Looking for a larger bridesmaid dress

(17 Posts)
GoldiChops Wed 07-Aug-13 22:47:11

My Dsis is getting married soon. I need a bridesmaid dress- I'm sorting it out myself, to help financially and because we live so far apart and won't see each other till the wedding. Trouble is, I'm big, and I'm struggling to find anything.

I'm 5'2, size 20-24 depending on the shop. Top-heavy, and I have to hide my arms to the elbow. that could be a dress with sleeves or a wee cardi. Boobs mean strapless is out, even under a cardigan, I can't find a strapless bra to fit!

Any ideas? Monsoon has nothing. Budget is flexible, maybe up to £250 for everything, more if it's something I could wear again! Any help gratefully received.

tethersend Wed 07-Aug-13 23:47:36

What colour and length?

Would something like this work?

tywysogesgymraeg Thu 08-Aug-13 00:00:02

How about getting something made for you?

Maverick66 Thu 08-Aug-13 19:51:53

Bhs usually have a good range or debut at debenhams.

Butterkistbutterkistrarara Thu 08-Aug-13 19:58:03

Have a look at Alfred Angelo dresses, can't link from my phone, but they have a range of dresses in larger styles.

trinity0097 Thu 08-Aug-13 20:09:05

Curvety do fab dresses for the larger lady, any of them any good?

crochetkate Thu 08-Aug-13 20:11:08

When is the wedding, i had my bridesmaids dresses custom made from a seller on ebay.

Beautiful dresses £35 each, 3 weeks delivered

KateShmate Thu 08-Aug-13 20:38:29

This is lovely from M&S, and pretty cheap too!

In fact, there are loads of dresses from M&S which could be glammed up and look amazing! Have linked here to all in your size as I'm not sure what colour you're looking for smile

peachesandpickles Thu 08-Aug-13 20:40:06

Have a look at igigi.com and kiyonna.com. Both are American plus size sites.

RonaldMcDonald Thu 08-Aug-13 21:10:58
RonaldMcDonald Thu 08-Aug-13 21:14:34

lands end they will have loads of stuff

RonaldMcDonald Thu 08-Aug-13 21:18:54
GoldiChops Thu 08-Aug-13 22:11:49

Thanks so much for all the links and ideas! I'll take a good look.

Length- I usually go for just below the knee, due to stubby legs. I can't get away with a long dress!

Colour- Well to complicate things, I've had a chat with DSis today and she says other bridesmaid, middle sister, can't afford a new dress so will be wearing a pink dress she already has so I guess I have to do pink! I've offered to buy hers as well but she's... difficult and a bit offended. I was looking at navy, that was the original colour, but now I have to change tack!

Oooh, I'm looking at all the ones you've all linked.... nice! Wedding is beginning of October so I need to get me skates on!

RonaldMcDonald Thu 08-Aug-13 22:23:48
RonaldMcDonald Thu 08-Aug-13 22:28:20

holly
not for me but...

RonaldMcDonald Thu 08-Aug-13 22:29:59

jacques vert this could be naiice

GoldiChops Thu 08-Aug-13 23:14:54

The Jacques Vert one is lovely, I think a visit to HOF is in order. I didn't even know they did plus sizes! thanks!

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