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dress for a millionaires wedding

(26 Posts)
mamasmissionimpossible Sat 11-Jun-11 21:08:50

I am going to be singing in a choir at a wealthy businessmans wedding next month. Unfortunately, I am not a millionaire grin but I would like a lovely dress to wear for the occassion.

I am size 14, 5ft 8 with large boobs, hourglass shape. I would prefer something I can cover my upper arms and my thighs.

If I can get something for less than £50 that would be great.

nokissymum Sat 11-Jun-11 21:11:59

If you are in london go to finsbury park, check fonthill road, youll find a nice affordable dress there.

mamasmissionimpossible Sat 11-Jun-11 21:17:07

nokissymum - I'm not in London sadly, but thanks anyway.

nokissymum Sat 11-Jun-11 21:25:14

Oh what a shame. Do you want a floor length gown or short ? This might sound odd but worth checking a prom dress shop, they usually have collections which arent barbie princess like but will make a statement.

mamasmissionimpossible Sat 11-Jun-11 21:27:39

I'm looking for just above knee length, ideally. I'm worried I may trip over a long dress on the night! I will be nervous as it is.
I will try a prom dress shop.

nokissymum Sat 11-Jun-11 21:35:47

Its a tough one, you could look at the normal high street shops but at a wedding you run the risk of bumping into someone wearing the same dress!

What about denhams ? Or Red herring sometimes have some nice evening type dresses, might be slightly over budget though. Have you looked online ?

mamasmissionimpossible Sat 11-Jun-11 21:49:15

I have looked online at most of the high street stores, but I can't find anything that is quite right. I hoped MN may give me some ideas.

DrNortherner Sat 11-Jun-11 21:53:37


sailorsgal Sat 11-Jun-11 22:00:38

have a look on damsel in a dress website or I would think something from lk bennett would be suitable.

blondepinhead Sat 11-Jun-11 22:43:20

Have you tried any sale sites? The Hobbs Outlet site is pretty good, have found some nice things on there in the past, when I haven't been too bothered about 'seasonal' things.

Petrol blue?


Confession - I actually own the 2nd one in a size 12. It's genuinely lovely. So don't be mean!

vanillamum Sun 12-Jun-11 14:15:11

blonde-I think the stripe one is gorgeous, was going to order it myself but did not have my size. But i would second buying that with a bolero cardigan and you are sorted and not much over budget. However, what about ordering this keats floral. I know it looks a bit loud but it covers your problem areas up and is in budget, also being 100% silk it could look better in real-life than on the web. Also Hobbs is free returns so no risk.

blondepinhead Sun 12-Jun-11 15:08:12

I think the keats floral is lovely, go for it!

mamasmissionimpossible Sun 12-Jun-11 15:17:03

thanks, I like the dresses, but they look much too short for me. I was ideally looking for knee length.

blushingm Sun 12-Jun-11 15:55:27

prett kitty do some lovely dresses

pinksky Sun 12-Jun-11 16:14:43

House of Fraser have a good sale on atm, I like these, although not sure any are quite what you're looking for

biba -don't think you'd trip in this




and from debenhams

julien m

If you are worried about smooth lines, I recently bought a shaping slip from debenhams to under a slinky dress at a black tie do and it was fantastic.

mamasmissionimpossible Sun 12-Jun-11 16:43:52

pinksky - thanks I like that alexon dress.

Can you post link to the shaping slip from debenhams please.

brookeslay Sun 12-Jun-11 16:55:35

here good for hourglass

brookeslay Sun 12-Jun-11 16:55:55

the rose one

mamasmissionimpossible Sun 12-Jun-11 16:59:26

brookeslay- um sorry, I don't want to look like my Granny in the 50s!

brookeslay Sun 12-Jun-11 17:10:34

That made me laugh I thought the rose one pretty not keen on the others. Have you tried Pepperberry if you are curvy ?.
Whose style do you like ?
What is your aim to look sophiscated, slinky ?
The alexon one I could not see the link so not able to check your preferences.

ATripperToTheLast Sun 12-Jun-11 17:20:40

Have a look on ebay for LK Bennett, they do nice ones

brookeslay Sun 12-Jun-11 17:34:30

I managed to see the alexon maxi pretty and good price.

cleverything Sun 12-Jun-11 17:36:59

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

mamasmissionimpossible Sun 12-Jun-11 18:19:29

brookeslay - I'm glad it made you laugh and you weren't offended! I am grateful for your help, but the dress just really isn't 'me'

I would like to look sophisticated, however I am not sure how easy that will be to achieve, given that I live in jeans mostly grin

I admire the style of Jennifer Aniston's and Audrey Hepbern.

I am wondering if that purple dress will suit my colouring. I am fair/celtic (think Cate Blanchett/Gywneth Paltrow..or so people say!)

Don't mind vintage, if it comes in budget. I will need to get shoes and a cover up so that's why I don't want an expensive dress.

brookeslay Sun 12-Jun-11 19:39:34

here inspiration

love this very celtic look great with silver.

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