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A "non wedding" wedding dress!

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Lj8893 Mon 17-Feb-14 17:54:59

My mum is getting married, she's in her 50s and its her 2nd wedding so she doesn't want a white bridal dress. She has something in her mind but has yet to find what she's looking for, so I'm bringing the challenge to you clever people!

Her idea is a long evening type gown, with sleeves, in either a gold or a green or purple/red. She doesn't have a budget as such, but ideally less than £500 but she will pay more for the right dress!

Show me what you got grin

MrsLettuce Mon 17-Feb-14 17:58:52

Oooh, lovely! What size does she take?

themessyapron Mon 17-Feb-14 18:07:30

How dressy does she want to be? I would personally go for knee length rather than full length.

Purple blue with sleeves www.net-a-porter.com/intl/product/394358

Metallic but not gold and if she has decent legs www.net-a-porter.com/intl/product/390764

Hm not really much else on Net a Porter. They have a knee length red V Westwood but prob isn't dressy enough for you. Not much full length

You have to sign up but have a look at Wish Want Wear. They hire out fab designer dresses you usually wouldn't be able to afford buying.

Lj8893 Mon 17-Feb-14 18:15:46

She wants to go quite dressy, just not white and obviously bridal! She takes a 16 but is hoping to be a 14 by the wedding (sept).

Ill see if I can find something that's similar to the idea she has for an example.

MrsLettuce Mon 17-Feb-14 19:02:59

too floaty?
too plain?
if it was a winter wedding this could be ^so^ elegant.
dramatic?

Whatever she chooses, it's generally wise to buy a little big and have it altered to perfection.

MrsLettuce Mon 17-Feb-14 19:06:26

This is sleeveless but would be amazingly flattering

Lj8893 Mon 17-Feb-14 19:22:15

Ooo I love the 2nd and 3rd ones, have sent her the links!

FadBook Mon 17-Feb-14 19:26:43

Ann Bolan is a nice designer. My DM wore one of her collection when she got married to my DSdad. We also sold it on and got about 1/3 of the cost back.

harbinger Mon 17-Feb-14 19:42:29

The third one, Ariella Rafaella dress is stunning. Wow

How tall is DM?

Lj8893 Mon 17-Feb-14 19:47:42

She's about 5"5! She really likes both those dresses I have sent her so we are on the right track!

Lj8893 Mon 17-Feb-14 19:55:23

The Ann Bolan dresses are nice, but possibly a little too mumsy. I don't mean that in an offensive way, they just arnt quite right for my DM.

harbinger Mon 17-Feb-14 19:55:55

She is tall enough to look beautiful in either.

Lj8893 Mon 17-Feb-14 20:01:54

I'm trying to convince her on the velvet one, I can totally see her in it!

MrsLettuce Mon 17-Feb-14 20:29:58

It is lovely. Leaves a massive shoe budget too wink

any of the versions of this? Heavy on the £££ though

Lj8893 Mon 17-Feb-14 20:30:59

Oh wow that's stunning!

burnishedsilver Mon 17-Feb-14 21:22:45

The velvet one is fabulous. It reminds me of something Helen Mirren would wear.

Laska42 Tue 18-Feb-14 19:53:29

A dream dress just in case she wins the lottery before hand!

Laska42 Tue 18-Feb-14 19:57:25

.. perhaps its a bit Pippa though...

Lj8893 Tue 18-Feb-14 20:13:30

Ohh that's lovely but the price is ouch!!!

FracturedViewOfLife Tue 18-Feb-14 20:24:05

Purple lace?

It's not as nice as that gorgeous Temperley one though.

Lj8893 Tue 18-Feb-14 20:53:52

Ooo another one to send her! Thanks!

Laska42 Tue 18-Feb-14 20:55:31

nice also fracturedview , but a bit of a shame about the seams down the front ..
Yes the Temperley would be heaven LJ but so many ££££s .sad

MrsLettuce Tue 18-Feb-14 21:05:48

shock you never said blue was an option!

here
here
here

Will look further if it's a colour she fancies. I'd no idea she fancied lace either. Are there other colours she'd consider?

schmee Tue 18-Feb-14 21:12:10

I LOVE that Temperley one. Lower in the price range, how about this www.ghost.co.uk/dye-to-order/taya-satin-and-lace-dress.html?color=159

It's individually dyed so loads of different colour choices and makes it feel a bit special despite the price tag.

Laska42 Tue 18-Feb-14 21:13:39

I love that first one Mrs L.. quite wish I was getting married again now...

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