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I should add, the wedding will be quite smart I think. Lots of wealthy professionals from the Windsor area. I find that feeling confident in my clothes impacts my enjoyment of situations: feel confident, be confident. So I'm quite keen to feel nice on the day and enjoy meeting some new people I realise I sound like I have some sort of complex
If you can get yourself to a personal shopper session in Debs, John Lewis wherever, that's a good starting point. I got a nice (post DD2) dress from Oasis via said method for £50 which I'd never have normally considered. There was no pressure to buy and there were lots of dresses being tirelessly wheeled in my direction by the sales assistant.
Brookville I'd never have thought about that. I do have time to sort that out so I will. I am a tiny bit fearful that I'll end up with a Gok type and he'll have me in cheetah skin with gold accessories but hey, it'd be fun! Thank you.
Still interested to see if anyone else has seen anything out there that they think might fit the bill....
I will need to get shoes and accessories too....I doubt very much I have anything suitable. I like frocks (pre dd I did lots of lindy hop dancing) and would say swing frocks but I'd like to look a bit more current than that. I like to be a bit different. Just as long as it doesn't scream 'look at me'! I won't fare well with cream. I attract filth and am very pasty. Does that help at all? Thanks for asking!
Feeling 'twee' isn't good for my confidence I don't think so would like to steer clear of anything that might be described as that but I know you S and B chaps are pretty hardcore and may consider something I'd think of as edgy as twee :-) (I read the S and B loathes thread)
Right, I am out of the bath now and on my laptop. I mean business.
Add to basket I don't mind the shape of the black and white first one but don't think the pattern is very me. Really dislike the romantic heroine...too incipid and like a royal might wear it. Modern blue and white is pretty....the shape might be quite sexy but it looks like something a grown up might wear (I may need to face facts as I am 39). The happy summer party girl is my favourite. I like the shape; there's no V neck so my decollete will be covered up. I think I'd like to be sexier though. Thanks for the suggestions. I'd certainly try on the 3rd and 4th one.
Closertofifty thank you! I don't care for the banana one much..I think a lady of a certain age who has not worn enough sun protection in her life might wear that on a cruise. But I've never been on a cruise.
However! I love the red broderie one; that is really nice, it made me smile when I saw it no idea how to accessorise that though
I also love love love the colours of the white stuff one. If it was close enough fitting it could be nice. Problem is I can look like a bag of bones if things sort of fit but don't if that makes any sense.
I am delighted I plucked up the courage and asked you guys. Thanks.
That black and white banana republic one is not available in sizes 8, 10 or 12 so that one is out I'm afraid. Not sure what I think about monochrome. This is a useful process....I'm actually considering what I like and finding stuff out!
I have these floral shoes from my wedding. I realise you will all probably think they're massively naff but I'm an ecologist and I liked the flowers and comfort Can't think of any other shoes that I have that might be vaguely suitable so I may need to start from scratch with shoes.