I haven't worn a dress in years - I live in trousers and tops. We have been invited to an all day wedding so think a dress would be more appropriate.
I'm nearly 48, 5'10 size 14/16. I think something mid calf or definitely below the knee line. Don't really like the tops of my arms so something with sleeves. Not particularly busty - I would say normal kind of build - my narrowest point is just below my chest so was thinking a wrap dress style might look nice - I have some wrap tops which tend to look quite nice on.
Don't want to spend a fortune. Colouring wise, I am fairly pale complexion with blue eyes but dyed brown hair. I'd prefer not black or white and like spring time colours but the wedding is in October. I don't want to leave it too long as don't want the Christmassy evening dress stuff or anything too summery so thought Spring would be the best chance of getting what I like.
No idea of where to even start looking though. I am not a big shopper, don't hang out with women much and OH is no help other than saying he doesn't like purple
That's pretty. You could wear it with a coloured cardi and have shoes and bag the same colour.
I have got similar dress dilemma except that I am going to a wedding in london and a ball in oxford on the same day and won't have long to change. Also need to lose at least half a stone. Also always feel weird when dressed up!
I am thinking of getting a personal style session at John Lewis. Could you do that too?
Thanks. Ooh you do have a tough one there. I've lost 3 stone and hoping to lose another before October.
I work and we live in the sticks and I do a lot of stuff with the kids at the weekends so won't get a lot of time for shopping. I also don't really like people fussing at me so I'm not sure I would enjoy the style session. That's a really good idea though. Thanks again.
Oh that looks lovely on - I can't do that colour with my complexion, neutrals do nothing for me I'm afraid but i'll definitely look at whistles, thanks.
Yes, It is good having lost the weight. I still need to lose probably 2 stone in total but have lost momentum and motivation recently hence the target to just get one more off before October. i went from a size 18/20 down to a 14/16 so a fair difference. I have a naturally slim build (underneath the fat!) I was only just over 9 stone pre children (i'm 5'10) I would never want to get that thin again now as I don't think it sits too well as you get older. I was at 15 stone 10 pounds last January and have been sitting at between 12 and a half and 13 since last summer. I'd like to be about 10 and a half to 11 - but I get into normal BMI at 12 and a half so that feels pretty good.
I have been enjoying wearing all the clothes that I haven't been able to for years that I held on to, but I have nothing suitable for a wedding really. I have a couple of dresses that are 12s that theoretically I could maybe get into by then if I pulled my socks up, but I don't really like them anyway.
I'd like something quite classic with a bit of colour that doesn't expose too much flesh or any lumps and bumps - not asking for much!
Tbh it's not even a relative or close friends wedding (colleague of my OHs) and we wont know many people there, I just feel like making an effort for a change. I was at peak weight at the last wedding we went to and just wore black trousers, a plain top and a coloured cardi - i didn't feel nice and didn't enjoy it, didn't dance or anything. We had the kids with us so I spent time making them look nice and didn't really bother about myself. This one will be just us as a couple so there will be more focus on me I think.
I hope you find something. Maybe you could get away with the same dress and just change the accessories?
I.e maybe cream or coloured bag and shoes with a facinator type thing for the wedding and then switch to black (patent?) maybe for the evening do and lose the hair decoration, add in a sparkly necklace or something? Maybe a 1950's style, classic fitted top half , flared bottom half in a champagne colour or the same colour as the one in the photo, with your hair up in a french roll type thing would look really elegant and transfer quite nicely with different accessories for the evening? I'm thinking Breakfast at Tiffanys type of thing (if I have the right move/era there!)