Outfit for an October wedding - truly no idea where to start!

(122 Posts)
Tinwe Fri 06-Sep-13 23:40:43

I've just read a few winter wedding threads and I've realised that I should seriously get moving on finding myself an outfit for a wedding mid October. I admit I'm fashion clueless, I buy anything I like that's cheap/practical/comfy/second hand and have no particular style, just never really had the confidence or money to get into fashion grin

I've been very impressed with the collective MN style knowledge and would really appreciate some help putting together an outfit or I'll just end up putting it off til the last minute and panic buying something I don't like, like usual

I'm about a size 14, fairly tall and definitely hourglass, also I was told I'm "bright autumn" when someone did my colours. The wedding is relaxed style, autumn colours.

Thanks in advance smile

thaliablogs Sat 07-Sep-13 07:36:06

I am the same size and shape as you, and have had the most compliments I think I've ever had on my clothing while wearing this dress from Hobbs. For a wedding I would put it with nude tights a d some colourful heels, perhaps purple if you can find them, or nude/tan if you can't. A long necklace down the front and smaller earrings, bag in a related colour to the heels to tie it all together.

thaliablogs Sat 07-Sep-13 07:40:40

Necklace something like this although a bit shorter probably better.

thaliablogs Sat 07-Sep-13 07:42:25

Shoes this?

thaliablogs Sat 07-Sep-13 07:45:07

Sorry just saw those were only available in a size 3 which I'm guessing you aren't. How about [[http://uk.moodbyme.com/womens/pumps/purple-patent-leather-pumps-platform-10cm-high-heels-two-tone-r1082p0037#reviews these] - £££ and high but look good to me and have a good review on the site.

thaliablogs Sat 07-Sep-13 07:45:54

Trying again for the link these

duckyfuzz Sat 07-Sep-13 07:57:37

I have a wedding at the end of October so I'm looking all the time, I like this Hobbs outlet has several good options, also house of fraser.

Tinwe Sat 07-Sep-13 09:59:11

Thanks Thalia smile I love the necklace and shoes but wouldn't normally wear something so high necked as I have big boobs (32/4 F ish) and think they make me look a little out of proportion. On the other hand maybe I don't know what I'm talking about!

Tinwe Sat 07-Sep-13 10:01:43

Ducky - I love the colour and material of the dress but DH says he thinks it might be a bit flash for the relaxed style wedding not that he knows about fashion either. I'll check out the sites you suggested. I don't know which shops you go to for weddingy clothes...

Tinwe Sat 07-Sep-13 10:30:27

Oh! Seems that most dresses out now have high necks or are quite short... hmm

thaliablogs Sat 07-Sep-13 11:14:46

tinwe I a quite big boobed too (32f, we seem to be size twins!) and it looks good on me as its not a constraining fit across the boobs and the neck is really a slash across rather than a round neck. If you are near Hobbs I'd go and try a few things on, you might surprise yourself. I have changed my trinny-and-susannah rule about this after several dresses made me change my mind, including this one but also a miu miu one I got in the sale last year.

What do you really love wearing now? If you give a bit more info we can trawl the outnet for you. And budget wold be good!

Tinwe Sat 07-Sep-13 18:08:10

Thanks Thalia my body buddy! Really kind to look around for me. I feel a but daunted by it all. I live in the country so would probably be Internet shopping unless I could do Debenhams which is near where I travel to work. Is Hobbs in there? My nearest place with proper posh dress shops would be in Manchester about an hour and a half away. Not easy to go shopping with 2 and 1 year olds either hmm

Budget, um, another area I'm not familiar with. The cheaper the better unfortunately but I understand my views of cost are warped by ebay/charity shop shopping! In total less than a hundred? DH is best man so I'd better make an effort but the do is a bit alternative I think so I don't want to stand out too much. I go out v rarely to wear it again unless it's versatile plus I've taken up running and am losing weight so might not be wearing it for long IYSWIM.

I like wearing fairly strong colours, nothing too clingy (baby belly), I'm a bit afraid of loud patterns (like tribal) but sometimes see them on other people and love them. I like wrap dresses but anything that will flatter my shape is more important than a particular fashion.

