A dress to get married in?

(20 Posts)
Skinheadmermaid Fri 07-Mar-14 21:50:41

I don't know anything about weddings-i've never even been to a wedding and i'm getting married in 2 or 3 months!
I have an image in my mind of a pretty lace type dress, fitted at the top and flaring out to the knee or just above- in white or pink?
I don't even know what shops or sites to look in...
Also, i'm a size 8 on my top half and a 12 on my bottom owing to large upper thighs/arse.
Feeling really stressed about the whole thing, i only started wearing skirts/dresses this past summer after a huge weight loss.
Also my legs are horrible so i'd need to wear tights with the dress.

With only 2/3 months you will need to buy "off the rack" rather than a bridal shop (usually around a 20 week lead in time is fittings). Have a look at Monsoon, BHS, Phase Eight and Coast for highstreet Bridal Ranges

Ill do a google now to see what else I can find.

Skinheadmermaid Fri 07-Mar-14 21:59:36

Thanks for your reply. I'm not looking for an actual bridal wedding dreas iyswim, just a nice pretty dress?

Ah ok! Any of those places listed will still suit. Wjats your budget?

squoosh Fri 07-Mar-14 22:06:51

Next have a white knee length dress

www.next.co.uk/x5388s6#657733x53

tethersend Fri 07-Mar-14 22:15:44
tethersend Fri 07-Mar-14 22:18:56

Or this?

tethersend Fri 07-Mar-14 22:22:39

Or this?

tethersend Fri 07-Mar-14 22:23:36

Or this?

tethersend Fri 07-Mar-14 22:24:58
Skinheadmermaid Fri 07-Mar-14 22:42:53

Thanks for all the suggestions smile i like the coast dress.
I don't really have a budget-a couple of hundred maybe?
These all seem very grown up, i feel like a scruffy twelve year old sad

Aldwick Sat 08-Mar-14 06:50:29

The coast dress is beautiful!

Skinheadmermaid Sat 08-Mar-14 08:43:14

Really love that pink coast dress. I will definately be paying a visit to HOF in the next couple of weeks- does anyone know if they have personal shoppers there?
Really appreciate the replies guys, thank you.
smile

They do in most, but not all shops. Give them a ring to check and book it if they do.

IPokedABadgerWithASpoon Sat 08-Mar-14 09:04:32

Have a look on etsy? Some beautiful dresses there especially if you search 'tea length dress' etc

PearlyGrey Sat 08-Mar-14 09:07:47

Do you like the vintage style look? This site has quite a few nice designs that might suit, I also think within your time limit and budget you may be able to have one made to your measurements/in a colour that suits you? Maybe something like this or this?

flamby Sat 08-Mar-14 14:15:34

How about Reiss? I got my wedding dress there (similar situation - I wanted a knee-length, pale coloured dress but not a bridal gown). I've worn it a bunch of times already and it always feels special to me. Plus I would never normally shop there so it was a treat to go in and try lots of things on.

There is this one www.reiss.com/us/womens/dresses/jade/ivory/

It is a great idea to go knee-length, I think - you can get something you love and wear it again, plus if you like you can get some fun accessories (I wore electric blue shoes and big chunky blue jewellery). I'd never bought a whole "outfit" like that and it was lots of fun picking everything out.

truelymadlysleepy Sat 08-Mar-14 15:01:04

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