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!

hotair Sat 29-Jun-13 21:53:00

hmmmm could I get an opinion on this?

bishboschone Sat 29-Jun-13 21:58:23

No probs. I love that first one you linked to by the way .

hotair Sat 29-Jun-13 22:05:19

I really love it too! couldn't buy it last month as the boiler broke but now it's gone! always the way...
I think the alexon one might be the solution, although I'd have to get shoes in the sales!

iheartdusty Sat 29-Jun-13 22:11:20
iheartdusty Sat 29-Jun-13 22:15:12
iheartdusty Sat 29-Jun-13 22:19:36
hotair Sat 29-Jun-13 22:23:34

thanks iheart!
1-3 Not really me.
4-5 I had consdiered but 4 was too drab and 5 has black and I have a thing about wearing black to weddings
no 6 I really like but I think I would struggle to get a bra to wear with it and I really need one!

cece Sat 29-Jun-13 22:23:46

Personally I love this one Green

hotair Sat 29-Jun-13 22:24:33

that last one is too formal I think, but I had looked at it earlier, so you're clearly on the right track!

hotair Sat 29-Jun-13 22:27:12

I saw that one cece- I love the dress and the colour but the colour would never work on me! shame because I agree that that's a really nice dress.

iheartdusty Sat 29-Jun-13 22:28:46
hotair Sat 29-Jun-13 22:31:07

iheart thanks- I thought about that one too- but it is really over budget! I haven't totally ruled it out though!

cece Sat 29-Jun-13 22:44:06
cece Sat 29-Jun-13 22:56:32
hotair Sat 29-Jun-13 23:05:19

I like all of those cece, but I don't think they'll fit- the white rose one has stretch in the fabric but all the ones you linked to have no elastane- an alexon 22 is a bit smaller than my boobs so it has to have elastane to fit. I'd need a 24 in the ones you linked to, and alexon doesn't go up to a 24. The the pretty one is my favourite! Such a gorgeous pattern

cece Sat 29-Jun-13 23:12:54

I feel your pain. I too have big norks.

cece Sun 30-Jun-13 08:28:38
Roshbegosh Sun 30-Jun-13 08:56:06

Stunning suggestions everyone.

hairtwiddler Sun 30-Jun-13 09:22:30

This Polish company does some brilliant stuff for those large of nork. Good prices and much better quality than pepperberry.

hairtwiddler Sun 30-Jun-13 09:23:17

Sorry i'm on iad so links don't work.... Can someone do a linky?

cece Sun 30-Jun-13 09:30:26
hairtwiddler Sun 30-Jun-13 09:34:09

Thanks cece. I've had a few things from there, including the purple long sleeved dress. Too warm for wedding wear that one though.

OrangeLily Sun 30-Jun-13 09:44:53

Wow that Polish co is amazing. What is the quality like and how much does it cost to import?

This is not somewhere I normally shop but M and Co recently seem to have had a make-over and their sizes are very generous I think. Lots of smart wedding type stuff too.

hairtwiddler Sun 30-Jun-13 09:53:59

The quality is really good OrangeLily. Nice range of basics I think with a few styles a bit of the dated side but more hits than misses. I had a wrap top from there recently I had to fix at the seam but I may have put a lot of pressure on it when tying it up!
I've had a few things from bravissimo/pepperberry and imho biubiu is much better quality material and better made.
The postage isn't too bad, prices are cheap enough to make it worthwhile. I haven't had to send anything back yet though.

OrangeLily Sun 30-Jun-13 10:43:12

Excellent. It seems to be much cheaper than pepper berry and looks like a good range of basics.

I generally find pepper berry more of a miss than a hit these days. When it used to just be bravissimo and they started doing a few dresses they were lovely and in fact I still wear those regularly too. The new pepper berry stuff seems a bit cheap and and aimed at an older market too.

Sorry for meandering off dress hunting topic!

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