Need help re wedding dress...

(40 Posts)
patienceisvirtuous Sun 07-Feb-16 08:12:06

Hi all,

I'm getting married in April. Registry office and lunch with immediate family. I would like a nice dress (not a wedding dress) to wear but not sure where to start.

I am 5'5, size 14, big boobs (36G), slim-ish legs.

If anyone knows if some good websites or has any recommendations for me that would be fantastic smile

My style is... I don't know really. A little bit eclectic. Price - anything up to 200/300?!

Thanks 👰🏻😊

patienceisvirtuous Sun 07-Feb-16 08:13:34

Should maybe add, high necked dresses don't really suit me because of my big boobs...

And I am not a fan of maxi dresses...

Cric Sun 07-Feb-16 08:14:48

Do you want traditional wedding dress colours?

Cric Sun 07-Feb-16 08:15:02

How exciting!

MuttonCadet Sun 07-Feb-16 08:26:03

What colours do you love?

Do you like your arms? (Are you happy to be sleeveless or capped sleeves).

Do you like plain and simple or more comfortable with lace / gathering?

Very exciting! thanks

patienceisvirtuous Sun 07-Feb-16 08:27:28

Hi Cric smile

No, not traditional colours. Am open to anything really... I have dark hair and eyebrows if that helps 😄

patienceisvirtuous Sun 07-Feb-16 08:28:24

I'd rather not be sleeveless but could wear bolero or cape I guess?!

patienceisvirtuous Sun 07-Feb-16 08:29:39

I like most colours - not yellow/mustard. Not pink...

I really like dark reds/purples/browns...

patienceisvirtuous Sun 07-Feb-16 08:30:39

Also open to style but generally do like a bit of detail smile

MuttonCadet Sun 07-Feb-16 08:42:26

http://www.houseoffraser.co.uk/Coast+Emmy+Crepe+Dress/234887313,default,pd.html
Coast deep red colour.

http://www.houseoffraser.co.uk/Biba+Knee+length+deep+v+full+skirt+dress/223017955,default,pd.html
Biba red dress, full skirt

http://www.houseoffraser.co.uk/James+Lakeland+Geometric+Taffeta+Dress/226638344,default,pd.html
Love this one, but the neckline might not be right.

MuttonCadet Sun 07-Feb-16 08:45:55

http://www.lkbennett.com/Collections/Clothing/Dresses/Vanessa-Floral-Tailored-Dress/p/DRVANESSACOTTONMultiTrue%20Blue?show=All
Love this LK Bennett dress.

Am I anywhere close on these?

fastdaytears Sun 07-Feb-16 08:49:29

How very exciting. Congratulations.

How old are you (can I ask that or is a S&B etiquette fail?) and do you have a dress you currently own and feel amazing in that we can take inspiration from?

patienceisvirtuous Sun 07-Feb-16 08:53:11

Thanks Mutton! Like them all aside from the floral - also don't think I am slim enough to carry that style off.

LOVE that Taffeta one but I think the neckline would be too high.

The other two are really nice - if only they had size 14s in stock 😟

Madelinehatter Sun 07-Feb-16 08:53:46

If you have big boobs and are not too tall I find fifties style or prom style flattering.

I am tall and they look awful on me but would work on your height.

LadyPriggsbottom Sun 07-Feb-16 08:53:48

www.johnlewis.com/jolie-moi-v-neck-lace-fit-and-flare-dress/p2271068?colour=Dark%20Red

www.johnlewis.com/phase-eight-no-8-textured-eight-dress-red/p2513366

www.johnlewis.com/phase-eight-no-8-textured-eight-dress-red/p2513366

Congratulations on the wedding too! flowers

Choughed Sun 07-Feb-16 08:56:46

Oooh Lady I love that second dress you linked to!

LadyPriggsbottom Sun 07-Feb-16 08:58:23

Oh I love that one too OP! Quite different really - glad you like it too.

LadyPriggsbottom Sun 07-Feb-16 08:59:44

Oh pants there was a third - have linked the second one twice there! One sec will find it.

LadyPriggsbottom Sun 07-Feb-16 09:00:28

www.johnlewis.com/kaliko-embroidered-lace-prom-dress/p2169294?colour=Multi%20Purple

fastdaytears Sun 07-Feb-16 09:00:46

m.coast-stores.com/pws/ForwardRewriteSlug.ice?value=p/giugletta-printed-dress/1552898&locale=en&_ga=1.243683461.1416590329.1441398253

patienceisvirtuous Sun 07-Feb-16 09:01:29

Thanks fastday smile I am 38 (but am a young-ish looking 38 if that's not too immodest smile )

I'm not overly happy with my body at the moment - 3 miscarriages in the last 18 months has wreaked havoc with my weight. So flattering style is probably priority over cost/colour...

I have this which I love (but perhaps isn't dressy enough) ladyvlondon.com/Oxblood-Long-Sleeved-Lyra-Dress/#.VrcHTGaQHCQ

patienceisvirtuous Sun 07-Feb-16 09:08:50

Oo a lot of these are on the money!

Lady - love all three of those! And fast, that coast dress is lovely. I guess I'd need to order and see what suits me best.

I am on a diet/fitness drive to try and tone up so that I feel nicer for the day smile

LadyPriggsbottom Sun 07-Feb-16 09:11:14

I'm very sorry to hear about your losses OP. flowers

That dress you have is really nice and I think you can set your own level of dressiness for your wedding really, but I would probably go for something a bit fancier if it was me.

Cric Sun 07-Feb-16 09:13:17

www.hobbs.co.uk/product/display?productid=0115-5411-9845L00&productvarid=0115-5411-9845L00-TOMATO-18&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=shopping&gclid=Cj0KEQiA89u1BRDz8enExq7rvN0BEiQAaFCHmyk3PjvU2Wmcuk2sgB-ICzk2D-SJv6Hac--24ejcX-EaAsrv8P8HAQ

Cric Sun 07-Feb-16 09:14:11

www.hobbs.co.uk/product/display?productID=0116-5435-9029L00&productvarid=0116-5435-9029L00-ORCHID-PINK-12&refpage=dresses/occasion-dresses

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