Please help with outfit for wedding

(23 Posts)
EElisavetaOfBelsornia Fri 10-Jun-16 14:00:03

Guests are asked to wear pink and/or yellow. These aren't great colours for me, I am a pale skinned dark haired Celt. I'm also not great at recognising colours. Ideally I would have a dress, slightly 40s style. I'm size 10, fairly large boobs and tummy not as toned as I would like. And I don't wear heels so it has to go with flats. Can anyone suggest any options please?

trufflesnout Fri 10-Jun-16 14:33:43

Is it a battenberg themed wedding?

I don't have any specific dress suggestions for you, but are there shades of yellow/pink that suit you better than others?

itstheyearzero Fri 10-Jun-16 14:38:37

Anything here?
Nancy Mac
www.nancymac.co.uk/

AuldYow Fri 10-Jun-16 14:43:37

Nothing to add but I love the idea of the battenburg theme grin

EustachianTube Fri 10-Jun-16 14:44:58

😆 at battenburg themed. I bloody love battenburgs, I missed a trick there.

Could you go hot pink/ deep rose? I think that's your best bet with your colouring

This dress is nice but pricy? What's your budget?

m.johnlewis.com/fenn-wright-manson-sanzio-lace-dress-pink/p/2779150

EElisavetaOfBelsornia Fri 10-Jun-16 19:21:22

Battenburg theme grin grin grin. It's an Indian wedding, most guests will be in saris and dark colouring will look great with bright colours. Not so much me.

I like lots of those Nancy Mac ones but none are yellow and none really pink. I do like the JL one but shock at the price. Something under £100 that I could wear again for dressy occasions would be best.

Yes hot pink or dark rose. I saw a dress I thought was dark rose but DH called it maroon (I'm colour blind so he's probably right) which is not really in the colour brief.

Pinkcadillac Fri 10-Jun-16 20:25:36

Lots of pink dresses here:

www.stories.com/gb/Ready-to-wear/Dresses

and Whistles:
www.whistles.com/women/clothing/dresses/double-dot-silk-dress-22707.html?dwvar_double-dot-silk-dress-22707_color=Multicolour#start=1

www.whistles.com/women/sale/limited/limited-one-shoulder-dress-22348.html?dwvar_limited-one-shoulder-dress-22348_color=Pink#start=1

www.whistles.com/women/clothing/dresses/maisie-graphic-lace-dress-22371.html?dwvar_maisie-graphic-lace-dress-22371_color=Pale%20Pink#start=1

www.whistles.com/women/clothing/dresses/bonded-lace-dress-22271.html?dwvar_bonded-lace-dress-22271_color=Pink#start=1

www.whistles.com/women/clothing/dresses/iris-lace-dress-22362.html?dwvar_iris-lace-dress-22362_color=Multicolour#start=1

EElisavetaOfBelsornia Fri 10-Jun-16 20:41:11

Ooh pinkcadillac I love the second to last dress, just my kind of thing and ok for fairer skin. I do wonder if my norks (a bit more ample than those of the model) would fit but think I will have to order it and find out! Now I need nice flat shoes which would go with it smile

EustachianTube Fri 10-Jun-16 20:42:20

How about this one? It says magenta but looks hot pink to me

m.johnlewis.com/phase-eight-marti-chiffon-dress-magenta/p/2657740

Really like this oasis one..
m.johnlewis.com/oasis-pleated-asymmetric-dress/p/2663384

Pale floral

m.johnlewis.com/phase-eight-calista-burnout-fit-and-flare-dress-multi/p/2647559

m.johnlewis.com/hobbs-jacqueline-dress-orchid-pink/p/2491298

Maxi dress?
m.johnlewis.com/phase-eight-chelsea-maxi-dress/hot-pink/p/2399384

Any of those appeal?

Ipsumlorem Fri 10-Jun-16 20:58:24

www.joliemoi.co.uk/products.php?product=Jolie-Moi-Scalloped-Lace-Prom-Dress%2C-Mauve

Quite similar shape to the John Lewis one. Perhaps not right colour - though I actually own the same dress in a different colour and it is very flattering on smile

EElisavetaOfBelsornia Fri 10-Jun-16 21:45:12

You are all so great!! I do like yours Ipsum but not the right pink for me I think. Eustacia the Phase Eight one is lovely, and a much better price than other ones I've liked!

EElisavetaOfBelsornia Fri 10-Jun-16 21:47:11

The Phase Eight one starts at size 14 sad

EustachianTube Fri 10-Jun-16 21:51:17

Ah, they have size 10 on phase eight's own website, try there

www.phase-eight.com/fcp/product/phase-eight/dresses/marti-chiffon-dress/203438463

Flanderspigeonmurderer Fri 10-Jun-16 21:51:57

I think this yellow dress is lovely

m.zara.com/uk/en/woman/dresses/view-all/floral-print-dress-c719020p3576017.html

EElisavetaOfBelsornia Fri 10-Jun-16 21:57:53

The magenta one I meant sadsad

EustachianTube Fri 10-Jun-16 22:00:03

The magenta one is on the phase 8 site.. 😀

EElisavetaOfBelsornia Fri 10-Jun-16 22:03:07

When I try to put it in the basket it comes up as sold out Eustachian (got your name wrong before, apologies)

GloriaGaynor Fri 10-Jun-16 22:03:23

This Phase Eight dress is a very pretty pink.

EElisavetaOfBelsornia Fri 10-Jun-16 22:07:40

That's quite nice Gloria. Would the pink be ok on someone a bit pale do you think?

Twinklestar2 Fri 10-Jun-16 22:14:15

Would you consider wearing a sari or Indian outfit?

GloriaGaynor Fri 10-Jun-16 22:33:30

Well I think it would be fine as it's not too pale as to wash you out, and it's not too strong as to be harsh against your pale skin. But you'd have to try it.

EustachianTube Fri 10-Jun-16 22:43:54

Gah, shame about that phase 8 one.

How about this? Not sure about the dipped hem
m.coast-stores.com/p/jariney-jacquard-dress/1610556?locale=en

EElisavetaOfBelsornia Fri 10-Jun-16 22:56:07

Twinkle my DDs are wearing mini saris but I think I'd feel self conscious - like cultural appropriation. Plus I would definitely not get to wear it again.
Eustachia I actually saw that one and liked it apart from the weird hem.

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