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Maternity cocktail dress

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Suzietwo Sun 17-Nov-13 16:59:41

I need a frock to withstand the winter party season including my brothers wedding and work dos.

I usually wear Vivienne Westwood and other slightly more barbed styles.

I'm a size 12 but currently 12 weeks pregnant with third child and will be 4 months by time I need the frock. I carry big, out front and low.
Looked at all the usual suspects including mamalicious but it's all leaving me feeling distinctly meh....

Ideas welcome!

fruitpastille Sun 17-Nov-13 17:01:41

Watching with interest! Winter wedding at 30 weeks...

Cocochops Sun 17-Nov-13 17:01:59

Have you tried seraphine? They had a few nice ones I remember when I was pregnant didn't fit me though so had to send back.

tethersend Sun 17-Nov-13 17:06:12

bargain could be dressed up...

Suzietwo Sun 17-Nov-13 17:07:10

At 30 weeks I'd go for this plus faux fur stole

But I'm going to have 2 kids w me at wedding (2 and 4) and think a stole and long skirt will be tricky

tethersend Sun 17-Nov-13 17:07:59


Bambi75 Sun 17-Nov-13 17:08:40


Isabella Oliver
Tiffany Rose

Bambi75 Sun 17-Nov-13 17:10:57

Gorgeous dresses on Tiffany rose, just had a look

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

This would be great with a faux fur shrug...

tethersend Sun 17-Nov-13 17:12:23

very VW and could be worn after pg

FrankelInFoal Sun 17-Nov-13 17:12:58

Definitely try Seraphine - I'm currently bidding on one of their cocktail dresses on eBay wink - their website (as linked before) is offering 15% off "party wear".

Also, Brand Alley currently have a bunch Isabella Oliver stuff at 65% off. Safely there is nothing left in my size sad. Sale here

FrankelInFoal Sun 17-Nov-13 17:15:16

Seraphine's more pricey selection.

Suzietwo Sun 17-Nov-13 17:18:42

I'm 5ft 5 and I find iO is made for taller women. Plus everything I've had from there has fallen apart/felt cheap, so loving the theory but not practice

Will have another look at seraphine and Tiffany rose now!

pudtat Sun 17-Nov-13 17:33:40

Not sure if this was the same site you said you didn't like but in case not I had this last year and it worked dressed up with sparkly heels and satin bolero as well as down with long boots and leather jacket - it had to work hard!

Suzietwo Sun 17-Nov-13 17:52:08

Pud, I like thatas a work dress.

What about ?

In theory prefer the green asos but do think it'd be a pita w kids.

superzero Sun 17-Nov-13 17:58:51

What about Vivienne Westwood Anglomania?You already like it and some of the ruched jersey styles look amazing before,during and after pregnancy.They saw me through mine!

Beccadugs Sun 17-Nov-13 18:00:49

Jojo maman beve have two nice cocktail style dresses.

Have just got a Tiffany rose one for a wedding next weekend, and it's lovely.

Suzietwo Sun 17-Nov-13 18:05:51

VW? Lovely idea but did I fail to mention I get enormously fat during pregnancy?

Which TR did you buy?

tethersend Sun 17-Nov-13 20:12:11

This is lovely.

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