Thanks Remus. You're right about nude I think. I can't really wear yellow with my complexion, but I wouldn't have thought about pink. The wedding isn't for ages, but I might give that dress a try. I hate dress shopping in the summer - the colours, fits and styles that tend to be around then don't do much for me and I really need something quite chic for this particular wedding.
And the other thing (apart from the length) is the fact that loads of these DP dresses are polyester or a mix of and the STATIC! I only have one DP dress and I am going to have to ebay it - lovely 50s flare with little collar but the static ruins it each and every time I even put it on. Stick with cotton