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moomoomar Sun 30-Dec-12 22:48:08

I have a wedding to go to at the end of January and I need something nice to wear. It's a posh wedding and I think I would look odd if I wasn't in a dress. I am huge so I'm going to look horrible anyway so might aswell look like I've made the effort!

I'm 5'9 and a size 22 please help! I mostly wear black, would black be ok for a wedding?

supergreenuk Sun 30-Dec-12 22:51:07

Black is fine. You can accessorise with colour with shoes, bag, shrug and chunky bling.

plantsitter Sun 30-Dec-12 22:53:18

I am also huge but not as tall as you. I have the green dress from here and, quite frankly, with high heels and lipstick I look H.O.T. in it.

So don't wear black. Wear something lovely and sparkle in your enormous gorgeousness.

HappyNewSkyebluesapphire Sun 30-Dec-12 22:55:33

Simply Be have some lovely dresses, or Evans. I wore a maxi dress, black with coral butterflies on for my cousins wedding. £50 from Evans. They also had a gorgeous blue chiffon dress but it was £75 and too long. Littlewoods catalogue worth a look too.

moomoomar Sun 30-Dec-12 22:56:11

Wow those dresses are lovely, I forgot to say I have huge legs so it must be a long dress and I would never ever wear anything short.

moomoomar Sun 30-Dec-12 22:57:12

Will have a look at simply be, I have a Evans and Yours locally so I may venture into town and have a look.

moomoomar Sun 30-Dec-12 23:16:50


What do you think of this?

HappyNewSkyebluesapphire Mon 31-Dec-12 00:18:01

Looks smart. Could jazz it up with red accessories or silver for a bit classier.

lunar1 Mon 31-Dec-12 00:21:56

Have a look at monsoon, they have some lovely long dresses and go up to 22. their sizes seem to be on the large size too.

Im 5ft9 and a size 22.

I find new looks maxi dresses a bit too short.

I wear short dresses with black opaque tights because I cant find maxi dresses long enough.

So fabulous at have a sale on!

tethersjinglebellend Mon 31-Dec-12 00:34:46

Don't like that one, sorry moomoomar- it looks like a paper bag. I think it's the drawstring waist. A better cut will be more flattering.

What's your budget?

How about:




Red again


Or if you would consider a midi length, this would look great with black opaques.

piprabbit Mon 31-Dec-12 00:41:35

Have a look at the Alexon sale dresses - various maxi dresses in lovely colours and very generously cut.

moomoomar Mon 31-Dec-12 01:19:11

oh shit, i really should have started looking or maybe dieting a while ago!

I love that last black dress teathers but way over my budget. I love the midi lenght one too but I just wouldn't be able to wear it with my legs.

Thanks for the other suggestions and links I will go and have a look.

This may sound silly but do we as a family have to match? I mean would we look odd if we all went in different colours? DD1 age 7 got her dress last week and its a peach colour, it is lovely and has a jacket to match. They had the same colour but different style but dd2 refused to wear it as she thought it was abit babyish. DH will probably just wear a suit.

Can you tell ive never been to a wedding(apart from my own) before.

moomoomar Mon 31-Dec-12 01:29:44

This is dd1's dress

Teeb Mon 31-Dec-12 01:43:52

Aw, your little girls dress is very pretty. I don't think you need to co-ordinate as a family, I think just that you match in terms of effort/style maybe, so if it's a casual small wedding or if its a big formal wedding you all look as if you are at the same event.

Any of these work?

Teeb Mon 31-Dec-12 01:46:39

Oh I just noticed some of those are sold out in your size. I think this is really pretty and it's a bit different from black.

moomoomar Mon 31-Dec-12 01:55:51

I like number 2, I will pop into my local Yours and see if they have any. The last one from simply be is very nice but i don't think it will look right on me though.

It is a very big formal wedding which is why i'm worring so much sad

GlaikitFizzHogmany Mon 31-Dec-12 01:58:15

I have this in a 20 but I'm much shorter than you but opaque tights are your friend with a pair of heels I've yet to see a pair of unsightly legs!

This one come to mid calf

bit different

I don't think you need to match dd. but try not to clash or worse, try to match but be a different tone/shade.

moomoomar Mon 31-Dec-12 02:02:06

They are lovely Glaikit but I can't see myself in any of those. I'm thinking more floaty. I think i will stick to black and get dd2 something similar to dd1then hopefully we wont clash.

GlaikitFizzHogmany Mon 31-Dec-12 02:05:18

Ok, long shot smile

GlaikitFizzHogmany Mon 31-Dec-12 02:06:23

Sorry, that's only up to a 20, but maybe with some serious sucky in underwear, might be ok!

GlaikitFizzHogmany Mon 31-Dec-12 02:11:50

I can't sleep, and this is like shopping but I don't have to buy anything!


DolomitesDonkey Mon 31-Dec-12 05:00:07

moomoo You need to give yourself a bloody good talking to because you are being horrible to yourself! You are not a diet-failing hippo who can only be seen in black as though you're a whale moving silently through the oceans. A size 22 is not even worthy of a front row seat on a Richard Simmons cruise! I bet if I were to see you in Tesco you'd not even raise an eyebrow!

If you're not going to show your legs, how about a little cleavage?

Get yourself some bloody colour, a pair of nice heels and get your face on.

How dare you talk to yourself like that? What sort of a message are you sending to your girls?

Igigi do some amazing stuff - my wedding dress was from there - I'm only 5'4" and had to wear 6" heels so at 5'9" you'd find them plenty long enough! I know Igigi is probably over your budget but I hope it can inspire you as to just how beautiful clothes can be in such a size.

There are also plenty of "plus size" blogs out there written by larger women who have bags of style and look fabulous. There are plenty of slimmer women out there who look like a bag of washing - style is not dependent upon size!

DolomitesDonkey Mon 31-Dec-12 05:01:30

PS Repeat after me "I will not shop in Evans or ASOS Curve because I do not wear Fugly clothes designed to cover postboxes".

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