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Wanna help me pick a dress for BIL's wedding?

(30 Posts)
Squirrelfruitandnutkin Sat 14-Oct-17 20:31:51

BIL is getting married soon-ish. It'll be a fairly fancy affair. I need a new dress.
Last wedding I went to I had a lovely cobalt blue tulip dress (with pockets!) from coast. I loved it!

Would thing be suitable for a winter wedding guest? And if so, what could I wear with it to keep warm?

Any suggestions on dresses/ accessories gratefully received. I do not like dress shopping!

http://www.closetlondon.com/multi-bird-print-tulip-dress-with-tie-back.html?utm_source=google_shopping&961=153&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI0-7y--vw1gIVLBbTCh1ZuQIkEAQYAiABEgJqefD_BwE

Squirrelfruitandnutkin Sat 14-Oct-17 20:32:47

Sorry typo - first dress was from closet not coast!

CountFosco Sat 14-Oct-17 20:41:03

Gorgeous dress. The safe option for shoes/bag is navy or nude/pink. The daring option is yellow. I'd go one safe, one daring. Don't have bag and shoes matching.

You'll need a jacket as well, either a fairly classic navy jacket or something fake fur in navy or pink? Fake fur I. Yellow might be a bit much!

Think since the dress is quite a statement I'd keep jewellery quite simple.

Squirrelfruitandnutkin Sat 14-Oct-17 21:07:07

Thanks Fosco!
I'm not 100% on it but will prob order to try it on.

Any other suggestions?

Squirrelfruitandnutkin Wed 18-Oct-17 20:17:55

Bugger. It's sold out of my size. Back to the drawing board. sad

Squirrelfruitandnutkin Wed 18-Oct-17 21:29:06

Any thoughts on this one? I'm not sure how it'll look with my broad shoulders. 😬
m.asos.com/chi-chi-london/chi-chi-london-midi-dress-in-jacquard-with-mandarin-neck-detail/prd/8517244?clr=multi&SearchQuery=Chi%20chi%20jacquard&pgesize=5&pge=0&totalstyles=5&gridsize=2&gridrow=1&gridcolumn=1

gingerbreadmam Wed 18-Oct-17 21:33:44

not keen on the new one. the neck line is too high i think.

gingerbreadmam Wed 18-Oct-17 21:36:01

very pretty www.tedbaker.com/uk/Womens/Clothing/Dresses/ROUBY-Kyoto-Gardens-skater-dress-Navy/p/137658-NAVY

Squirrelfruitandnutkin Wed 18-Oct-17 21:38:44

Not keen on that one- the gathered bits aren't for me. And it's too £££. Weddings are few ans far between at the minute so no chance of a second wear to justify the £

Swearwolf Wed 18-Oct-17 21:39:39

I wore the navy version of this to a wedding recently and absolutely loved it, it was so easy to wear and looked great, and twirled out nicely when dancing grin

Squirrelfruitandnutkin Wed 18-Oct-17 21:44:33

That's a definite maybe. I like navy. Will it be weird if dh and ds are in navy suits and dd has a navy dress too? (Dd's isn't bought yet but she's been pretty picky for a 6yo!)

MingeFog Wed 18-Oct-17 21:56:01

JolieMoi have LOADS of lovely dresses, and you can buy them from the website for a big discount (presumably the ones that didn't go in concessions). I got an £80 for £25 for an upcoming wedding.

MingeFog Wed 18-Oct-17 21:56:31

*£80 dress, oops!

Swearwolf Wed 18-Oct-17 21:59:07

I don't think too much navy would be odd, especially if accessorised differently.

Squirrelfruitandnutkin Wed 18-Oct-17 22:10:23

Will check out jolie moi - it's a bit hard to spot how to filter the dresses by size/ colour so will save that for another day. Thanks!

What I'm hoping for is to find a dress that's a bit different. Not the usual coast/ phase8 type thing iyswim. possibly the moon on a stick too smile

BubblesBuddy Thu 19-Oct-17 00:04:22

Reiss, Whistles, Self Portrait or Maje will all be less common. If it's a fancy do - Self portrait.

Squirrelfruitandnutkin Thu 19-Oct-17 06:49:15

bubbles they're all way too £££ unfortunately

Wishfulmakeupping Thu 19-Oct-17 06:51:33

I really like the first one and the suggestion of wearing yellow with it

flumpybear Thu 19-Oct-17 07:06:53

Unlike the bird one - ted baker is nice too but a little short perhaps for a wedding ??

Mcakes Thu 19-Oct-17 07:21:30

Have you tried ebay for pricier brands (Reid's, Whistles etc)?
If you're not keen on wearing used clothes, you can choose to see only 'Brand New With Tags'. You can search by size etc and it will also suggest other brands you may not have thought of. The only downside I can think of is no ability to return if you don't like it. But you can always relist it yourself.
May be worth a peek?

Squirrelfruitandnutkin Thu 19-Oct-17 08:31:28

Ebay is no good as I am definitely between an 8-10 and sometimes a 12 if it's cut small across the back. So I'd need to try and return.
Relisting myself is a pita which I don't have the time to do properly to guarantee getting my money back iyswim.
wishful the bird one is my favourite so far but not available in my size.

Dizzy2014 Thu 19-Oct-17 12:53:02

Have alook at Damsel in a dress, they have a website and are available from House of Fraser and John Lewis. Jolie Moi have a really good sale at the moment.
I wore this dress yesterday to my husband's graduation
www.damselinadress.co.uk/sale/sale-all/feather_print_dress.htm

Good luck x

Squirrelfruitandnutkin Thu 19-Oct-17 16:39:02

I can't spend more than about £75ish. As I'll need shoes, jacket/wrap and then there's dh and the dcs to kit out too.
Damsel in a dress is too ££ sadly.

Intomyarms Thu 19-Oct-17 19:09:58

What shape are you OO?

I was at a wedding recently and apart from the beide’s dress, the nicest dress there (unfortunately not one I was wearing!) was a midi length tulle skirt and a sparkly top. There were other variations of this but the lengths were too short. The midi looked classier and prettier. It really stood out.!

Squirrelfruitandnutkin Thu 19-Oct-17 19:17:21

In 5foot 2, size 8-10. Fairly broad shoulders for my size. Long body short legs.
I'll probably wear a small ish heel but I expect I'll be in charge of several children (mine and those of bridesmaid) so won't go very high plus I hate heels

What do you suggest? I'm out of ideas and feeling very in inspired. sad

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