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please help me find a bridesmaid dress

(25 Posts)
dressmeinblueplease Thu 28-Jan-16 19:20:32

my friend is getting married in a couple of months and I am one of the bridesmaids. she bought me a beautiful pale blue dress but unfortunately it's FAR too small (this is my own fault for telling her to order it in a certain size. wishful thinking)

She's happy for me to buy a replacement but I don't know where to start. I was hoping to pick your s&b brains!

All the bridesmaids are in different dresses but in similar colours (see pic). Some are a little more pale grey but are all basically along the lines of this blue.

I am fat blush and feel like I won't look nice in anything but maybe someone here can direct me to a dress that might flatter a size 18-20...

thank you!

MNetter15 Thu 28-Jan-16 19:26:29

I don't see anything in your picture, sorry, but I'm certain you'll find one at (try online)

House of Fraser

My sil had exactly the same issue with her bm dress last year and bought an almost identical one from debenhams.

LettuceLaughton Thu 28-Jan-16 19:32:34

What sort of style are you after?

DianaT1969 Thu 28-Jan-16 19:50:35

Try Lindy Bop - the 50s shape always looks great on a curvy figure.
You do need to buy one size up with Lindy Bop in my opinion.

I'm sure you'll look absolutely beautiful and you have a couple of months to increase your activity levels before the big day. Just the psychological effect of being more active and toned will boost your confidence. This blog is inspiring for plus size clothing ideas
She rocks everything she wears.

NewYearSameMe Thu 28-Jan-16 20:00:57

Are the other bridesmaids in very different styles, or are there some common features e.g. long/short, sleeves/sleeveless, shiny/glittery, understated/glamorous?

NewYearSameMe Thu 28-Jan-16 20:02:07

Is this to glam?

NewYearSameMe Thu 28-Jan-16 20:03:53

I like this one too.

BikeRunSki Thu 28-Jan-16 20:08:34

Phase 8? Actually there are a few possibilities in that colour on Phase 8 website, but no filter for the shade of blue.

Phase 8 Blue Dresses

NewYearSameMe Thu 28-Jan-16 20:29:20


ChristineDePisan Fri 29-Jan-16 01:12:45

What is the budget and what sort of style do you normally like?

ChristineDePisan Fri 29-Jan-16 01:22:45

J Crew silk chiffon

dressmeinblueplease Fri 29-Jan-16 11:56:30

Thank you all, will have a good look at the links after work. Keep em coming! smile

PrimalLass Fri 29-Jan-16 15:51:07

This is lovely.

LoadsaBlusher Fri 29-Jan-16 17:11:07

Chi chi clothing has some lovely baby blue tea length dresses and they do a curve range

dressmeinblueplease Fri 29-Jan-16 20:03:09

to answer some questions about info I forgot to give (sorry);

- I can't really afford to spend more than £100 but I was hoping to find something under £70 if possible
- it doesn't have to be a particular style as all the dresses are different but it would maybe look odd if it was very very embellished or with long sleeves etc, as the other dresses are knee length (ish) and not 'blingy'.
- I can't really say what style of dress I usually like as I rarely wear them! I'm basically just looking for something that's as flattering as possible (so straight at the shoulder sleeveless would make my arms look tubbier than a halter neck for example)

LoadsaBlusher Fri 29-Jan-16 20:13:09

Most of the Chi Chi range is around the £70 mark ...

LoadsaBlusher Fri 29-Jan-16 20:19:44

£22.50 in ASOS sale
Chi Chi curve

Mindgone Sat 30-Jan-16 09:52:36

Find a fabric you love and a clever dressmaker to make you look fab!

dressmeinblueplease Sat 30-Jan-16 12:28:31

I considered a dress maker but wouldn't they be really expensive? The cost of making it plus the material? I have no idea how much a dressmaker charges

dressmeinblueplease Sat 30-Jan-16 12:29:01

Thank you loadsa, I'd never heard of chi chi but have seen a few on there that look like contenders smile

Summer23 Sat 30-Jan-16 13:19:00

Just another idea, I can recommend this site they supply to many bridal shops but if you order direct you'll save money. The dresses come from America so you need to give yourself plenty of time for delivery and make sure you order a good size. Really nice quality and a whole range of colours and styles.

LazySusan11 Sat 30-Jan-16 13:43:04

Something like this in the light sky blue?

dressmeinblueplease Sat 30-Jan-16 15:16:46

We have got the dress!! bride saw one online and ordered it on a whim, tried it on today and it's lovely! Needs a bit of alteration but really pleased smile
Thanks for the advice

BikeRunSki Sat 30-Jan-16 19:18:22

Have you got a link ?

dressmeinblueplease Sat 30-Jan-16 21:23:45,16&Rf-300=1970&sh=0&pge=0&pgesize=50&sort=-1&clr=Grey&totalstyles=5&gridsize=3&un_jtt_v_frompage=0

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