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what do you think of this dress?

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MsIngaFewmarbles Sun 17-Mar-13 17:37:53

My sister's wedding in 3 weeks. It's a late afternoon register office then hotel evening do.

Pic on profile, any other suggestions more than welcome.

MsIngaFewmarbles Sun 17-Mar-13 19:38:14

I know lupin but look so is the one I tried on. Loads of viscose and polyester around in every shop I had a look in, including Harvey Nicks shock

Alibabaandthe40nappies Sun 17-Mar-13 19:38:27

Phase Eight has gone downhill so much, it is a real shame. Everything is polyester, and it doesn't wash either. I had to bin a Verity after one outing last summer because it got wet and the stain wouldn't come out, it just spread - and I dry-cleaned it first because that was what the care label said to do.

£100+ for one wear is too much for me!

Hopefully that butterfly one will come up trumps!

My Janice looked like a dish rag after a couple of washes. I refuse to even look in there now tbh.

MsIngaFewmarbles Sun 17-Mar-13 19:41:01

Oh the thought of spending £100+ on a one wear dress is scary for me. I need to at least believe 10+ wears for that sort of cash.

TSSDNCOP Sun 17-Mar-13 19:41:55

I like the red dress, but I'd put these accessories with it:




MsIngaFewmarbles Sun 17-Mar-13 19:46:50

Loving the wrap and bag but the shoes look a bit flimsy for me, any suggestions for a slightly more solid shoe (and about £100 off the price tag) smile

MsIngaFewmarbles Sun 17-Mar-13 19:47:32

Verity dresses bnwt on ebay for £75 shock

Viviennemary Sun 17-Mar-13 19:55:42

I'm not very fond of bright red as a colour especially for weddings. But it's a perfectly OK dress.

TSSDNCOP Sun 17-Mar-13 19:56:49


CockBollocks Sun 17-Mar-13 19:57:02

I would agre that the red dress, although lovely, is more of a work look.

Loving the Coast & Phase 8 dresses. Especially the Floret one.

Bambalam Sun 17-Mar-13 20:01:05


I think you could do with a little more definition around your waist so how about this dress - I think the V neck would work for you and twist around the waist can be quite forgiving after a few drinks and a meal...

MsIngaFewmarbles Sun 17-Mar-13 20:01:11

I think the thing is I don't work in an office, I'm a student midwife so either scruffy jeans for uni, smart casual or uniform for placements.

Loving those shoes smile

happyherdwick Sun 17-Mar-13 20:02:04

You could also try Kaliko-they usually have nice dresses!

happyherdwick Sun 17-Mar-13 20:02:31

You could also try Kaliko-they usually have nice dresses!

happyherdwick Sun 17-Mar-13 20:02:46

oops sorry!

QueenofWhatever Mon 18-Mar-13 09:40:17

This butterfly dress is only £35 in the Oasis sale.

MsIngaFewmarbles Mon 18-Mar-13 13:46:42

Ooh that is nice and would also show off my lovely tattoo. Maybe a bit of a high neckline for my shape though?

HappyAsEyeAm Mon 18-Mar-13 13:57:06

I love the Betsy butterfly dress. I think it would be prefect. I have lots of Phase Eight dresses in the same fabric as that and they are really wearable. They're staple dresses in my wardrobe. Good luck shopping!

FWIW I wouldn't wear the Oasis dress so that you can show off your tattoo. Tattoos and weddings don't mix for me. Just my opinion of course.

TiggerWearsATriteSmile Wed 20-Mar-13 20:57:50

Did you go shopping OP?

MsIngaFewmarbles Mon 25-Mar-13 12:39:17

I have just got back, I tried the butterfly dress on but it looked awful on me, the fabric bunched in all the wrong places, however I did try these and liked them all:

Ashoething Mon 25-Mar-13 13:16:17

I like all of those phase eight dresses but especially the geranium one-I am a sucker for 50's style though. I dont know how to do links but Lady Vintage do lovely fit and flare dresses for £40-£50. Lovely prints and all the dresses are lined. I have bought 2 recently and love them. Hope you enjoy the wedding!

Ashoething Mon 25-Mar-13 13:17:36

BHS-yes really!-also have some lovely wedding appropriate dresses at the moment.

MsIngaFewmarbles Mon 25-Mar-13 13:40:56

A shoething, do they need an underskirt/net or are they ok without?

Frogman Mon 25-Mar-13 13:44:35

I think you need to have a look round the shops again. It's okay but looks like something I wear to work.

Frogman Mon 25-Mar-13 13:46:30

Ooo those phase eight dresses are beautiful. I especially like the second and third ones and looks like you have the right figure to make them look great.

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