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Please help me find a wedding dress

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Fromsqualorwithlove Thu 01-Sep-16 20:06:45

Hopefully a few of you are up for a challenge grin

I am a pear shaped size 16 with a very heavy bottom half. My top half is ok but at least a size smaller and my arms are a bit chunky so I think sleeves would be a good idea.

I have a typical English Rose complexion, very dark hair and pale but red toned skin.

I'm getting married in October in southern Spain so it will be warm but not too hot. It doesn't have to be a traditional dress but something special.

My budget can be as high as £500 but ideally something nearer £200.

Any ideas?

maggiethemagpie Thu 01-Sep-16 20:14:51

Needle and Thread. Excellent quality / price bridal gowns.

WipsGlitter Thu 01-Sep-16 20:20:30

Have you looked at asos / phase eight / monsoon / debenhams?

romanvilla Thu 01-Sep-16 20:22:55

This is a bargain
but you'd have to try it on, it might look like a nightie.

or this is gorgeous. O/S online but I bet JL could find one

IzzyIsBusy Thu 01-Sep-16 20:23:28


OlennasWimple Thu 01-Sep-16 20:28:30

You might want to ask MNHQ to get this moved over into Style & Beauty smile

imsorryiasked Thu 01-Sep-16 20:32:13

Have a look at these from Lindy Bop

OlennasWimple Thu 01-Sep-16 20:37:28

Short sleeves but the embroidered top should help "balance" you out, and the cut out back will prevent it being too hot

Fromsqualorwithlove Thu 01-Sep-16 20:44:17

It isn't in style and beauty? It says it is this end. How odd.

acatcalledjohn Thu 01-Sep-16 20:49:47

How about something like this from notonthehighstreet?

Fromsqualorwithlove Thu 01-Sep-16 21:16:15

I love the look of the needle and thread dresses.

I like the not on the high street dress too. Not sure if it's a little too fussy for me though.

I love Lindy Bop dresses too but I hate my legs so I think I'd feel better in something longer.

acatcalledjohn Thu 01-Sep-16 21:49:14

They do say a fussier top half balances out a pear shape, which is why I linked it smile

OlennasWimple Thu 01-Sep-16 22:08:25

Sorry, this is in S&B (was posting on two wedding dress threads simultaneously and got mixed up blush)

IntelligentPutty Thu 01-Sep-16 22:56:20

Take a look at
Got my wedding dress from there (pearly queen) felt like a million dollars. Great for the hotel small wedding we had. But they do longer styles too.
And some lovely real pics on the website. Prices between 250 and 500.


LollyMcLolface Sun 04-Sep-16 17:16:21

Have a look at Wed 2 b if you have one nearby.

FitbitAddict Sun 04-Sep-16 17:18:05

Kitty and Dulcie only go up to a size 14 though.

Pinkcadillac Sun 04-Sep-16 18:40:55

this is nice:

Pinkcadillac Sun 04-Sep-16 18:43:56

this is very sweet but not long,mon_40.1/9502564608

Sentry70 Sun 04-Sep-16 18:51:59

It sounds as if we might be body twins OP! I've just bought this to get married in this October. I have left it very late!

It's quite nice and flowy, although very long. I am 5 ft 6 and even with 5 inch heels on it's too long, so I'll have to have it taken up. No sleeves I know, but worth a look perhaps.

thegoodnameshadgone Sun 04-Sep-16 18:54:04

I had mine made online after I'd picked it. Ordered it two inches bigger all over and had a seamstress alter it. I was five months pregnant at the the. She added a couple of bits and changed it ever so slightly.

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