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Wedding dress help. I don't really like wedding dresses!

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CoffeeAtLukes Tue 20-Sep-16 23:08:22

Please can anyone give me ideas of where to look?

I like the things at needle and thread but nothing is quite right. They are definitely in the right direction though.

I like simple clothes, nothing too patterned or fussy. Definitely nothing strapless. I'd like to wear a light colour but it doesn't have to be white. I'm sort of picturing a very pale yellow but that might just be a pipe dream.

nearlyhellokitty Tue 20-Sep-16 23:11:10


Lucked Tue 20-Sep-16 23:13:18

Well yellow is an unusual colour, there is this for less than £30 but I think getting the style you want in yellow may be tough.

Have you been into an wedding dress shops?. Some area awful if you don't want strapless and traditional but there are plenty of good ones. Plus given that you are open to colour you could consider a bridesmaids dress which would be cheaper.

Lucked Tue 20-Sep-16 23:15:14

More yellow

Lucked Tue 20-Sep-16 23:15:59

Not so pale

ftmsoon Tue 20-Sep-16 23:17:32

Lucked that first one is beautiful, OP would look bridal at an amazing price!

Lucked Tue 20-Sep-16 23:17:35

Sorry not sure ASOS links work one is

TFNC Tall WEDDING Prom Midi Dress With Embellished Shoulder

And the other

Maya Vintage Embellished Maxi Dress

sonlypuppyfat Tue 20-Sep-16 23:17:55

Amen to not strapless I'm a church bellringer and every single bride looks like they are sharing the same dress

Lucked Tue 20-Sep-16 23:18:44

Yes but I have now realised that it is out of stock!!

Lucked Tue 20-Sep-16 23:21:41

I am having fun, more yellow out there than I would have guessed!

the outnet

CoffeeAtLukes Tue 20-Sep-16 23:22:39

I haven't even really thought about a budget. Under £500 probably. I don't really want to spend too much.

Yellow is a strange choice I agree! I haven't been into any shops yet. I've just looked in the windows and been totally underwhelmed but yes, I should go in and see.

I like the one in the third link but it's maybe just a bit sparkly. It is a nice shape though.

Lucked Tue 20-Sep-16 23:22:48


Lucked Tue 20-Sep-16 23:28:29

More like the needle and thread type dress marchesa which is a bit more like the needle and thread dresses

CoffeeAtLukes Tue 20-Sep-16 23:29:37

The outnet one is gorgeous!

Lucked Tue 20-Sep-16 23:31:21

Just seen your budget this is lovely but I would change the belt.

CoffeeAtLukes Tue 20-Sep-16 23:31:47

All the outnet ones are lovely in fact. I do like sleeves on a dress. I'm worried yellow and sleeves might be too much though.

Stevie77 Tue 20-Sep-16 23:35:34

Where are you based? There's a great bridal shop where I live and she often has colour wedding dresses on display, as well as other really funky wedding dresses. It's in south Manchester.

mangomay Tue 20-Sep-16 23:39:24

What are your feelings on grey? This one by mint velvet is beautiful. Elegant without being showy, a little embellished but not overkill.

mangomay Tue 20-Sep-16 23:40:39

Or this coast yellow one. Shorter length, and quite lacy but still fairly understated I'd say...

mangomay Tue 20-Sep-16 23:46:04

This is pretty, short again.

Or any of these Maids to Measure, all pale colours but no yellow...

mangomay Tue 20-Sep-16 23:46:29

Sorry, I'm done now!

Let us know if you find something OP smile

CoffeeAtLukes Tue 20-Sep-16 23:46:30

I'm in Scotland.

I'm not adverse to grey. I wear it a lot in fact! Grey would look nice with the colours in dp's kilt actually.

What do people think of this I sort of love it but I have looked at about 5000 pictures of dresses today so have started to go a bit crazy I think.

mangomay Tue 20-Sep-16 23:53:07

I think that's beautiful! Definitely not a traditional wedding dress. How big are your boobs? Sounds like an odd question, but looking at that dress there's very little in the way of room for big babylons 😂

PaperdollCartoon Tue 20-Sep-16 23:53:27

I love that OP! So unusual but actually still looks quite weddingy. Both those Marchessa ones are stunning as well. I say wear whatever you want, break the mold!

mangomay Tue 20-Sep-16 23:54:46

Ahhh my DP is wearing a kilt when we get married. I'm not Scottish but I'm so excited at the prospect of thistles in my bouquet and tartan ribbons in DDs hair.

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