Screwfox Sat 07-Sep-13 18:10:04
Screwfox Sat 07-Sep-13 18:10:32
Tinwe Sat 07-Sep-13 18:10:34

A bit embarrassed to admit I don't really "love" wearing anything right now. Been a long time since I had a wardrobe I loved and the last dress I bought new was my wedding dress! confused

Screwfox Sat 07-Sep-13 18:11:00

no no no to that Hobbs sack if you have a bust

Tinwe Sat 07-Sep-13 18:11:01

And that was in the sale! grin

Screwfox Sat 07-Sep-13 18:13:00

if you can do a frill - this ( does tits) with a neon clutch http://www.coast-stores.com/olivia-sleeved-jersey-dress//coast/fcp-product/2224794215

Screwfox Sat 07-Sep-13 18:13:11
Tinwe Sat 07-Sep-13 18:15:28

Screwfox- thanks for the link. They're lively but pricey. Found this in the sale?

Tinwe Sat 07-Sep-13 18:15:41

Lovely not lively grin

Tinwe Sat 07-Sep-13 18:17:16

Oh that's pretty! The blue one. I could try a frill, not my usual but I like the wrapness... ouch at the price tag though! grin

Screwfox Sat 07-Sep-13 18:18:28

try ebay

Tinwe Sat 07-Sep-13 18:18:37

Like the grape-drape dress too but that's even more... Plus it looks like it might not be belly friendly?

Screwfox Sat 07-Sep-13 18:19:14

SOme of us on twitter got this one in the sale
its great www.isabellaoliver.com/baukjen/uk/600/sale/dresses/DR574.html

Tinwe Sat 07-Sep-13 18:21:18

Good idea re eBay. Found this but it's black which I understand us a no for a wedding, along with white

Screwfox Sat 07-Sep-13 18:22:23

think thats a load of old bull now tbh

Screwfox Sat 07-Sep-13 18:22:51

do use some bright accessories though to schuzz it up

charitygirl Sat 07-Sep-13 18:30:42

Oh black is fine for weddings these days, esp in winter - don't worry about that. Just make sure yr accessories aren't too 'officey'.

Screwfox - hmm, might be squeezing myself into the 10 in khaki of that dress, as the 12 is sold out...

Not sure about the colour but I like the shape. It would be lovely with a cropped, faux mink jacket thing.

AnythingNotEverything Sat 07-Sep-13 18:39:59

I'm also an hourglass size 14 with big boobs! Or at least a I am when not pregnant.

If you like that original dress (or similar) you can fake the more flattering v/scoop neck look with a statement necklace. I can't link for my phone but Topshop often have something you can wear over the dress which breaks up the expanse of fabric.

My initial thought was a shift dress - it's my go to shape for dresses.

Best of luck.

Love this but it would be terrible on me.

charitygirl Sat 07-Sep-13 18:59:15

Both those dresses are GREAT colours for autumns Remus - and the brown looks super easy to wear. Good price too. Definitely one for the list OP.

Hmm, do not want to buy TWO unnecessary dresses of someone else's thread.

Tinwe Sat 07-Sep-13 19:16:16

I do like that brown one Remus! Think it could be really flattering. Even the colour although I think I'm supposed to wear brighter colours according to the colour reading thing I had done? Does that matter? Could I wear it with brown ballet pumps which I already have

Tinwe Sat 07-Sep-13 19:17:45

Like the colour of the rust/gold one Remus v much but not so sure about the neckline.

Tinwe Sat 07-Sep-13 19:25:07

Just remembered DH is wearing brown as best man (all the blokes are in brown, not sure about the bridesmaids). Is that good or bad?

Tinwe Sat 07-Sep-13 19:26:13

Anything - I imagine a shift dress would be versatile for different dos...

charitygirl Sat 07-Sep-13 19:36:51

Pashminas can be got very cheaply - if you get a bright autumn colour, and wear big gold jewellry (again, can be v cheap, New Look is full of chunky gold at the mo) I don't think you would look too brown with DH. Diff colour shoes would be good, but donlt think brown ballet pumps would be a disaster.

