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Can you help me find an outfit please?

(8 Posts)
Milngavie Mon 04-Jul-11 21:02:03

My oldest, dearest friends is getting married at the end of August. The marriage is taking place is in a very impressive venue and the reception is in a beautiful hotel which is quite....posh.

I am going crossed eyed looking at dresses but can't find one I love and would be comforable in. I'd be very grateful if you could all help me smile.

My wish list is as follows:

1. Size 18 blush.
2. No halter neck, the world is not ready for me in one of those.
3. Price range of up to £50, so not a lot (but might be able to go a bit higher for the perfect outfit).
4. It can't be lemon or anything really pale because I will look like death.
5. Something that will hide my stomach
6. Not short grin.

I'm 35 and 5'6" if that helps at all. Particularly in avoiding the 'mutton dressed as lamb' type of scenario.

Thank you smile.

FebreezeYourJeans Mon 04-Jul-11 21:07:28

My sister bought this

She is a very curvy 16 and she looked stunning in it! It hangs beautifully, and is available in an 18!!! I can't recommend it enough, it skims the bad bits (her stomach) and is unbelievably elegant.

lilolilmanchester Mon 04-Jul-11 21:19:04

Ann Harvey does some nice stuff - an emerald maxi dress or this pink one ??

tethersend Mon 04-Jul-11 21:35:39

Love the Phase eight dress...

This is simple and elegant...


This is supposed to be lovely IRL

tethersend Mon 04-Jul-11 21:36:51

I would wear a hat with all of the above, BTW.

Milngavie Mon 04-Jul-11 21:45:09

I love both blue dresses but am worried I will look like a sack of potatoes tied in the middle sad.

The emerald maxi is lovely too.

tethersend Mon 04-Jul-11 21:53:09

What sort of shape are you?

I find that dresses with a bit of shape and structure are far more flattering than baggy ones...

Will keep looking.

Northumberlandlass Mon 04-Jul-11 22:13:03

I read your original post & was going to suggest the Verity Dress from Phase Eight, but someone has beaten me to it !! I have the verity dress & I adore it. I am 6th, size 16. It hangs beautifully & looks v elegant. I wore it to a black tie do last weekend & got lovely compliments all night grin

if you can, try it on !

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