2x summer wedding outfit quandary (please help!)

(22 Posts)
Flumplet Sat 30-Apr-16 20:23:48

Ok you lovely lot, here's a challenge for you. I'm extremely over weight - looking at size 22-24 (and will therefore struggle like a pig on stilts in heels) and I have lypodema so can't wear a short dress at all, but maxi dresses don't really work on me either as I'm short and dumpy. What would you put me in?!! I need two outfits as I have 2 posh summer weddings with the same people attending. I'm looking at a budget of around £200 for the two outfits including shoes.

travailtotravel Sat 30-Apr-16 20:31:39

Head over to Studio 8 and see if you like anything. Get shoes/bag that you can wear with both outfits. Spend some of your budget on good smoothing undies (M&S have a good range) that will help things sit better.

PS Same size, size issues.

Itscurtainsforyou Sat 30-Apr-16 20:59:21

Complete agree with pp - how about the following:

http://www.studio-eight.com/fcp/product/studio8/dresses/venus-dress/230114287#dvt_phase35#dvt_phase35_2

Flumplet Sat 30-Apr-16 21:09:22

Hmmm. It's ok... Looks a little bit casual but could dress it up maybe.

tethersend Sat 30-Apr-16 21:14:49

How about a jumpsuit?

Flumplet Sat 30-Apr-16 21:22:11

Quite like that idea!!

ShebaQueen Sat 30-Apr-16 21:35:13

I agree with tethers, something like this? www.studio-eight.com/fcp/product/studio8//claudia-jumpsuit/230138351

MrsLettuce Sat 30-Apr-16 22:21:49

Those are both very nice jumpsuits. Was coming to suggest similar.

Flumplet Sat 30-Apr-16 22:38:13

I prefer the style of the black one. Is it ok to wear black to a summer wedding?

MrsLettuce Sat 30-Apr-16 22:47:35

all Black isn't really ok but Sheba's one is navy which is fine. Something like this print would be fine.

Might you consider trousers?

burnishedsilver Sat 30-Apr-16 22:53:27

There are some lovely palazzo pants around at the moment.

hellsbells99 Sat 30-Apr-16 23:06:50

Hi Op. I am on the short and dumpy side too. I tried on several 'weddding' outfits yesterday and found jumpsuits made me look like Andy Pandy!

Maverick66 Sun 01-May-16 00:57:40

Hi everyone

I have similar issues size 22.
Varicose veins so dresses aren't great option, tho can do maxis.
Added embarrassing problem of excessive sweating so a lot of fabrics and colours are off limits add to that since going into menopause I seem to sweat excessively In Groin area which makes me look like I have wet myself. blushblushI have three weddings over the summer all of which are very stylish affairs. confused

Flumplet Sun 01-May-16 07:39:39

I guess I will have to go and try stuff on and get an idea of whether it works for me. Thanks for the advice!

burnishedsilver Sun 01-May-16 08:00:33

Maverick, there's a company called Hot Squash that makes Summer clothes in a fabric they call Cool fresh. It's supposed to keep you cool. I haven't tried it myself so I've no idea if it actually works but it might be worth a look. I've seen them in house of fraser and debenhams.
Heres one maxi but there are a number of colours snd styles.

jimmybim Sun 01-May-16 08:08:46

this is pretty

travailtotravel Sun 01-May-16 20:05:35

Great tip on the Hot Squash - thanks

ScarlettDarling Sun 01-May-16 22:27:08

I think this is lovely.

ScarlettDarling Sun 01-May-16 22:28:46

And this one is a bargain!

ScarlettDarling Sun 01-May-16 22:31:19

I think this floral dress is beautiful.

Maverick66 Sun 01-May-16 22:32:11

Thank you burnished silver really like that maxi

Flumplet Mon 02-May-16 07:28:40

Lovely dresses but I have lypodema which means my legs are unusually large and not really get-outable unfortunately. Really lovely dresses though!

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