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KedsAndTubeSocks Mon 03-Feb-20 14:39:22

Could someone please help me find an outfit for a wedding in a couple of weeks? I usually wear jeans, and don't like dressing up, but would really like to make an effort for this occasion.
I'm 5' 8", probably a 14 on top and 12 for trousers. I have broad shoulders, small boobs and no waistline. I will probably need dress, wrap, shoes, maybe bag. Shoes are always a bit of a problem. I'm middle-aged, so nothing too short please.
Budget - don't really know. I begrudge spending too much on something which will only be worn once.
Any suggestions please?

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justaweeone Mon 03-Feb-20 14:43:33

A few questions
What type of wedding, is it very formal
What colours do you like/patterns
Do you like fitted or floaty things
What's your normal style for casual wear
Etc

justaweeone Mon 03-Feb-20 14:45:38

https://www.wallis.co.uk/en/wluk/product/dresses-265974/blue-animal-print-midi-dress-9461259
Do you like this OP?

ChidiAnagonye Mon 03-Feb-20 14:46:46

www.warehouse.co.uk/gb/sale/dresses/belted-midi-dress/036271.html?dwvar_036271_color=62&cgid=sale-dresses

What about something like that?

KedsAndTubeSocks Mon 03-Feb-20 14:47:27

Thanks @justaweeone.
No idea - probably not.
I'd live in dark red or olive green if I could. Don't particularly like patterns, but I'm trying to get out of my comfort zone a bit.
I normally wear skinny jeans and a big jumper.

I don't need a hat do I?

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Cookiedough123 Mon 03-Feb-20 14:49:21

Whenever I want a nice dress to wear I always go to debenhams as there are so many brands there and so much choice. I'm not far from the trafford centre where there is a huge store.

KedsAndTubeSocks Mon 03-Feb-20 14:50:34

I like the Wallis one @justaweeone, but does it look too school-teacher-y for a wedding? I really have no idea!
@ChidiAnagonye Belts really don't help me, unfortunatley. I'd look like a man in a frock in that dress. No offence to men who like to wear frocks, it's just not the look I'm going for. Thanks though

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KedsAndTubeSocks Mon 03-Feb-20 14:52:15

What about those dresses with a funky pattern on the skirt? You know, like black cats or fruit. Where would I get one of those?

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mumcop Mon 03-Feb-20 14:53:16

Love the blue one 😍

youngestisapsycho Mon 03-Feb-20 14:54:09

Does it have to be a dress if you're not comfortable in them?
I don't wear dresses. Only been to a few weddings but I've always worn trousers.

justaweeone Mon 03-Feb-20 15:04:38

What about a jumpsuit?

KedsAndTubeSocks Mon 03-Feb-20 15:06:29

yeah, maybe. I'm open to suggesstions!

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justaweeone Mon 03-Feb-20 15:08:09

https://www.next.co.uk/g5970s10?itm=896206#896206

justaweeone Mon 03-Feb-20 15:11:49

https://www.phase-eight.com/product/gracen-palm-print-jumpsuit-209047493.html#cgid=wedding-guest&sz=60&start=0&pid=209047493&pos=9

justaweeone Mon 03-Feb-20 15:15:06

https://www.coastfashion.com/twist-front-jumpsuit/ACC99399.html

You don't need a hat!

justaweeone Mon 03-Feb-20 15:16:09

https://www.coastfashion.com/printed-twist-front-jumpsuit/ACC99400.html

justaweeone Mon 03-Feb-20 15:17:19

https://www.coastfashion.com/woven-wide-leg-culotte-jumpsuit/ACC99748-2.html?color=293

Colette Mon 03-Feb-20 15:17:54

www.jigsaw-online.com/product/satin-tux-jumpsuit/J39908_GN102
Jumpsuit I've been lusting after

leadbetter5 Mon 03-Feb-20 15:18:21

I wouldn't do a hat or a wrap, bit old fashioned!

If you are more comfortable in a jumpsuit or a suit, then go for it.

Colette Mon 03-Feb-20 15:19:23

Red coast one is lovely

KedsAndTubeSocks Mon 03-Feb-20 15:32:49

Ooh, I'm liking the jumpsuits thanks. What do I wear over it, so I don't get cold, if wraps are passé?

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KedsAndTubeSocks Mon 03-Feb-20 15:35:57

I'm on the school run. I'll look properly later thanks.

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justaweeone Mon 03-Feb-20 15:37:39

I'd brave it without anything but you could wear a blazer.
Regarding shoes, you commented that they might be an issue, is there a reason why?

JKScot4 Mon 03-Feb-20 15:41:53

I like this style
prettykittyfashion.co.uk/collections/dresses/products/dark-green-floral-cap-sleeve-crossover-v-neck-wrap-top-swing-dress

KedsAndTubeSocks Mon 03-Feb-20 16:32:37

@justaweeone last wedding I went to I was freezing, so I want an option to cover up!
Re: shoes, I have size 9s, can't walk in heels and have skinny heels so I need a strap or I just step out of them as I walk. I tend to wear trainers, flip flops or boots.

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