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Would anyone mind helping me find a nice dress for dd's christening?

(5 Posts)
hiccymapops Mon 15-Aug-11 15:27:37

I'm absolutely terrible at clothes shopping for myself! I love shopping for the dc's and even my dh, but I haven't got the patience to find things for myself. Which is why half my wardrobe is full of things I don't like, or haven't even worn.

It's dd's christening in a few weeks, and I'd love to find a nice dress, but to save stress, I thought I'd find it online. I went shopping for ds2's christening outfit (for myself) and struggled to find anything I really liked, or that fit nicely. I ended up spending a fortune on something I didn't really like, and definitely won't wear again.

My main problem is I've always gone for nice trousers, and pretty strappy tops. After 3 children (and getting older) that look isn't going down too well on me! Makes me realise that I haven't had to get dressed up for a night out in 5 years! I've only had to do it for the christenings :-)

I thought a dress would be better, as I'll feelore comfortable, and might actually feel a bit more dressed up. But finding one to suit my post baby shape, without trying it on is proving trickier than I thought!

Long winded i know :-) Would anyone please help? I'd like something patterned and floaty if possible. I'd say I'm a 14/16 at the minute, and I'm quite tall.

I've seen a lovely dress online at oasis, but I don't know how to link for opinions.

Thanks for reading.

MrsCampbellBlack Mon 15-Aug-11 16:15:13

davina is super flattering. But possibly too tailored for what you want.

hiccymapops Mon 15-Aug-11 19:30:56

That's a lovely dress, but it is more tailored than I wanted. Thank you though smile

Tillyscoutsmum Mon 15-Aug-11 19:38:01

floaty & floral


draping is your friend is tummy is a problem


love this

hiccymapops Mon 15-Aug-11 21:16:00

Oooh thank you smile the last one is something I probably wouldn't have looked at before, but I really like it. I've had another look at the dress I saw at oasis, and it's too short.

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