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

MrsLettuce Tue 30-Apr-13 10:38:42

<waves> Heloo! Long time no see indeed, we must have failed to notice some nameschanges wink

Eric - I don't have any VOH dresses, no. Too pricey for me, unfortunately. A damned good petticoat can make the cheapest of dresses look great, thankfully!

MrsLettuce I haven't 'seen' you around here in ages so its lovely to see you again :D

Sorry for the interruption OP. Lindy Bop have some great dresses and Facebook10 gives 10% off at checkout.

VOH are lovely frocks, good quality but check measurements as they are vintage sizing which is a lot smaller than modern highstreet sizes.

MrsLettuce I haven't 'seen' you around here in ages so its lovely to see you again :D

Sorry for the interruption OP. Lindy Bop have some great dresses and Facebook10 gives 10% off at checkout.

VOH are lovely frocks, good quality but check measurements as they are vintage sizing which is a lot smaller than modern highstreet sizes.

I was going to say lady v! Love their stuff! They are really good quality and do some brill sales too.

TigerFeet Mon 29-Apr-13 22:00:01

thanks for your help smile

EricIsMine Mon 29-Apr-13 21:57:08

Who wouldn't want a photoshoot in a graveyard?! Happy outfit hunting tigerfeet smile

TigerFeet Mon 29-Apr-13 21:53:43

love the bag but not sure about the handles tbh, and the model scares the living crap out of me grin

EricIsMine Mon 29-Apr-13 21:43:46
EricIsMine Mon 29-Apr-13 21:40:36

grin who knew smilies were case sensitive?!

TigerFeet Mon 29-Apr-13 21:40:19

ooh ooh ooh I have red slingbacks, just found them in the back of my wardrobe. Hurrah!

V similar to th elink above but have a wee bow at the front. Perfect.

Eric those tigermilly shoes are to die for but I doubt they'd fit. My feet are almost as wide as tey are long <sob>

Am on the hunt for a red bag now

This is FUN

EricIsMine Mon 29-Apr-13 21:39:52

You'll look fab [Grin]

TigerFeet Mon 29-Apr-13 21:32:25

I thought the red ones, need a bag to match now...

and maybe a big flower for my hair, may have to die it brown again so it doesn't clash with the red grin

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!)

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?

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.

TigerFeet Mon 29-Apr-13 21:13:50
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.

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!

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 21:09:57

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 21:05:18

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?

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

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

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 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 20:23:36

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

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