Help needed please, I'm after a nice plus size frock

(37 Posts)
TigerFeet Mon 29-Apr-13 19:24:47

Wedding season is approaching, I have two to attend so far, thankfully no guest crossover so I can wear the same outfit twice.

I am a size 20
Hourglass
Good decollete
Horrible rugby player legs and cankles so don't like short skirts and no bare legs
I need wide fitting shoes and can't walk in heels which limits me somewhat shoeswise
Dark red hair, blue eyes, very fair.
Budget is around £50, more if I don't need to buy shoes.

I'm just about to start looking myself but would appreciate any pointers.

Ayethankyew smile

EricIsMine Mon 29-Apr-13 19:48:02

Have you thought of a 40s or 50s style? They are very flattering smile I wore this one to a wedding last year and it was much admired. They come in larger sizes, look good with cute flat pumps and you can add a shrug or wrap if needed

cocolepew United States Mon 29-Apr-13 19:50:54

I agree with the 40s ir 50s style, red hair and an hourglass figure would be perfect for them.

cocolepew United States Mon 29-Apr-13 19:52:21

Miss Fortune and Lindy Bop do nice ones.

MrsLettuce Mon 29-Apr-13 19:56:20

yy to 50s style and ballet flats. Lady V is worth a look, love this one and this one. Like the other brands mentioned they do look best with a petticoat (as per photos)

EricIsMine Mon 29-Apr-13 20:04:40

I love my petticoats, but had to wear my dress without one so I could sit down for the meal without getting a face full of gathered netting! The Hell Bunny dresses I have look nice without a petticoat if needed, but look gorgeous with added volume.

I have a couple of H & R Lonson dresses with built in net underskirt which are beautiful but I don't think they make past a size 18 (they do have a nice stretch to the fabric though, so a size 20 may be OK in an 18 if you can try one on OP) ... If you like them of course! grin getting a bit carried away, I'm very passionate about my dresses!!

EricIsMine Mon 29-Apr-13 20:05:57

H & R London, sorry! Clumsy iPad fingers blush

I came on to say Lady V London as well.

Iseeall Mon 29-Apr-13 20:09:25

Boden have a sale on at the moment and go uo to a size 22. Free postage and returns too, so you can order a few things/sizes and hopefully find something suitable

EricIsMine Mon 29-Apr-13 20:11:13

Those Lady V dresses are gorgeous! sits on hands and tries to resist ordering one grin

DolomitesDonkey Mon 29-Apr-13 20:12:43

Igigi at Curvety. Cut for impressive racks and waists. Superb maxi-dresses for women who want to look special.

MrsLettuce Mon 29-Apr-13 20:14:52

this isn't at all 50s, just in case you hate the look wink Over budget though.

Eric - you need to invest in a chiffon petticoat, they're lovely and soft, move beautifully and don't twat you in the face when you sit down.

TigerFeet Mon 29-Apr-13 20:23:36

Love the 50's look, will do link clicking right away
But had to come on first and say pmsl @ "doesn't twat you in the face when you sit down"
Should have put that on my list of prerequisites grin

EricIsMine Mon 29-Apr-13 20:54:31

A serious petticoat issue! When I sit down in my huge net one you can hardly see me for layers of netting grin

TigerFeet Mon 29-Apr-13 20:59:02

LOVE LOVE LOVE Lady V - thank you so much, I knew someone on here would come up with the goods

Now, two weddings = two dresses, right??

EricIsMine Mon 29-Apr-13 21:01:36

One dress is never enough when you start buying 50s frocks!!

TigerFeet Mon 29-Apr-13 21:05:18

I love the Lady V navy polka dot swing dress here maybe with red patent shoes & bag??

where do I get a petticoat which won't attack me?

Ashoething Mon 29-Apr-13 21:09:57

i second lady vintage! i am addicted to their dresses after finding.them on here.have 4 of the swing dresses,a wiggle dress and am awaiting delivery of another dress and petticoat! they are lovely and quality is superb.

TigerFeet Mon 29-Apr-13 21:10:52

otoh I rather like these and could prob walk in them as the heel is quite chunky
navy wide fit next shoes

Ashoething Mon 29-Apr-13 21:11:44

lady vintage do petticoats now! in white,black,red,baby blue and pink.i have ordered pink.i have the navy blue polka dress and i love it!

MrsLettuce Mon 29-Apr-13 21:13:49

Sounds spot on!

An excellent, soft, very full petticoat is pricey unfortunately (I have this in black) I'm happy to choose my dresses around my petticoat rather than the other way around. But, there are acceptable ones to be found for much less, the lady V ones are probably fine TBH. It's only when you try to get loads of volume with net that it can go a bit awry.

TigerFeet Mon 29-Apr-13 21:13:50
Ashoething Mon 29-Apr-13 21:20:48

sorry for hijack but do you have any viv of holloway dresses Mrslettuce? i am tempted by their tea dresses but worried about quality.

EricIsMine Mon 29-Apr-13 21:24:29

MrsLettuce can I ask what colour petticoat you have? I'm thinking a black one may be a wise investment from that lovely website smile but the white would look lovely too... But too "weddingy" for everyday wear?

EricIsMine Mon 29-Apr-13 21:28:20

tigerfeet I like the red ones.. Very pretty! Would match a tea dress nicely! These are nice too tigermilly but I don't know how they fit as I've never seen this brand in the shoe (so to speak!)

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