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Special dress - help please!

(23 Posts)
PressEscape Sun 26-Jul-15 08:43:46

I don't know where to look for this dress.

I'm a bridesmaid (the only one) at my friend's wedding in September. She doesn't want the traditional bridesmaid dress. Any ideas where I could look, please?

I'm 38 years old, 5 ft 5" and a size 14-16.

Help, please! Thank you!

Lweji Sun 26-Jul-15 17:56:07

Is there a colour scheme?

If you are the only one, why not just get a dress you'd wear for a wedding?

To be completely non-traditional, you should wear a wedding dress, though. wink Think Pippa. grin

tethersend Sun 26-Jul-15 18:00:52

What sort of dress is the bride wearing?

PressEscape Sun 26-Jul-15 20:01:32

Thanks both. The bride is in traditional white, but it's a very small wedding with no colour scheme. Which shops do you recommend, please? Thanks.

LettuceLaughton Sun 26-Jul-15 20:07:09

What sort of style do you like? Colours? Budget? Sleeves or sleeveless?

tethersend Sun 26-Jul-15 20:17:15

It really depends on what you want (sleeves? Length?) And on the type of dress the bride is wearing (full length? Silky? Lacy?)

...and of course, on your budget.

An idea of your colouring would also help smile

Lucked Sun 26-Jul-15 20:20:09

Personally I would create a little shortlist and then run them by bride.

I need a budget!!

Lweji Sun 26-Jul-15 20:21:21

But she does want a dress that is recognisably bridesmaid?

Budget would also help...

PressEscape Sun 26-Jul-15 20:42:26

Unfortunately I can't really go much over £100. The bride likes floral, I like mid-length sleeves at least.

Any colour.

I'm pear-shaped unfortunately.

Thanks so much everyone

PressEscape Sun 26-Jul-15 20:43:28

Apparently it doesn't have to be traditionally bridesmaid-like

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Sun 26-Jul-15 20:45:46

If you're paying, it should be something that you'll wear again. What kind of dresses do you usually like? Colours?

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Sun 26-Jul-15 20:52:16

Too boring?

PressEscape Sun 26-Jul-15 20:59:51

That's lovely, but a bit plain I think. Thanks though.

I like things that aren't too figure-hugging, and maybe a bit fifties in style - flared skirt, maybe?

PurpleDaisies Sun 26-Jul-15 21:05:34

This might be a bit too pricey but sort of floral, not too traditional, full skirt, elbow sleeves and much more beautiful in real life (I have the coral dress with budgies on from the same designer).

FadedRed Sun 26-Jul-15 21:05:57

House of Frazer have lots of lovely stuff in their sale, but it ends tonight.
This is the first one I liked of loads and loads,default,pd.html

PressEscape Sun 26-Jul-15 21:30:18

Thank you. I LOVE that Poppy England dress, but can't quite afford it, unfortunately. Beautiful though.

Thanks, I'll have a look at the sale. I'm not sure that maxi dress would suit me. Thanks though.

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Sun 26-Jul-15 21:36:44

Gorgeous and a total bargain but no sleeves

Lovely print but only tiny sleeves

Pretty green silk Would need to see on - the shape might be a bit frumpy.

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Sun 26-Jul-15 21:39:07

red short sleeves

Surelynotabridezilla Sun 26-Jul-15 21:46:08

this is beautiful, I actually considered it for my bridesmaids as it was just their style, and they could easily wear it again. In the sale too!

tethersend Sun 26-Jul-15 21:58:24

any good?

tethersend Sun 26-Jul-15 22:03:20


RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Sun 26-Jul-15 22:05:42

Or maybe a statement skirt instead?

This is gorgeous irl

AppleSnapple Sun 26-Jul-15 22:42:27

Surely, that is gorgeous!

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