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How do you solve a problem like dressing Maria?!

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Reiltin Tue 21-Mar-17 10:56:49

I need a dress for a singing exam. I'm singing I Feel Pretty from West Side Story and I need a dress like Maria wore in the film. It doesn't need to be identical but something in that theme. The problem is that I'm a size 20 so most high street stores don't stock my size. Even if they had a suitable dress. Does anyone have any ideas of where I might find such a dress? Preferably one that doesn't cost a fortune?!

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BounceBounceSplishSplash Tue 21-Mar-17 17:37:43

This? Sorry but I can't work out what size it goes up to

www.vivienofholloway.com/women-c70/dresses-c10/1950s-halterneck-white-duchess-dress-p28

Reiltin Tue 21-Mar-17 19:00:45

It's gorgeous but a little out of my price range. Also, needs to be more ingenue, less Rizzo!

Reiltin Tue 21-Mar-17 19:00:56

Thanks though 😊

EnidButton Tue 21-Mar-17 19:03:00

What mirror where?

grin I'm no help sorry but love the idea. What is your budget?

ActuallyThatsSUPREMECommander Tue 21-Mar-17 19:05:06

Lindybop go up to size 26, are much cheaper and have loads of stuff in a vintage style.

This is the first one I clicked on but there are loooaaads more

ilovecherries Tue 21-Mar-17 19:06:44

Anything at Lady Voluptuous? I can see anything plain, they mostly seem to be patterned, but right era, I think.

comeagainforbigfudge Tue 21-Mar-17 19:07:34

would this work?

In fact there are probably a few styles on this site that might suit? I've never bought a dress from them so can't comment in how true to size they are.

EnidButton Tue 21-Mar-17 19:11:05

ASOS Curve have loads of dresses. You can narrow your search down by colour, length etc.

MyGastIsFlabbered Tue 21-Mar-17 19:11:11

Or this. I also looked at Lana, was trying to see if it came in different colours. Lindy bop are a bit on the small size, I'd order a size up to be sure. I've got several of their dresses, I love them.

katymac Tue 21-Mar-17 19:28:58

this is nice

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