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Does anyone want to play virtual wedding dress shopping with me?

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WhyAreJigsawsSOHard Fri 15-May-20 09:59:22

I was so looking forward to doing this but obviously it’s all up in the air. We hadn’t booked a venue either so it might end up being very different to what we were talking about 🤔

I think my height might be a problem. I’m 5’3 and really cannot walk in heels.

I have bad acne on my back so backless is a no go. I’d prefer sleeves too.

I’m a size 8 but look very young (round cheeks!) so do not want to look like I’m making my First Holy Communion.

Really not keen on most short dresses...

Any ideas?

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DobbyTheHouseElk Fri 15-May-20 10:00:36

I’m no good at links, but I’ll join in. I can bring wine and cake!

AlexisCarringtonColbyDexter Fri 15-May-20 10:03:33

What styles do you like? do you like a slim fitting hourglass silouhette (think oscar dress) or an empire line with full fluffy skirt?

which celebrity style is your favourite?

trying to get a handle on what your style is before I suggest!

WhyAreJigsawsSOHard Fri 15-May-20 10:05:37

I think something slim fitting but possibly still flowy. I loved Megan Markle’s. Also Pippa’s bridesmaid dress. Am I too small for something like that though?

I have no boobs or bum but I have a small waist.

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Collision Fri 15-May-20 10:06:56

This is lovely

Collision Fri 15-May-20 10:08:46

DobbyTheHouseElk Fri 15-May-20 10:09:06

Some in monsoon are flowy. What budget do you have?

WhyAreJigsawsSOHard Fri 15-May-20 10:09:29

Collision that is gorgeous! I would definitely try that one on.

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WhyAreJigsawsSOHard Fri 15-May-20 10:13:24

We had initially planned for a big hotel wedding. My budget then was about 2k.

We’d really rather get married sooner rather than later though, and with all the postponements we might not get dates for a few years. It might end up being just a small Mass and a meal or something, and in that scenario I’m not spending that much.

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AlexisCarringtonColbyDexter Fri 15-May-20 10:14:18

These are very simple- not sure how you feel about halter neck but halters usually cover your back area.

Personally i love lace too- like this one

WhyAreJigsawsSOHard Fri 15-May-20 10:16:28

I love that first one. Is she 6 feet tall though?!

I’m a bit funny about lace. I feel frumpy in it.

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AlexisCarringtonColbyDexter Fri 15-May-20 10:18:22

She's probably 8 foot tall and a size 00 hehe!

you type in what you want eg "column wedding dress" and it will list all the websites that sell that description. One good thing is that normal online shops are now selling wedding dresses so you dont have to pay thousands anymore or go to specialist places

WhyAreJigsawsSOHard Fri 15-May-20 10:23:14

Oooh. It’s like a grown up Stardoll 😂

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Zisforstripyoss Fri 15-May-20 21:23:09

Try Needle and Thread - their dresses are beautiful. This is my particular favourite.

Zisforstripyoss Fri 15-May-20 21:25:43

btw, some of their "maxi dresses" not advertised as wedding dresses would do beautifully for a wedding dress.

wooo69 Sun 24-May-20 17:58:39

Have a look on the Coast website at their occasion wear. They have a half price sale at the moment. You don’t say if you want white or not but if not this is lovely and only £74.50

wooo69 Sun 24-May-20 17:59:39

Or this one

userabcname Sun 24-May-20 18:06:55

I don't think your height is a problem. I'm 5'3 and my height didn't factor into my decision at all - I always intended to have my chosen dress taken up/tailored anyway. Also I think 5'3 is pretty average. Go for whatever style you think best suits and get it altered if necessary.

Dizzybet74 Sun 24-May-20 18:32:10

Maybe a halter neck style would suit your frame. Have a think about what neckline suits you (classic boatneck in a crisp ivory looks fab), sleeve length/style and then work from there.

winterisstillcoming Sun 24-May-20 18:34:52

Have a look at queen letizia's wedding dress
It was gorgeous xx

mytitshaveshrunk Sun 24-May-20 19:25:46

How about these..?

LaughingDonkey Sun 24-May-20 19:31:09

Tomasinabombadil Sun 24-May-20 19:40:04

For shoes have a look at 'Irregular Choice', they have some gorgeous fun colourful designs, wedding styles too. Their medium height heel is really comfy for all day wear, I can vouch for that being someone who only wears flat shoes & boots everyday. I've worn Irregular Choice at the weddings of two friends and was comfortable for 12 hours which included dancing too. flowersflowers

LizzieMacQueen Sun 24-May-20 19:46:48

Do you ever watch 'say yes to the dress' ? That's like a catwalk of wedding dress styles though, for me, most are way OTT.

whitechocolatespaceegg Sun 24-May-20 21:07:41

Don't go for a short dress, it'll make you look shorter. My sister got married last year and is 5ft. I went with her to pick a dress so heard a lot of advice! She got hers altered no problem. I'll try and find a photo.

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