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May wedding. Will be wagtastic. Help!

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Lighthousekeeping Sun 13-Apr-14 09:04:30

Size 14 bloody apple shape. Good legs. Fat belly. Budget £250. No idea. Can't do sleeveless.

Finbar Sun 13-Apr-14 09:23:07

Whatever you decide - a fab handbag and a bright lipstick will do the business and make you stand out in a good way!

Puddles1234 Sun 13-Apr-14 09:44:56

If you have a tummy then you need spanx. Not the cheap imitations but the real spanx. Buy them in nude and you can wear them with everything.

What style of dresses do you like?

I agree with the PP in that a fabulous pair of heels and clutch will upgrade the outfit.

RaisinGirls Sun 13-Apr-14 09:51:07

Maxi dress, chunky necklace / bracelet, great heels and wrap. Pop of colour on the lips and good hairdo. You'll look and feel fab x

Wannabestepfordwife Sun 13-Apr-14 10:37:36

With your figure I would probably go for a 1950s full skirt style dress. They will flatter your bust, nip in the waist and the flow out hiding your tummy but then show off your legs.

I would have a look on they currently have a wedding section and it's full of brightly coloured/patterned dresses which would be perfect.

If you do decide to go for a maxi-dress just make sure you find out what colour the bridesmaids are wearing.

Lighthousekeeping Sun 13-Apr-14 16:06:11

Love those but I'm not that confident.

Fluffycloudland77 Sun 13-Apr-14 16:39:12

I think if you aren't confident then it's better to spend the money on a curly blow dry & and a make up artist.

That way whatever you wear on the day you'll feel confident.

Lighthousekeeping Sun 13-Apr-14 16:43:16

Hair dry booked. Cousins a make up artist. Three of them are grin

Timeandtune Sun 13-Apr-14 16:46:06

I agree with fluffycloud. If I have work events I will have my hair blow dried and my make up done ( plus manicure). I often wear the same outfit more than once and there are generally photos ( which I hate) but I look and feel confident .

My shape is similar to yours and I have evolved a uniform of pencil skirt, heels, top which doesn't need to be tucked in and nice cardie ( could be jacket for wedding).

I get this sort of thing from Jigsaw/ Hobbs and Phase8.
Never thought I would find myself giving style advice!

EdithWeston Sun 13-Apr-14 16:49:10

If 50s appeals, have a browse on Fairy Gothmother I was thinking of the dresses, prom dresses and sale sections, but if you want to make a feature of you curves the corsets are amazing (but£££)

Lighthousekeeping Sun 13-Apr-14 18:04:56

Lovely but just not me. I can't do sticky out and I would feel a fraud wearing a 50's Frick without all the rest of it, hair make up etc.

MrsCampbellBlack Sun 13-Apr-14 19:25:44

Really don't do all that retro/big skirt stuff if you're an apple - you need a waist for that.

You need a slim fitting/shift type style but with sleeves - lk bennett normally do something in that shape. And yes to spanx.

And yes also to hair and nails and I'd do a spray tan a couple of days before too.

MrsCampbellBlack Sun 13-Apr-14 19:27:34

If LK Bennett too grown up - oasis have a nice shift style dress in a cotton lace fabric in an orangey/red colour. Would look fab with navy accessories.

Am guessing you've got good legs?

Lighthousekeeping Sun 13-Apr-14 19:29:44

Yes I have. I usually buy from Whistles but their dresses are getting shorter I swear.

MrsCampbellBlack Sun 13-Apr-14 19:31:03

this works well on apples

Lighthousekeeping Sun 13-Apr-14 19:31:41 which one do you mean? There's afew nice one.

MsAspreyDiamonds Sun 13-Apr-14 19:31:43

Personal shopper service in JL is fab for giving you ideas in styles & colours which suit you. You can use their ideas as a template to shop around.

I would buy spanx in a size larger so you can eat, breathe & be comfortable all day. There is nothing worse than looking glam but being uncomfortable all day as it will show on your face.

MrsCampbellBlack Sun 13-Apr-14 19:32:53

Their bella or bodycon dresses with ruching are good

MrsCampbellBlack Sun 13-Apr-14 19:34:18

this but just realised you want sleeves

MrsCampbellBlack Sun 13-Apr-14 19:35:47

this is lovely

Chewbecca Sun 13-Apr-14 19:36:02

I'm such a dullard but will again recommend pied a terre slinky knot dress. It is very forgiving & makes you feel great!

MsAspreyDiamonds Sun 13-Apr-14 19:36:17

Oh & do the Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred programme as a quick fix to tone up your wobbly belly.

Lighthousekeeping Sun 13-Apr-14 19:54:28

Oh, some lovely suggestions. Love the navy DVF is it really that flattering? The pied a terre is also gorgeous. I wonder if there's anywhere I can try them on.

MrsCampbellBlack Sun 13-Apr-14 20:03:29

The DVF is very flattering but the standard length is very short.

Financeprincess Sun 13-Apr-14 21:59:08

The Mint Velvet dress is beautiful. The DVF one is a bit yawn, in my opinion.

I saw a woman with your shape this weekend, looking fabulous. She wore a loose shift dress ending above her knee, which was beige with a navy windowpane check. Over that, she had a soft beige blazer, with a lovely bag and chic, single sole heels. It showed off her legs whilst the pattern, and the contrast with the unfastened jacket, detracted from her tummy area.

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