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Need to look a million dollars for wedding do

(17 Posts)
buttercrumble Wed 19-Feb-14 17:45:14

Please dress me I have no idea about what suits, I haven't worn a dress since my wedding 12 years ago , but want to be brave. I have a wedding evening do to attend in June and there will be lots of friends and family that I've not seen for years. I'm a size 16 and 5 foot 7 with heavy legs and smallish boobs, not fancying a maxi dress but want to look amazing with the whole works. I think I could get away with knee length but am clueless , I'm a warm colouring please give me some fab ideas smile

MrsLettuce Wed 19-Feb-14 17:49:45

We need to know more - Waht sort of price range? Favourite colour to wear? What's your position on sleeves - for example, I'll wear sleeveless, 1/2, 3/4 and long sleeves but can't take sleeves that fall on the upper arm. Body shape?

MrsLettuce Wed 19-Feb-14 17:52:26

Oh, right, yeah: and what sort of stunning are you after? IYSWIM.

buttercrumble Wed 19-Feb-14 17:54:39

I think I would prefer a sleeve either short or 3/4 although I guess it will be warm in June , I'm 40 years old and could stretch to £150 for a dress. I'm open to any colour apart from purple or orange smile

buttercrumble Wed 19-Feb-14 21:06:36


tethersend Wed 19-Feb-14 22:01:28

pink Issa

tethersend Wed 19-Feb-14 22:07:50


tethersend Wed 19-Feb-14 22:10:37

Mary Portas

tethersend Wed 19-Feb-14 22:13:29


buttercrumble Thu 20-Feb-14 06:49:57

Thanks Tethers really like the Mary portas and Cos one [smile[

buttercrumble Thu 20-Feb-14 06:50:34


PearlyGrey Thu 20-Feb-14 10:47:43

Vintage style? Could have it made to measure within budget (I think) and you could see if you could have it made in a cotton or something lighter for summer/more your colours?
Floral? Though I'd wear it with a modern belt to make it less twee (something like this)
Depending what fabric is like in real life
Unusual pattern
Over-budget but lovely colour

PearlyGrey Thu 20-Feb-14 10:54:36

Also don't forget to look at separates, I think a full skirt like this, this or this could look stunning with a cream or gold top.

buttercrumble Thu 20-Feb-14 11:24:52

Ooh thanks pearlygrey , I'm slightly in love with those ted baker skirts and never thought to look at separates .

ZingSweetApple Thu 20-Feb-14 11:39:54

a friend, who is an ex-buyer for Harrods told me once that it doesn't really matter what you wear as you need 3 things to look amazing:

- great hair
- great lips
- grear jewellery

I think she got that right!

ZingSweetApple Thu 20-Feb-14 11:40:13

*great jewellery

not greargrin

PearlyGrey Thu 20-Feb-14 11:40:50

No problem, if you like the print they have a few tops in it that might go with the plainer skirt I linked too. You may also like this dress?
I'd try Reiss for plain but pretty tops, maybe something like this?

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