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Super shoppers - can you help me recreate the 'feel' of this outfit?

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MrsFionaCharming Mon 30-Jan-17 23:59:05

I'm going to a masquerade ball (not for another month, but don't want a last minute panic!).

I really love the scene at the mask from Ever After, and that's the sort of outfit I'm hoping to recreate - but in a classy / not fancy dress kind of way if that makes sense?

There's a lot of really nice wings on etsy, but I'm struggling to find a dress that fits the 'feel'.

Thanks smile

Bleurghghghgh Tue 31-Jan-17 05:42:38

What's your budget? And can you post the wings you're looking at getting?

LiquoriceWheel Tue 31-Jan-17 07:14:44

I love that dress and film! There is a label called Needle and Thread and they have some long sleeve beaded dresses. However they don't have that lovely empire line like the movie costume. Maybe you could go to a bridal store and get a simple empire line dress and put a beaded bolero over the top?

MrsFionaCharming Tue 31-Jan-17 14:32:39

My budget is as cheap as possible... but probably up to £100 if I really love it.

I'm leaning towards these wings

www.etsy.com/uk/listing/289075065/dragonfly-wings-with-coloured-tips-made?ref=shop_home_active_40

But that shop have a lot of really nice ones.

MrsFionaCharming Tue 31-Jan-17 14:46:35

Some of those Needle&Thread dresses are stunning, but sadly well out of my budget.

everythingsgoingsouth Tue 31-Jan-17 15:39:58

www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ladies-Bronze-Long-Full-Length-Medieval-Queen-Fancy-Dress-Costume-Outfit-10-14-/121992670654?hash=item1c67546dbe:g:A4cAAOSw-jFXPyUn

could have a look on ebay--add some embellishments?

NewPantsforaNewYear Tue 31-Jan-17 15:49:45

What size are you?

eBay may be your best bet. Are you any good at sewing, as you could get a basic dress and other bits to get it looking more similar?!

NewPantsforaNewYear Tue 31-Jan-17 15:53:14

A starting point

FoolsandWorthlessLiars Tue 31-Jan-17 15:57:17

m.asos.com/maya/maya-delicate-embellished-maxi-dress-with-fishtail/prd/7140824?iid=7140824&affid=14179&channelref=product%20search&mk=abc¤cyid=1&gclid=CJuh9NXf7NECFS8z0wodAwQEMA
That would be quite pretty with wings?

NewPantsforaNewYear Tue 31-Jan-17 15:59:56

Size 8

NewPantsforaNewYear Tue 31-Jan-17 16:04:56

Sequins

FoolsandWorthlessLiars Tue 31-Jan-17 16:19:12

m.asos.com/maya/maya-delicate-embellished-maxi-dress-with-fishtail/prd/7140826?CTAref=We%20Recommend%20Carousel_1&featureref1=we%20recommend%20pers
That one is even cheaper !

cathyandclare Tue 31-Jan-17 16:54:24

[[ www.herdress.co.uk/empire-v-neck-floor-length-short-sleeves-chiffon-sequins-dresses-pon1407po595.html?ref=googleplauk&gclid=CKOqlsrn7NECFRXjGwod1n0Cpg This one?? ]] but in the more champagne colour

cathyandclare Tue 31-Jan-17 16:54:55

Link fail blush

NewPantsforaNewYear Tue 31-Jan-17 16:59:55

Or hire one?

MrsFionaCharming Tue 31-Jan-17 17:12:06

Oooh some of these are so pretty!

I'm definitely thinking embellished evening gown, rather than fancy dress.

I'm a size 12, but I've just found the maya one on ebay in my size, with a broken zip, but I imagine a dry cleaners could replace that? I've added it to my watch list.

LiquoriceWheel Tue 31-Jan-17 21:37:00

Oops sorry Op. It's way out of my budget too.Just living vicariously through S&B grin

Donthate Tue 31-Jan-17 23:00:00

www.asos.com/needle-thread/needle-thread-grecian-wrap-maxi-dress/prd/5045510?iid=5045510&clr=Creamdustpink&SearchQuery=needle%20and%20thread%20maxi&pgesize=30&pge=0&totalstyles=30&gridsize=3&gridrow=5&gridcolumn=3

FauxFox Wed 01-Feb-17 11:37:03

strapless
gold
plain and only £10

MrsFionaCharming Wed 01-Feb-17 16:10:37

I've found a few possibilities, but I'm not fully convinced by any of them:

strapless would need to fit perfectly not to be dragged down by the wings

possibly too pink?

also very pink

not certain it fits with the look, but possibly the most beautiful dress I've ever seen

same issue with strapless

quite simple

very not simple!

would have been great in a different colour

pretty nice

I've ordered this one, because it's only £8, but planning to keep looking as I think it's a risky choice

MrsFionaCharming Wed 01-Feb-17 16:10:58

I'm really glad all those links work!

FauxFox Wed 01-Feb-17 16:16:13

£8 one seems to be a bargain - would love to see/hear what it's like when it turns up...and store away ideas for DDs future prom that don't cost an arm and a leg grin

MrsFionaCharming Tue 21-Feb-17 16:11:39

Well I'm glad I didn't put too much in store by the £8 one!!

NewPantsforaNewYear Tue 21-Feb-17 18:50:35

Hmm, not quite the full Drew Barrymore, is it?!

Lucked Wed 22-Feb-17 01:28:22

This apricot not gold but sort out of whimsy.

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