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Where do people my age (30's) buy outfits for weddings?

(38 Posts)
OwlMother Thu 02-May-13 21:14:51

I need an outfit for my brother in laws wedding. Everyone there will either be dressed in something from Coast ( all the "younger people" - Dh's cousins etc) or Debenhams (MIL, aunts etc).

Normally for weddings etc I get something from Jigsaw, French Connection or similar but I'm coming up absolutely blank.

Everything seems quite short (I'm 5'8 - legs ok beneath the knee but I'd rather skirts didn't bare my knees too far!) or too old/mumsy.
Maxi dresses make me feel like I'm wearing a sack.

Does anyone have any suggestions - somewhere I haven't looked maybe?! I'm a size 12, 32FF with a bit of a tummy. I'm also ridiculously fair skinned!!Possibly an impossible task.

Celticlassie Thu 02-May-13 21:16:56

I tend to go for Oasis, Warehouse or (if I'm feeling flush) Ted Baker.

MortifiedAdams Thu 02-May-13 21:18:41

Try ASOS. What sort of colour / style flatter you?

OwlMother Thu 02-May-13 21:21:17

I've looked at Ted Baker, they're all a bit short - or long and pleated which isn't too great on me.
Normally slightly prom style, fitted on top, flared skirt. I'm a very fair red head so that tends to lead me away from very pale colours, or reds/pinks.

RosieLig Thu 02-May-13 21:21:49

Well I love Hobbs and lk Bennett. I have lk Bennett Lydia dress in navy and I wear it with some fab funky shoes and it's gorgeous! Whistles have some beautiful dresses too.


RosieLig Thu 02-May-13 21:22:51

Julia dress I mean!

RosieLig Thu 02-May-13 21:23:47

Also All Saints have some gorgeous drapey Vivienne Westwood esque dresses.

MortifiedAdams Thu 02-May-13 21:25:24

ASOS green

ASOS navy

MortifiedAdams Thu 02-May-13 21:26:25

Or Joy....

Joy chevron

fromheretomaternity Thu 02-May-13 21:28:04

Try Phase Eight, I got this for a wedding and wore with a bolero navy cardigan, tis lovely

phase eight dress

MrsLettuce Thu 02-May-13 21:29:55

this is an excellent dress
too long?
this is beautiful

larlemucker Thu 02-May-13 21:39:07

Monsoon or Laura Ashley

MrsLettuce Thu 02-May-13 21:40:46

Missed you being a redhead. Oops.


MummaBubba123 Thu 02-May-13 21:45:20

Debenhams - designer 'fusion' ranges
(The Predictable) Karen Millen
Love, love, love Phase Eight
Reiss (never bought for myself but others I know love it)

NeoMaxiZoomDweebie Thu 02-May-13 21:48:55

I'm 40 and I go to Coast. It's not a "young" shop imo. Not young

Not young

OwlMother Thu 02-May-13 21:52:54

OOh! Went to fold washing and came back to lots of suggestions!

Rosie Julia dress is lovely- quite what I would go for. Slight problem is that I have bought a navy lace dress for my daughter to wear to the wedding and I'm a bit afraid we might look a bit matchy!! It's a shame as there is a lot of navy lace about. If it comes to it I could change hers but she does love it!

Pinkflipflop Thu 02-May-13 21:53:21

I bought this and it's gorgeous

OwlMother Thu 02-May-13 21:55:43

Mortified I think the first too are a bit blingy for me - I love the Joy one, Wish it were a teeny bit longer though!

OwlMother Thu 02-May-13 21:57:41

fromheretomaternity This one is pretty - do the panels across the front not make you appear bulky across the middle?( my constant fear!)

OwlMother Thu 02-May-13 21:59:47

Mrs Lettuce Love the green Jessica Rabbit one, going to look a bit more at this site, never come across it.

OwlMother Thu 02-May-13 22:02:00

pinkflipflop Like this! Another brand I'd not heard of. How long is it? Wish JL would put people in the dresses!

NeoMaxiZoomDweebie Thu 02-May-13 22:02:43

this is nice for a redhead and on sale

MrsLettuce Thu 02-May-13 22:03:20

another green one

OwlMother Thu 02-May-13 22:07:11

NeoMaxi Sorry, didn't make myself clear - I didn't mean coast was too young for me, It's more that the dresses are prettier than I normally go for. IThe second one you linked to is lovely, unfortunately I gravitate towards the navy... Think my daughter's dress might have to be returned!

ChocolateCremeEggBag Thu 02-May-13 22:08:05

What about this fixed wrap floral one from LK Bennett? 25% off dresses at the moment too

this jacket would be lovely too

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