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Please help me find a maxi dress!

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Wilberforce2 Mon 09-May-16 15:03:56

Ok so I am about 3 stone over weight (size 16/18) and I have a wedding next month and a christening in August (completely different people so one dress is ok). I need a lovely maxi dress but cannot find one anywhere that doesn't make me look pregnant (if anyone asks me when I'm due I'm going to cry)!!

I tried the Gwenda Lace Dress from Phase Eight and it looked shocking sad

No budget as such as long as it looks nice!!

Thanks! I'm

justaweeone Mon 09-May-16 15:14:03

Did you try any of the other phase eight dresses on?

YorkieDorkie Mon 09-May-16 15:26:22

Monsoons are really well structured.

mrsmortis Mon 09-May-16 15:33:35

Does it have to be a maxi dress?

I'm a 16 and hourglass. I recently bought this one:

It doesn't look like it does on the model. But I really like it.

If you have time I can recommend a visit to a personal shopper at a big department store. When I've needed an occasion dress in the past they've suggested things that I wouldn't have tried on without their suggestion or that looked awful on the hanger but brilliant on.

Startingover2016 Mon 09-May-16 15:36:54

I was also going to suggest monsoon. Boden have a lovely one similar to a version I got about four years ago and still get complimented on.

justaweeone Mon 09-May-16 15:37:53

This is nice,mon_1.2/9500306108]

justaweeone Mon 09-May-16 15:41:58


Wilberforce2 Mon 09-May-16 17:36:31

So sorry I'm not being rude I had to do school run and I now have a 2 year old with a massive temperature! Will sit down in a bit and read through replies x

Wilberforce2 Mon 09-May-16 20:34:34

Hi, so sorry I didn't get back on here earlier.

It doesn't have to be a maxi dress I just thought that would be my best bet, I never wear dresses I'm a real jeans and converse person so that with being overweight is turning this dress hunt into a real nightmare!!

I love that Phase Eight dress and would never in a million years think of trying it on, maybe I need to go into shops and try stuff instead of ordering online. Love the idea of a personal shopper but I'm a bit embarrassed blush

I bought a couple this morning from Debenhams but I just don't love them and they aren't at all flattering.

The link to the Monsoon one isn't working!

Thanks for trying I do think I need to go shopping!

justaweeone Mon 09-May-16 20:49:15

Will try again,mon_1.2/9500306108]
I know what you mean about finding a personal shopper difficult and embarrassing, I would hate it!!
What I have done in the past is order loads from house of Fraser and debenhams and tried them on at home.
What colours and styles etc do you like ?

FirstTimeMummy25 Mon 09-May-16 21:04:26,size:

This is nice a summery

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