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Please help me find a dress/outfit for my Dad's funeral

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stickyj Sat 29-Sep-12 15:09:37

I lost my lovely Dad on Thursday and between bawling my eyes out, am lost and too tired to do much. I have to go back to work on Monday, it will keep me busy but I just dissolve into tears at random moments.

Right, I don't want any black at the funeral, I would like happy colours withour being disrespectful. I am sure my Dad wouldn't mind even tho most people his age would be wearing black. He has just had his 86th birthday and I have a hole in my heart sad

Can anyone find me something to wear please. I am concious of a podgy tummy, legs fine, 5'5'' and want to look lovely for his special day. I don't want to upset anyone either by being too bright.

Thanks

NoWuckingFurries Sat 29-Sep-12 15:12:38

I'm so sorry for your loss. Did your dad have a favourite colour? Maybe you could wear that? <unmumsnetty hug>

stickyj Sat 29-Sep-12 15:17:04

My Dad always liked me in blue. I was thinking of an elegant day dress, funeral to be in the morning.

missymoomoomee Sat 29-Sep-12 15:18:57

what about this

Its a dark blue and it looks lovely.

I'm so sorry for your loss xx

Rosa Sat 29-Sep-12 15:26:48

www.debenhams.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/prod_10001_10001_028020761253_-1?breadcrumb=Home%7EWomen%7EDresses

www.johnlewis.com/338316/Product.aspx

www.johnlewis.com/367220/Product.aspx

www.johnlewis.com/363011/Product.aspx

I a pretty crap about this but I feel for you , hope you find what you want, so sorry about your Dad

missymoomoomee Sat 29-Sep-12 15:35:13

or this

missymoomoomee Sat 29-Sep-12 15:39:40

if you don't want to wear a shorter dress

stickyj Sat 29-Sep-12 16:03:54

Thanks for the ideas, have seen some lovely ones. Keep them coming please smile x

missymoomoomee Sat 29-Sep-12 16:08:55

What size are you if you don't mind me asking sticky

stickyj Sat 29-Sep-12 16:17:17

Prob a 14.

stickyj Sat 29-Sep-12 16:51:51

Prob a 14.

Romilly70 Sat 29-Sep-12 16:52:10

Dear Op,

so sorry for your loss; shopping's probably the last thing you feel like doing, but happy to help you look lovely in honour of your Dear Dad.

(Apologies for going down the ubiquitous boden route, but what do you think of:

boden drape jersey dress in blue

twist front dress if you don't mind prints; i think the blue or the grey would be quite conservative

polyhymnia Sat 29-Sep-12 21:25:27

So sorry for your loss.

I have the Boden twist dress in grey and think it would probably be suitable. The blue one is nice too but much brighter than it looks.
The Boden drape jersey in blue would probably work too.

FWIW, I wore a plain blue not dissimilar Boden dress to a funeral this spring - though nothing like such an important one - and felt comfortable that it avoided black but wasn't too in your face bright either.

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