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SIl's wedding in July. I'm not very glanourois

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parrotonmyshoulder Sun 03-Apr-16 21:00:19

The women of the family are very glamorous. I don't fit in with my usual scruffy look! They dress up for Sunday lunch, evenings at each other's houses and shopping.

A new dress for me is an event and, God, buying new shoes! Ugh!

However, I am prepared to make the effort, of course!

I suit maxi dresses (I think). The last dress I bought was a navy maxi for a ball and it was lovely. Maxi dresses mean no worrying about legs (not very shapely) and less worry about footwear (terribly ugly feet and can only manage low heels).

I'm 5'6", size 8, dark hair (pixie), 'winter' colouring (HOC). My best colours are raspberry, dark red/ burgundy, royal blue, navy, charcoal.

Budget for dress under £100. If shoes can be worn other than at the wedding then all the better.

Any ideas? Thanks.

parrotonmyshoulder Sun 03-Apr-16 21:00:42

Title should say 'glamorous'!

Laska5772 Sun 03-Apr-16 21:09:41

Monsoon might be worth looking at ?
heres one in navy

AuntieMaggie Sun 03-Apr-16 21:41:22

what about asos?

this is nice

MrsLettuce Sun 03-Apr-16 22:01:33

too glam?
still too much?

parrotonmyshoulder Sun 03-Apr-16 22:03:38

I like all those linked to so far. But do they look right for a wedding? Not too ball gowny?

MrsLettuce Sun 03-Apr-16 22:11:00

It's hard to know! Is there a dress code? You just said 'glamourous'!

something along the lines of this would be more typically weddingy but it's not what I'd call glam. Nice though.

Louise43210 Sun 03-Apr-16 22:12:38

No, they're fine :-). I like the Mango and Monsoon ones. (You sound sweetly like my family who shudder at the idea of dressing up and even consider jeans a smart option as usually joggers are the norm).

Milzilla Sun 03-Apr-16 22:17:02

Look up Virgos Lounge on asos!

minipie Sun 03-Apr-16 22:17:27

Have a look at Chi chi clothing - loads of wedding guest type dresses, mostly knee length or maxi so good for non fab legs. John Lewis stock some but their own website has lots more styles.

Laska5772 Sun 03-Apr-16 22:21:10

I do think shorter legnth would be better for a July wedding. Do you think you could get the legs out a bit? with neutral tights , a contrast pasmina or cardi ( maybe in raspberrry and navy block heels this would look good
or this
If you want a more 'casual' maxi how about this?

Laska5772 Sun 03-Apr-16 22:24:29

sorry this was the second one I meant to link to

parrotonmyshoulder Mon 04-Apr-16 00:08:14

Thanks. I'll browse those links properly tomorrow. No dress code, Mrs Lettuce. I just meant that the rest of the family are very glamorous. I don't want to look dull!

readyforno2 Mon 04-Apr-16 00:47:27

The last dress Mrs posted is gorgeous.

parrotonmyshoulder Mon 04-Apr-16 21:39:14

Now I'm starting to worry that a maxi would look like I'm pretending to be a bridesmaid! Especially in the colours I like!

Maybe I need to brave the legs thing after all.

I suit fitted shorter dresses - look like a little girl dressing up if I try skater dresses or flared things.

MrsLettuce Mon 04-Apr-16 21:46:29

A shorter dress would make it a lot easier to do glam without being totally OTT

this is an amazing dress. It's over budget but you might have black shoes already so I'm linking anyway.

MrsLettuce Mon 04-Apr-16 21:49:23

Oh, yeah, forgot about the whole 'colours' thing. Sorry. Hmm. Do you prefer print or block colour?

ChopOrNot Mon 04-Apr-16 21:58:59

I love, love, love this

MrsLettuce Mon 04-Apr-16 22:00:51

Oh that's great Chop! I fear we're on a No Black rule though.

ChopOrNot Mon 04-Apr-16 22:14:30

Blue/White top though...

MrsLettuce Mon 04-Apr-16 22:17:26

Ah, have got me screen light turned down low for a headache. Didn't notice blush TBH I preferred it monochrome.

parrotonmyshoulder Mon 04-Apr-16 22:20:52

Oh I really like those last two! I don't think I can have black though.
Thanks for trying!

Donthate Mon 04-Apr-16 22:28:52

This is lovely. I'll look for shoes

ScarlettDarling Mon 04-Apr-16 22:32:42

this dress in navy blue is very glamorous and a total bargain in the sale!

ScarlettDarling Mon 04-Apr-16 22:36:28

Here's a picture of it.

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