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Find me a flattering frock please

(17 Posts)
Liveinthepresent Sun 30-Mar-14 20:13:19

My DS is being christened next month. We are having an informal party after and will be having some pictures taken.i feel frumpy and wobbly as have not lost the weight yet.
I am a 14 - big bum and wobbly tum - used to describe myself as pear shaped but actually my waist has disappeared and my boobs are bigger now and am still BF.
Am willing to spend £150 ish as long as it will be worn again.
Have looked everywhere online and tried a few already but nothing works the magic needed.

any ideas please?

cerealqueen Sun 30-Mar-14 21:24:55

Some sort of scaffolding underwear as a necessity, am sure the frock ladies will be along to help you.

What do you like to show off / hide, what length? what are good colours on you?

Liveinthepresent Sun 30-Mar-14 21:40:56

Thanks for reply. My op was a bit useless - am feeling ill !
I have dark hair and suit bold colours. Don't want to look too formal - but my default is classic / conservative so I have to fight against that temptation.
Ideally not above the knee - though lots of that in the shops at the moment.
Sleeves would be a bonus.
I know phase eight gets recommended a lot on here but I look frumpy in their stuff.
My traditional 'go to ' would probably have been LK Bennett - but nothing there strikes the right note at the moment.

FamiliesShareGerms Sun 30-Mar-14 21:45:38

Do you need separates if you are BF?

FamiliesShareGerms Sun 30-Mar-14 21:47:23

How about this

ViviDeBeauvoir Sun 30-Mar-14 21:53:46

Have you tried baukjen?
I bought this in a couple of colours when DC3 was a few months old.
It's thickish jersey and holds everything in well plus I can get a boob out of it if needs be!
Because it's ruched you can make it longer/shorter according to your preference and it can be dressed up or down.

Liveinthepresent Sun 30-Mar-14 22:19:43

Thanks - like these suggestions - cos scares me I can never believe their things would look good on any not super slim!
Baukjen - yes good call I buy lots from there, think I returned that very dress but can't really remember why.
Think I fancied a pattern for this event but maybe that's not a good idea.
No need for separates I probably won't need to feed DS he will be about 10 months so eating well!

FamiliesShareGerms Sun 30-Mar-14 22:40:05

I think you'd get a lot of use from this dress

FamiliesShareGerms Sun 30-Mar-14 22:41:12

Bolder pattern but maybe too dark?

FamiliesShareGerms Sun 30-Mar-14 22:42:45

Smart but comfortable

FamiliesShareGerms Sun 30-Mar-14 22:43:52

Give you a waist?

Mrswellyboot Sun 30-Mar-14 22:44:23

I would try monsoon and go instore and try on yourself as you might be surprised. I have been lucky there-just after baby too

Lots of flattering stuff at the moment and I saw a lovely white lace cardi that would dress things down

Agree with really good underwear and maybe a nicel light spray tan and blow dry smile

cerealqueen Sun 30-Mar-14 22:49:20


this too


my fave

Chewbecca Sun 30-Mar-14 22:53:12

I love pied a terre slinky knot dress, it gives a great shape to wobbly bits yet is comfy. It's reduced now too and comes in several colours, the green might be nice for a christening.

Liveinthepresent Mon 31-Mar-14 13:45:48

Thank you everyone - I appreciate the ideas. I actually like most of these. Several of them I have looked at already on my house of Fraser trawl.

Love the pied a terre knot dress Chewbacca though I was worried it was too formal.
Same with the Eliza J ones ceralqueen - am not familiar with the brand so wasn't sure if they would look OTT ( quite a few reviews talk about buying for weddings)
Also been looking at the Damsel in a dress ones - I really like the Floris ones - but would need to see how flattering that shape would be on curves. Love your user name too familiessharegerms seemed very appropriate last night as I was suffering from a bug DS had kindly passed my way!
To be honest I think my mission would be simple if I could get to a HOfF store but I don't think I can get the necessary number of hours off duty!
More ideas welcome and I may place a large order to try lots on.

blueshoes Mon 31-Mar-14 14:05:54

Do you need to breast feed in it?

Liveinthepresent Mon 31-Mar-14 14:12:59

No blue shoes I won't need to feed - DS is 9 months so will have some lunch and is happy with a bottle so will probably do that if needed.

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