This is page 1 of 1 (This thread has 16 messages.)
Whether you’re a beauty novice or a confirmed fashionista, this topic is for consulting Mumsnetters on all things style-related. Plus, check out our Swears By page for the inside track on the next Mumsnet must-have.
Finally got round to booking the wedding after 10 years and 3 kids later!! Its in the middle of summer at a registry office - any ideas what to wear or where to buy it? I'm in my early 30's, tall with pale celtic complexion - a definite size 14 but maybe i might be down at a 12 if i keep up with the exercise till then. I'm in the NW of England.
If you want a Wedding Dress it often pays to go to a proper bridal shop and try on a bunch of different styles as what you think will suit you may look ghastly on and vice versa. You needn't buy from there, just note the shapes that work and go somewhere cheaper.
Or BHS has some surprisingly nice stuff.
If you wanted something a bit less trad, Ghost have beautiful summer dresses with a kind of floaty boho vibe.
Or you do what my mates did and have a charity shop wedding dress theme! It was hilarious! We all camped in a field in the IOW and wore mad outfits, had costume changes and wore wellies etc. Great laugh.
If you go to 'virgin' bride in Manchester (just up the road from monsoon) they have loads of 'tea' length dresses and they are gorgeous. You can get them in pretty much any style, any colour - worth a visit if just to try on loads of different things to find out what you like best and look good in
Perhaps worth booking an appointment with a personal shopper at a big department store. If you are near to London then Selfridges has a lot of different brands or perhaps a local John Lewis. Basically you tell them the sort of item you need and they will make suggestions. No obligation to buy.
thnaks for all those suggestions! i had thought of coast and since we're only having a very small wedding there's less chance of someone turning up in the same outfit!! The last wedding i went too every other woman was in a coast outfit! Might try booking a personal shopper at selfridges or john lewis in manchester