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Christening/ graduation dress for the newly plump

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LucilleLeSueur Thu 25-Jun-15 21:39:01

Hello magic workers of S&B.

We're christening our small girl in July, and my husband is graduating the following week.

The christening is part of the usual Sunday service and we want it to be really low key and casual.

After the graduation we're going for a riverside walk and a country pub with playground for the smallies.
Ideally I would like a dress I could wear to both. I'm thinking midi length, and I would prefer cotton and a block colour.

Trouble is, I've gained nearly a stone recently which isn't shifting (underlying health stuff). I'm 5ft 10 and probably veering from a 14 into a 16 now depending on shop.
Have soft but nice arms, weird shaped legs with double knees, sticky-out tummy. Sound bad but I'm much better than the sum of my parts wink

Can anyone help with cheapish suggestions? Trying to keep under £35 or so.

Maidupmum Fri 26-Jun-15 07:40:20

Spend a little more & try the Phase Eight sale. They really reduce stuff & the quality is quite good.

Pantsalive Fri 26-Jun-15 12:12:17

Seems a bit hard to find anything that is block colour, cotton and midi length for £35.

Lindy Bop:
Spotty cotton
Spotty not cotton

Great Plains:
Green linen
Red non cotton

Pantsalive Fri 26-Jun-15 12:17:04

Floral but cotton

ZeroFunDame Fri 26-Jun-15 12:20:59

Any good?

ZeroFunDame Fri 26-Jun-15 12:25:51

This is lovely.

Pantsalive Fri 26-Jun-15 12:34:15

Coral shirt dress

Pantsalive Fri 26-Jun-15 12:36:54

It's a shame this isn't a bit brighter.

jeee Fri 26-Jun-15 12:40:05

Probably stating the obvious here, OP, but if you've always been slim you'll have looked good in most things. If you put on a bit of weight, it's more important that you try on dresses - internet shopping's more difficult, as it's harder to get a good fit with a bit more flesh on you.

GobblersKnob Fri 26-Jun-15 13:44:32

Love the green linen dress, might get it for my graduation, had been really struggling, thanks smile

ZeroFunDame Fri 26-Jun-15 13:49:56

Over budget and not plain. But pretty and cotton!

ZeroFunDame Fri 26-Jun-15 13:52:33

( Pantsalive I'm only seeing the front page on your links ... And I'm not certain the first two of mine work without registering first.)

GobblersKnob Fri 26-Jun-15 14:01:03

I can open all the links to the right things (well I presume so, they are all dresses, not front pages). Maybe it's a mobile thing?

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