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If you are large of nork, where do you buy dresses from?

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NapoleonsNose Mon 27-Feb-17 20:37:54

Other than Pepperberry whose dress selection at the moment is far from inspiring. I'm looking for something for a spring wedding and am a size 16 on the bottom but with 36H boobs. Most size guides tell me that I need a 22 which will be massive. Trying to lose a bit of weight, a stone odd down sice January, but sadly nothing off my boobs yet.

Epictantrum Mon 27-Feb-17 20:49:08

phase 8 have quite generous provision for boobs I find.
Also Boden, but that is a bit more hit and miss size wise.
I agree, Pepperberry currently very uninspiring. I need a dress for a wedding as well and am having similar problems.

NapoleonsNose Mon 27-Feb-17 20:58:26

Thanks Epic. I've got my eye on a couple of sale dresses in Phase Eight so might have to buy a couple to try and see how they fit. I'm looking at the stretchy wrap over ones they do but some of the patterns are hideous!

BikeRunSki Mon 27-Feb-17 21:05:25

I haven't bought anything from them yet, but another MNer pointed me at biubiu when I posted similar. Check out their size guide, the sizings are not the bra sizes the terminology suggests.

ThornyBird Mon 27-Feb-17 21:08:43

I'm a tall size18/20 with 38G. I have dresses from Joules, Monsoon and Boden that people comment (nicely) on. They are all empire v-neck crossover style in jersey so they hug my boobs then hang nicely over my arse and belly. They are all fairly true to size too (i.e. 18 or 20).

I have some from Seasalt too but have to size up as I find them wide on the hip but narrow on my shoulders.

ThornyBird Mon 27-Feb-17 21:10:02

Just reread your op properly and see it's for a wedding - so ignore my suggestions, they're more casual dresses!

Sorry blush

Wolpertinger Mon 27-Feb-17 21:10:51

I'm a size 16, 34H and usually fit Phase Eight 16 easily.

KatharinaRosalie Mon 27-Feb-17 21:16:15

Half of my wardrobe is from Esprit, their clothes seem to have more room for boobs.
www.esprit.co.uk/womenswear/dresses/weddings-special-occasions

NewPantsforaNewYear Mon 27-Feb-17 21:49:10

I've posted this link before but some of these dresses are good for the well endowed and the staff are lovely.
deadlyisthefemale.com/product-category/clothing/dresses/

I love this one

TheFallenMadonna Mon 27-Feb-17 21:54:17

Jaeger or Finery for "posh".

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