I need one dress for a wedding and a night out...

(11 Posts)
KaraokeQueenOfTheNorth Fri 12-Feb-16 11:24:12

Please help, stylish ones...

Next month I have a wedding to go to, and the weekend after I have a "big night out" with some friends.

Due to weight gain and lack of social life in recent months I have nothing to wear to either, but I can't really stretch to two new outfits so I need something I can dress up classy like with lady shoes and nice earrings (I have lots of these, thankfully my feet and ears have remained the same size) and then dress down a bit maybe with clumpy boots and a cardi to magically become me again for a night in a bar/club (which I am fairly anxious about but that's another thread for a different day!!)

For info I am fat - size 16 - and Apple shape, and if it is relevant, I have very short cropped hair. I like my legs and my boobs look great in the right bra.

I can probably manage about £30 max for a dress. I've been looking on Amazon, the last dress I bought which I loved was £14 from Amazon!

Thank yu for your help

MaidrinRua Fri 12-Feb-16 11:39:03

Lindybop.co.uk

VocationalGoat Fri 12-Feb-16 11:49:33

lands end.co.UK

I recommend them because their clothing is American which is always a bit more generous where it needs to be and it's cut for more of a curvier woman. Have a look.

VocationalGoat Fri 12-Feb-16 11:50:06

landsend.co.uk

cissyfuss Fri 12-Feb-16 16:57:34

Love those Lindybop dresses!

Violeta by Mango might suit... a different look from Lindybop...smile

http://shop.mango.com/GB/m/plussize/clothing/coleccion/?m=coleccion&v=true#menus_catalog

KaraokeQueenOfTheNorth Fri 12-Feb-16 17:59:55

Some lovely things on those websites but out of my budget sadly.

I love lindybop and I think they would be perfect for a wedding but I'm not sure whether they are too dressy for a night out in a bar. I will already feel frumpier (ha! Autocorrect tried to write grumpier, it may be on to something!) than the people I'm going with (all younger, skinnier etc!) so I feel like I might need to be a bit.. I don't know... Trendier? More fun? Cute? Quirky?! Ugh I literally don't know what people wear on a night out lol

MaidrinRua Fri 12-Feb-16 21:48:40

Henry Holland for Debenhams have some lovely quirky dresses in at the moment that would work with heels for a wedding and boots for a night out.
This one in particular if you could stretch the extra £5. It's on my to-buy list when I get paid next week

www.debenhams.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/prod_10701_10001_037010633794_-1

MaidrinRua Fri 12-Feb-16 21:52:35

Or if you can stretch a tenner...this would look great with black tights and heels for wedding and boots and cardi for night out.

www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FREEPOST-French-Connection-Blue-Bex-Dress16-Shift-Spring-Wedding-Beads-Sleevless-/291679165326?hash=item43e96edb8e:g:pakAAOSwo6lWP60h

MaidrinRua Fri 12-Feb-16 21:58:41

Or any of these...

www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lond-sleeved-dress-by-Yumi-size-16-/322000834343?hash=item4af8becf27:g:D~QAAOSwvUlWthyX

www.ebay.co.uk/itm/YUMI-Metallic-Jacquard-Party-Dress-YOAD38-BNWT-/161946635350?var=&hash=item25b4c58c56:m:mNm3NvXjy4uzE1MSzA35LaA

www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Louche-Lulu-Dress-Size-16-/252281701658?hash=item3abd29451a:g:-o8AAOSwUuFWucB0

www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bnwt-Louche-Letsey-Black-Cotton-Blend-Floral-Dress-UK-16-B52-/381531290573?hash=item58d5097bcd:g:uOsAAOSwzhVWp~ug

LadyPriggsbottom Fri 12-Feb-16 22:00:25

Was about to suggest eBay! There's loads on their for weddings / nights out etc.

KaraokeQueenOfTheNorth Sat 13-Feb-16 14:35:50

Thank you! Some lovely ideas there. Might spend a happy afternoon ignoring the kids and shopping on EBay grin thanks

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