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High Street Wedding Dresses

(16 Posts)
LastMinuteDottCom Wed 13-Dec-17 01:22:19

I'm pretty new to Mumsnet and I'd like to thank the community in general for highlighting the practical/security reasons for marriage.

I've always been a Disney dreamer - love, castles, dress of the century type, but the recent birth of my 3rd child and finding Mumsnet has changed all of that

As a stay at home mum, I'm aware just how vulnerable my position is, and a few recent incidents have brought this reality home.

As a result, I've pushed for us to book a wedding. Although it's not my fairy tale, I'm keen to get it done.

Naturally this last minute approach has left me with limited with dress options. I have a C-section overhang/general mess so I would like something structured. I'm also big of boob so something that accommodates a bra is essential.

Because of time, I need something from the high street, and on a budget.

We'll do a 'big' event over the summer, but for now I need something affordable yet wedding-y, and I'm not bothered whether it's long or short.

Do you have any non obvious shop suggestions?

I've got 3 weeks.


Notreallyhappy Wed 13-Dec-17 07:21:29

I had mine from monsoon under £200.
Have you looked on online debenhams do a range to.
There are lots of occasion dresses about now that could be suitable

Notreallyhappy Wed 13-Dec-17 07:22:48

Misguided and asos do a line too.

hedlesschicken Wed 13-Dec-17 07:29:43

Congratulations!! How exciting to be getting married 👰

A lot of bridal shops have sale rails. I had
mine from off it. Mine was mori lee dress and not a bed price....

Ted baker
John Lewis

These all do wedding dresses

CrabappleCake Wed 13-Dec-17 07:31:40

I got a dress in the sale at Debenhams, £70 and with a bit of empire line to skim.

VivienneWestwoodsKnickers Wed 13-Dec-17 07:36:58

What's the budget?

Wed2B is a wedding dress shop where you buy off the rack for about £600. They are dotted about the country.

YCAWS Wed 13-Dec-17 07:40:01

What size are you OP? I've got a £2k dress I want to sell cheap!!

gunsandbanjos Wed 13-Dec-17 07:43:42

Coast!!! I got married last Saturday in a skirt and top from coasts bridesmaid section.
The skirts are really high waisted so will sit over and hide the area you’re uncomfortable with. I got so many compliments on it, I wore the blush colour.

starsinyourpies Wed 13-Dec-17 07:45:32

Phase 8 is another option, not sure if they have it in the shops but definitely online. My friend had one and it looked amazing.

Rioja2511 Wed 13-Dec-17 07:47:52

Agree with Wed2B - I recently got married in one of their dresses. They have lots of designs in different sizes, you buy off the rail and then if you want alterations they give you a list of local recommended dressmakers.

Out of all the bridal shops I went to they were the most helpful and had a dress closely matching what I wanted to compliment my curvy figure xx

gunsandbanjos Wed 13-Dec-17 07:48:22
This is very similar to what I wore but it was the longer version of the skirt.
Plus with separates if you need a bigger size on top it’s easier to accommodate.

Writersblock2 Wed 13-Dec-17 07:49:08

Check EBay. I got a designer dress for £250 and it’s perfect. Alterations are costing an additional £150.

ChocolateButton15 Wed 13-Dec-17 07:49:29

I got mine from asos for £70. There is some really nice wedding stuff on asos. Chi Chi London (online shop) do lovely wedding dresses too. I got my accessories (sparkly headband and shoes) from Dorothy Perkins

ClareB83 Wed 13-Dec-17 07:51:58

Dorothy Perkins do some too although the photos on their website are pants. Look on the department store websites instead.

Definitely call your local wedding dress shops too. I tried on a really traditional dress at one shop was available there and then for £150 on their sale rack.

LastMinuteDottCom Wed 13-Dec-17 22:20:49

Thank you all.

I have spent hours trawling through the obvious high st/online stores ASOS, Missguided etc.

The problem is, even if sold in larger sizes, their fabrics and cuts are made with the perfectly slim in mind.

I was after some non obvious choices and Chi Chi London is great. I've got 3 on their way to me now! I'll also take a trip to Wed2be if those don't work out. Their dresses look beautiful!

ClareB83 Thu 14-Dec-17 07:19:50

Have a look at Adrianna Papell on John Lewis if it doesn't need to be traditional.

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