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Outfit needed for a winter wedding

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2cats2many Mon 08-Oct-12 20:37:50

Wedding is in 4 weeks. Ideally I'd like a dress (not black). I'm the wrong side of 40, so nothing shorter than knee height and not a maxi. Have large-ish boobs that are on the saggy side so it must have straps. I'm a size 12 and brunette, so blues suit as do reddish colours.

Don't really want to spend more than £100. Help!!!!!!!!!!!

2cats2many Mon 08-Oct-12 21:04:30

Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeease!!!

HyvaPaiva Mon 08-Oct-12 22:43:54

This is the dress I can't get enough of right now. It comes in navy or oxblood. It's £85, knee length, holds up the boobs, and is extremely flattering. For a winter wedding, alhough it would take you over £100, something like this bolero would look very vintage and fabulous with the dress. Hope this helps!

AnyFucker Mon 08-Oct-12 22:49:58

I just bought this after looking for aaaages with a similar dilemma

Summer weddings ? Easy peasy. Winter weddings a bloody nightmare.

2cats2many Tue 09-Oct-12 08:12:01

Oooo! I'm liking both very muchly. Thanks.

2cats2many Thu 25-Oct-12 13:38:13

Just wanted to say that I ordered HyvaPaiva's dress and it is fab! So flattering and also v comfy (blush old lady alert)

waitingforgodot Thu 25-Oct-12 14:55:02

the oxblood dress is gorgeous! Is it quite low at the back?

I bought this
www.bravissimo.com/pepperberry/products/dresses/occasion-and-party-dresses/drape-jersey-dress/red/pd136red/?show=16&sort=1&level=2

Slightly more red than it looks in the picture

filetheflightoffancy Thu 25-Oct-12 15:11:47

Oh dear, shouldnt have clicked on that Hybrid link, I want it (am going to a wedding in December!).

It says that you need to order up a size, 2cats and hyva did you find this (am a size 10-12, more a 12 really, would a 12 be ok or would I need to go 14?)

OneHandFlapping Thu 25-Oct-12 15:28:02

I tried the oxblood one in two different sizes. The rather thick fabric just didn't hang right on me - especially round the hips.

I bought this instead. It's a soft jersey, but the gathering round the tum make it more forgiving than it sounds. I've run out of time as wedding is on Saturday, so I'm keeping this one.

2cats2many Thu 25-Oct-12 19:36:53

I'm a size 12 in Marks, Next, New Look etc and it fits me perfectly.

The back is just low enough (i.e. doesn't show your bra strap).

I really like it. The bow gives it just enough dressiness.

ShabbyChit Thu 25-Oct-12 19:46:59

I also have a winter wedding in a few weeks, i have my eye on this to wear.
Not sure what the quality will be like for that price but I can always order and send back if it's crap!
I have an ivory fur shrug thing already but not sure if that will go with the green?

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