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Help me look hot, just once I want to look great and not like a chunky monkey!

(19 Posts)
livinginhope87 Thu 27-Feb-14 20:59:02

Hello, I am often in awe of you lovely ladies and your suggestions to people. I have just been invited to a big do next Friday and I need to look good and would ideally like to look hot. Please help!!! Problem is I just had my 2nd baby and I am a chunky monkey size 16/18 with size 36gg boobies. I have a hourglass shape and prefer dresses. Any suggestions would be great. Online shops welcomed. Thank you so so much.

BuntyCollocks Thu 27-Feb-14 21:10:46

Bet you're lovely. Are you breastfeeding, only asking so we know if you need access to the boobs!

What styles do you like?

Flangeofmingetown Thu 27-Feb-14 21:15:29

Channel Nigella's look of old - form fitting black dress,cropped Cardigan and heels.

livinginhope87 Thu 27-Feb-14 21:16:22

Thank you,I am but will have the night off. Love 50s styles as they best suit.

Hanginggardenofboobylon Thu 27-Feb-14 21:21:27

If you have a reasonable budget (£150 plus) have a look at Saint Bustier, they specialise in clothes for the big of nork.
Vivienne of Holloway do the 50's thing well.

livinginhope87 Thu 27-Feb-14 21:27:42

Oooh saint bustier is a bit lovely but spendy! May raid the piggy bank.

BuntyCollocks Thu 27-Feb-14 21:44:29

How about lady vintage London? They have gorgeous dresses. Beware, though, that the sizing is quite vintage IMHO. Fitted fine on waist, but had a good 4 inches gap at upper back due to boobs. I'm usually a 16, and have a 32gg chest, and I've returned for a 20, so fingers crossed it fits! They do have dresses in even larger sizes to accommodate your boobs, too.

mimiasovitch Thu 27-Feb-14 22:35:48

I'm a 16/18 with 34h boobs, so similar in shape. I have an absolutely knockout dress from 20th century foxy that someone on here linked too. It's this one. I want it in blue now, so flattering.

mimiasovitch Thu 27-Feb-14 22:36:33

Ahhhh - it didn't link to the frock in question. It's the retro one.

livinginhope87 Fri 28-Feb-14 08:44:46

Thank you mimiasovitch - is it the short sleeved one?

Flangeofmingetown Fri 28-Feb-14 11:05:57

That Manfield dress in the red is absolutely beautiful mimi .

doineedhelp Fri 28-Feb-14 12:35:34

some absolutely beautiful dresses here, I have 2 and both are very flattering, i am a size 14 with 34ff boobs! I have the day dress and the hawaiian wedding dress and both are amazing. They are cotton so the fit is lovely, not too clingly (and machine washable!)

DracoMalfoysHairGel Fri 28-Feb-14 13:12:02

Those dresses are gorgeous doineedhelp. Very similar to get cutie in style which I love. How is the sizing ?
And they are based not far from where I live . I feel a trip coming on smile

mimiasovitch Fri 28-Feb-14 15:53:45

I have the short sleeve one. I also have 2 of the limb day dresses, again very flattering. Better on the bust than my get cutie ones - more coverage without being too high.

StatisticallyChallenged Fri 28-Feb-14 16:14:23

Collectif have some nice dresses

ShatzePage Fri 28-Feb-14 16:21:22

I came on to recommend Collectif too-they are having a 3 for 2 on all clothing this weekend including sale items-some lovely dresses to be had!

KinNora Sat 01-Mar-14 10:31:20

I bought one of those Limb dresses last summer Doineedhelp - possibly on your recommendation, I love it, fits me beautifully and is excellent quality.

doineedhelp Sun 02-Mar-14 11:08:01

Draco the sizing is good but if you can gey along to the showroom then fran will make sure it fits perfectly and will alter the dress to your body, she is fab :-) they reall are bbeautiful dresses

doineedhelp Sun 02-Mar-14 11:09:56

Forgot to say I loved the hawiann wedding dresses but found the sleeves too small for me so had proper sleeves put in.

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