Advanced search

Whether you’re a beauty novice or a confirmed fashionista, this topic is for consulting Mumsnetters on all things style-related. Plus, check out our Swears By page for the inside track on the next Mumsnet must-have.

OMG. I need help finding a wedding!

(28 Posts)
tulpe Sun 17-Jul-11 16:46:26

Okay, I could be totally wrong here but.....I think DH is secretly arranging for us to renew our wedding vows grin It is our 10th anniversary in a couple of weeks and we had talked about it many times in the past and he was keen but never put anything in place. Today, we happened to pass a Coast store and I pointed out a dress to DH this one saying, if ever we renewed our vows that would be on my shortlist of potential dresses. DH, who usually nods politely and says "hmm" showed a great deal of interest. Do they have your size? Why not try it on? However, I spotted another woman wearing it in the changing room and declined as it didn't look great on her hmm. I didn't pursue any further questioning with him since the last time I guessed a secret (surprise party for my 40th) he had a bit of a strop!

So, I could be barking up the wrong tree but.....I think there might be something on the agenda and our anniversary is in 11 days!!

What I am thinking is that I could buy something and keep labels attached and return if I am totally wrong blush

So I need some suggestions. I didn't have a white wedding first time around. I don't want a full on wedding dress - I want something sophisticated and grown up. I am thinking knee or mid-calf length. I am a size 8. I love vintage style.

Anyone help?

PirateDinosaur Sun 17-Jul-11 16:57:09

Did you make it clear to him that you'd gone off the dress? Because if not I could imagine him going back and buying it in your size as part of the surprise...

tethersend Sun 17-Jul-11 17:01:52

What's your budget?

When you say vintage, which era do you like?

mittenkitten Sun 17-Jul-11 17:03:15

vintage style but might need a slip . . .

PirateDinosaur Sun 17-Jul-11 17:06:26

What's your budget?

mittenkitten Sun 17-Jul-11 17:07:12

slight 60s reference and would involve much less slip-sorting: French Connection

tulpe Sun 17-Jul-11 17:09:16

Sorry - am so excited forgot to add small details.

Pirate - yes made it clear that I thought it was shame the dress looked so awful on because it looked fab on the hanger.

tethersend - budget is up to £200 but obviously would prefer to spend less if possible smile. The Coast dress was £135 and he didn't flinch so I think that's a good guide.

I love 50's style. I would also consider a 70's take on that look white knee length dress (am thinking a little cleavage in a Studio 54 meets Carrie Bradshaw style).

PirateDinosaur Sun 17-Jul-11 17:10:43


Probably too short?

tulpe Sun 17-Jul-11 17:11:28

mitten don't like the All Saints one.

French Connection one is a good start smile

I am going to have to disappear in a minute as food is ready but will be back in an hour or so and promise to thoroughly appraise all links and give feedback!

I really do appreciate any help!

tulpe Sun 17-Jul-11 17:12:27

Love the J Crew one.

ASOS one is gorgeous but too short.

tethersend Sun 17-Jul-11 17:14:38

Vivienne of Holloway

PirateDinosaur Sun 17-Jul-11 17:14:56

More full-on Fifties

ThumbsNoseAtSnapewitch Sun 17-Jul-11 17:17:48

anything on here take your fancy?

PirateDinosaur Sun 17-Jul-11 17:18:13

You'd need to be the right shape to carry this off

leakyR Sun 17-Jul-11 17:18:30

What about this? Or Monsoon have some not-too-bridal bridal frocks like this or this one or even my favourite although I'd give the black legging a miss.

PirateDinosaur Sun 17-Jul-11 17:19:32

Actual 50s vintage

tethersend Sun 17-Jul-11 17:21:01





BunnyLebowski Sun 17-Jul-11 17:22:41


PirateDinosaur Sun 17-Jul-11 17:24:50

Don't know what this would look like on

tethersend Sun 17-Jul-11 17:27:29

Or hire something?

BunnyLebowski Sun 17-Jul-11 17:32:27

ASOS gorgeous


mittenkitten Sun 17-Jul-11 17:39:24

Another ASOS?

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

Yeah I saw that one too mitten but decided not to post the ones that aren't available in the OP's size.

T'is a shame though because it's stunning sad

mittenkitten Sun 17-Jul-11 17:46:39

oh dear, missed that. blush Think OP said she is an 8?

Sometimes you can get sold-out items on a pop-back -- someone else returns it and it "pops back" onto the site. but not really worth staking a special event on!

tethersend Sun 17-Jul-11 18:25:17

Sixty quid from Peacocks- not available until 7th August though...

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, watch threads, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now »

Already registered? Log in with: