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I'm looking for a dress for a wedding...

(32 Posts)
pointydog Fri 31-Aug-07 18:07:27

... before I trawl the net, does anyone have any pointers?

I'm going to my sister's wedding soon and am looking for a dress, reasonably casual but lovely pattern and material.

1. Don't like my upper arms but would get wrap/shrug thing to go with
2. Like to show a little cleavage
3. Not short, not floor length
4. Would like either blues and greens or reds. I envisage pattern but could be single colour.
5. Think I would balk at over £120

ANy thoughts?

wildwoman Fri 31-Aug-07 18:11:38

what's your hair colour skin tone etc?

MrsBadger Fri 31-Aug-07 18:12:34

lovely print dresses in Monsoon atm
what shape are you?
how tall?
are you endowed with ample norks?

also some lovely things in Phase Eight but they may push the budget.

wildwoman Fri 31-Aug-07 18:13:47

bit of a bargin at £50

pointydog Fri 31-Aug-07 18:13:47

oh, I've not got good colouring.

Quite dark brown hair with blonde highlights (I'm a grey old mare really). Pale-ish skin, a bit ruddy. Have to tone it down.

12 to 14 but more of a 14 really. I think I have to admit that.

MrsBadger Fri 31-Aug-07 18:13:51

bottom left green wrap dress

wildwoman Fri 31-Aug-07 18:15:01

ooh I like that green one

pointydog Fri 31-Aug-07 18:15:49

I do like my tits, medium size, lovely shape, so a cleavage focus works for me.
5 ft 6
Very broad back. Waist a bit thick, disappointingly. I'm a sturdy shape.

Tea burning. Am grateful for ideas and will return to peruse.

wildwoman Fri 31-Aug-07 18:42:02

this would be flattering to your waist and fab for showing off your boobs!

pointydog Fri 31-Aug-07 18:59:56

this and this and this are my favourites. I'll try them on.

Although I think the green one will be unflattering for a broad-shouldered girl.

And I like the style of your green one, wild. If the pattern was a bit more wowy, it's appeal more. But worth a try.

pointydog Fri 31-Aug-07 19:00:41

(I try to avoid white or cream in a dress at all cost)

pointydog Fri 31-Aug-07 20:04:57

ooo that's a bit pricey but nice

pointydog Fri 31-Aug-07 20:06:23

oh now

tweed for a wedding??

pointydog Fri 31-Aug-07 20:08:35

I have never shopped at lk bennett

what are their sizes like?

MrsBadger Fri 31-Aug-07 20:09:12

[slaver] at lkbennett

tweed fine for day but might look weird at an evening bash

MrsBadger Fri 31-Aug-07 20:10:17


pointydog Fri 31-Aug-07 20:10:25


I do really like the look of that tweed dress.

I know. It would not do at all for a ceilidh. I'd have to sit in a corner with a long cigarette holder and red lipstick.

pointydog Fri 31-Aug-07 20:11:13

oh that is nice. A tad plain for a wedding.

PinkChick Fri 31-Aug-07 20:11:40

monssoon have some beautiful ones in i bought one for wedding ive just been too in cyprus, they did have a sale on recently dont know if still on tho?

pointydog Fri 31-Aug-07 20:13:35

yes I'll be looking in monsoon, pink. I was sort of waiting for the sale to be over, into autumn.

I'm going shopping in two weeks time.

With my mum who has bad taste.

PinkChick Fri 31-Aug-07 20:15:05

just caught you had seen them already!smile..i like the green and also the spotty one, the third i think for someone with good boobs would look frumpy, get them lifted and on displaywink

MrsBadger Fri 31-Aug-07 20:15:19

no such thing as 'too plain'
think elegant and understated
the colour makes it festive

pointydog Fri 31-Aug-07 20:16:58

oh do you think, no such thing as too plain?

I suppose something simple (like wild's green one too) I could get a lot of use out of afterwards.

And I like the opaque tights, chunky high heel look.

pointydog Fri 31-Aug-07 20:18:16

var diapppointed with phase eight.

coast and east verging on the bizarre.

pointydog Fri 31-Aug-07 20:19:35

yes I think you're right about that third one, pink

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