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A "non wedding" wedding dress!

(39 Posts)
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

Metallic but not gold and if she has decent legs

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.

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!


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

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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