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winklegirl Sun 26-Mar-17 10:05:22

Anyone fancy helping to find me one?

I'm getting married on 29th April - 5 weeks away. Very low key event, we've been together 20 years and have 2 kids, at the registry office and afternoon reception in local art gallery.

I don't want a traditional wedding dress but do want something special that I feel good in. I'm 5'2 and a 12/14, pear shaped. My favourite current dress that I feel really suits me is similar to this from Wallis, very silky and skimming, think described as "fit and flare":
www.wallis.co.uk/en/wluk/product/stone-pebble-polka-dot-fit-and-flare-dress-6371147?bi=0&ps=20&Ntt=fit%20and%20flare

I like the kind of patterns that are around at the moment with white background and then flowers or butterflies on them like this one:
www.wallis.co.uk/en/wluk/product/ivory-butterfly-print-fit-and-flare-dress-6436033?bi=0&ps=20

I will go any try on the similar dresses from Wallis, but kind of think I ought to find something a bit more special for my wedding (and happy to spend a bit more money than £45!).

Has anyone seen any similar dresses around?

Thanks so much!

SimplyNigella Sun 26-Mar-17 13:04:52

I think the butterfly dress is very pretty. It looks quite Ted Baker-ish, have you looked there?

Notjustuser1458393875 Sun 26-Mar-17 13:06:41

Coast. Loads of lovely fit and flare dresses there, good quality and well cut.

CantChoose Sun 26-Mar-17 13:28:18

Some of the modern vintage shops have dresses similar to your description. I'd have a look at phase eight, too

Friolero Sun 26-Mar-17 13:47:16

Are any of these any good?

http://www.houseoffraser.co.uk/Gina+Bacconi+Cream+red+linen+effect+burn+out+dress/264280101,default,pd.htmlhttps://www.coast-stores.com/p/atrani-print-dress/17223980_https://www.coast-stores.com/p/el-cristo-print-cotton-dress/1778798

http://www.phase-eight.com/fcp/product/phase-eight/floral-dresses/piper-jacquard-dress/204092000#dvt

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Friolero Sun 26-Mar-17 13:48:41

I'm not sure what's happened with the links there, they've all got mixed up, sorry!

imsorryiasked Sun 26-Mar-17 14:24:05

this one

AllPizzasGreatAndSmall Sun 26-Mar-17 14:25:20

Ted Baker

There are lots of other lovely dresses there as well.

thedaffsareout Sun 26-Mar-17 17:32:20

This one?
https://www.lkbennett.com/Collections/Clothing/Dresses/Corin-Blue-Cotton-Silk-Dress/p/CDCORINCOTTONSILKPrintAndaman%20Blue

Fingermoose Sun 26-Mar-17 18:01:38

John Lewis have some nice ones - here's one by Hobbs and Yumi.

Fletcherl Sun 26-Mar-17 20:55:13

Loving the LK Bennet one.

SorrelSoup Sun 26-Mar-17 21:01:17

www.chichiclothing.com/products/Chi-Chi-Jessye-Dress.html

Loads on this website.

AltCarbon Sun 26-Mar-17 21:11:14

Going on the idea of white with a print here are a few suggestions ...
www.elsiesattic.co.uk/product/humming-bird-vintage-style-audrey-dress/
www.elsiesattic.co.uk/product/white-butterfly-tea-dress/
www.asos.com/darling/darling-floral-skater-dress/prd/7094199?iid=7094199&clr=Whitemulti&SearchQuery=asos%20floral%20dress&pgesize=16&pge=1&totalstyles=52&gridsize=3&gridrow=3&gridcolumn=3

ChocolateSherberts2017 Sun 26-Mar-17 21:19:40

The LK Bennett one with the yellow embroidery is stunning, it looks bridal without being traditionalist bridal iyswim. The only thing to bear in mind is to avoid buying a dress that a guest might wear. Shops like Ted Baker & Coast are traditionally wedding guest attire shops so don't buy your wedding dress from there.

fedupandnogin Sun 26-Mar-17 21:23:39

Just thinking about your height and size (similar to me), just wondered about this one? www.wallis.co.uk/en/wluk/product/petite-265975/petite-pink-floral-dip-hem-dress-6399999?bi=0&ps=20

AltCarbon Sun 26-Mar-17 21:42:47

Or you could consider separates and choose a statement skirt ...
uk.monsoon.co.uk/view/product/uk_catalog/mon_13.21/2417404616
www.asos.com/ted-baker/ted-baker-petale-skirt/prd/7776075?iid=7776075&clr=Ivory&SearchQuery=Floral%20skirt%20ted%20bake&pgesize=2&pge=0&totalstyles=2&gridsize=3&gridrow=1&gridcolumn=2
www.elsiesattic.co.uk/product/retro-peony-printed-midi-skirt/

winklegirl Sun 26-Mar-17 22:27:53

Thanks all lots of great suggestions there. I will follow them up....

I hve tried a few Phase Eight dresses, but not the one suggested by Friolero - like the other dress too.

Notjust - not tired Coast yet....

Fingermoose - I tried on the Hobbs Confetti dress yesterday, and it was really lovely design wise, but maybe a little stiff fabric wise to suit me - probably need something a bit silkier (more synthetic?!), but may go back to it...

I haven't looked at Yumi yet.....that one looks lovely

Daffs - that one might be a bit long for me, but worth looking into...do like the design.

Pizzas - that's lovely, will have a look at Ted baker....

Imsorry - lovely too...

Friolero - think links worked fine, more lovely dresses...

Lovely, lovely, lovely - just what I needed - thanks so much x

winklegirl Sun 26-Mar-17 22:57:31

Ooo and even more ideas have been posted since I started my reply before bathtime and have just finished it at last....

Chocolate - I hadn't even looked it in the yellow/cream colour option, so thanks for that, lovely - might see if I can find it in real life to try on... Good point too about what guests might be buying, so maybe I ought to go for something a bit pricier and then that will hopefully rule that out!

Altcarbon - lovely, but think they might not suit my generous hips, also look a bit like my SIL's wedding dress a few years ago, so kind of what to go for something slightly different to those.

Fedupandnoggin - might try that style on, wouldn't usually go for a hem like that.

Sorrelsoup - not come across chichi before, thanks.

xxxx

Fingermoose Sun 26-Mar-17 23:03:33

Good luck OP. I just wanted to drop this in - only because I think it's beautiful but I'm too tall, fat and skint to buy it, but it might make a very special occasion dress eye watering expensive but lovely

winklegirl Sun 26-Mar-17 23:18:40

Ah thanks Fingermouse...another lovely one to follow up. Not too expensive in the scheme of things when you looking for a wedding dress, and definitely won't duplicate any guests in that :-)

Florabelle Mon 27-Mar-17 12:21:53

These skirts and tops are beautiful for something weddingy but a bit different and come in different colour choices
www.net-a-porter.com/gb/en/product/849230

Kione Mon 27-Mar-17 14:06:19

I asked the same advice here, very similar situation and I got this from The Outnet

ChardonnayKnickertonSmythe Mon 27-Mar-17 15:11:38

Oh yes, Needle And Thread are lovely for that type of thing.

winklegirl Tue 28-Mar-17 16:00:13

Thanks Florabelle

winklegirl Tue 28-Mar-17 16:00:43

and thanks Kione

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