I need a dress to wear to a December wedding. I am mother of the groom. Wedding will be informal and fairly laid back affair - register office ceremony, evening reception with dancing.
So I want to be warm, comfortable and able to dance like a maniac, I also want to look complately fab obviously (within my limitations!)
I like greens,blues, purples, and bright colours (but bride is wearing red so red is out), I suit empire line - I am small (5ft 2ins, size 12) but am pear shaped, - I have a good waist, but hips and legs need disguising. Nothing short. Knee length dress, or would be happy in a lovely tunic-dress/top and trousers/posh legging type thing - silky or something maybe (I have no idea if such things exist)
I want striking and pretty, but not frilly or too 'girly', I'm quite quirky outlandish in style, don't mind looking a bit different, I'm 55, have v. short spiky hair. Would like something I can wear again if possible.
Budget - under £200 if poss. - and would like to get shoes etc for that too if I can. But I have a bit of flexibility on the budget.
I love the colours on that one Chocolate I think it would be too short for me to wear as a dress, but would it work as a tunic with some classy legwear? I can guarantee cold weather - wedding is just before Christmas and right next to sea on the east coast!
I love that print tethers, really beautiful - I think my body shape might struggle with a shift though - if I get it to fit my top half it will be tight on the hips, and if it fits the hips it will be baggy on the top, I need something abit more fitted over the bust and/or waist and more flared or A-line down below.
Yes silver is good, a bit of sparkle and glitz would be fine for a Christmas wedding I think - I like that dress - nice style for me - I could add a bit of colour with accessories (sometimes grey/silver can make me look a bit washed out as I have pale colouring, but am usually OK if I add a dash of colour)
I like that too Remus, - but it might be a bit too figure hugging for me to get away with (although maybe not ?) I think the shoulders might be a bit wide - I've got very narrow shoulders, and wide necks tend to slip off me. (I'm making myself sound very attractive aren't I )