DD is getting Christened in 3 weeks and I can't find anything to wear
I have worn a dress once since I left school (wedding dress) but I really would like to get a dress for this occasion but don't know where to start.
Am a size 12/14 5'8 but have got really fat legs! That said I have been wearing shorts in the garden this summer and would quite like to bear them if I am brave enough. Have got red hair and fair complexion if that helps. Budget around £100ish.
Will also need shoes etc - sandles or proper shoes?
Or should I play it safe in my usual black trousers and nice top? (any top suggestions welcome also!)
How about a nice pair of black trousers and a crisp, solid colour blouse with a big, unusual "statement necklace" or great pair of earrings? Shoes could be peep-toe black heels (patent maybe?) or perhaps silver/gold or something else neutral? I'm a fellow dress-avoider and have learned from many "wishful" dress purchases that I never feel comfortable or like myself in them and they end up never seeing the light of day again, although I do actually LIKE dresses...they just don't like me (or my legs, specifically).
Omg. Too much pressure. Go in what you feel happy in and if your anything like me with my legs DON'T wear something that you feel self conscious about them in. If that means wearing a maxi dress or leggings then so be it.
There are no rules that because your the mother you have to dress a certain way. It's you and families day. Just make sure you enjoy it. That is far more important.
Dress from LTS ordered in a 12...then went to Phase 8...
Such a helpful assistant, spent ages with me and felt like I tried on every dress in the shop! In the end I had 4 to chose between - so got 2!! A lovely purple less formal one that would look good with black tights or leggings (which were also purchased with a pair of ballet pumps) and the one I am going to wear for the Christening, was reduced from £160 to £110 so could justify buying the other one with the savings I made - is that how it works??!!
Will try and find links - I am converted and so happy! Cant recommend Phase 8 enough! (DH is going to have a fit right enough, I have never spent more than £30 on anything for myself in my life before clothes wise! - but hope he will be suitably impressed when he sees me in it - I hope!)