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I can wear this as a wedding guest cant I?

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Laska5772 Mon 14-Mar-16 20:40:02


its this weekden.. havent tried it on yet but will tomorrow , hoping I wont be too busty for it ..

MrsRonBurgundy Mon 14-Mar-16 20:41:12

Definitely - it's lovely

UnderTheGreenwoodTree Mon 14-Mar-16 20:41:25

Yes, it's lovely.

Silvertap Mon 14-Mar-16 20:46:22

That's gorgeous

Laska5772 Mon 14-Mar-16 20:54:03

Great.. I know its expensive but I want to treat myself (and show off a bit grin!) as have lost quite a bit of weight since I last saw all the family in December..

Ihad something else to wear , but actually thats a bit big now and I saw it in window today , I hope they have my size , ( and I can get the boobage in it) I reckon ill need the L though as im a 12/14.. but 36D

NK5BM3 Mon 14-Mar-16 20:55:00

Love it laska!! smile

Laska5772 Mon 14-Mar-16 20:57:01

oh Hi NK.. ( im not spending money.. really.. DH said he'd buy it for me..wink )

ScarletForYa Mon 14-Mar-16 21:01:08

It's gorgeous! envywink

Out2pasture Mon 14-Mar-16 21:03:37


Laska5772 Mon 14-Mar-16 21:14:16

Great! a S&B Concensus then, ill report back on whether it looks ok on this non-model-like over 50 yr old .. (the model looks fab, but yes, shes a bit younger than me.. and my daughter probably grin)

bluebiro Mon 14-Mar-16 21:18:31

Lovely dress. Have you done a bra intervention as per the various MN threads? You say you're busty, but 36D really isn't a very big size. You may be a smaller back size & bigger cup size. For example, I'm a size 16 but wear a 32". It's just I know what a massive difference a correctly fitting bra makes! Sorry if you already have!

dudsville Mon 14-Mar-16 21:29:31

That is such a beautiful find op!

HappyGirlNow Mon 14-Mar-16 21:33:07

Love it! grin

NK5BM3 Mon 14-Mar-16 21:42:47

laska promise I won't tell the others!!!!! wink

ScarlettDarling Mon 14-Mar-16 21:45:06

Ooh I love that. V classy.

Laska5772 Mon 14-Mar-16 21:50:45

blue yes I have looked inthe past , but it seems to be right , Im a 35 under the bust and 40 around , I think im doing it correctly..
34 bras are definately too tight and D seems to be the best fit..

NK its ok.. I fessed up!! (anyway I havent bought it yet..wink)

leccybill Mon 14-Mar-16 21:51:38

Gorgeous dress. Ditch the silly top knot though!

Laska5772 Mon 14-Mar-16 22:34:29

oh no.. I measured incorrectly ..ive done the bra thing again now.. I think I might be a 34 FF or G! shock

MamaLazarou Mon 14-Mar-16 22:34:48

It's lovely. Will you be warm enough?

Laska5772 Tue 15-Mar-16 18:56:42

So I bought It ! its lovely and really flattering.. it was a bit sad that i did have to get the largest size (5) for the boobs and the under band around the ribs, which means its is slightly big on the hips , but its not too big , just not 'bodycon' tight. (and actually I think thats more flattering on me at my advanced age)

It certainly comes up small though. If you look at the 'Teds size' on the website I would have thought i'd need a 3 or 4 . I am normally in 12 or 14 in other shops now. but 'Teds size' shows the one I have as equivalent to a 16! .So am bit sad to be in the largest size after all that dieting !(....but its only label vanity....blush ),

Also I may ( though this wont be until after the event i need it for this weekend ) get a couple of inches taken off the hem .. Im 5'5 and its mid calf on me nearly (but still looks great with heels)

Dead Pleased! My first ever 'designer name' dress! Hopefully i'll knock 'em dead on Friday

I also did a bra intervention and went shopping , ended up still with a 36 as the 34s were definately far too tight but an F cup! and yes, it does look much better ..

bluebiro Tue 15-Mar-16 19:46:17

Glad the bra remeasuring worked out! It really is a very nice dress - I'm sure you'll look fab.

ProjectGainsborough Wed 16-Mar-16 06:59:26

Don't think I've ever seen MN consensus on a dress! It's lovely, you're going to knock em dead.

Ilovetorrentialrain Wed 16-Mar-16 08:42:05

OP that dress is gorgeous! I particularly like the squared off neckline. It's fab. Will you wear a jacket over it? I'm only asking as I'm in a wedding guest guest quandary myself over what to put over a Ted Baker dress (not this same one, mine is plain blue).

You will look fab.

(Agree their sizing is bonkers, just ignore the number!)

cressetmama Wed 16-Mar-16 09:37:21

Love the dress, and some of the others. I need something for my niece's wedding this summer, and I may have to make a trip to Ted Baker to try on and decide whether they are suitable for a lady of mature years!

Laska5772 Wed 16-Mar-16 20:36:29

Ilovetorrentialrain, i tried it with a dressy draped jacket I had , but it didnt look right to me., Also its probably going to be cold at least in the church. Ive decided to wear my cropped black cashmere cardi , and ill have a coat also. I think the cardi looks the best of all ive tried , especially as it has 3/4 sleeves. However it wil be warm in the receoption venue , I dont expect ill need any thing over it there , but do also have a pashmina if I do .

cresset mama im sure they will be im in my late 50s!

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