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Ok I've fecked up- refused to be bridesmaid for sister now can't find an outfit. Any fashionistas fancy a challenge?

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WineGless Tue 11-Dec-12 20:25:39

Dd is a flower girl nd DS is pageboy. For many reasons I decided not to be bridesmaid and now regretting it as can't get my head round what to wear.

I am 40, size 14, 5'11 but not much of a waist, small boobs, column shape really and have blonde hair, pale skin

Bridesmaids are wearing claret which doesn't suit me.

I have beans searching the web but would love some help if anyone is up for it.

JustasmallGless Sun 13-Jan-13 09:09:49

Tethers I've ordered the green hat as they take returns so if colour not quite right it can go back

Had a whiz round John lewis but wasn't inspired for bags. Do I match to dress, shoes or hat, depending on which hat I end up with

JustasmallGless Sat 12-Jan-13 02:25:53

Notmarlene- I also bought the Adriana second dress you linked to which I wore to an evening do and got loads of compliments so thank you for the link

JustasmallGless Sat 12-Jan-13 02:06:51

I bought fascinator in a panic in case I couldn't find anything so completely agree. It's going back - no worries on that score. I was even thinking when buying - s&b won't like this!!

I really like tethers pill box hat but worried the green wouldn't match.

I haven't got to a bag yet- what would you go for?
I'm going with the snake shoes I think

notMarlene Fri 11-Jan-13 23:15:38

oh, and yy to just earrings.

notMarlene Fri 11-Jan-13 23:15:22

I'm not keen on the facinator either TBH, the rest is great though. Prefer tje snake shoes for with the dress, I think. That said the peeptoes and this would be fab.

this in the brown or cream would be good with either shoes. Tethers green pill box is good to but it's a bit of a risk, impossible to know if the two green will match / compliment each other.

Am also interested to hear if you've chosen a bag!

tethersend Fri 11-Jan-13 22:54:39

Ok, I like both shoes and the coat could work.

I do not like the fascinator. I would wear this instead.

Then I would get some 60s- style earrings like this and leave it at that.

Have you chosen a bag?

JustasmallGless Fri 11-Jan-13 21:39:23

Bump for some advice

JustasmallGless Fri 11-Jan-13 20:46:08

Thanks to the help so far
I have two weeks to go and have decided on the coast dress
which I love

I have two pairs of shoes
not very weddingy

coat I got this just for the church service and walking to the reception as its in a village and close together

I this fascinator

Just feel the accessories might flatten the dress needs something to wow it and no idea about jewelry.

Please help as am panicking slightly now

WineGless Thu 13-Dec-12 22:24:03

Good point about what to wear over the top and the accessorising.
BIWI I quite like it but not sure bout the suggested accessories. Black seems. Bit harsh with it.

Notmarlene- not sure about the Eliza. Bit too Kirstie Allsopp for me
Like the pied a terre.

Going to a posh boutique type department store in the morning

BIWIshYouAMerryChristmas Thu 13-Dec-12 22:04:13

What about this, with suggested accessories?

notMarlene Thu 13-Dec-12 21:50:44

Rather like this, the vintage feel appeals. Red shoes, silver bag.


notMarlene Thu 13-Dec-12 21:45:31

Well, apart from anything else they all look like a nightmare to accessorize. The only one of hers I like on the HoF site is this but you'd really have to embrace the pear. Actually, [[ this is great]] but cream so no good.

BIWIshYouAMerryChristmas Thu 13-Dec-12 21:38:37

Those are lovely, Wine, but if it's a January wedding, what will you wear over the top of it? Bearing in mind that churches can often be cold, and there's usually a bit of hanging around outside while photos are taken.

MerryMarigold Thu 13-Dec-12 21:33:59

Like the sleeves on no.3 - why annoying?

Don't like K Millen ones - a bit too 'look at me', but that is my personal taste...maybe you like people looking at you wink.

WineGless Thu 13-Dec-12 21:25:19

Bump for evening crowd to slag off comment on new dresses

WineGless Thu 13-Dec-12 14:48:33

I certainly will!
Karen Millen have 20% off
What do we think of
this but might make hips look huge?
another karen Millen

think the sleeves would annoy me on this one although like it on model

notMarlene Thu 13-Dec-12 08:12:57

Urhg, that must have been annoying! Will you keep up posted?

WineGless Wed 12-Dec-12 20:56:34

Ok updates:
John Lewis didn't have ANY of the dresses in stock that were linked. I tried a few on but none that inspired me although was in a rush.

Have ordered the coast dress and the nice Adriana dress so will see what they are like when I try them on.

Off to peruse French connection and Mango sites now

noddyholder Wed 12-Dec-12 19:45:37

Yes that is lovely.

notMarlene Wed 12-Dec-12 19:14:37

Still love the second one though - on a model here. Damned good dress.

notMarlene Wed 12-Dec-12 18:56:45

Yeah, it is rather noddy. No denying it wink

But, the OP is wanting a waist and it would give her one what with the built in corseting and deceptive detailing...

noddyholder Wed 12-Dec-12 18:50:58

That first turquoise one with all the lady gaga bits. terribly mother of the bride at the races grin

44SoStartingOver Wed 12-Dec-12 17:54:13

Never regret refusing to be a bridesmaid when you are 40.

Sound move.
Even if you wore any old dress!

WineGless Wed 12-Dec-12 17:52:57

Noddy love the red but it is too much like the bridesmaids dresses unfortunately. I am thinking I might get that for another wedding we have got between Xmas and new year
Which Adriana did you mean - the first or the second?
On my way to JL now so will let you know

noddyholder Wed 12-Dec-12 17:40:26

That adriana one looks like middle aged day at the races

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