Need a dress/outfit for my brother's wedding

(8 Posts)
Weegiemum Sat 14-Sep-13 13:48:35

This is my second foray into S&B, having bought 3 gorgeous skirts recommended to me on here.

My brother has just announced that as he's going to become a dad in April, he and his fiancée (who I love!) are getting married in 7 weeks!!

I need something to wear. There are a few constraints, though.

1) I'm a plus size - but minus-ing! I've gone from a 28 to a 20, (SEVEN stone!) but won't be down to an 18 by the wedding. Due to being on the older side of 40, and 3 humongous babies, I'm very wobbly in the tummy area following my weight loss(am on the waiting list to have excess skin removed but as its a cosmetic procedure, it could be up to 2 years).

2) I have a disability - I may well need to use a stick on the day as I'm wobbly on my feet. So only flat shoes, and I'm a size 10 foot!! My nerve problem has caused trouble with my circulation and I've got skin discolouration and scarring from falls on my lower legs - and I really don't like tights (numb fingers find them hard to get up and down). I'm currently loving the maxi-dresses I got over the summer. So smart trousers or long skirt is best I think.

3) my mother will be there. It's 8 years since I spoke to her, 7 years since I last saw her (and she blanked me - at my Gran's funeral). We have a very very complicated backstory involving her leaving our family with my dads best friend, and much, much more. I need to look as kick-ass as I can! I'm getting my hair cut and coloured the weekend before.

4) I'm tall (5'9") but have short legs and a very long body.

Oh wise style and beauty ladies, can you find me something?

tethersend Sat 14-Sep-13 17:35:39

Would you do red?

too bridesmaidy?

purple?

tethersend Sat 14-Sep-13 17:48:46
mrspaddy Sat 14-Sep-13 17:53:12

Oh we'll done... Amazing loss.

I would make up done professionally too if you can.. Would be lovely.

what about ...

http://www.asos.com/Little-Mistress/Little-Mistress-Lace-Insert-Contrast-Maxi-Dress/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=3197998&cid=9577&Rf900=1465&sh=0&pge=0&pgesize=204&sort=-1&clr=Multi

http://www.marisota.co.uk/shop/changes-by-together-lace-dress/oz090/product/details/show.action?pdBoUid=8482#colour:Deep%20Red,size:

Hope all goes well and you have a lovely day

FauxFox Sat 14-Sep-13 18:02:21
FauxFox Sat 14-Sep-13 18:12:42
mrspaddy Sat 14-Sep-13 18:23:48
Weegiemum Sat 14-Sep-13 20:58:28

Ooh thankyou - I'm especially liking the purple ones and the bright red!!f

Professional makeup would be lovely - anyone know where in Cardiff would be good?

I knew you lot would find something. Now to persuade dh that he really wants to wear a kilt ...

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