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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.
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.
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.
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!
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.