big busted party dress?

(64 Posts)
hotair Sat 29-Jun-13 18:13:37

Oh mighty style and beauty experts please help me!
I'm a guest at a big family wedding 6 weeks from now and I am having a terrible time finding a dress/ outfit.
It's a later afternoon to evening job, 4 course meal, castle and big banker types. DH is best man.
I have a 52/53 inch bust in a bra (but a size 18 bottom half)and I'm about 5"4. Dark hair and eyes and luminously pale skin.
I was thinking about getting this but it's not available in my size any more sad so I have no idea where to go. I've checked monsoon, evans, everywhere that I can think of that might have something! My total budget including shoes is about £150.
Shoes need to be available in a 6 wide fit/ extra wide fit and wedge heel or flats (I can't wear heels really)
Where can I get something suitable? It's too late for custom made and I have no idea where I can buy something nice in my size!

MrsLettuce Sat 29-Jun-13 18:21:49

How about this?

SorrelForbes Sat 29-Jun-13 18:23:27

Anything you like on Pepperberry?

TallGiraffe Sat 29-Jun-13 18:24:22

Was about to suggest pepper berry, I got 2 great dresses from there this week.

hotair Sat 29-Jun-13 18:24:36

Pepperberry's 18 supercurvy is too small on the bust, by a long way! But it's a nice dress!

Ashoething Sat 29-Jun-13 18:24:40

Collectif do lovely vintage style dresses that would be perfect for a wedding. They go up to size 22 but I find the Dolores style very generous in the bust area as it has a good stretch. Sorry I cant do links but if you have a look at FullerfigureFullerbusts blog you will see what I mean!

hotair Sat 29-Jun-13 18:32:06

I like the collectif dresses but none of the ones I like are available in a 22!

Ashoething Sat 29-Jun-13 18:36:36

If you like the Dolores then you may be able to get away with a smaller size. I am a 16 on the high street but wear a 14 in the Dolores. As does fullerfigurefullerbust and her boobs are enormous!

Collectif are very good at hunting down stuff too so if you email them they may be able to find a 22 in one of their shops/warehouse?

hotair Sat 29-Jun-13 18:51:40

Ashoething- I very much doubt it- I have boobs of doom!
But I've emailed them to double check measurements / stock so maybe....

MrsLettuce Sat 29-Jun-13 18:53:21

Yeah, the Delores really does come up massive, the size I ordered gave my bust measurement as the top end of the size it would fit but it was about 1 1/2 sizes too big when it came. Including the stretch it could even have been 2 sizes too big. It was too long on me (also 5'4"), almost maxi length but don't be put off by that - a seamstress could take it up really easily.

hotair Sat 29-Jun-13 18:56:54

oh really? I can't find any size information on their site...

MrsLettuce Sat 29-Jun-13 18:59:25

There's a size chart here. Don't order from them though, they're not in the UK.

hotair Sat 29-Jun-13 19:08:43

thanks! According to that the 22 would be about 5 inches too small, so if they come up large they should fit, but doesn't solve the no pattern I like in my size issue.

MrsLettuce Sat 29-Jun-13 19:09:39

Which patterns do you like? I'll try and track you one down.

hotair Sat 29-Jun-13 19:13:31

thank you! [http://www.collectif.co.uk/polka-violet-polka-dot-print-dress-p-ss130816c-c-blue.html the violet in polka]] and the dolores in red are the ones I really like

hotair Sat 29-Jun-13 19:14:32
MrsLettuce Sat 29-Jun-13 19:30:26

I don't think the Violet Polka will have any stretch, unfortunately. this is my favourite of theirs.

Before I go digging, how about separates? this or this, this (with removable braces removed, natch) and this.

Ashoething Sat 29-Jun-13 19:34:03

I love the bouquet print and am waiting for it to go into the sale! I got the hibiscus Dolores which is also lovely-its a dark grey which really makes the red and green flower print pop. Although I don't find it as stretchy as my polka dot or cherry print Dolores so yes I would email them for exact measurements.

hotair Sat 29-Jun-13 19:42:23

That's a shame the violet is by far and away my favourite! Not keen on separates. Any, typically, dh does not think the dolores will suit me (and he is usually right, annoyingly!) so back to square one I think!

Ashoething Sat 29-Jun-13 19:51:11

The violet is lovely but far more a day dress to my mind. The Dolores is a real va va voom dress especially with a petticoat. Order one and I bet your dh will change his mindwink

DorisIsWaiting Sat 29-Jun-13 20:33:22

could you ring your original choice company and ask if there have been any returns?

IceAddict Sat 29-Jun-13 20:45:15

Hi I just had a little google for you, have you tried Curvissa they have some nice dresses up to size 32 I think

hotair Sat 29-Jun-13 21:16:52

humph found the igigi dress in the right size but £100 more in denmark- no good at that price.
The curvissa dresses are no good at all- either stuff for wearing on the beach or to work or just drab sad
I just really don't think the available patterns/ colours in the dolores are very me really.
I want something demure but striking! Why is this so difficult!

bishboschone Sat 29-Jun-13 21:36:32

Per Una Striped Fit & Flare Belted Dress
£45.00
Product Code: T623139H. My sister is size 20/22 with huge boobs. She bought this the other day and it was very flattering . Not sure if that is helpful but just thought I'd say. Sorry I can't link from the marks app.

hotair Sat 29-Jun-13 21:43:22

thanks bishboschone- not really for me but glad your sister looks great in it!

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