Recently I posted a keep or return thread with a dress from TJ Maxx and showed some other dresses that I didn't get there. You all said you loved those other two as well, so I went back to TJ and amazingly they were both still there! I wore the black one earlier this week, and here is the red one.
It's an Adrianna Pappell and was only $40. Initially I didn't get it because I thought the draping was making me look pregnant and that it looked like a maternity dress. But now I realize that draping and ruching is actually an apple's best friend! Take a look at the difference between 1-3 and 4 and 5--they're all similar jersey fabrics but the first one looks so much better. #4 (Maggy London) is an "almost"--I love the shape, but ugh, the belly. The next size up was not available. #5 (Tahari) is even worse--I'm just posting this for educational purposes. Both are going back to Nordstrom right away!
Now I realize that cuts that don't have any ruching or draping actually make you look more pregnant, and that the draping, rather than adding volume, is actually very slimming! A great lesson for me!