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For the love of god can someone help me find a maxi dress nice enough for my sisters wedding?

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bishboschone Thu 01-Sep-11 17:02:13

I have a teeny baby and am 2 sizes bigger than normal . I have tried on dresses which look fab but I need to wear heels which is impractical with a small baby. Maxi dresses do suit me as I have a small bit under my bust and small waist. Hourglass basically. All the dresses I look at are polyester or £500 . I obviously don't want to spend that as I will be a size 10 again. All the shops are full of crap , can anyone help?

WhoseGotMyEyebrows Thu 01-Sep-11 17:06:21

I bought one off Ebay recently. Have you tried there?

bishboschone Thu 01-Sep-11 17:11:35

I've looked but it's so difficult to tell what they look like .. What was yours like?

WhoseGotMyEyebrows Fri 02-Sep-11 10:27:16

Mine was long and blue/flowery. Really lovely. They do tend to hang out form the waist though so I wore mine with a belt last time as otherwise I look like a blob.

WhoseGotMyEyebrows Fri 02-Sep-11 11:17:59

I guess it really depends on what you like as well. Dorothy Perkins (below, sorry can't get link to work) seem to have quite a lot.

http://www.dorothyperkins.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CatalogNavigationSearchResultCmd?catalogId=33053&storeId=12552&langId=-1&viewAllFlag=false&sort_field=Relevance&categoryId=208648&parent_categoryId=208600&beginIndex=1&pageSize=20#catalogId=33053&storeId=12552&langId=-1&viewAllFlag=false&sort_field=Relevance&categoryId=208648&parent_categoryId=208600&beginIndex=1&pageSize=20&refinements=category~[208786|208648]&noOfRefinements=1

herbaceous Fri 02-Sep-11 11:36:58

I know it sounds bizarre, and I'm always banging on about Sainsburys, but they've got a nice red maxi dress in there, quite fitted under the 'bust', and a kind of embroidered/cut-out bit round the neck. Could be dressed up for a wedding, and only costs £20. Result!

PerryCombover Fri 02-Sep-11 13:09:22

not what you asked for but might fit the bill

herbaceous Fri 02-Sep-11 13:11:30

Crikey Perry, that's lovely! Wallis, you say? Whatever next.

PerryCombover Fri 02-Sep-11 13:12:24

this is nice

PerryCombover Fri 02-Sep-11 13:14:27

I've ordered this but worried about the norkiness

SaladDaze Fri 02-Sep-11 13:22:59

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tethersend Fri 02-Sep-11 18:06:51

Mango has a good selection of maxis- this, for example

tethersend Fri 02-Sep-11 18:08:34

Or Biba

cyb Fri 02-Sep-11 18:09:24

I think the fabric is all with a mxi. For a wedding it needs to be heavier fabric, not a floaty cottony one

But you probably knew that!

WhoseGotMyEyebrows Fri 02-Sep-11 18:26:35

I don't agree with that cyb, if it's a summer wedding then light and floaty is very appropriate.

This one looks bogging on the model but I reckon it should be given the benefit of the doubt, especially if you have a bit of norkage.

bishboschone Fri 02-Sep-11 18:50:35

Thanks all, im out at mo but I'll check out those links when I get home . I ordered the marquee maxi last night from boden but I'm not sure how it will fit .

whojimmyflip Fri 02-Sep-11 18:51:05

That's nice margarita and agree they couldn't have found a worse model for that dress- needs curves. But what about a bra?

bishboschone Fri 02-Sep-11 18:52:55

Cotton is ok but can look a little casual , I was trying to avoid the polyester . I have long ish curly blonde hair so I always look kind if casual anyway if that's makes sense .

For a blonde this one is lovely. Polyester mind and you'd have to be happy carrying off a bit colour grin. When is the wedding?

bishboschone Fri 02-Sep-11 19:07:29

Wedding is next Saturday .. I'm going to bluewater Tom so I will look then

bishboschone Fri 02-Sep-11 19:12:38

Also colour is good .. I suit blues and pinks ..or multi....I def need a bra though .and bra straps on display at a wedding are a no no sad

bishboschone Fri 02-Sep-11 21:55:42

I really like the shape of the mango but need to try it on , so I'll look out for that Tom..Paisley reminds me of the 80's but worth a go..

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