Anyway - if you order it now you can send it back. Kaliko is free delivery so nowt to lose.

I may have gone mad but might something like this work over the brown dress?. Personally I think it needs heels, not ballet shoes.

If you didn't want to be too brown, it might work with bright pink or a burnt orange, perhaps?

charitygirl Sat 07-Sep-13 19:52:06

Love that Remus - and love the idea of tapestry/brocade at a winter wedding.

Obv heels are the weddingy look, but if OP never wears then, then ballet flats are a good option.

Tinwe Sat 07-Sep-13 20:31:24

Can't seem to get that Remus, it just takes me to the home site but I am on a mobile. Do you have the name/code please and I'll look it up. Thanks

Tinwe Sat 07-Sep-13 20:35:15

Thanks for the coordination advice Charity. And about free delivery... Does everyone think that one is best then or the blue ones too? Which one looks least mumsy, I know I look mumsy easily grin

It's the Tabitha Tapestry jacket. I haven't seen it irl and it might well be hideous, but it does look as if it might work with the dress.

123Jump Sat 07-Sep-13 20:42:32

JOY25 gets you 25% off all jersey dresses at Baukjen.
I am a 12/14, 5'8" hourglass. This dress is amazing on, hold you in and gives a gorgeous shape. Loads of colours too. Works out at £89 with the discount.

www.isabellaoliver.com/baukjen/uk/600/dresses/DR484.html

what about something a little more ethnic in style, or vintage? theres some gorgeous 50's dresses out there

if you like 2nd hand shops and that sort of thing?

Snazzyenjoyingsummer Sat 07-Sep-13 20:51:46

That blue Coast dress is lovely. envy

Tinwe Sat 07-Sep-13 20:59:16

Fish and Lilacs - thanks for the suggestions, the first dress seems a bit short for my "sturdy" legs hmm the Rockabily one is cute but not sure I could pull off the whole look, make up etc

Tinwe Sat 07-Sep-13 21:02:20

So far my favourites are the blue coast dress, the brown one, the black eBay one and the wine coloured gathered one with long sleeves I think smile

Tinwe Sat 07-Sep-13 21:03:23

Thanks for the discount 123, it's brought the red dress back into the running!

Tinwe Sat 07-Sep-13 21:06:38

Nice jacket Remus but I'm not sure I would wear it again and a scarf/wrap would be cheaper grin

duckyfuzz Mon 09-Sep-13 07:39:23

coast 20% discount at the moment, 48 hours only though! No code, through website

Tinwe Wed 11-Sep-13 23:29:21

Damn! Just spotted your post Ducky hmm I've ordered this dress now though anyway, so your discount would just have tempted me to buy even more! This is very similar to the blue dress upthread which I loved but couldn't get in my size. Should receive it any day so I'll be back asking for accessory advice if it's ok. I'm also bidding on a coast dress on eBay which is quite different in style and colour to the dresses on here but won't know if I've got it for a day or two and suspect I'll be outbid as I'm too unsure of my size/the fit to spend much on a dress I can't return.

duckyfuzz Thu 12-Sep-13 18:39:40

That's a lovely dress! Debenhams have 20% off new stock at the moment, just to tempt you further...!

Tinwe Thu 12-Sep-13 21:40:36

It's arrived but no good sad It's very stretchy material and although it fits loosely at the front (over my tummy) it clings very unflatteringly on my hips and bum. I think it's the style and so meant to fit like that but it just doesn't suit me. I thought it would skim/drape loosely but the stretch of the material shows it's meant to be slinky. I've lost my confidence a bit now. Wondering if I should go more for an a line style instead

duckyfuzz Fri 13-Sep-13 10:08:36
VeeAndTea Fri 13-Sep-13 10:13:15

this is lovely

VeeAndTea Fri 13-Sep-13 10:15:29
LibraryBook Fri 13-Sep-13 10:21:54

this dress could look amazing. I think people attending weddings should look polished and too many of those other dresses just look like work dresses that are insufficiently dressy and definitely not polished.

