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Amazing dress for posh wedding needed!

(18 Posts)
Sugarandsalt Tue 10-Jan-17 14:02:09

Have a wedding to go to in march, 5 star beautiful venue. Struggling to find anything I like especially.

I'm 5ft5, losing weight but probably a size 12. Narrow shoulders, large bust (30F/28FF), small waist, wide hips and enormous thighs/backside. Arms aren't great from the elbow up. I'm very very pale with dark hair.

Willing to spend a bit and willing to get something altered. Have no idea what even suits my new proportions so any ideas are welcome!

BringMeTea Tue 10-Jan-17 14:22:45

Folks usually recommend Vivienne Westwood Anglomania. Sounds like your shape would suit them. This is nice. I would avoid the 'Doric" dress at all costs... smile

Sugarandsalt Tue 10-Jan-17 14:27:00

I love that but think the neck might be a bit high for my bust. Also am fairly anxious about sleeveless as I don't like my arms. The general shape is lovely though.

Just looked at the Doric dress. OMG!

phoenixrisingeversoslowly Tue 10-Jan-17 14:32:45

sugar sounds like we have a similarish figure and bust size, though I don't have the thighs, weight is more on the tummy. Watching with interest...

BringMeTea Tue 10-Jan-17 14:53:20

Self-portrait have been popular for a while.

guest2013 Tue 10-Jan-17 15:47:51

Have a look at chi chi London.

user1471441955 Tue 10-Jan-17 16:03:09

Book an appointment with a personal shopper

minipie Tue 10-Jan-17 16:44:45

Sounds like you would look fab in a 1950s style

I second Chi Chi London - lots there that would suit your shape.

Ted Baker usually has some good options (but may not fit your boobs), Phase Eight sometimes has nice dresses (but avoid the safe mum of bride options).

All the vintage companies like Lindy Bop and The Pretty Dress Company are worth a look. Pretty Dress Company has a huge range so you could order loads to try on. if you want to spend more then these look fab.

Djangor Tue 10-Jan-17 16:58:27
Might be worth a try. I'm very curvy & the dresses fit me.

Chinesechicken15 Tue 10-Jan-17 17:59:14

Try pretty kitty fashion as well- lovely vintage style dresses.

DaisyBD Tue 10-Jan-17 18:01:56

I love the doric dress! maybe not for a wedding. I think your shape would suit vivienne westwood (mine doesn't, gah), and don't worry about arms! sleeves don't actually hide them anyway. It's all about confidence...

Fidelia Tue 10-Jan-17 18:14:53

You sound like a pear shape, and empire line suits pears best. If you're busty, then scoop neck is better than crossover style. Going for a plain darker bottom half helps balance out the pear as well.

BreakfastAtSquiffanys Tue 10-Jan-17 18:15:46

Re Chichi London.
They do a lot of skater dresses which would hide my hefty thighs (the rest of me is ok) but are they all as flared at the photos suggest?
I worry that they might be a bit too "girly" on aged me!

minipie Tue 10-Jan-17 20:34:53

are you a pear Fidelia? I'm a pear and empire line looks awful on me - I look pregnant. I need something with a waist as that's my slim bit, and it sounds like OP does too!

Breakfast I've tried a few skater styles from ChiChi, knee length or tea length only though rather than the short ones. Those lengths looked ladylike in a 1950s way, not little girly. I do think the really short ones could look a bit little girl.

AndNoneForGretchenWieners Tue 10-Jan-17 20:38:42

Something like this?

BreakfastAtSquiffanys Tue 10-Jan-17 20:56:24

Thanks minipie1950s is ok look. I wouldn't go for one of the short ones

Sugarandsalt Tue 10-Jan-17 21:14:26

Thanks everyone for your suggestions. I love the bombshell dress but would it work with saddlebags?

I'm not sure what shape I am really. I'm not quite an hourglass or a pear- measurements 37-27-40 but have saddlebags. Also have a post c section tummy. I've lost 4 stone since this time last year but I still look large, probably due to my strange proportions!

slug Tue 10-Jan-17 22:03:11

If you live in London I throughly recommend going to see these people They love dressing curvy and awkwardly shaped women

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