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Winter wedding AND my 40th - which dress?

(18 Posts)
Spooklegeek Tue 18-Oct-11 16:07:50

OK, so I have a wedding and my 40th coming up so ideally would like to get a dress I could wear to both (completely different sets of guests!) NB - 40th is a party with dancing.

I have found these 3, which do you think? I am a size 12, 5ft 9 with dark hair and suit brights best so either colour would be good on me. A big difference in terms of comfort though I should think - the 3rd one would require some serious smoothing underwear smile

www.debenhams.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/prod_10001_10001_038010580747_-1?breadcrumb=Home~Women~Dresses

www.debenhams.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/prod_10001_10001_038010580747_-1?breadcrumb=Home~Women~Dresses

www.asos.com/ASOS/ASOS-Ponti-Pencil-Dress-with-Pockets/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=667555&cid=8799&Rf-200=2,1&sh=0&pge=2&pgesize=20&sort=-1&clr=Red

Thanks for any help!

HotBurrito1 Tue 18-Oct-11 16:14:58

Spookle, the first two are the same! I like the third, would you go for red?

spooktrain Tue 18-Oct-11 16:18:27

hi fellow spook
I didn't like no1 (the blue one)

I'd definitely go for no 3 it's a real bombshell, especially with your figure envy

AngryFeet Tue 18-Oct-11 16:18:37

The red! As long as you don't mind being on show a bit as it is very low cut.

Not keen on the blue one. Get some higher power spanx and you will be fine smile Oh get the ones sized 8-10 as the other ones will do nothing. I wore size a as a size 12 and they worked perfectly smile

ChooChooWowWow Tue 18-Oct-11 16:22:31

I don't really like the blue one.

The red is gorgeous I want it.

Spooklegeek Tue 18-Oct-11 16:22:35

Bum! How did that happen?! Here's the proper second option then:

www.debenhams.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/prod_10001_10001_110010515603_-1?breadcrumb=Home~Women~Dresses

Yes would do red, it does suit me.

ChooChooWowWow Tue 18-Oct-11 16:23:33

Nice, but still love the first red one.

Spooklegeek Tue 18-Oct-11 16:24:42

Angry, interesting tip re the knickers - just can't imagine not spending all evening picking them out of my bum??!!

HotBurrito1 Tue 18-Oct-11 16:26:56

Yep, still the pencil dress. With great shoes.

HettyAmaretti Tue 18-Oct-11 16:32:08

The red pencil dress, absolutely. The others aren't a patch on it.

Spanx wont go up your crack, they come to mid thigh.

madammecholet Tue 18-Oct-11 16:32:52

I have the asos ponti dress, tis ver ver lovely and with your figure will look AMAZING, it has alot of stretch so tbh it pulls you in anyway. Try a flexee's onesie under it for max svelte effect...

HettyAmaretti Tue 18-Oct-11 16:35:59

(I want to see the shoes)

AngryFeet Tue 18-Oct-11 16:36:53

Yes they are like giant shorts but very thin material and comfy.

Spooklegeek Tue 18-Oct-11 17:06:11

Hmmm, it seems the red Asos one is coming out tops then! Will def put Spanx on Christmas list. Hadn't thought that the wedgie wouldn't be a problem with cycling shorts style!

Now to shoes - I am thinking either leopard or red? I have great trouble with shoes though, aside from the walking issue (where I feel & suspect I look like Bambi) there is also not wanting to tower above my husband too much & heels all seem to be maaaaasive. So any suggestions gratefully received, am off to look!

HettyAmaretti Tue 18-Oct-11 17:13:49

Nude shoes could work very nicely. What do you think of these?

Spooklegeek Tue 18-Oct-11 18:04:06

Thanks Hetty, nude also an option but not with that price tag unfortunately! Not sure if those ones aren't a bit officey too. Shall continue my search!

Yama Tue 18-Oct-11 18:14:19

Actually I quite like the second red one.

Either of the red ones. The blue one is a bit frumpy.

HettyAmaretti Tue 18-Oct-11 18:37:45

Lol, no obviously not those actual ones, was just wondering if you liked the style / colour / height. It's be a bit mad to have shoes 3x the price of the dress.

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