LibraryBook Fri 13-Sep-13 10:32:41

Ah on further reading, perhaps you need a prom style dress to hide your tummy? There's a lovely black lace one from M&Co. Although it's black, it doesn't look funereal because of the lining. I think it's gorgeous.

here

Twinklestarstwinklestars Fri 13-Sep-13 10:40:43
Twinklestarstwinklestars Fri 13-Sep-13 10:41:59

Sorry posted too soon, I got this dress for a wedding tomorrow, I'm a size 18 and 38ff and dp said it makes me look thin, maybe totally not what you're looking for at all

Tinwe Fri 13-Sep-13 13:31:04

Library - I agree about looking polished and enjoy the chance to dress up a bit but also I think the wedding is going to be a bit earthy/alternative so don't want to look overdressed confused

I was wondering about a fuller skirt like a prom dress or skater dress myself...

Having now looked at loads of dresses grin I've decided i would ideally like the following based on my figure and current confidence (I've lost weight lately and I'm conscious of my belly/hips although I've been informed they're not that bad!)

Midi or longer
V neck, cross over or Bardot top
Not stretchy/clingy material around tummy/hips (although fitted is ok). I think A-line style may be best
Autumny colour- I like red and purple best but black is ok
Don't mind plain OR a bit of pattern (like a blurry floral etc) as long as it's subtle pattern (ie Aztec would be too much)
I'd prefer not full sleeve or short sleeve as I think they'd make me look broad across my shoulders
Under £80

Ps thanks v much for all your patience with this smile

Tinwe Fri 13-Sep-13 13:32:52

Ducky - good idea as that last dress is very similar to the one I tried. Same material so I think it'd cling again though

Tinwe Fri 13-Sep-13 16:13:36

What do you think of this?

ILoveWoollyStuff Fri 13-Sep-13 19:43:50

I'm no expert but I think that dress is lovely. I'm a similar shape to you, though larger, and I have a definite tummy and I'd wear it. (Not sure that's helpful.)

I recently wore a 50's style swing dress from lady vintage to a wedding after they were recommended on here and I had so many wonderful comments. I dressed it with an underskirt from eBay and since the style is for a higher waist, I didn't worry about 'wobbly bits' as they were all well concealed by generous skirt. I also didn't go for the whole 'look' as that would have not been right for the wedding.

Tinwe Fri 13-Sep-13 22:02:09

Thanks Ilove! I bet you looked fab smile I think I've gone a bit mad cos I've just bought this!! grin

I admit I was getting a bit fed up of looking and DH said he liked it possibly just to shut me up from showing him dress after dressgrin so I went for it.

I've since spotted it's lightweight cotton. A mistake for October?

Tinwe Fri 13-Sep-13 22:11:17

Sorry, does this link work?

WafflyVersatile Fri 13-Sep-13 22:20:44
WafflyVersatile Fri 13-Sep-13 22:21:06

Oh, just seen you've bought something!

Tinwe Sat 14-Sep-13 00:30:16

What do you think of my link Waffly? I really like your dress too, might be stretchy/clingy over my hips and bum again though?

WafflyVersatile Sun 15-Sep-13 11:06:43

Sorry for delay! Yes, it's lovely. smile

TSSDNCOP Sun 15-Sep-13 12:20:28

Wrap and bag to accessorise the Coast dress.

Tinwe Sun 15-Sep-13 13:50:41

Ooh TSS! Very nice and unusual, adds up a bit though. I was originally thinking of just black accessories so I could use a handbag and shoes from my cupboard. Would these (not patent though) be ok or too boring? I can take criticism! grin

Tinwe Sun 15-Sep-13 13:52:20

I hasten to add that my shoes are similar but obviously not junior. They're from a couple of seasons ago though so I can't find a pic online.

Tinwe Sun 15-Sep-13 13:56:10

Also if I go with all black accessories I'd not have to match to the same colour red as the dress. Do like TSS's scarf though... What about a belt? A thin or thick one? Soft leather or buckle style? Cut out or solid? I never knew there were so many types of belt!!

