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Quick opinions need on this dress please

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INeedThatForkOff Fri 22-Feb-13 21:34:31


I have a wedding to go to in April and will still be BFing. I'm hoping to be a size 14 by then. Is this dress to dull? I'm very restricted as it has to be something that allows me to nurse and I imagine this would. I'd try to make it more exciting with shoes - I like Irregular Choice, though I'm not sure they'd work with this.

There's an extra 10% off via Top Cashback today only so I'd like to order it now.

Opinions please!

dinkystinky Fri 22-Feb-13 21:36:34

Its lovely but is it really bf friendly? Looks like you would mostly have to unwrap it and expose virtually all your breast.

Hassled Fri 22-Feb-13 21:40:12

Not too dull but another one who is dubious that you could actually BF without exposing shoulders and god knows what else. Would a skirt/top combo be easier?

Hassled Fri 22-Feb-13 21:40:27

It is a lovely dress though.

INeedThatForkOff Fri 22-Feb-13 21:40:48

I don't think you could unwrap it. I was thinking it would stretch to one side as it's jersey. Maybe not - don't suppose anyone has it / has tried it?

tethersend Fri 22-Feb-13 21:41:12

It's lovely. Snakeskin shoes would work well.

thenightsky Fri 22-Feb-13 21:42:54

Look at using the zoom and focus on the bottom hem. It is see-through and the hem stitches show in a bad way. It looks cheap and nasty to me. Sorry OP, but I reckon you could do better sad

cashmere Fri 22-Feb-13 21:44:21

I think formal wear is hard to feed in generally so I'd get it if you like it anyway and feed in private if needs be- will you have a hotel room?

I never use feeding rooms normally and will bf anywhere BUT if I have a formal do/Christmas etc I will wear things I have go undress to feed in so I can get dressed up in nice things.

Depends on venue though.

FlatsInDagenham Fri 22-Feb-13 21:50:58

I think the back view shows all the lumps and bumps on that model. I would go for something more structured and less clingy. (But I'm a size 16!)

INeedThatForkOff Fri 22-Feb-13 21:51:31

I'd have access to a room. It's the service that would be a problem. I hate dressing for weddings while BFing and this is the third time I've had to do it. Gah! Last time I felt like a sack of spuds and this time I wanted to do better.

thenightsky, I want to spend as little as possible and will probably only wear it once. But you're right sad

Any skirt and top suggestions? No satin - I've tried that before and look like I'm swinging a couple of footballs around.

tethersend Fri 22-Feb-13 22:12:46

This or This?

cashmere Fri 22-Feb-13 22:31:52

Coast have some nice skirt/top and trouser/top ideas which might be worth a look if you'd wear again.

If not I did like that dress and it is a good price (Esp for one day)

cashmere Fri 22-Feb-13 22:33:44

cashmere Fri 22-Feb-13 22:35:43

Maybe this dress:-

INeedThatForkOff Fri 22-Feb-13 23:54:38

I like the BFing dress but it's too expensive for me, and the coast top too.

There's a silk top called Marin Rose on Phase Eight that could work with a skirt. Too knackered to link now. Will look again tomorrow. Thanks for the ideas.

ellangirl Sat 23-Feb-13 04:03:50

What about something like this? Not very interesting but feeding friendly. No size 14s online tho.

ellangirl Sat 23-Feb-13 04:12:03

Or this?

INeedThatForkOff Mon 25-Feb-13 12:33:05

OK, I've got this blouse which I like. I've tried it with this skirt, but it's not doing me any favours (too short).

I'm considering this, this or this. Any opinions or suggestions please?

INeedThatForkOff Mon 25-Feb-13 12:46:55

Or what about cigarette jacquard trousers? Too informal?

carrie74 Mon 25-Feb-13 12:49:00

I actually think with a top like that, it would look best with some cigarette pants. Maybe something jacquard? It needs to be quite fitted to offset the floatiness of the top half. I'm not really sure on any of those skirts (although may be ok if top is tucked in with a belt, although that makes BFing tricky again).

INeedThatForkOff Mon 25-Feb-13 12:49:10

For example, I love these.

carrie74 Mon 25-Feb-13 12:49:22

Waahhh, great minds think alike!!

INeedThatForkOff Mon 25-Feb-13 12:50:21

x-post. I'm doing it! smile

carrie74 Mon 25-Feb-13 12:50:54

I'd go for something louder TBH than the Next ones. There's some fab ones on ASOS.

INeedThatForkOff Mon 25-Feb-13 12:56:36

I just don't want to draw attention to my bum. Loud shoes?

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