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Can anyone find me a bargainous wedding dress?

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chosenone Sat 19-Mar-16 21:34:37

The mission if anyone choose to accept it is to find me a nice decent enough dress to get married in.

I'm a size 14, 5 ft 8, 36 DD , hourglass figure. 40 years old. 2nd Marriage. My best bits are ny waist and my calves/ankles. I do not want to show my knees and I can only wear smallish heels.

I do not want a traditional wedding dress but I have looked at;, Asos bridal and the Phase Eight/Monsoon sales.
Anyone good at this type of thing??

starsinyourpies Sat 19-Mar-16 21:49:55

You might want to change the title (find not find!)

starsinyourpies Sat 19-Mar-16 21:50:25

Does it need to be white or cream? Budget?

chosenone Sat 19-Mar-16 21:52:35

Oh christ!! Find! I meant find!... white/cream/possibly gold/beige or baby pink

BikeRunSki Sat 19-Mar-16 21:54:33


BikeRunSki Sat 19-Mar-16 21:56:43

Anything here?

annandale Sat 19-Mar-16 21:57:53

Bit of a perennial on MN but vivien of holloway??

PacificDogwod Sat 19-Mar-16 21:58:06

You need StBustier

Loads of lovely cream/blush/pastelly coloured dresses on that site.
Not cheap, but lovely, accommodate those generous of bust and lovely quality.

I don't work for them, honest.

hootatoot Sat 19-Mar-16 22:00:50

This is cute and very cheap! They have some lovely 50s style ones too bit they might be a bit too short for you. They also have a gorgeous 20s style bridal but its nearly £200. Good luck!

PacificDogwod Sat 19-Mar-16 22:02:56

Same dress in ivory

Cariadity Sat 19-Mar-16 22:03:46

What about something like this?

I have a similar figure and nice ankles grin so went for something similar.

All the dresses on the site are under £500 (not exactly bargainous, but good for bridal!)

tethersend Sat 19-Mar-16 22:05:01

Try Chi Chi London

PacificDogwod Sat 19-Mar-16 22:05:36

How informal would you like to be?

We need more info grin

tethersend Sat 19-Mar-16 22:07:18


TheCraicDealer Sat 19-Mar-16 22:08:48

There's a brand called Needle and Thread who do lovely sparkly and embroidered dresses. They've just started a bridal line; I'm not sure if something like this might suit?

Alternatively if you'd prefer something more structured Chi Chi (link to asos page, pink and white) do some nice stuff and it's very reasonable. Go up a size and use the rest of the budget to get it tailored. That will make any dress look 10x the price!

Lurleene Sat 19-Mar-16 22:21:24

How bargainous?

This is £79

happyis Sat 19-Mar-16 22:23:49

We have very similar measurements!
I have a gorgeous dress that I bought from here at their brighton shop. I am a large 14, so found I was between the 14 & 16, so the lovely owner took in a size 16 for me and it was a perfect fit! Mine is made from silk tie fabric and it's really well made!

Elsie's attic is always coming up on my FB feed and they have some pretty dresses at great prices and I'm always looking on linky bop but have never bought from there either!

MrsLettuce Sat 19-Mar-16 22:39:33

somewhat OTT

almostthirty Sat 19-Mar-16 22:41:23

Are you anywhere near a monsoon outlet? Gorgeous dresses all under £80

MrsLettuce Sat 19-Mar-16 22:46:26

Oh, soft pink too.

floaty, bra problems?
maybe too pink
blush, nice pleating

happyis Sat 19-Mar-16 22:47:08

The needle and thread dresses are beautiful! (Sadly too short and stroppy for me)

How does the sizing for chi chi run?

chosenone Sat 19-Mar-16 22:50:57

Oh my god chi chi london is amazing!

chosenone Sat 19-Mar-16 22:53:35

Ooohhh mrslettuce biba at house of fraser looking good!

chosenone Sat 19-Mar-16 22:55:20

Yikes lurlene the Kaliko one is gorgeous!

chosenone Sat 19-Mar-16 22:57:36

Needle and thread and dig for victory both lovely. Waynmore affordablr tham Phase eight and Monson. Thanks ladies. Will get ordering asap

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