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Drop-dead gorgeous maternity dress for glam beach wedding?

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franch Sat 19-Feb-05 19:25:01

Going to a US beach wedding full of beautiful people in July when I'll be 33 weeks pg ... I'm plotting to outshine everyone including the bride Anyone up for helping me with the challenge??!

vict17 Sat 19-Feb-05 19:29:48

howsaboutthis Or is it too flowery?!

franch Sat 19-Feb-05 19:30:58

Mmm, yes probably!

franch Sat 19-Feb-05 19:31:39

(Looks nice on the model but she doesn't exactly look ready to drop, does she? )

WideWebWitch Sat 19-Feb-05 19:32:55

what about this fringe dress? or this although it's a bit Morticia isn't it? or some nice stuff on this page or some nice stuff here too blimey, there's a good choice isn't there (moved on since I was pregnant with ds, when everything maternity was floral, all dd's maternity stuff came from a kind mumsnetter)

MancMum Sat 19-Feb-05 19:33:17

try formes or isabelle oliver or if feeling flush DVF!!

WideWebWitch Sat 19-Feb-05 19:37:18

this looks nice too if you've good arms

MancMum Sat 19-Feb-05 19:40:51

This is gorgeous -- go to bottom there are 2 fab dresses...

http://www.formes.com/uk/themes.asp?TheID=83&pos=0#Loc0. The grey is nice if you think white might be a bit in appropriate for the bride - i would wear it as 33 week pg in sun shouldmean you can waer what you want!

franch Sat 19-Feb-05 19:41:40

www to my aid again! Some new sites to me there, www and MM - many thanks. Morticia dress is nice and glam ... maybe not very beachy tho come to think of it. Might go for the bjornandme one, that's nice. Fab selection - thank you!!

franch Sat 19-Feb-05 19:43:14

ooh ooh ooh, the Formes ones are LOVELY too!

MancMum Sat 19-Feb-05 19:43:23

or this -- might be a bit evening-y but could look drop dead glam with ott jewelry

first link so not sure it will work!
long strapless dress

MancMum Sat 19-Feb-05 19:44:15

~OK just seen it is beach -- totally wrong -- will try again!

NotQuiteCockney Sat 19-Feb-05 19:46:23

Warning: American weddings can be very very casual. At least Canadian weddings often are - I've been to one where people were wearing shorts and t-shirts! And a beach wedding might involve almost everyone being dressed very casually.

(I have a couple of very nice dressy dresses from my last pregnancy I'd like to get rid of, including a clingly long beautiful red dress with jacket, but I'm a size 16/18, which you probably aren't?)

franch Sat 19-Feb-05 19:47:15

LOVE the strapless - wonder if I could get away with it ... not a strapless girl usually ....

MancMum Sat 19-Feb-05 19:48:56

course you will get away with strapless dress... even if you have larger than normal arms (and I am sure you have not) your arms will still look slimm compared to your pregnant stomach... got this from trinny and suzannas book so it must be right!!

MancMum Sat 19-Feb-05 19:50:18

btw if you have not looked at the latest trinny and suzana book there is a very good section on dressing for various occaissions when you are pregnant -- it is very good - made me cringe when I think of the things I was wearing... it is worht a look as there are some good ideas for a summer wedding

MancMum Sat 19-Feb-05 19:52:29

just had one of those " god foot in it moments" I don't wear strapless cos got fat arms and so assumed that might be why you did not want to... might just be you don't like them!! SORRY - no offence intended!!

franch Sat 19-Feb-05 19:55:39

Thanks for the T&S tip MM! Will check about casual-ness, NQC - thanks for the warning - I'm hoping not as this will be quite showbizzy and I'm determined to show off regardless - as MM says, the bump gives me every excuse Thanks also for the dress offer - not the right size, shame - but thanks for the thought.

franch Sat 19-Feb-05 19:58:09

Oh MM, no offence taken!!! Actually I never wear strapless because I usually have nothing to hold it up - this may have changed by 33 weeks if last time is anything to go by

franch Sat 19-Feb-05 19:59:33

Hey, I could wear this if I'm feeling daring and it's relatively casual! (They SAY you can wear it as a dress!) I love the Isabella Oliver site btw - great tip - have ordered a catalogue

MancMum Sat 19-Feb-05 20:01:39

thanks! That dress would look fab in white if you had tan... and you could also waer it over flared trousers (very S+T)... looks great ...

NotQuiteCockney Sat 19-Feb-05 22:02:12

Which part of America is the wedding in? Are they city people? I'm sure the casualness depends on the sort of people - the Canadian wedding I went to was in a suburban garden. At least the bride and groom and so on were formally dressed, so we didn't feel totally out of place ... but there was more than one person in really casual clothes. DH (who's thoroughly English) was horrified.

franch Sun 20-Feb-05 10:17:03

NQC - it's on the east coast. The bride and groom live in London, although the bride's American. The guests will be from all over.

Heathcliffscathy Sun 20-Feb-05 10:21:30

franch where are you based? there is a fab maternity shop in kew where i bought a gorgeous little strappy dress which came with a matching wrap...i'd lend it to you, but all our stuff is in storage at the moment...anyway, this shop was full of stuff like that...

Heathcliffscathy Sun 20-Feb-05 10:26:13

here is a list of maternity shops including the one in kew.

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