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Clothes for a wedding

(50 Posts)
FarelyKnuts Tue 16-Oct-12 22:39:19

Please help? I have a winter wedding to attend in December and cannot for the life of me decide or find what to wear.
I am a size 18/20 with little norkage and bloody hate heels.
Bit punk/alternative and very fond of black (but not sure for wedding??)
Gah. Lost cause?

KristinaM Tue 16-Oct-12 23:23:50

Wear a smarter more dressed up version of what you normally wear to go out
Heels not compulsory
Black not out completely unless you look like you are going to the office or a funeral. other colours better if you can manage it

LittlePandaBear Wed 17-Oct-12 07:33:55

How tall are you/age range? Do you have a generous budget or need a bargain?

How about something like this?

You could wear it with tights and sparkly flat shoes if you don't like heels (or you may not like sparkles!)

FarelyKnuts Wed 17-Oct-12 08:18:46

Im 5'7". Budget not a huge problem. 33yo

LittlePandaBear Wed 17-Oct-12 08:34:58

How about this?

scarlettsmummy2 Wed 17-Oct-12 08:37:28

I have tried that dress on, it's lovely but very clingy, i would go up a size if buying it.

FarelyKnuts Wed 17-Oct-12 19:50:30

Ooh that is gorgeous but the clingy bit would be a bit of a worry

notMarlene Wed 17-Oct-12 19:53:33

Would you consider something along the lines of this?

FarelyKnuts Wed 17-Oct-12 20:16:10

Now that is fabulous notmarlene!! Out of stock in my size but its lovely grin

notMarlene Wed 17-Oct-12 20:20:29

Excellent! That sort of style is likely to be really flattering and there's nowt like a petticoat to make you feel glam. Absolutely fine with ballet flats too...

Chances are that dress will be back in stock well in time but it'd be worth ringing them to check - they're a small company and always really helpful.

FarelyKnuts Wed 17-Oct-12 20:22:01

Will definitely do that. Thank you so much!!!

notMarlene Wed 17-Oct-12 20:22:43

Get cutie do some fab stuff (in a wide range of prints) but nothing petticoat-able.

notMarlene Wed 17-Oct-12 20:24:30

Oh, lindy bop are worth a look too.

FarelyKnuts Wed 17-Oct-12 20:27:26

Ooh that lindybop one is ace.

NotMarlene I think I love you grin

notMarlene Wed 17-Oct-12 20:41:44


Lindy Bop dresses aren't the best quality fabric but it's fine they are pretty well made. IME they tend to fall a wee bit on the big side and have a bit of stretch. They should be close fitting so size down rather than up - hip size is irrelevant BTW, go on breast / waist size.

If you can stretch to a VoH petticoat then do they are shockingly lovely to wear, soft, sexy, swingy and swishy. No stiffness at all, unlike the ebay cheapies.

these wee flats are quite sweet

notMarlene Wed 17-Oct-12 20:45:52

(Oh, and dare I suggest a pillbox hat?)

notMarlene Wed 17-Oct-12 20:49:14

(this or this would be fab with the ladyV dress)

FarelyKnuts Wed 17-Oct-12 21:31:23

Am going with the lindybop dress for sure, I really like it. Now black or red petticoat?

FarelyKnuts Wed 17-Oct-12 21:34:08

Would these shoes go with it?

notMarlene Thu 18-Oct-12 10:05:45

Mmmm, you could but it'd be a shame really. If you don't want to splash out on shoes you wont wear again, how about these?

Petticoat wise either would be fine, if your going for the VoH one and might buy other dresses in this style I'd say black - just because it can be worn with loads more dresses than the red. OTOH if you're not likely to buy another dresses that take a petticoat, you're going for a cheapie or you're made of money then red, it'd be fabulous.

FarelyKnuts Thu 18-Oct-12 18:01:56

Think you are right about the black petticoat. And hmm on the shoes only because pumps don't stay on me well unless they have a strap

FarelyKnuts Thu 18-Oct-12 18:03:50


notMarlene Thu 18-Oct-12 18:09:45

Ah, ok. I like the ones you linked to but they'd look pretty lumpen with the dress, I think. Great for toning it down for day-to-day wear but not really appropriate for a formal do. These? (too?) OTT?

Was the rosey pill box anything like?

notMarlene Thu 18-Oct-12 18:10:25

x posts - Nice!

FarelyKnuts Thu 18-Oct-12 19:43:02

what about red?

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