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theyoniwayisnorthwards Wed 21-Jan-15 20:58:16

Getting married outdoors in an informal summer ceremony in 6 months. I'm 5ft 9 and a smallish size 12 now although hope to be a 10 by the wedding. I don't have the budget to throw thousands at a dress but would spend up to about £500 on something if it was really lovely. Even that feels like crazy money for a dress I'll wear once! I love temperley dresses (way out of my reach). Would quite like a dress with sleeves and not too 'princess' Can anyone point me toward a good place to start?

Folklaw80 Wed 21-Jan-15 21:05:50

Have you looked at Ghost?

ggirl Wed 21-Jan-15 21:06:01

bargain but may be too formal

ggirl Wed 21-Jan-15 21:06:50

sorry just realised it American

Highlandbird Wed 21-Jan-15 21:08:29

I bought my wedding dress from monsoon for £250 and loved it...that was three years ago though wouldn't know what their current range looks like!

grisclair Wed 21-Jan-15 21:18:19

For the second time tonight I'm posting a link to BHLDN - so many nice dresses and and also some really pretty ones under £500:
www.bhldn.com/shop%2Dthe%2Dbride%2Dwedding%2Ddresses?filter=&sortType=priceAsc

You could also try their sale:
www.bhldn.com/sale-wedding-dresses/

For an informal summer ceremony I would probably go for a short dress myself - some nice ones at BHLDN as well:
www.bhldn.com/shop-the-bride-reception-dresses/

labelwriter Wed 21-Jan-15 21:19:55

I got mine from here www.minna.com - they have some lovely, not too expensive dresses.

tethersend Wed 21-Jan-15 21:35:01

Something like this?

tethersend Wed 21-Jan-15 21:37:12

Or this?

hatgirl Wed 21-Jan-15 21:47:18

Sounds daft but try BHS, a friend got hers from there last year and it looked amazing - she was a 12/10

tethersend Wed 21-Jan-15 21:49:21

Or this?

theyoniwayisnorthwards Wed 21-Jan-15 22:01:22

Hadn't thought of ghost or monsoon but both are a great start. Feel like lots of ghost dresses are quite slinky and I have a c-section overhang that would I think would show through. Unless you can fix that sort of thing with clever underwear?

theyoniwayisnorthwards Wed 21-Jan-15 22:02:16

Ooh some of the BHLND ones are lovely.

AlphaBravoHenryFoxtons Thu 22-Jan-15 13:03:58

Have you looked at ChiChi London?

www.chichiclothing.com/products/Chi-Chi-Alaia-Dress.html

BabyCakes2007 Thu 22-Jan-15 13:32:51

I'm one of the organisers of a wedding fair in London, A Most Curious Wedding Fair. For our promo shoot we used dresses by Free People which are reasonable in terms of cost, we just love their laid back, boho/summery/hippy vibe. Someone else mentioned Minna whose dresses are gorgeous, she will be exhibiting at our fair too. Another option is to go second hand or find the dress you want but try to get it in a sample sale. Check out the link below and you can see the images and if you scroll down there are links to Free People, and others used in the shoot. Best of luck with your search! x

cocoweddingvenues.co.uk/the-blog/inspire/wedding-inspiration/curious-wedding-show-style-savvy-couple/

TreadSoftlyOnMyDreams Thu 22-Jan-15 13:38:22

Over budget by 50% and only available in a skinny size 10 but it is a Temperley. Doubt you'd ever wear it again unless you shortened it to knee height
www.theoutnet.com/en-GB/product/Temperley-London/Rosemary-wrap-effect-silk-satin-gown/397735

On budget and in your size but no sleeves and too revealing for a church wedding.
www.matchesfashion.com/product/1003863

Again over budget but v flattering
www.matchesfashion.com/product/1000584

Try and find someone who could make a dress for you in this style?
www.mcelhinneysbridalrooms.com/pronovias-laila-10uk-off-white/pronovias_lailapd.html

Total bargain and in perfect condition apparently. Not sleeves as such but a sort of draped cape effect.
www.mcelhinneysbridalrooms.com/ronald-joyce-68010-ivory--pictured-in-gold--uk12-ivory/68010pd.html

hellsbellsmelons Thu 22-Jan-15 14:49:55

COAST have some lovely ones too.
another Chi Chi one

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