dress advice, am I reaching for the stars here?

(21 Posts)
RuggerHug Tue 11-Oct-16 12:26:45

Only got engaged on last week but we're planning v.small and soon as possible. Looking at dresses online and it seems what I'd like is impossible everywhere I've looked. Sleeves,with back covered, short. If possible 50s style but all the ones I can find are either backless or arms showing.
Has anyone any ideas of sites that might have options of this? Thanks in advance grin

BagelDog Tue 11-Oct-16 12:30:28

Candy Anthony, if budget is generous, Caroline Arthur makes lots in this shape in a middle price bracket. Elsie's attic, Lindy Bop etc and Vivienne of Holloway for a smaller budget. Have fun shopping xx

ShowMeTheElf Tue 11-Oct-16 12:31:08

Try Vivien of Holloway
www.vivienofholloway.com/women-c70/dresses-c10/grace-ivory-duchess-p403
or Lindybop
www.lindybop.co.uk/dresses-c1/wedding-dresses-c35

SloanePeterson Tue 11-Oct-16 12:31:52

Lulu Bridal was one brand I looked at that had similar dresses. ,ought be worth a trawl of eBay or a Look at their website for local stockists

SloanePeterson Tue 11-Oct-16 12:32:21

Sorry, it's LouLou bridal

crayfish Tue 11-Oct-16 12:33:52

Have a look at cutting edge brides, they have loads of 50s styles with sleeves and not. I think they also sell samples through eBay from time to time if you're on a budget. My dress came from there originally although I bought it second hand and it was gorgeous!

DoloresVanCartier Tue 11-Oct-16 12:35:27

My friend did not want strapless at all however when she tried a strapless dress on she absolutely adored it but still did not want her arms on show. What she has done is had a lace bolero type thing made, it fastens at the back with tiny buttons and is perfect for her! What about something like that? I can't really post a pic as she isn't married yet and it wouldn't be fair but do you know the type of thing I mean?

smEGGontoast Tue 11-Oct-16 12:36:19

This One? Not sure if it's in your price range

www.kittyanddulcie.com/the-country-set-collection/23-baroness-pearl-dress.html

FauxFox Tue 11-Oct-16 12:36:37

pretty dress co
chi chi

FauxFox Tue 11-Oct-16 12:39:47

phase 8

justabigdisco Tue 11-Oct-16 12:46:45

What size are you? I've got a 10-12 candy Anthony with a back and cap sleeves that I may well sell...

RuggerHug Tue 11-Oct-16 12:52:19

Woah, wasn't expecting so many replies so quickly, you're all fab! Size 16 justabigdisco but thanks for the offer smile Going to look up all the suggestions now. Don't know what the budget is exactly, DM insisting on paying since the wedding has been emphasised as SMALL. VERY SMALL! No surprise hoopla, shindigs or hootinannies!

Thanks allsmile don't know why I tried Google before ye!

FenellaMaxwell Tue 11-Oct-16 12:58:23

Lindy bop- they have some fab ones! And very cheap!

Portobelly Tue 11-Oct-16 13:00:45

My friends dress (similar description) was from jcrew and was stunning.

Mamabear14 Tue 11-Oct-16 14:33:35

I have ordered a sleeves and back covered dress. Not tea length though. It's eddy k 1072.

Pineapplemilkshake Thu 13-Oct-16 17:14:18

I just bought my dress from a seller called Dreamers and Lovers on Etsy, it's fab and they do all sorts of lovely short dresses too in any size

buzzmoon Thu 13-Oct-16 23:06:02

I think we are looking for something similar and have had lots of good ideas on a thread I just started- someone else suggested this: www.kittyanddulcie.com which have lovely ones with sleeves

GoldTippedFeather Thu 13-Oct-16 23:09:44

Try Dig for Victory in Brighton, they do have an online shop if you aren't close by

TallulahTheTiger Thu 13-Oct-16 23:22:49

Try fairygothmother some gorge vintage styles!

RuggerHug Thu 13-Oct-16 23:23:43

Thank you so much everyone, seriously, you're all legends!!! The spreadsheet is filled and DM is very happy I have many options to ask her opinion ofwink

MsDinosaur Thu 13-Oct-16 23:56:16

Take a look at Mooshki. Lovely dresses

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