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Ok. I need help to find a wedding dress. THAT looks weird written down.

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tethersend Fri 08-Nov-13 16:53:16


I seem, despite my best intentions, to be getting married next year, and I need a dress.

I want something very much like this (particularly the sleeves)- I am flexible on colour, but have a budget of £500.

Has anyone seen anything similar?

I was hoping to get something made, but it looks like it might be too costly an option- so any recommendations for a good but cheap London based dressmaker also gratefully received smile

babybarrister Tue 18-Feb-14 22:18:55

Think it is now on websitwv

MyNameIsWinkly Wed 11-Dec-13 19:05:11

tethers, have you gotten any further with your dress dilemma?

tethersend Sun 17-Nov-13 23:02:52

Oooh, interesting- which Issa one do you like?

purplewithred Sun 17-Nov-13 22:55:04

Tether, your post could have been written by me and ladies thank you, the Issa wrap job looks like it might be perfect with the ghost one a good runner up. Both approved by dd which is crucial. Hi ho hi ho it's off to selfridges I go...

KatyMac Sun 17-Nov-13 22:16:57

That's was kind of where I was going with the leotard - if the lighter weight material appealed then it would be easier to add a sleeve (as you are unlikely to match the material of a bought dress)

But that does leave the problem of the cuff but if the dress you buy is even 2 or 3 inches too long you would be sorted

tethersend Sun 17-Nov-13 22:11:19

That's not a bad idea, Jayne.

TheWomanTheyCallJayne Sun 17-Nov-13 19:48:33

Another idea is to buy a dress you like with straps and get sleeves put on. I did this though with different style sleeves

TheWomanTheyCallJayne Sun 17-Nov-13 17:14:24

I think the type of sleeve you want is called a bishops sleeve.
Unless you want it puffy at the shoulder seam too in which case it's a peasant sleeve

MortifiedAnyFuckerAdams Sun 17-Nov-13 16:50:58

marchesa resort

MissBartlett Sun 17-Nov-13 16:27:46

Sleeves not right on this either.

But I want this

tethersend Sun 17-Nov-13 14:33:14

Sorry miss Bartlett, that is correct- cuffs not deep enough.

MissBartlett Sun 17-Nov-13 14:29:26

DVF any good? Guessing the cuffs aren't deep enough?

FamiliesShareGerms Sun 17-Nov-13 13:49:26

Congratulations! If you are completely set on a particular style, getting it made is the best option, and not necessarily more expensive than off the peg.

tethersend Sun 17-Nov-13 13:42:43

Thanks 99 smile

I think I'm going to have to get one made. Am getting a bit excited now, though.

neunundneunzigluftballons Sun 17-Nov-13 13:37:20

If you consider a lightinthebox option do not forget to factor in tax which will be charged on arrival. Stunning, stunning dress and congratulations.

tethersend Sun 17-Nov-13 12:57:48

Thanks Succubi- bit weddingy. I don't want any lace or a train.

I wouldn't marry me, I'm too bloody fussy grin

Succubi Sun 17-Nov-13 12:49:16

Maybe this?

tethersend Sun 17-Nov-13 12:41:08

Not fixed on colour or material, although quite like silk jersey, but am fixed on length and sleeve style. It must have a deep cuff and puffy sleeves, which is why it seems better to get one made...

KatyMac Sun 17-Nov-13 12:33:58

Are you fixed on a colour or a material (not brushed cottonwink)

tethersend Sun 17-Nov-13 12:18:49

It does, Mortified.

Thanks anyway.

MortifiedAnyFuckerAdams Sun 17-Nov-13 00:01:16

Does it have to be a dress?

tethersend Sat 16-Nov-13 22:35:57

Christ, that last one is damn near perfect- apart from the sleeves. And the fact that I'd struggle to get one leg in it grin

MortifiedAnyFuckerAdams Sat 16-Nov-13 22:21:08


MortifiedAnyFuckerAdams Sat 16-Nov-13 22:18:22


tethersend Sat 16-Nov-13 21:51:40

grin as long as you agree with me wink

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