Mumsnet, help me find a wedding dress

(23 Posts)
user1467125853 Tue 28-Jun-16 16:18:27

Help! DP and I have decided to tie the knot in a registry office in August.

I am not a wedding dress person and do not want a wedding dress. But, I would like to buy something special for the occassion - just not a big white dress.

I've always had in mind that I'd like something like this Issa dress from a few years back, but I can't find it anywhere anymore.

I'd really like something light blue as it's my favourite colour. Preferably with sleeves, and not too short. I would like to buy something special so I am definitely open to designer brands - it's not a wedding dress so I can wear it again smile

I have looked everywhere and just can't find anything nice enough to get married in! Any hobby stylists on Mumsnet today would like to help?

Indiaplain Tue 28-Jun-16 20:06:08

Ooh I like a challenge..
this in lux fix

Or this with a pretty wrap or bolero type thing?

Madbengalmum Tue 28-Jun-16 20:25:35

There is plenty of Issa on ebay, the dress is a popular shape so i should try that first.

user1467125853 Tue 28-Jun-16 20:49:36

Thank you both - I like both of those Indiaplain - I didn't know Needle & Thread, looking around the website now! smile

Madbengalmum - it is a popular shape but the colour I like doesn't seem to be anywhere, just this horrid bright blue colour sad

vulgarbunting Tue 28-Jun-16 21:41:01

The light blue Self Portrait Azaelea dress? It looks amazing on everyone I have seen in it!

Lucked Tue 28-Jun-16 22:07:33

Technically a bridesmaids dress but this j crew dress in pale greeny blue.

Lucked Tue 28-Jun-16 22:15:25

No sleeves hobbs

thiswayplease Tue 28-Jun-16 22:38:04

This from John Lewis, more teal

m.johnlewis.com/closet-crossover-tie-three-quarter-sleeve-dress-teal/p/2639176

Fingermoose Tue 28-Jun-16 22:53:48

Ghost have some pale blue gathered/drapey numbers:

Midi and pretty

Might be nice, depends on your shape

Also at House of Fraser in light blue :

Pretty dress in cornflower blue

GlitteryFluff Tue 28-Jun-16 23:11:59

m.johnlewis.com/gina-bacconi-chiffon-dress-with-fancy-bodice-blue/p/2593519

GlitteryFluff Tue 28-Jun-16 23:13:13

m.johnlewis.com/gina-bacconi-detachable-bouquet-guipure-lace-overtop-and-dress/sherbert/p/2531068

GlitteryFluff Tue 28-Jun-16 23:14:25

m.johnlewis.com/gina-bacconi-bouquet-guipure-dress-with-chiffon-top-sherbert/p/2509225

user1467125853 Wed 29-Jun-16 06:45:59

Thank you for the finds guys! Oooh, Fingermoose, I love those Ghost ones!

I also found this and this on ASOS, but the last few times I've ordered from ASOS quality has been awful!

Ginmakesitallok Wed 29-Jun-16 06:52:12

The first asos one is beautiful

Fingermoose Wed 29-Jun-16 20:10:26

The first asos one is lovely. I've had the same experience with their clothes but they do free returns so no harm in ordering and returning.

OhHolyFuck Wed 29-Jun-16 20:20:22

All modcloth

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OhHolyFuck Wed 29-Jun-16 20:28:44

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MaddyHatter Wed 29-Jun-16 20:51:19

Some gorgeous dresses on here.

www.lindybop.co.uk/dresses-c1/blue-t2

Grace - www.lindybop.co.uk/dresses-c1/swing-jive-dresses-c3/grace-powder-blue-party-dress-p1975

thiswayplease Wed 29-Jun-16 21:29:53

I think mumsnet may have crashed Lindy Bop's website - there's a queue to get on it grin

Lucked Wed 29-Jun-16 21:58:55

Also have you looked at gorgeous couture they do an ice grey which looks pale blue.

puglife15 Thu 30-Jun-16 06:29:10

I think this is beautiful, simple, more modern and less Kate than the issa dress, but one of those things you'd have to try on! I liked the first ASOS one you linked to but think the quality will be poor - this is similar IMO but likely to be much better quality

www.jigsaw-online.com/product/audrey-natural-dye-dress/J31198_BL000?gclid=CM6IoLaBz80CFdW4Gwod0z8EhQ

havalina1 Thu 30-Jun-16 08:19:04

So many great suggestions it's quite exciting wedding dress shopping when it's not a weddin dress! I've been ooh-img over lots of the links.

Do you like this? http://www.anthropologie.com/uk/en/m/product/clothing-dresses/7130581482590.jsp?#/

I actually thought of this dress when I saw your post - I LOVE it, it's lilac though not pale blue - http://www.anthropologie.com/uk/en/m/product/clothing-dresses/7130089171079.jsp?#/

And id you want cream, I own this dress and it's even better in the flesh, simply stunning - http://www.anthropologie.com/uk/en/m/product/clothing-dresses/7130440843172.jsp?#/

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