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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 Sun 30-Jun-13 12:29:27

The corsage dress is very similar to the mother of the groom outfit so no good.
The polish site is a real find- loads of great stuff! But that gorgeous dress is sold out and there's nothing there in my size! I'm feeling a bit cursed I have to say...
Thanks for everyone's hard work!

noddyholder Sun 30-Jun-13 12:33:13
MrsLettuce Sun 30-Jun-13 13:00:18

The alexon rose print dress you linked to last night was very nice, surely worth a try? M&S have got a few wide fit shoes under 25 pounds that'd work with it.

iheartdusty Sun 30-Jun-13 21:09:37
mooseisabunny Sun 30-Jun-13 21:18:11


I am the same bust as you and the 24 is perfect

MrsLettuce Sun 30-Jun-13 21:28:16

Oh, that's interesting, I;ve heard the hepburn dresses fall smaller than their swing dresses, which have a lower neckline. You might like this.

TeamEdward Sun 30-Jun-13 21:54:05

I really rate the Lady V swing dresses for big boobs!

MrsLettuce Sun 30-Jun-13 22:07:55

THe last dress (which also comes in a hepburn version) with these shoes, www.zara.com/uk/en/woman/handbags/clutch-bags/leather-clutch-c434560p1258508.html and this jacket would be stunning, all together it comes neatly within budget.

il0vepudding Sun 30-Jun-13 22:28:07

I'm a 34H and I'm tight with money. I just stick to Ebay and jersey dresses from charity shops ect, I never wear things with vertical seams under the bust ect. However people have suggested bravissimo for me. I looked online and their stuff wasn't cheap, about £40-£70 for one dress so I was put off, but their stuff was nice and they cater to big breasted women. Their clothes make is called 'pepperberry'. Look them up.

thatisnotanoption Sun 30-Jun-13 22:35:51

When you find your dress, I recommend duo for wider fitting shoes (and boots in winter).

hotair Sun 30-Jun-13 22:40:53

I love the swing dress! I've ordered the first alexon one to come tomorrow and I'm now ordering this which I thought I could wear with these shoes
Mumsnet saves the day- as always...
Do you think I 'll need a petticoat under the swing dress?

MrsLettuce Sun 30-Jun-13 23:37:48

Oh, great choice! Lovely!

A petticoat is always good, love the look they give. One would balance your top half beautifully and make your waist tiny too. But, that said, it's in no way essential, the dresses are lovely without too. If a full on petticoat is too much for your taste, you might like the tara starlet ones, they add body and movement without masses of fullness.

mooseisabunny Tue 02-Jul-13 07:09:52

Beautiful choice Hotair!

I agree with Mrs, you dont need a petticoat but they do look awesome!

hotair Wed 03-Jul-13 18:40:01

I got the petticoat! The dress has arrived and I've started another thread here to get people's opinions on which one makes me look best!

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