Advanced search

Dress for my dad's Funeral...

(22 Posts)
Stylelostinlabour Sun 09-Oct-11 10:45:44

I need your help, I want to look lovely for my dad at his funeral but I just don't know what dress to wear - all I know is that it can't be black.

I'm 5.7 size 14 average boobs, mum tum, nice legs.

StarlightMcKenzie Sun 09-Oct-11 10:55:09

I wore a red dress to my dad's funeral in April. I figured that the daughter of the deceased has the right to dress however she wants to.

So sorry for your loss.

fififolle Sun 09-Oct-11 10:59:57

So sorry to hear about this sad occasion.
I'd probably go for a wrap dress in autumn colours I've had a quick look at Boden but nothing jumps out. How about Hobbs or their off shoot collection? Also Coast?

Jessicaalbastwin Sun 09-Oct-11 11:10:01

Hi hun, really sorry for your loss, sending hugs and kisses to you.

novelsituation Sun 09-Oct-11 11:14:12

So sorry about your loss.

This purple Pearle Lowe dress at Peacocks is lovely - but maybe with a cami underneath for a funeral. I'm usually a 14, but the 12 fits brilliantly. I am normally a fan of Hobbs/ Jigsaw dresses, but was very pleasantly surprised at the quality and cut considering the price, and it is is super-flattering on.

HellonHeels Sun 09-Oct-11 11:18:53

I'm so sorry about your dad xxx

If you want sober colours but not black, navy blue is lovely. What is your budget?

carciofi Sun 09-Oct-11 12:02:20

I'm so sorry about your dad. The LK Bennett Davina dress comes in various colours and is lovely, if it is in budget.

Stylelostinlabour Sun 09-Oct-11 16:57:33

Thank you for the messages - I don't have a budget just want to look lovely

Stylelostinlabour Mon 10-Oct-11 19:38:25

Come on ladies help me - I've looked at Boden, JL, M&S, Great Plains and nothing, nowt, zilch jumps out at me...

What can I wear?

latrucha Mon 10-Oct-11 19:48:57

Give us an idea of style and budget.

I felt your plea and am looking. I'm your kind of size.

latrucha Mon 10-Oct-11 19:55:33

Some ideas


Phase Eight Too bright?

latrucha Mon 10-Oct-11 20:10:49


Hobbs have some possibilities.

ooo that LK Bennet dress is nice

Stylelostinlabour Mon 10-Oct-11 20:12:42

Budget not a problem anything upto say 250.00

Like the style of the Monsoon but it looks itchy Phase Eight lovely style but a tad too bright

Style wise I like a shift dress type style but not empire line as they make me look pregnant and could do without people asking when i'm due on the day!

I'd say a classic dressed really - I'm 36 if that helps at all?

latrucha Mon 10-Oct-11 20:15:37


Stylelostinlabour Mon 10-Oct-11 20:25:48

Jigsaw on nice - and like the look of Divina but thing I'm too fat for it and the lenght looks below the knee which isn't a good look on me as makes me my calfs look like I should play in the rugby world cup

latrucha Mon 10-Oct-11 20:36:12

Phase Eight


latrucha Mon 10-Oct-11 20:42:15

Check out Hobbs.

Phase 8 again

Stylelostinlabour Mon 10-Oct-11 20:43:46

Phase Eight Nice - will order from JL and see how it fits

Fahri lovely but too high on the neck

latrucha Mon 10-Oct-11 20:49:00


Mint Velvet

The other thing to think about is a coat. At a funeral you are mainly wearing one, I found.

Stylelostinlabour Mon 10-Oct-11 20:54:13

Oh yes coat - I have a navy whistles coat or navy mac so hopefully that will be OK, or could pop cashmere cardie over the top?

how about this - Navy Dress

AmINearlyThereYet Mon 10-Oct-11 21:05:11

Peruvian Connection have some interesting ones, including this

latrucha Mon 10-Oct-11 21:05:16

I think you'd have to try it on. It could be lovely or a bit sackish.

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

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

Register now