Help me find a navy wedding dress

(35 Posts)
Facelikeafriendlyapple Sat 23-May-15 20:05:06

Due to be getting married in the autumn and I'd like a navy wedding dress but I don't want to look too bride-y or pay the premium for buying a dress from a proper wedding shop. Ideally I'd like long or elbow length sleeves, probably a long dress but maybe just on the knee. No polyester. Where should I look? Ghost used to do exactly what I wanted but no longer (ratbags). Please help!

Thank you. Links would be great.

CloserToFiftyThanTwenty Sat 23-May-15 20:12:36

What's your budget?

What size / shape are you?

Glitteryfrog Sat 23-May-15 20:24:07

Have a look at Nordstrom. They have loads of dresses and good filters...
This doesn't for fill all your criteria, but its on my navy wedding dress list m.shop.nordstrom.com/s/adrianna-papell-lace-yoke-drape-gown/3971388?origin=related-3971388-0-1-MOBI_PP_OOS-Rich_Relevance_Recs_API-14&recs_type=related&recs_productId=3971388&recs_categoryId=0&recs_productOrder=1&recs_placementId=MOBI_PP_OOS&recs_source=Rich_Relevance_Recs_API&recs_strategy=14&recs_referringPageType=item_page

BicycleMadeForTwo Sat 23-May-15 20:25:49

m.dhgate.com/product/navy-blue-tea-length-lace-mother-of-the-bride/195041583.html#pd-002

Facelikeafriendlyapple Sat 23-May-15 20:31:07

Closer I'm size 12, blonde, short-hair so I can't get away with anything too "cute" or equally too "stern". Budget I guess up to £200 but ideally about £120 max.

Thanks for links so far!

Tizwailor Sat 23-May-15 20:43:13

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Lucked Sat 23-May-15 20:45:20

I came across the ghost Marilyn and Diana dresses in navy, I assume you have seen and discounted these?

Facelikeafriendlyapple Sat 23-May-15 20:52:58

I really like the Diana dress.... I'm just everso slightly wondering if it is too fussy (a bit like me!). The wedding will be very simple and low-key and I don't want to look like I've gate-crashed my own wedding...

mrssmith79 Sat 23-May-15 20:53:40

Was just going to suggest Eliza J, some lovely ones here: m.houseoffraser.co.uk/Eliza+J/BRAND_ELIZA%20J,default,sc.html?prefn1=Parent%20Colour&prefv1=Blue&fix&spcl

CloserToFiftyThanTwenty Sat 23-May-15 20:56:43

No sleeves but beautiful

dailyfix Sat 23-May-15 20:57:32

I've tried this is on, it's really flattering
www.johnlewis.com/john-lewis-darielle-sleeveless-jersey-maxi-dress/p595872?colour=Navy

CloserToFiftyThanTwenty Sat 23-May-15 20:57:34

Short sleeves

theconstantvacuumer Sat 23-May-15 20:58:33

J Crew?

AnotherEmma Sat 23-May-15 21:01:38

Do you have ideas about the style you want? e.g. length, sleeves/no sleeves, etc?

If you can't find one you like on the high street, you could also look at bridesmaid dresses. If you don't mind looking in bridal shops that is. The bridesmaids dresses are obviously much less expensive than the official wedding dresses, and there's a huge range of styles and colours to choose from. eg Dessy.

gonegrey56 Sat 23-May-15 21:02:06

Jaeger has a beautiful navy dress called the All Over Lace dress - £150 but might be going into the sale soon or you can get 20 percent off usually if you sign up for loyalty card.
It is stunning and very elegant, elbow length sleeves . I wore it to a dinner last week and lots of women sidled up to me to ask where it was from....

thenightsky Sat 23-May-15 21:02:34

I got a gorgeous Ghost one last month. Mid calf length and all drapey and lovely. £70 reduced from over £200. Cannot find it on line to link, but it was in the East Midlands designer outlet last week.

AnotherEmma Sat 23-May-15 21:02:34

Argh sorry ignore my questions, realised you answered them in the OP!

Facelikeafriendlyapple Sat 23-May-15 21:10:08

Hmm, the Ghost one is still winning at the mo but all these suggestions are helping. Not least because you've reminded me about House of Fraser, which I always have in my head as John Lewis's frumpy older sister but actually is proving pretty good for the kind of thing I like!

Follyfoot Sat 23-May-15 21:14:35

This one maybe? Or this?

Less structured.

Floaty

Facelikeafriendlyapple Sat 23-May-15 21:20:59

That last one is nice Follyfoot. I must have sleeves!

Cric Sat 23-May-15 21:36:19

m.bonanzamarket.co.uk/listings/elegant-navy-leg-slit-long-chiffon-v-neck-lace-back-long-sleeves-evening-gown/224775409?gpid=18283950120&gpkwd=&goog_pla=1&gclid=CPbiv7_b2MUCFQHJtAodWWwAkg

dailyfix Sat 23-May-15 21:47:44

www.johnlewis.com/ghost-hollywood-susie-dress/p1887245?colour=Silver%20Lake dyed to order

notquitegrownup2 Sat 23-May-15 21:52:11

Follyfoot's Floaty dress is amazing!

hettie Sat 23-May-15 21:58:35

this has sleeves ?

GiantGaspingSatanicCyst Sat 23-May-15 22:02:14

dailyfix that dress is amazing. I want to buy it in every colour and wear it every day.

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