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Views on a Dress, Please

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polyhymnia Sat 03-May-14 18:10:03

What do people think of this
for my DGS's christening, which is in 2 weeks' time, please?

Nice and could be dressed up or frumpy?

I need something in a real Plus size, thus the use of this website, which I do know has plenty of dreary clothes on, plus very cringe-making comments!

CrimeaRiver Sat 03-May-14 18:11:49

Nice and could be dressed up. Bright yellow cardigan?

movingalot Sat 03-May-14 18:22:49

Wow that is extremely expensive for what is a quite ordinary looking dress?

FunnyFoot Sat 03-May-14 18:23:43

Very pretty and some bright accessories would change the look grin

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Sat 03-May-14 18:29:36

Blimey, that's a lot for a viscose dressshock

But yes, it's very nice for a christening and easily dressed upsmile

hellymelly Sat 03-May-14 18:31:52

I think it is a pretty dress, but agree it is a very high price for what it is. If it is the tea dress look of it you like then maybe have a look at Cath Kidston? You would get a dress for under £100 then.

CockBollocks Sat 03-May-14 18:32:47

Please, please go and look at ASOS curve they do sizes 18 to 28.

That dress is nice but waaaay to expensive.

sooperdooper Sat 03-May-14 18:32:53

Very expensive, would be less frumpy with big heels and chunky jewellery

MizK Sat 03-May-14 18:37:03

I agree, that is so expensive and it doesn't look it! If you are set on wearing it I would definitely do bare legs and wedges to glam it up. I bet you can find a much nicer dress for less money though. Sorry if unhelpful!

Shosha1 Sat 03-May-14 18:37:44

What about something like I wore it with very wide trousers it looked lovely

SunnyL Sat 03-May-14 18:40:46

I make clothes and I rather think I've missed a trick if I could charge 195quid for some viscose.

its a great shaped dress for a curvy shape but the fabric is v cheap so I'd swerve. Have you checked out Pepperberry?

everythingsgoingsouth Sat 03-May-14 18:45:27

another nice daisy print dress

polyhymnia Sat 03-May-14 18:49:46

Many thanks for comments so far. Completely agree it's very pricy but, if it fits and suits in RL, am willing to pay on this occasion for peace of mind - ie, something I know looks nice and is also easy to wear (will be meeting lots of my son's DP's family for first time).

Agree too it needs glamming up with shoes, accessories, etc. Sadly, lots of yellow no good on me (fights with my blonde hair and skin tone) but there are other possibilities - suggestions welcome.

Asos isn't for me - too short (I'm 5'9'' and not young). Nor is 16 - their things tend to be very loose and floaty which isn't at all flattering with my large bust - I look like a ship in full sail. I need definition, and do have an hour glass figure.

polyhymnia Sat 03-May-14 18:50:38

That Asos daisy one is cute but way too short for me.

everythingsgoingsouth Sat 03-May-14 18:51:15

I like this

everythingsgoingsouth Sat 03-May-14 18:53:35

cross posted, asos no good.
what about teal or emerald green with the original dress if yellow no good? lovely dress by the way smile

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Sat 03-May-14 18:58:21

Wedges would look good with it,I agree.

mimiasovitch Sat 03-May-14 19:04:40

I think the dress is very pretty. I was going to suggest igigi, which have some gorgeous frocks, but I wouldn't want to risk delivery from the US 2 weeks before your do. Worth a look though for future reference.

WildThong Sat 03-May-14 19:05:05

It is very pretty, sometimes confidence comes with a price worth paying smile

polyhymnia Sat 03-May-14 19:07:05

I do have some nice Russell and Bromley black patent lizard wedges from weddings last year so reckon they would do.
Teal or green could work for accessories - will explore - probably need a smart but plain cropped cardi ?

LogonMounstuart Sat 03-May-14 19:07:15

It's nice. Will be flattering and I think probably worth the money as you could wear it lots. Winter with opaques and red. Summer with a natural leg and lighter/brighter colour.

hellymelly Sat 03-May-14 20:49:14

What size are you? If you are tall and busty do some knockout dresses. Similar prices, but more interesting. I am not young either (50) and I have an amazingly flattering dress from there.

ohms11 Sat 03-May-14 22:28:35

Hellymelly, saintbustier looks brilliant. Thanks for that.

polyhymnia Sat 03-May-14 23:58:05

Agree saintbustier looks great but sadly I'm bigger than a Size 18 - more like 22.

Maverick66 Sun 04-May-14 12:43:01

This is a great thread! I have three weddings this year 5'7 tall and size 20/22. One of weddings was at Easter and I had to wear the "uniform" dreaded black trousers sad sad every time I googled plus size wedding outfits I got sites like Simply Be marisota Clove etc and the style and cut is just not in their clothes sad I want stylish well cut good quality fabrics but all these sites offer is varying types of polyester and viscose not to mention Frump heaven! I'm 48 and do not suit sleeveless above knee mother of the bride type outfits. I need mid calf with a bit of a sleeve type dresses. Sorry to hijack your post OP rant over smile

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