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Mother of the bride - plus size. Please help!

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ForeverDolphinLove Tue 31-May-16 21:08:43

I'm trying to help my Mum find a nice dress for my sisters wedding. She found a lovely one after searching for ages but it's sold out and isn't being restocked sad

She's 55, a size 24, and wants a maxi dress with some sort of sleeve. Preferably to the elbow or just slightly above. Needs to tie in with the colour scheme somehow, which is blue and silver (I think any kind of blue will do as the original dress she found was navy and white).

Can anyone help? I've tried ASOS, Littlewoods and Dorothy Perkins but nothing is suitable. She usually shops at Marisota and other similar places so I thought you lot might know some shops we've not thought of smile

have you tried online places such as Kaleidoscope, simply be etc.

LadyAntonella Tue 31-May-16 21:12:41

What is budget please?

Polka dots? Sorry for weird link! I'm on my phone.

LadyPenelope68 Tue 31-May-16 21:12:58

What about this from ASOS

LadyPenelope68 Tue 31-May-16 21:14:04

Or this from Simply Be,size:

LadyAntonella Tue 31-May-16 21:14:05,default,pd.html

Or this^^ sequinned one?

LadyAntonella Tue 31-May-16 21:16:43

I like this but it seems ridiculously cheap... Bit too plain?

ForeverDolphinLove Tue 31-May-16 21:17:37

Wow thanks for the quick replies!

Polka dot isn't dressy enough apparently. I already showed her the ASOS lace sleeve one which is gorgeous but sleeves are too short! She's already seen the red lace and doesn't like it sad Sequin one also gorgeous but too expensive.

Sorry forgot to put budget in my original post. Under £70 would be brilliant but I think she could possibly go to £100.

ForeverDolphinLove Tue 31-May-16 21:19:09

Lady I like that but she hates those dresses. She reckons it looks like you've got your dress tucked in your knickers by accident grin

LadyAntonella Tue 31-May-16 21:19:32,size:24

This is available in the grey size 24. smile.

LadyAntonella Tue 31-May-16 21:20:28

Haha I see what she means! I still like them though.

ForeverDolphinLove Tue 31-May-16 21:20:45

Won't wear grey as it washes her out. This is so bloody difficult! Thank you so much for helping me though.

LadyPenelope68 Tue 31-May-16 21:21:32

Lol @ knickers in dress!

LadyPenelope68 Tue 31-May-16 21:23:06

Shane there's no blue in that last one as its lovely. Grey looks like a nightie to me 😜

LadyAntonella Tue 31-May-16 21:23:38

Ah no worries! I think MOB outfits are harder than the bride's!!!

What did she think of the sequinned one in blue? This one:,default,pd.html?_$ja=tsid:45090%7Ckw:Skimlinks%7Ccgn:78888&awinDCS=3100_1464726126_2e54d3644f6e1aefe54258a66b5e288a%7C%7C0%7C%7C0%7C%7C0%7C%7Cskim470X756X76d51e8339a772e8b30fa602d3104fe9&awc=3100_1464726126_2e54d3644f6e1aefe54258a66b5e288a&cm_mmc=AWIN-_-Deeplink-_-NULL-_-NULL&istCompanyId=17910aed-1bae-4362-9580-b523eb87a91e&istItemId=imrqpqmx&istBid=t

LadyAntonella Tue 31-May-16 21:25:01

Oh sorry - just read, too expensive!

ForeverDolphinLove Tue 31-May-16 21:25:27

I love the HofF one but yes too expensive. Have sent it her anyway!

LadyPenelope68 Tue 31-May-16 21:25:54

This one is nice and within budget

LadyPenelope68 Tue 31-May-16 21:27:03

Different blue

ForeverDolphinLove Tue 31-May-16 21:27:22

Very nice but need sleeves sad I've seen loads of beautiful ones without sleeves! Sorry for being so difficult.

LadyPenelope68 Tue 31-May-16 21:27:42

ForeverDolphinLove Tue 31-May-16 21:28:16

That last brighter blue one is promising!

MrsLettuce Tue 31-May-16 21:29:18

this? I think it'd work really well with the blue and scheme.

LadyPenelope68 Tue 31-May-16 21:30:10

They've got it in a deeper blue as well:

LadyAntonella Tue 31-May-16 21:30:31

Yes, that brighter blue one is really nice.

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