Advanced search

Sorry, another wedding outfit one, can anyone help pleeeeease?!

(16 Posts)
MrsMeow Mon 25-Feb-13 12:18:49

We're going to the evening reception of a wedding, end of March, country hotel. I want to wear something dressy but not over the top and I'm really struggling as I usually wear black and have a slightly goth/rock style.

I was thinking of a dress but can't seem to find anything suitable - it would need to be past knee length but are maxi dresses a bit too casual? Also, I rarely wear dresses so not sure if I'd feel too self conscious in one? What about smart trousers? Oh I don't know!!

I'm a size 14-16 apple shape and don't like anything too clingy.
Hate my legs.
Look like a corpse in pastel colours.
And have a problem with blotchiness on my chest when feeling uncomfortable or drinking alcohol (both which will be an issue!) so am looking for something high necked if possible.

I'm a hopeless case aren't I? I really would appreciate ANY help. Thank you :!

EuroShaggleton Mon 25-Feb-13 12:29:07

I think a maxi would be great. Smart trousers would also be fine if that would make you more comfortable.

cremeeggsrock Mon 25-Feb-13 17:26:39

take a look at 'get cutie' there not maxi dresses but several below knee, different styles and some wicked gothic style fabrics?? thoughts please? are we one right lines or totally off?

MrsMeow Mon 25-Feb-13 19:19:07

Thanks both smile Euro, what style of trousers would you suggest? I would usually wear bootcut with a pair of boots but not sure if that's a bit 'work wear'

Cremeegg, what a lovely site, thank you! I LOVE most of the longer styles but the prints are a bit fussy for me, although I do really like the skull & roses print. I wonder if there's anywhere I could try a few on?

CheddarGorgeous Mon 25-Feb-13 19:32:53

Inspired by the gothic comment:

cremeeggsrock Mon 25-Feb-13 20:55:45

OOOH saw this ?????

UnrequitedSkink Mon 25-Feb-13 20:57:03

Ooh, that rockabilly dress is lovely!

cremeeggsrock Mon 25-Feb-13 20:58:44

its really cute! tempted myself

CatsCantFlyFast Mon 25-Feb-13 21:00:14

If you do want to wear black (and loads of people did to my wedding, think it is fine personally) just try to add some colour via accessories, perhaps a coloured jacket, jewellry, shoes, tights etc. I would say a maxi dress would be nice BUT not sure how that would go with your chest blotchiness....

MrsMeow Mon 25-Feb-13 21:19:13

Oh my god, I LOVE that rockabilly dress! I'm thinking that with a red petticoat underneath to match the red trim and maybe a red bolero or shrug as well? I have dyed red hair with a brighter red streak in it as well so it would hopefully go well together? Thank you Cremeegg!

CheedarGorgeous,thank you too. I really like the Oasis maxi dress but they don't have my size, what a shame! The purple maxi dress is lovely too but I'm worried it may cling to my wobbly bits wink I've bookmarked the site though, they have some lovely stuff!

Merkin, thank you. I was planning on colour along with the black, maybe red or purple to brighten it up. I've seen a few maxi dresses with high necks but they all seem to have low, bum skimming backs - I think I'd rather show my blotches off than my arse!!

verytellytubby Mon 25-Feb-13 21:37:54

LOVE the rockabilly dress.

CheddarGorgeous Mon 25-Feb-13 22:42:58

Lovely choice OP smile have a great time.

MrsMeow Wed 27-Feb-13 20:28:56

Thanks CheddarGorgeous smile I'm just waiting for a couple of my listings to finish on eBay then I'll order it.

Thanks again cremeeggsrock for finding it for me! I've shown it to my friends and they all agree I should go for it....gosh I haven't bought a dress in years!

cremeeggsrock Wed 27-Feb-13 22:11:41

you go girlsmile are you gonna go whole hog with petticoat aswell? please keep us updated...........before i get one myself! hehe

cremeeggsrock Wed 27-Feb-13 22:13:56

have you checked out all the dresses they have for sale? theres some other lovely styles, and other colours?

MrsMeow Wed 27-Feb-13 22:50:40

Yes, I think I'm going to go with a red petticoat and red shoes to match the trim on the dress and my hair smile

I love all of the dresses, wish I was a millionaire! Of all of them though my fave is the one you chose. Although I do like the high neck on this one (to hide the blotchiness if it appears) but I think the other will be more flattering on my waist. What do you think?

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now