TSSDNCOP Sun 15-Sep-13 14:50:41

Black shoes and bag would be fine, the scarf has blue and black in it so "ties" the outfit together.

Can also be worn afterwards with black dress, black trousers/top or a black coat.

TSSDNCOP Sun 15-Sep-13 14:51:35

You can pick up black patent skinny belts from places like Primarni for small £'s OP.

Pumpkintopf Sun 15-Sep-13 15:04:06

Love the blue one screwfox linked to......

Tinwe Sun 15-Sep-13 15:05:09

Thanks TSS grin I AM very tempted by the scarf... You think skinny belt then? What about the shoes? I even thought about knee high boots but I reckon I'd have to have a heel whatever I wear...

Tinwe Thu 19-Sep-13 22:00:27

Update- the fit and flare red wrap dress doesn't fit. The wrap part is sitting on my ribs not my waist as I'm tall. Back yo the drawing board hmm

Tinwe Sun 29-Sep-13 07:54:07

Ok. Back again. After my 2 disappointments and a couple of failed eBay endeavours I've been looking again and having trawled many online sites have discovered that lace is in! I really like [http://www.next.co.uk/g4914s2 this] and [http://www.next.co.uk/x52106s1 this] what do you think? smile

Tinwe Sun 29-Sep-13 07:58:21

Oops

this

Tinwe Sun 29-Sep-13 07:59:14

Or this

ProtectiveMother Mon 30-Sep-13 00:42:03

Hiya there Tinwe!

I am just finding this thread and I am watching with avid interest. The wedding I'm going to is end Oct but need to get sorted asap. I too love lace and am 5'11 and a half, 32DD and a size 12 on average. Hourglass I think or else poss bit heavier on the hips. Love all the blues, purples, deep reds too but have never had my colours done. Pretty sure there's a MN thread for that I haven't found yet! :-)

ProtectiveMother Mon 30-Sep-13 00:45:21

I also prefer midi dresses so if you find a nice midi dress in lace, don't for gods sake put it on here for everyone to buy- PM me or something ;-) Only (half) joking. I love the next plum one but a bit short? And cold. I'd love a long / 3/4 sleeved midi lace dress. Would be perfect!

Tinwe Tue 01-Oct-13 07:57:30

Hi Protective - good luck with your search! I've just bought my "or this" red lace dress from Next. It was very flattering and I took a size 12 too to my surprise (possibly because of the cut). I would have preferred a v neck for my boobs but it's not bad at all. They do the dress in tall too although I got the regular as that's all they had in store. I love the clinger styles like the plum dress but just didn't feel confident wearing one for a wedding. Having said that I'm still looking out in case I find a "better one" or cheaper one as I've been looking so long now it's hard to stop! grin

spacequeen Tue 01-Oct-13 11:50:21

Thanks for posting this!! I've been fretting about an autumn wedding coming up (I'm tall but hourglass so no shift dresses for me! confused

ProtectiveMother Wed 02-Oct-13 09:38:55

Oh the red one. Are you wearing it with black shoes like the woman in the pic?

Tinwe Wed 02-Oct-13 21:53:10

Was planning to but with black tights too BUT I've found another dress too now! Can't find a pic of it online though... grin

Tinwe Wed 02-Oct-13 22:14:28

It's a black prom dress, boat neck (but transparent from chest up over shoulders), knee length, "jacquard" (whatever that means) in a black spot patterned translucent material over a pale gold material. Very Audrey Hepburnesk so feels classy. Surprisingly flattering too.

Now I'm torn between fashionable and bright, and classy and flattering! Either way, a fitted waist and flared skirt is DEFINITELY the way forward for me! smile

ProtectiveMother Thu 03-Oct-13 21:22:22

Fitted waist and flared skirt you say? V interesting! Never tried that! I tried on some dresses today and what suited me best I think were blue dresses (or navy but navy is more boring) which are midi in length and fitted. I don't have a v large bust and suit the long slimline look. A dress must be midi length on me or I won't buy it due to varicose veins (pregnancy) on backs of legs and upper calves. Also I don't like my knees much. Other than that, I'm quite ok looking. I'd quite like long sleeves too because frankly, what kind of cardigan, wrap or jacket actually looks good with a nice evening dress??? :-) Anybody seen any good dresses like this? :-) Would be much obliged!

