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dress for a wedding in Spain in September - I need to BRING IT

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Honesttodog Tue 14-Jul-15 20:36:51

I bought the dress above but I think it's more like a dress for a wild night out.

Is anyone online who can guide me towards some brands I may have missed? Am size 12 - 14, 32 DD, 5 ft 4, I can wear strong colours, and coral is prob my fave colour. Nothing floaty or girly, my style is more sexy/fierce.

Wedding will be full of glam people rather than trendy iykwim. So not Cos, more sexy and feminine styles.

PrettyObvious Tue 14-Jul-15 21:21:53

Pure Collection have lovely linen dresses in their sale at the moment. Or Fenn Wright Manson for silk.

Honesttodog Tue 14-Jul-15 21:45:18

Really need glamour. Anyone used a good personal shopper or personal stylist? I just haven't got enough time to traipse all around London only to find out that my bum looks massive in most things.

coffeenut Wed 15-Jul-15 08:42:29

have you looked at karen millen? Maybe something like this

Or perhaps reiss?

are you aiming for fit and flare style like the FCUK dress?

TheTravellingLemon Wed 15-Jul-15 08:47:17

I'm not a big fan of Karen Millen normally, but I love that dress.

What's your budget op?

Koalafications Wed 15-Jul-15 08:50:15

The Karen Millen dress is lovely.

BumbleNova Wed 15-Jul-15 09:12:03

have you had a look at Reiss? they do some great tailored shapes:

this is very glamourous:

Nettletheelf Wed 15-Jul-15 09:22:38

The KM dress is great (I've got it).

cashewnutty Wed 15-Jul-15 09:29:07

Ted Baker also do lovely dresses.What about this?

this is lovely too but not fitted.

Zorion Wed 15-Jul-15 13:33:35

I live in Spain, people tend to wear full length gowns and get their hair done at salons for weddings for day and night weddings. They spend a fortune! BumbleNovas last link is most "in" over here.

FauxFox Wed 15-Jul-15 16:30:33

short drapey

Umbrelladilemma Wed 15-Jul-15 19:10:48

I have this which and I love it. Very bright coral and the back is interesting.

Umbrelladilemma Wed 15-Jul-15 19:11:19

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Honesttodog Wed 15-Jul-15 21:23:10

Ooh gosh exciting replies! Am a bit nervous about using high street brands. The groom loves clothes and is a dapper dresser, the girl is from a smart family and they always look very glam, well thought out outfits, nothing recognisably high street. So exhausting trying to figure out where to pitch it.

Honesttodog Wed 15-Jul-15 21:33:05

Oh yes they are not Spanish so won't be that full on Spanish vibe. Went to a Spanish wedding last year and was blown away by the opulence of it all!

That KM DRESS IS GREAT oops but only 14 left and I'm a 12 in most brands right now with a sometimes 14 bum. Will look again.

Honesttodog Wed 15-Jul-15 21:33:47

Umbrella what bra do you wear with that dress?

Honesttodog Wed 15-Jul-15 21:35:39

Going to house of Fraser on Monday to hopefully get sorted. But these are great suggestions that I hadn't seen so thanks.

MarinaCoyle Wed 15-Jul-15 21:37:35

Here's a major budget buster but it's fahhhhbulous. Plus fits the designery bill.

coffeenut Thu 16-Jul-15 02:32:07

what is your budget?

if you don't want high street, have you looked at the outnet? like this?

coffeenut Thu 16-Jul-15 02:33:20

i also love this issa one, but the pale pink pleat may not be great on a large bum: Issa

Umbrelladilemma Thu 16-Jul-15 08:22:41

Honest, I was going to get one of those backless bra extenders that crosses over round your waist, but in the end I just wore a strapless bra on the loosest setting and pinned the back to the waist of the dress.

FauxFox Thu 16-Jul-15 16:20:58

If you are a 12 most places and curvy a 14 in KM will prob fit you - they come up very small imo, give it a try?

buddy79 Thu 16-Jul-15 16:52:16

I've been lusting after this:
for a wedding this summer but tragically I think it is actually too dressy for the wedding I'm going to, but it might fit the bill for you? I think it has an element of bring it!! I don't know anything about the brand but they stock some in House of Fraser I think...good luck x
The Karen Millen dress is also lovely!

Liveinthepresent Thu 16-Jul-15 18:04:51

I keep seeing this in the window of whistles it is very striking - coral not red

bishboschone Sat 18-Jul-15 08:45:19

Karen Millen is very small'

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