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Undecided about dress for wedding reception

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oneofsuesylvesterscheerios Mon 24-Oct-11 08:46:29

going to reception this week with lots of my younger glamorous friends who i haven't seen in a while.

Is this dress a no-no?
(Muttony on me, been in too many magazines, too trendy, etc?)

TethHearseEnd Mon 24-Oct-11 08:51:23

Impossible to say without knowing what you look like... I'm not keen on the dress, but it could work...

oneofsuesylvesterscheerios Mon 24-Oct-11 09:12:41

Just wanted a view on the dress really... But agree it's a bit marmite! I'm size 14-16 5ft 9; I've lost a stone recently and the dress (going by the reviews) isn't too clingy. Is the neck a bit high? I need to try it on really...

TethHearseEnd Mon 24-Oct-11 09:26:02

Try it on. It will either look awful or amazing- nothing in between!

I can see it working in a 60s way- big hair and low heels.

Trills Mon 24-Oct-11 09:34:06

Better mutton than mumsy.

oneofsuesylvesterscheerios Mon 24-Oct-11 09:47:58

Oo yes, am starting to visualise now. Big hair, adele eyes and big dangly earrings... <over-optimistic view of self>

TethHearseEnd Mon 24-Oct-11 10:01:41

yy, exactly

oneofsuesylvesterscheerios Mon 24-Oct-11 14:30:33

ha ha. well have swung by M&S and tried on dress. was wrong size but wanted to just see what front looked like....

was dire. Neckline ultra-unflattering and made my boobs look at waist level.

Have decided on purple sleeveless dress from last year with a beaded shrug I bought at the weekend.

But am still going to go for big hair/eyelashes/earrings grin

TethHearseEnd Mon 24-Oct-11 15:09:23

I knew it would be one or the other grin

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