Tinwe Thu 03-Oct-13 22:04:41

Something like this?

Tinwe Thu 03-Oct-13 22:08:52
Tinwe Thu 03-Oct-13 22:27:17
ProtectiveMother Fri 04-Oct-13 07:32:26

Haha Tinwe the coast one is the one I tried on! It's a bit pricey for what it is to be honest and the 12 is a little tight around the hips. There is a little zip at the split, which I am unsure about (fussy) but otherwise it is GORGEOUS! If I go for lots of runs in the next month and slim my hips down, it would be absolutely gorgeous :-)

ProtectiveMother Fri 04-Oct-13 07:37:30

Re: the debs one, would not fit me in size 12 according to measurements. Re: the long sleeved one- too short. Would love one that's slightly longer at the back! Not going to find it though am I?

Tinwe Fri 04-Oct-13 09:19:56

Protective - will come back later to analyse your posts but have FINALLY managed to find the dress I liked and wanted to paste it before I lose it again! here

It's a great shape fit my hourglass figure and length for my bit so shapely knees but I would've preferred a v neck and maybe a brighter colour. Black is slimming though! What do you think? This or the red lace dress?

Tinwe Fri 04-Oct-13 14:32:16
ProtectiveMother Fri 04-Oct-13 15:02:53

The pied a terre dress is my ultimate favourite! If I sell all my other stuff on eBay I could afford it! :-)

Re: the black dress, well it's black so I would def go with the red one.

You know I have a black dress that is quite perfect on me and v classy for this wedding. (Only going to the reception!). The two downsides are

1. It's black (and black ain't good for weddings, even if you're only going to the reception!)

2. The only shoes I have to go with it are bejewelled silver sandals so I would look very Christmassy! Either that or like I was on a Caribbean cruise!

ProtectiveMother Fri 04-Oct-13 15:42:26

However, I have thought of a problem with the Pied a terre dress. I don't think it would look good on me due to the neckline. I don't do necklaces and my long hair will cover the nice shoulders. Probably not the best for me. The model in the photo is great in it though! I think possibly the Coast one is the best. I am 33. Is this too old for this dress?

Tinwe Sat 05-Oct-13 18:31:27

Definitely NOT too old! I'm sure you'd look great and it's timeless, plus you don't want to look grannified...

Well, I've finally got my dress sorted but think I lost my mind! I went to Debenhams personal shopper today in a brief break while DH looked after the girls. I gave a strict budget and she was lovely and worked to it and we found something that would do. I was on my way to the till though when I saw another dress in passing. I commented how lovely it was and the shopper stated she agreed but it was way above budget. To cut a long story short, I bought it �� I managed to get lots of money off through various means but can't return it and drove home feeling sick at the money I'd spent. Especially since it was nothing like my original plan. DH was lovely about it though smilesmile

This is the dress

It looks MUCH nicer on, I make it curvier than the model grin

BestIsWest Sat 05-Oct-13 21:06:22

That is a gorgeous dress Tinwe.

Tinwe Sat 05-Oct-13 21:11:45

Thanks Best smilesmile

ProtectiveMother Sat 05-Oct-13 22:23:57

Tinwe the dress is very unique and I'm sure it looks great on you!

I'm back to the drawing board with friends lending me dresses & shoes to try on haha!

I found that I needed to splash out on a new £100 dress the last time I had a wedding to go to so should prob bite bullet and do that like you rather than faffing around wasting time and money!

...

Well done getting sorted. What shoes will you wear?

