DH and I have a wedding to attend late August. Bit of background info - It is a good friend who is getting married and we will have to travel an hour to the ceremony and then another 30 mins ish to the reception. We also have 4 yr old DS to contend with, so all in all I need to be fairly comfortable and mobile! I am a size 18 (to my eternal shame - most of the other female guests I know are size 8 - 12), big norks, pale pink skin tone (never any chance of a tan), ginger hair (with a little help!). No good body bits, but above and below the belly button are horribly flabby and definitely in need of covering (tend toward loose/floaty tops). Colour wise I favour purples, blacks and blues (bit like a bruise!) with silver jewellery.
So, I have an issue. I know it is expected to wear a dress for a summer wedding. I do have one dress that I could wear. It is mainly black, with a pale pink/silver floral design and is this style I could wear a silver pashmima, black patent heels (and silver ballet flats for later on!) with tights (and spanx!). Hair is shoulder length bob, would probably curl it somehow. I was thinking of having the dress altered to become a top (mid thigh length) and wearing it with wide leg black trousers. Same shoes - or possible silver ones. I would probably feel better in trousers and top - would this be suitable? I suppose blue would be better really.
I want to be comfortable, but not look like someone firmly ensconced in middle age (even though 37 is close to it!). I don't fancy a 3 course meal, on a potentially very warm day, with DS to run after, while being trussed up like a Christmas turkey!!
Thanks again sweet. am on my phone now so pics are tiddly, but I will definitely have a look tomorrow.
A jacket could be a great idea actually. The dress/ top has both pink and silver in the flowers, so I could bring either through. light trousers are probably best avoided (to quote Divine Comedy, my 'arse is the size of a small country!') but I have just remembered that I do have some black trousers with a silver pinstripe which could work. And then maybe silver shoes, rather than black.
The budget is meagre, unfortunately, but I will see what I can do.