activity and declined one of the orders. so i found that out on sunday, and replaced the order, the dresses were supposed to ship in one day, well i look the next day and it shows that the one i really want will nto ship until 12-28! so, tuesday i went with some family to a mall near here that has some fancy stores and bought yet another dress. if you are keeping count, i now have in my posseision three dresses and five on the way. When i got hom that day one had come, and three more came today so i now have 6 dresses at my house and one on the way!
but i do like two of the dresses that i have, so that's good, lol.

Amey
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   Posted 10/3/2007 5:08 PM (GMT -7)   
How long is your dress? If your dress is long enough, do you need to wear pantyhose? I attended a formal dinner a couple weeks ago (3 weeks post op). I wore a tight black dress. I did not wear panty hose. My bag stayed pretty flat. I wore a thong and tucked my bag into the front of the panties. My tummy was/is a little distended from the surgery and that made me feel more insecure than anyone seeing me with a bag. If my bag was to fill, I brough a small black handbag so I could cover my bag while I walked to the bathroom. I also taped the sides of the bag to my skin to help it stay more discreate.

Hayleybaby
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   Posted 10/3/2007 5:26 PM (GMT -7)   
You are so funny! It really hurts me to laugh right now but the fact you have 6 dresses and 1 more on the way. That's too funny. I know its not a funny situation for you and you are stressing but it seems like something is bound to work for you between the 7 overall dresses :) And I would recommend thigh highs. No garter needed and they have like a clear rubber lining around the thigh area that just hugs your leg and that is waht makes them stay up. You can get them at any Wal-mart although I would buy a good brand like Sheer Energy of Hanes they seem to hold up better. GOOD LUCK and I really do want to see the final outcome.
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peggy113
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   Posted 10/3/2007 5:40 PM (GMT -7)   
When I have to wear a dress, I too buy those same thigh highs at Wally World.

Hayleybaby, you are right about the ones with clear rubber lining tho. I tried some that had a tan rubber lining, and they just fell to my ankles! Not a pretty sight. But, my thighs were pretty thin at the time tho.

Amey, please, please quit stressing. You are making me stressed for you!! You will just great in whatever you decide to wear. Maybe you could post a picture of you in that evening gown.
Peggy
      
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summerstorm
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   Posted 10/3/2007 7:45 PM (GMT -7)   
peggy, did you mean to say, summer quit stressing? if you did, you are not the only one i am driving my family crazy, i actually want to go tomorrow to this place about 50 miles away and look for more!
i cut the top off a pair of hose, and am gonna wear that, to help hold in my fat tummy, and keep the bag flat, and to keep my panty line from showing. two of my dresses are a little above the knee, one of themis floor length (i am not keepign it, makes me look like i am going to a funeral!) and the others are just below my knee. I will post pics, i think i have decided. If my aunt can fix it to where my cookies don't show everytime i bend over!

peggy113
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   Posted 10/3/2007 7:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Ooops, I am sorry Summer ----- But YES, quit stressing.  Please relax, pick a dress, go get some thigh highs, and cute little shoes, and just go and 'Enjoy' yourself!!!!

Peggy
      
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Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
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summerstorm
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   Posted 10/3/2007 8:05 PM (GMT -7)   
lol it's ok, i do have shoes, and have not stressed about them at all! however i did buy 90.00 worth of stuff for my hair beofre i picked something out and also this is a great one. I was lookign for a bra, and i was in victorias secret and i put one over my arm and went to see if there was a sign at the front that stuff was on sale, and i had some other stuff in my arm. Well there weren't any signs so i left. Well it wasn't until a little later when i went to pay at jcpenneys that i realzied i hadn't put the bra back at victorias secret! so i had to run back and give it to them, and they apoligized to me for it not haveing a securtiy tag! this whole thing has been one debacle ofter another!

justjenjen
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   Posted 10/4/2007 12:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Whew!! You really are stressing over this!! Don't worry you will be beautiful! I really hope you post a pic or two after all this hub-bub.

flchurchlady
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   Posted 10/4/2007 12:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Summer,
You are cracking me up!! You've got to post a photo on our photobucket site, so we can all see how beautiful you look! Congrats to your hubby for winning an award.
tongue Cecilia

summerstorm
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   Posted 10/4/2007 7:22 PM (GMT -7)   
i went to another place today! i think i have become an addict, lol. but i didn't buy anything!
i will put a pic up, but i don't think i will be looking beautiful!

flchurchlady
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   Posted 10/5/2007 4:34 AM (GMT -7)   
Summer,
For six months leading up to my step-daughter's wedding, I was also obsessed with finding a dress! I knew that she would be looking at these pictures for the rest of her life, so I wanted to look good. I couldn't find anything in the local stores, so I ordered all of the dresses online. None of them fit well, so I would return them and try again.

Two weeks before the wedding, I finally found one that I liked. Then, I had to find the right shoes and jewelry to go along with it. It WAS stressful, so I can relate to what you've been going through. I hope you have everything picked out now, since the event is tomorrow night! Have a blast...you're going to look great!

:-) Cecilia

Hozzer
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   Posted 10/7/2007 3:42 PM (GMT -7)   
How about some hold ups (I am not sure what they are called in US but like stockings without suspender belt in UK
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