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I have another thread going about songs for our wedding but please all knowing vipers can you help me find a dress?
It's a fairly casual wedding. I still want to wear an ivory dress but something fairly simple. This is the closest dress I've found although it's slightly too plain, I would like a deeper and different shaped scoop to the back and not made in chiffon but possibly a satin.
mrsj I looked at Monsoon but they are either sleeveless or they have sleeves but aren't backless. On the one dress that is both sleeveless and backless the backless bit is a cut out, rather than backless from the shoulders if that makes sense?
Oblomov I'm in my 40s, petite, size 10 but I have boobs and a bum iyswim? Must have sleeves, even if as in the photo they are lace sleeves. As I am busty empire line at the front would be good, rather than from the waist. Must be maxi but no train or anything longer than floor length. Ivory would be good but I would also consider pale silvery/gold colours. If it helps I am an HOC blue spring so I can wear silver or gold. I would like the fabric to be heavier than chiffon so a heavy silk would be good or satin. As for neckline I would like a straighter neck.
Ah well Fenella I'm lucky, my budget is pretty elastic but I'd rather stick with something cheaper.
Claire the Alice Temperley dresses are lovely but nothing really jumps out at me.
I also like this Ghost dress but it doesn't have sleeves. It flares out at the back, which is lovely but because I am short it would flare out at the knees, rather than the thighs as it should do and even the most talented seamstress probably can't make it flare out from the thighs on me as there wouldn't be enough fabric. I like the empire line shape at the front.
Have you considered buying a dress without sleeves and having a dress maker add lace sleeves? My MIL had lace sleeves added to a sleeveless formal dress and it made an amazing difference. It wouldn't be anywhere near as expensive as having a dress made and they would prob make small alterations to dress which would just make it perfect for your shape.