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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!

polyhymnia Mon 05-May-14 11:57:01

Thanks Handrags. Really like first dress but sold out in 22. The second is very smart but I had st my heart on daisises a bit (though it's much better value than my original!). Would be a bit worried the pockets would stick out unflatteringly from having seen it online only but presumably you don't find that in RL?

Yes, bright pink could work for accessories, though wouldn't be good in a large quantity for the cardi as that is another colour that really doesn't work with my skin colouring.

HandragsNGladbags Mon 05-May-14 11:42:55

You could also go for bright pink on accessories.

HandragsNGladbags Mon 05-May-14 11:41:06

There is a very similar dress from M&S, here and here which are much cheaper.

I have ordered the second one and it's lovely!

M&S do have a good range of plus size dresses in at the moment.

polyhymnia Mon 05-May-14 11:32:14

Have ordered daisy dress - will report back. If it's OK, planning to wear with my nice Russell and Bromley black snake wedges and matching bag (their Quilty).

Still puzzling over what cardi, etc to wear, as only suitable ones I've found in my size ( a big 22 on top) are black and that seems like too much black for a christening. As I said, the obvious colour, yellow, looks terrible both with my skin colour and my blonde hair.

Another option would be stick to black cardi, with pretty necklace with white in, and introduce a colour in shoes and/or bag which looks good with yellow as well as monochrome - or even these:

But that will cost more, which I'm not so keen on.

Any suggestions gratefully received!

polyhymnia Sun 04-May-14 14:50:13

On the two dresses you posted, I did like the patterns and am a fan if black and white but I don't do sleeveless (and also wouldn't wear a maxi to a christening).

polyhymnia Sun 04-May-14 14:36:41

Thanks. Have looked on Yours and Evans many times - and even checked out Evans Marble Arch shop - but just can't find the quality I'm looking for.

Fairylea Sun 04-May-14 14:24:40

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Fairylea Sun 04-May-14 14:22:33

Please have a look on yours and evans. I know people tend to be a bit funny about them but for plus sizes for proper parties and events they do have some nice bits.

Worth a look anyway.

polyhymnia Sun 04-May-14 14:12:58

ASOS, not Asia!

polyhymnia Sun 04-May-14 14:10:55

No I quite agree with you, Maverick.

I love clothes and can cope with with every day dressing pretty well. Have lots of pieces from Boden chosen with much care (I send back 3 times as many things as I keep). Also stick to NYDJ jeans which are flattering and now come in wide range of styles and colours. Buy coats and parkas etc from Marina Rinaldi. And enjoy finding nice shoes, jewellery, scarves, etcetera But 'occasion' dressing really throws me.

Had three weddings to go to last year and ended up having dresses made - not a cheap option. Can't stand Simply Be and their ilk, Asia too short and not quite the quality I'd like not a fan of Anna Scholz, and don't want to wear a tent!

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

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

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

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

Hellymelly, saintbustier looks brilliant. Thanks for that.

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.

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.

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 ?

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

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

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.

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

Wedges would look good with it,I agree.

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

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

I like this

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

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

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.

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

another nice daisy print dress

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