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Where do you get wedding guest dresses that aren't coast?

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msrisotto Fri 27-Jun-14 08:12:42

Or too bridesmaidey? It's a 'smart casual' dress code where cocktail dress or skirt and top would do.

Hoolit Fri 27-Jun-14 08:16:11

I got one of mine from Hobbs and the other from Debenhams. The one from Hobbs I've worn a few times since the other one I still love but not really comfortable wearing anywhere but a wedding.
I hunted for months but I'm terrible at dressing myself!

ThinkIveBeenHacked Fri 27-Jun-14 08:20:05

Phase Eight

Wishfulmakeupping Fri 27-Jun-14 08:22:07

Warehouse and oasis have some nice stuff in

ThinkIveBeenHacked Fri 27-Jun-14 08:25:19


NannyLouise29 Fri 27-Jun-14 08:25:26

Monsoon and LK Bennett. I generally wear the Monsoon ones multiple times.

Toadsrevisited Fri 27-Jun-14 08:27:18

Great Plains

trixymalixy Fri 27-Jun-14 08:34:24

Whistles or reiss

msrisotto Fri 27-Jun-14 08:34:42

Thank you smile

MrPop Fri 27-Jun-14 08:34:44

I think you could get wedding guest outfits from anywhere really especially if it is smart casual dress code. So the usual high street stores and also online eg asos, the outnet, john lewis (good sale at mo)

So for example something like this top and this skirt could work and then be versatile to wear after separately.

For dresses I like Whistles and they have a good sale on at the moment.

This blog post has quite a few dresses on sale in it, though some are probably a bit casual.

Think you could also wear something like this for a wedding, hers is from HnM she says.

MrPop Fri 27-Jun-14 08:35:34

this is nice

bberry Fri 27-Jun-14 08:35:56

Pretty little dress company, ted baker,

libertychick Fri 27-Jun-14 08:37:14

Do a search on the outnet. For the type of price you might pay at coast you can get something a bit different. Look at DVF, Acne or Tory Burch. Also Matches and My Wardrobe are doing 6p
0% discounts.

libertychick Fri 27-Jun-14 08:37:59

That should be 60% discount smile

msrisotto Fri 27-Jun-14 09:03:08

Thanks. I think i'll have to actually go to some of those shops. Looking online, it's really hard to tell what is going to be flattering. Also, high necks really seem to dominate!

msrisotto Fri 27-Jun-14 09:03:43

I'm impressed at the discounts on the outnet!

msrisotto Fri 27-Jun-14 09:06:14

God, why is it that I scroll through picking out only cream and white dresses before remembering that I can't wear them to a wedding!

AuntieBrenda Fri 27-Jun-14 09:06:21

Great Plains
French connection

msrisotto Fri 27-Jun-14 09:24:36

Libertychick - What have you done?? I have 3 dresses in my basket at theoutnet! Can't buy more than one but check these babies out
Alexander McQueen
Diane von furstenberg
and Diane again

I am a bit starstruck, I never thought I could own anything by Alexander McQueen. I adore that print but am a curvy 10-12 and the only size is large which is 12-14 but it does say that if you are curvy size it up....must check out their returns policy.

HamAndPlaques Fri 27-Jun-14 09:27:48

Love that McQ. Jaeger is also worth a look.

CointreauVersial Fri 27-Jun-14 13:25:04

Phase Eight?

I just bought a gorgeous dress to wear at my god-daughter's wedding.

donnie Fri 27-Jun-14 13:27:53

I also love Phase eight - lovely stuff! their sizes come up big though. I tried on a beautiful silk jewel green dress last week but it swallowed me whole!

Frontier Fri 27-Jun-14 13:44:35

I don't think I've ever bought a "wedding guest" outfit. I get something nice, a dress or a suit, that I'll get lots of wear from.

msrisotto Fri 27-Jun-14 19:53:07

By "wedding guest" dress, I was saying that I was shopping for a dress, with a wedding I had to go to in mind! I don't think it's all that unusual.

Thanks for the recommendations, I have bought that McQueen dress but am not sure it will fit so will probably keep the other places in mind just in case.

HarryandJess Fri 27-Jun-14 21:04:29

Don't go to the chain shops but try independent boutiques. I always thought they were for old ladies but have been really surprised by what you can find. Joseph Ribkoff is a label I particularly like.

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