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Help this cuddly, mature lady find a wedding dress please.

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MammaTJ Tue 08-Jan-13 23:04:22

I am overweight, and while I am going to rejoin SW soon, I will probably not lose as much as I would like by my wedding at some point this year.

I have a pic on my profile. I am wearing a maxi dress in the pic and I do feel comfortable and flab hiding in them.

I want a gold coloured dress, preferably old gold colour. My DDs will be wearing ivory.

Can you help?

I am skint btw

notMarlene Tue 08-Jan-13 23:36:26

ruched and draped
glitzy but simple
not gold but worth a look

Too pricey? Under budget?

notMarlene Tue 08-Jan-13 23:42:08

one more

tethersend Tue 08-Jan-13 23:46:09

What size/budget?

tethersend Tue 08-Jan-13 23:50:14

Love the Biba one.



Longdistance Tue 08-Jan-13 23:51:50

My mil wedding dress was from Debenhams. She looked fantastic in it, and she was 62 when she got married.

tethersend Tue 08-Jan-13 23:52:08


My favourite so far

notMarlene Tue 08-Jan-13 23:53:41

The draping on the phase eight make the model look like she's got a 6 month bump, I thought.

tethersend Tue 08-Jan-13 23:56:53




Binfullofresolutionsfor10thjan Tue 08-Jan-13 23:58:18

I had a dress made for my measurements in a maxi/Grecian style for a ball once. It cost 200 and was posted to me, I emailed my measurements to a diagram. It took about 3 weeks. Would you like me to dig out the details?

I still have the dress, but it's chocolate brown. You'd be welcome to it, and could have it adjusted - if you had a change of heart on the colour. smile

tethersend Tue 08-Jan-13 23:58:34



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MammaTJ Wed 09-Jan-13 00:19:00

Binfullofresolutionsfor10thjan sounds lovely, yes please, if it isn't too much trouble.

tethersend, you really are on a mission to help aren't you.

Sorry, I am a size 26 atm. May get down to a 22.

notMarlene Wed 09-Jan-13 00:28:29

this? it comes in these colours.

notMarlene Wed 09-Jan-13 00:32:27

this (same colour range) is my favourite of theirs, not a maxi though.
this too traditional? (same again colour wise)

MammaTJ Wed 09-Jan-13 00:33:39

notMarlene that is beautiful.

notMarlene Wed 09-Jan-13 00:34:38

[[ ooh]

MammaTJ Wed 09-Jan-13 00:34:42

That second one is gorgeous too. I have quite a nipped in waist for a fatty, that may suit very well.

notMarlene Wed 09-Jan-13 00:35:32

sorry, was ooh

Love that first one.

notMarlene Wed 09-Jan-13 00:44:10

Whatever dress you go for and wherever it comes from, I'd strongly recommend buying a size (or two) up and having it altered to fit to perfection. Makes a massive difference.

this would be fab with the first dress
[[[[ ooh] and this with the second]]
I adore the combs she does too. here, here

notMarlene Wed 09-Jan-13 00:44:56

ahem and this with the second

MammaTJ Wed 09-Jan-13 00:54:06

Definitely not pearls. I have decided on gold because I have an amber and gold necklace that I adore. I shall probably make and amber and gold (coloured) tiara to go with it.

notMarlene Wed 09-Jan-13 00:57:38

Oh wow! That sounds beautiful grin I adore amber too.

Do you have the dresses for your DDs already? <nosy bint>

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