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Mu123 Tue 11-Apr-17 15:15:06

Im needing 2 new dresses for totally different events/social group.

Ive put on a bit of weight meaning my waist has virtually disappeared so my usually fitted dresses look a bit shit

Event 1 is a wedding for a mid 20s couple. So a youngish crowd so something fairy casual

Event 2 is my db's wedding. Future sil is from a fairly 'posh' background so want to look smart and also dont want to embarrass my db by looking like a twat.

Excuse the loungewear! Thats exactly why i need help blush

Corialanusburt Tue 11-Apr-17 15:25:59

This one for the posh wedding:
www.phase-eight.com/fcp/product/phase-eight/wedding-guest/deidra-embroidered-dress/203973891
This one for the casual one:
www.asos.com/asos-petite/asos-petite-lace-trim-pleated-midi-skater/prd/7147714?iid=7147714&clr=Blue&SearchQuery=&cid=13934&pgesize=36&pge=0&totalstyles=1029&gridsize=3&gridrow=8&gridcolumn=3

Corialanusburt Tue 11-Apr-17 15:28:21

Or this:
www.asos.com/asos/asos-kate-lace-midi-dress/prd/6376475?CTAref=We%20Recommend%20Carousel_1&featureref1=we%20recommend%20pers

MargotLovedTom1 Tue 11-Apr-17 15:30:55

You are very slim so I would imagine you could wear a sack and carry it off wink.

Mu123 Tue 11-Apr-17 15:42:29

corial I love the colours youve picked!! The flowers scare me a bit on the phase 8 dress,I might order it and see though. The first asos dress I hate the strange shoulder bits and the pleats, otherwise it would be a nice frock. Really like the second asos one, gonna order that!

Hah thanks margot I fear id end up looking like I was wearing a sack if left to my own devices.

burnishedsilver Tue 11-Apr-17 16:22:26

Navy again, coincidentally.

Whistles dress

burnishedsilver Tue 11-Apr-17 16:25:16

I think the Whistles dress might possibly do for both weddings with different hair, shoes and make up.

NinonDeLenclos Tue 11-Apr-17 16:56:32

What's the price range and the date?

Mu123 Tue 11-Apr-17 16:56:46

Oh im really not sure on that one, looks nice on the model though im only 5'5 so would prob be far too long. Incidentally i also dont know how to 'do' hair or make up sad

Nettletheelf Tue 11-Apr-17 17:05:59

There's nothing wrong with your figure. I like the Whistles dress best, followed by the Phase Eight one. Don't like either ASOS dress I'm afraid: the first looks 'inexpensive' and the sleeves on the second are a bit frumpy, I think.

Mu123 Tue 11-Apr-17 17:30:53

ninon first wedding next month, second one august. Probably max 150 on the basis that id be able to wear again at a later date.

nettle i think they both scare me a bit, just a bit too flowery and grown up iyswim. Im 30 ffs, i should know how to dress myself by now sad also think the lace might actually be asking for trouble, i'll have my dt's 2 at db's wedding.

I actually have a nice smart monsoon frock that i forgot about. Not sure if it suits me though

rightknockered Tue 11-Apr-17 17:37:02

I have that Whistles dress, and I'm just around 5'5", and it is just below the knee. It's not as delicate as it looks on that picture either.

burnishedsilver Tue 11-Apr-17 17:56:10

5'5" isn't short. You have a fabulous figure and you're young. There isn't much you cant wear. I think you should keep an open mind and try on all sorts of things. You might be surprised at what you look great in.

Don't stress over finding two outfits. Just find one that you're confident in.

burnishedsilver Tue 11-Apr-17 18:11:19

2 different styles -

[[www.coast-stores.com/p/brooke-bardot-dress/1763784 Red]

Blue

burnishedsilver Tue 11-Apr-17 18:12:10

Sorry, was missing a bracket.

Red

NinonDeLenclos Tue 11-Apr-17 18:45:48

What size are you - 6 - 8?

Mu123 Tue 11-Apr-17 19:48:32

right ah thats good to know.

burnished that is very red! I dont think i could pull that off. Usually go for blue, green, purple, salmony colours. I like the blue one though

ninon yeah 6 top, 8 bottom. Usually get a 6 in dresses

NinonDeLenclos Wed 12-Apr-17 10:49:13

There is literally nothing out there - I've looked on Selfridges, Harvey Nicks, House of Fraser, Reiss, Ted Baker, LK Bennett, Whistles, Hobbs, P8, Anthropologie, Matches, Outnet...

Lots of weird off the shoulder stuff, lace that looks like bridesmaid dresses, funny frills, giant florals.

In desperation:

Diane von Furstenberg

Ralph Lauren

Michael Kors

Diane von Furstenberg

Mu123 Thu 13-Apr-17 15:00:37

Sorry, broadband was getting changed over yesterday and id fallen asleep before we got connected.

ninon oh no, I bloody hate shopping too! Hmm out of those four id go for the ralph lauren, but my two fave go to dresses are very similar.

Might have to drag dd 6 shopping, she's got a good sense of style... wee shite grin

Mu123 Wed 19-Apr-17 13:19:51

Well its official, i look shit in loads of dif style frocks!!

UppityHumpty Wed 19-Apr-17 15:00:24

Try a peeplum dress. It will give you a waist. Love this one

www.missguided.co.uk/nude-one-shoulder-peplum-maxi-dress

fruityb Wed 19-Apr-17 15:03:00

The Kate dress from asos isn't as nice in person - I ordered them for possible bridesmaid dresses and they're polyester sacks. Not impressed!

Mu123 Wed 19-Apr-17 15:54:10

uppity i have v broad shoulders and those fatty armpit bits so would look awful in that!

fruity i ordered that one, thought it would be ok as its pretty simple ya know? But its a no from me too!

cansu Wed 19-Apr-17 17:39:54

Gosh. Your figure is absolutely fine! I would imagine you would look lovely in most things. The blue phase eight dress someone linked to was absolutely lovely though and would be suitable for either wedding.

fruityb Wed 19-Apr-17 17:52:25

mu123 I ordered the maxi version and it crackled when I unravelled it! Straight back! My girls might as well have been wearing a bin bag!

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