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hopetobeabride Mon 20-Apr-20 16:07:31


Help a woman out pleeeease!

I'm due to get married in a few months Covid dependant and I really need a dress. I have a £500 budget, it's going to be quite a relaxed and intimate affair but I'd still like to look like a bride.

Can the stylish people in my phone give me some ideas, places to shop. I'm quite tall and lean, doesn't have to be a bridal dress but something light in colour with a sense of occasion!

Thank you

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sneeuw Mon 20-Apr-20 16:09:19

Phase 8 bridal? Can get them delivered to try on which would also be helpful now.

I reckon there should be some good deals around too - if not now, then soon!

sneeuw Mon 20-Apr-20 16:10:25

In fact there's 25% off at P8 now!

Thinkle Mon 20-Apr-20 16:15:00

If you filter John Lewis dresses by white and maxi it has loads of wedding dresses including phase eight and whistles but also.. Ghost... these in particular look stunning and I imagine if you are tall and lean you will look like a super model in one

acatcalledjohn Mon 20-Apr-20 16:18:58

Dorothy Perkins also have a wedding dress collection. Not as nice as Phase Eight IMHO but still, budget friendly and perfectly nice dresses for something off the rack.

acatcalledjohn Mon 20-Apr-20 16:20:39

Just looked at Monsoon and they have done nice ones too!

PerditaProvokesEnmity Mon 20-Apr-20 16:21:22

Needle and Thread has some lovely things. Their non-bridal dresses are noticeably cheaper and just as pretty as the wedding dresses.

hopetobeabride Mon 20-Apr-20 17:44:33

Thank you all! I'll have a good look this evening

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Swiftier Mon 20-Apr-20 18:25:06

Have you looked at Whistles?

I also love Sezane:

PaulinePetrovaPosey Mon 20-Apr-20 18:31:17

Needle and Thread! I had one of their non-wedding dresses for a wedding dress, and they're great if you're tall and skinny.

This is gorgeous

Or I'd love to be brave enough for this

acatcalledjohn Mon 20-Apr-20 20:24:33

@Swiftier thank you for the Sezane link. That is going in my favourites. They look fab!

Ikeameatballs Mon 20-Apr-20 20:26:33

Have you looked at Wed2be? A lot of their dresses are around £500.

nanbread Mon 20-Apr-20 20:43:44

Monsoon is a bit hit and miss, worth a look through.

Jenny Packham at Debenhams has a few styles, if you like sequins - like this

BHLDN (Beholden) is a USA brand but has some gorgeous affordable dresses. Not sure about cost of shipping etc.

Isolatedbunny Mon 20-Apr-20 20:49:17

Check out the website "Still White". It's a used wedding dress site. Also try "Preowned Wedding Dresses".

nanbread Mon 20-Apr-20 20:52:02

Also check out H&M who have a few, French Connection, and if you like something edgier, Self Portrait.

Vicki81 Mon 20-Apr-20 20:55:28

@hopetobeabride EBay has some amazing bargains! You just need to check the height of the previous bride. Wed2be is also very cheap.

dreadpiratered Mon 20-Apr-20 20:59:50

@nanbread oh how I adore bhldn! I need to get married again !

hopetobeabride Mon 20-Apr-20 21:12:14

Oh these suggestions really are amazing. I'm going to wrangle a small child into bed and lose myself online shopping!

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hopetobeabride Mon 20-Apr-20 21:15:52

Oh these suggestions really are amazing. I'm going to wrangle a small child into bed and lose myself online shopping!

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hopetobeabride Mon 20-Apr-20 21:22:20

@ikeameatballs is wed2be a reputable site? I'd seen a couple on there that looked too good to be true

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Ikeameatballs Mon 20-Apr-20 22:00:26

Yes, they also have shops.

4amWitchingHour Mon 20-Apr-20 22:17:43

I looked at a lot of the second hand bridal sites, loads of great ones on StillWhite, but ended up at wed2be - I also had a £500 budget (ended up spending £550, so pretty close!)

hopetobeabride Wed 22-Apr-20 22:07:44

Thank you all so much for your replies! I've found a dress, it's from Monsoon, I've found lots of dresses that I'd love to wear in the future and a couple of brands I'd never heard of.

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