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Please find me a dress for a posh wedding

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Theycalledmethewildrose Fri 22-Sep-17 23:41:19

that is either 'traditional' guest or quirky.

I'm so stuck because I have put up weight and have gone from an eight to a ten and am now a size 12. I don't even know what I'd like but all I can find are bodycon dresses or wide skirted dresses (both make my hips and stomach look huge and round). I'd love a dress that looks sophisticated (no florals) like Meghan Markle sometimes wears), cap sleeves would be great.

Abi in EastEnders was wearing a lovely dress in tonight's funeral scene which is a style I really like if anybody watches EE.

Can anybody please help?

sleepwhenidie Fri 22-Sep-17 23:47:29

Budget?

Theycalledmethewildrose Fri 22-Sep-17 23:51:00

Oh gosh at this stage of desperation probably up to 120 but preferably under 100.

Apologies for the bad typing. My children seem to have poured something over my keyboard and every key is jamming.

tigercub50 Fri 22-Sep-17 23:53:54

If you are fairly short, you could try Precis Petite. I recently got a really lovely dress in the sale. And Monsoon has a half price sale on

Theycalledmethewildrose Fri 22-Sep-17 23:54:35

lookastic.co.uk/women/black-lace-bodycon-dress/shop/boutique-clare-lace-high-neck-bodycon-midi-dress-268418#

This is the type of dress I like but it doesn't like me......

Hardlyhangingon Fri 22-Sep-17 23:56:08

Cos? More classic modern than quirky but lovely stylish stuff

WaxOnFeckOff Fri 22-Sep-17 23:58:32

Something like this?

No idea who Meghan Markel is and I don't watch EE grin

www.phase-eight.com/fcp/product/phase-eight/shop-all-dresses/becky-lace-dress/203490351

Theycalledmethewildrose Sat 23-Sep-17 00:00:00

Most of my wardrobe is Cos but I can't find any dresses suitable for a wedding on it. Any of the others could be worn to worn and I really want something dressier. There is one that has pleats near the bottom. By the time I had it altered , the pleats would have disappeared!

WaxOnFeckOff Sat 23-Sep-17 00:00:09

or this?:
www.phase-eight.com/fcp/product/phase-eight/dresses/talia-embroidered-dress/203894781?locale=en

Theycalledmethewildrose Sat 23-Sep-17 00:00:13

*worn to work

WaxOnFeckOff Sat 23-Sep-17 00:01:47

Oh I hadn't seen your link when I posted mine!

Theycalledmethewildrose Sat 23-Sep-17 00:07:36

I'm unsure about Phase 8. I think I like the dress I initially linked because the higher neckline made it look more interesting. The cut around chest area is not for me however!

I'm sounding incredibly ungrateful which is not my intention. I think I'm really unsure what I want and therefore can't locate it. I'm hoping that something will jump out at me!

WaxOnFeckOff Sat 23-Sep-17 00:09:43

It's okay - i've been there!

What about this in terms of a bit quirky?

www.next.co.uk/g2640s3#153243

WaxOnFeckOff Sat 23-Sep-17 00:10:27

Ah ignore that - it's all sold out sad

WaxOnFeckOff Sat 23-Sep-17 00:11:24

www.next.co.uk/gl9352s7

WaxOnFeckOff Sat 23-Sep-17 00:13:13

too full?

www.next.co.uk/gl92376s4

WaxOnFeckOff Sat 23-Sep-17 00:17:07

www.johnlewis.com/coast-grove-print-scuba-midi-dress-monochrome/p3310296

PhilMitchellDeflating Sat 23-Sep-17 00:20:49

I think Abby was wearing a dress from chichi clothing? If not, it was pretty similar to this right?

Theycalledmethewildrose Sat 23-Sep-17 00:41:11

Thank you for all the links!
I have been admiring that chichi dress earlier this week. I thought Abi's one wasn't as full skirted but yes definitely similar.

puglife15 Sat 23-Sep-17 02:16:52

What colour do you want? Are you after a high neck in particular?

A fitted dress that isn't body con might work, like this

m.asos.com/paper-dolls/paper-dolls-bardot-midi-lace-dress/prd/8543345?clr=brightblue&SearchQuery=occasion%20dresses&pgesize=100&pge=1&totalstyles=559&gridsize=2&gridrow=27&gridcolumn=2

puglife15 Sat 23-Sep-17 02:18:48

I don't watch EE but this looks fairly similar to what you describe

m.asos.com/chi-chi-london-petite/chi-chi-london-petite-cap-sleeve-lace-pencil-dress-in-cutwork-lace-and-high-neck/prd/8607780?clr=navy&SearchQuery=Cap%20sleeve%20Lace%20dress&pgesize=29&pge=0&totalstyles=29&gridsize=2&gridrow=2&gridcolumn=2

Theycalledmethewildrose Sat 23-Sep-17 16:19:55

Thank you for all the links. I appreciate them and all the time you have spent helping.

Could I ask your opinions on the dress style I linked. Does it look cheap? I would keep it quite simple with high heels and a clutch. Jewellery would be small earrings and a bracelet

Skyllo30 Sat 23-Sep-17 16:25:29

The style doesn't look cheap but you need a bit of height to carry it off. I'm 5ft3, size 10 with big boobs and hips and that style looks awful on me.

I second Chi Chi London, I have a couple of their full skirted dresses and love them. I thought the midi length would make me look short but they don't. They look a lot more expensive than they are.

Theycalledmethewildrose Sat 23-Sep-17 16:33:18

Sky Have you tried the style of ChiChi linked by Pug?

I think a full skirted dress would make my hips look enormous.

Theycalledmethewildrose Sat 23-Sep-17 16:43:18

And just one more question. Does anyone know what the sizing of ChiChi is like? Big/small or true to size? Thank you.

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