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Party dress for large of bum

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LedaP Mon 15-May-17 06:43:40


I am 35, smallish waist and large of bum. I have ginger hair, pale skin and very dark eyes.

My auntie is throwing a party in a few weeks. She is quite 'well to do' andbaleays looks amazing. Even at 7am.....not jealous at all grin . The party is for her husbands retirement, his friends are all very stylish and always well dressed.

I need a dress for this event. I have a budget of around £200 (would be happy if it came in under that) but no idea where to start. I am very much a 'live in gym wear' type. I work for myself and dont spend much time drssing up nicely.

I do have a pair of nude heels i would like to wear. I have also booked a friend who is a make up artist to do my make up.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

MrsELM21 Mon 15-May-17 06:55:18

Google the 'Hobbs Bella Dress' I just wore it for an event this weekend, it is absolutely beautiful and skims in all the right places!!

LedaP Mon 15-May-17 07:41:14

Thats really lovely. How did the top look? I am quite broad shouldered (probably should have said that) just wondering it that top would make me look wider.

ShotsFired Mon 15-May-17 07:58:54

I wore an empire line floor length gown to a party last year. It was a very bright colour and the bodice was covered in jewels.

It also skimmed my fat arse beautifully which helped me in my head. So even though I am obviously overweight, all people could see was the 1000-watt glam and that dazzled them! I have never had so many compliments in my life!

So whatever you do, do it Hollywood style and people won't even notice your bum, is my advice!

MrsELM21 Mon 15-May-17 21:42:50

Sorry, didn't see this until now, the whole thing looked lovely even if I do say so myself!

Fine on the shoulders, I don't usually harp on about things but it's honestly the nicest dress I've ever had! I got lots of compliments from strangers at the event too!

LedaP Mon 15-May-17 21:45:00

Thank you shots thats an excellent point.

And thanks Mrs. I am going to see if i can go try it on.

namechange20050 Mon 15-May-17 21:48:12

It's in the sale on John Lewis...

MrsELM21 Mon 15-May-17 21:49:40

Do! You won't be sorry! **Disclaimer, I had a right bloody faff getting it, there's even a thread on here about it called Hobbs Bella Dress! It might be tricky to find in a store and is possibly more of a but online and send back type of thing

MrsELM21 Mon 15-May-17 21:50:04

That's where I got mine from, the JL sale!

MrsELM21 Mon 15-May-17 21:52:11

Me again! If you do get it, it's quite a generous fit so just order your normal size rather than sizing up

WeeM Mon 15-May-17 21:55:17

Chi chi London is also worth a look. I got a lovely one a couple of years ago and it is so flattering and looks a lot dearer than it was. It's still one of my faves. Could use the extra budget for a new bag to match...!

LedaP Mon 15-May-17 22:12:50

Thanks Mrs you are a star.

Will check out chi chi now WeeM

I really appreciate the help. X

MrsLettuce Mon 15-May-17 22:18:29

What sort of event is it, are we talking black tie? Lunch?

LedaP Tue 16-May-17 05:35:49

Its not black tie. There isnt a dress code as such. I just know from past experience that everyone will be dressed up.

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