ProtectiveMother Sat 05-Oct-13 22:25:18

The latest thing is buying a PIED A TERRE one on eBay which will prob be too short for my demands. #fussy

ProtectiveMother Sat 05-Oct-13 23:30:27

Ps Grannified lol! I can sometimes actually strike a nice balance between the young and cheap vs old and Grannified ;-)

Tinwe Sun 06-Oct-13 21:18:31

About granniness, I wasn't casting aspersions I can assure you, I'd be the last one to talk! When I was walking to the till to buy my dress I was saying to the personal shopper, "THERE'S a lace dress, was that not any good?" pointing at a rail a few yards off and she just hurried me past muttering, with a shake of the head, "wouldn't let you shop in that section anyway as it's far too old for you"... I'm mid 30s. I hasten to add that I'd asked for that level of guidance and she was lovely not pushy at all. She gave me twice the allocated slot too.
The last wedding I went to was my own and I can't remember what I wore before that (certainly wasn't over £100) so I expect this dress will last me years! grin

Tinwe Sun 06-Oct-13 21:23:14

No idea re accessories, hair, nails or shoes btw! At a guess maybe hair up? No jewellery. Would simple mules (high wooden wedge with plain black leather) do? Alternatively I've got black Mary Janes with a kitten heel, flat black patent pumps with a silver buckle or normal strappy sandals with medium chunky heel.

Tinwe Sun 06-Oct-13 21:24:52

Tried to get dresses off the net and returned them all or decided they were useless due to my height. Think it's only good if you've tried it on in store already or are buying from a shop you know for certain tends to fit you.

Laska42 Sun 06-Oct-13 21:33:18

[http://www.houseoffraser.co.uk/Biba%20Silk%20bodice%20peplum%20dress/167327668,default,pd.html?_$ja=tsid:45090|kw:Skimbit|cgn:78888&awinDCS=3100_1381091359_56ada0d55625536845e4a938ca48c094||0||0||0||skim470X756X20cff625d7a761a8980285b990c5bfdc&awc=3100_1381091359_56ada0d55625536845e4a938ca48c094&cm_mmc=AWIN-_-Deeplink-_-NULL-_-NULL&istCompanyId=17910aed-1bae-4362-9580-b523eb87a91e&istItemId=imrqpqmx&istBid=t this cream and black Biba dress - classy?]]

Laska42 Sun 06-Oct-13 21:34:02
Tinwe Sun 06-Oct-13 21:47:57

Laksa for some reason I couldn't get your link to work. Is this it? It's very classy and a great reduction but I have a dress sorted now, thank goodness. Anyone else around here still looking?

Laska42 Sun 06-Oct-13 21:50:07

thats it Tinwe .. wish I had a wedding to go to

ProtectiveMother Mon 07-Oct-13 12:20:49

Tinwe I think the wedges will be PERFECT!

Well I am totally in agreement with you re:eBay dresses.

I have decided... [drumroll] that my problem is that I don't have an appropriate pair of shoes.

I am therefore going to invest in a kick ass pair of shoes that go with everything and then I will have millions of options re:dress.

This Saturday, I shall order my very expensive shoes. I think my dress is going to be really inexpensive and I'm thinking more purple than blue now...

Tinwe Mon 07-Oct-13 19:59:55
Tinwe Mon 07-Oct-13 20:01:57
Tinwe Mon 07-Oct-13 20:20:37
ProtectiveMother Mon 07-Oct-13 20:46:56

I've just bought a purplish fuscia dress by South Tall on eBay (I know!) It's plain and has sleeves halfway down upper arms and its quite short. It was a total steal & brand new so I had to buy it. If I paired it with kick ass very expensive 2 1/2 inch (I'm VERY tall already) heels and some black tights with an interesting pattern, would that be a good wedding reception outfit?

ProtectiveMother Mon 07-Oct-13 20:49:10

Sorry I would show you a photo but I'm on mobile and don't know how to do links! (and wouldn't possibly be able to find it on the Internet anyway as it may be past season.)

ProtectiveMother Mon 07-Oct-13 20:55:46

By the way, I like all 3 dresses but Im a bit clueless as to knowing what might suit me and sizes can be wildly unflattering when buying online.

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