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Please find me a dress, hard as very overweight

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Minniemagoo Tue 16-Jun-15 16:56:34

I am 5ft9 size 8 with a 'huge' tummy. I am to be Godmother to my niece in 3 weeks and want to find a nice summer dress that doesn't make me look pregnant but am genuinely cr*p at dressing up, am usually in jeans.
Don't even know where to start.
Please help
TIA

Minniemagoo Tue 16-Jun-15 16:57:23

Size 18 NOT 8!!!!

CMOTDibbler Tue 16-Jun-15 17:03:30

Asos shift

cute prom

sleeves

maxi

Any of those take your fancy?

NaturalBlondeYeahRight Tue 16-Jun-15 17:04:28

I love Asos curve, trendy designs and not too expensive.
I like these dresses because I don't like my arms much but they might not be 'summery' enough

m.asos.com/mt/www.asos.com/ASOS-Curve/ASOS-CURVE-Fringed-Kimono-Dress-In-Floral/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=4964414&cid=9577&Rf900=1465&Rf-300=1946&sh=0&pge=0&pgesize=50&sort=1&clr=Multi&totalstyles=298&gridsize=3&un_jtt_v_frompage=0

m.asos.com/mt/www.asos.com/Chi-Chi-Plus/Chi-Chi-London-Plus-Midi-Prom-Dress-With-Embroidered-Overlay/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=5162205&cid=9577&Rf900=1465&Rf-300=1946&sh=0&pge=2&pgesize=50&sort=1&clr=Multi&totalstyles=298&gridsize=3&un_jtt_v_frompage=2

birkiekid Tue 16-Jun-15 17:17:55

Would this be too casual monsoon maxi?
You could add a little white shrug.

Their jersey maxis are very flattering.

There are some lovely dresses on the Little Mistress site too.

Minniemagoo Tue 16-Jun-15 17:52:50

Ooh some good ideas there, I really like the very first one the ASOS Organza shift CMOT. I will have a good look through the ASOS site actually as I hadn't come across it before (told you I was bad at this smile ) My biggest worry would be are they ok for a 40 year old smile
The monsoon maxi is also nice too birkie and I might actually pop into a monsoon shop to see it.
Tks

CMOTDibbler Tue 16-Jun-15 17:54:42

Totally OK for a 40 year old smile

Cherrypie32 Tue 16-Jun-15 18:06:04

Phase Eight is worth a look for dressy dresses and invest in Spanx or similar (although they are the best) to hold everything in.

moooolah Tue 16-Jun-15 18:12:59

I really love the prom and sleeved dress dibbler offered up!

AuditAngel Tue 16-Jun-15 18:33:23

Thanks for asking, I'm a 20 and I have a wedding in September, never heard of Asos curve before, but will definitely look there.

flightywoman Tue 16-Jun-15 19:02:07

Also check out these:

ladyvlondon.com/LadyVoluptuous/

www.lindybop.co.uk/

www.bbwcouture.co.uk/

I don't think an 18 is particularly plus size but the ranges are good and there are lots of different styles to think about.

Measure yourself to check the sizing though as they aren't all the same - some of the Lindy Bop I'm a 20 and others I'd be a 22, so measure and check!

moooolah Tue 16-Jun-15 20:06:26

Lady v is designed by fullerfigurefullerbust.com/

Her Facebook page is a constant stream of helpfulness and recommendations for clothing etc. It's worth following if you don't already.

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