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Anyone fancy helping me find a dress for a wedding?

(20 Posts)
PrettyMeerkat Sun 10-Jul-11 17:09:56

Hi, have been invite at quite short notice to a wedding. It's in 2 weeks! Have nothing to wear!

Need a dress which is a size 10, quite fitted (no empires as they make me look like a blob as I'm short), knee length or slightly shorter, obviously black or white are out of bounds.

I don't suit peaches/oranges/lime greens/orangey red or anything like that. DO suite, all blues/turquoise/greys/bright pink.

Any ideas? I don't know where to start as it's been so long since I bought anything new!

I like lace but not ruffles so much as they bulk me out. Oh and no halter necks (make my arms look huge!)

Can anyone help?

ThePopsicleKat Sun 10-Jul-11 17:14:53


PrettyMeerkat Sun 10-Jul-11 17:18:28

Oops sorry, missed out the important bit. Skint but treating myself, so still need to keep it low. Could spend up to £30 without feeling sick but the less the better really!

Was going to look on Ebay but you never know!

ThePopsicleKat Sun 10-Jul-11 17:27:31

I think this is quite pretty, perhaps a bit casual but could be glammed up with some nice shoes/accessories?

CeliaFate Sun 10-Jul-11 17:33:43

This looks more expensive than it is and is smart enough for a wedding.

ThePopsicleKat Sun 10-Jul-11 17:35:09

white but not too white IYSWIM

PrettyMeerkat Sun 10-Jul-11 17:36:40

It is pretty, can't see me in it though, I like detail and texture but often feel self conscious in prints for some reason. I just found these: (but in the blue)

and this

What do you think?

PrettyMeerkat Sun 10-Jul-11 17:38:04

Sorry that was referring to Popsicals first find. That second link is the debenhams home page.

PrettyMeerkat Sun 10-Jul-11 17:39:09

Celia I like the shift dress, I have one similar in black, but thought it might be too hot in a couple of weeks for long sleeves so was going to wear a dress and little cardie.

ThePopsicleKat Sun 10-Jul-11 17:40:11

pink or blue

CeliaFate Sun 10-Jul-11 17:41:05

I like the last dress you linked to. The other two I'd say the first isn't dressy enough for a wedding and the second is a bit bland (and over budget). The indigo dress looks dressy and the colour is lovely.

ThePopsicleKat Sun 10-Jul-11 17:42:30

Love the blue Dorothy Perkins dress, very reasonably priced too.

ThePopsicleKat Sun 10-Jul-11 17:43:29

*Indigo, not blue blush

ThePopsicleKat Sun 10-Jul-11 17:46:20

Another asymmetric one God there's a lot of rubbish in the shops at the moment.

PrettyMeerkat Sun 10-Jul-11 17:47:31

The wrap dress is nice Pop.

Celia The second one I like because of the dots it has on the hem and top sheer sections. Think it might not be fitted enough on the waist though.

PrettyMeerkat Sun 10-Jul-11 17:49:48

Yeah it can be really hard when the thing that is in fashion doesn't suit you/or me. Like the years of empire lines! Nightmare!

ThePopsicleKat Sun 10-Jul-11 17:52:42

I never understood why people insist empire lines are flattering for bigger girls (not that you're big). I've always found they make you look pregnant unless you're super-skinny.

PrettyMeerkat Sun 10-Jul-11 17:54:39

Love the colour of this one,30.000&Rf-200=3&sh=0&pge=0&pgesize=20&sort=-1&clr=Skyblue

but it looks too short for a wedding. I think there is an unwritten rule about short dresses isn't there. Plus don't really have the legs for it without tights!

PrettyMeerkat Sun 10-Jul-11 17:56:17

I know! I am not big but am curvy so have boobs, bum and slightly chubby arms. So if I don't show off my small waist then I look like I don't have one and it make me look a lot chubbier!

Also always hate 80s revivals.

ThePopsicleKat Sun 10-Jul-11 18:13:45

Very pretty dress, but probably wouldn't go too well with tights, for a summer wedding anyway.

You sound pretty similar to me...i'm 5"4, a size 8 -10 but very curvy so baggy, shapeless things do nothing for me. Life must be so much easier being a man...suit for formal occasions, smart shirt and nice jeans for 'smart-casual', any old T-shirt and jeans for anything else. Sigh.

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