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December wedding; will be cold, windy and probably wet

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TheDuchess Wed 19-Sep-07 15:01:17

...and also it is my father's wedding. What on earth am I to wear? Useful facts:

I am about 5'6, size 18/20, large of norks and have spent the last year wearing casual clothes on maternity wear. I have nothing suitable to wear and need HELP!!

MrsBadger Wed 19-Sep-07 15:02:53

cold draughty church / nice warm hotel?
journey between ceremony & reception?
formal / informal?
day / evening?

TheDuchess Wed 19-Sep-07 15:02:56

oh and budget could be up to £150/£200 ish if I could wear it again.

TheDuchess Wed 19-Sep-07 15:04:53

nice warm registry office then a walk, along the SEAFRONT(!) to a restaurant, then back along the blinking seafront to a theatre for a big party. In December. Madness.

CountessDracula Wed 19-Sep-07 15:06:35

you might find something here

TheDuchess Wed 19-Sep-07 15:11:55

ha ha

but might be worth buying a goretex jacket or similar

MrsBadger Wed 19-Sep-07 15:14:02

1. buy a gorgeous coat
then we will work on what to go underneath

purple?
red?
sparkly?

stressteddy Wed 19-Sep-07 15:16:10

I'm thinking layers and crochet. Great that you can wear dark colours to Winter wedding

December weddings are fab. V romantic I think. (Guess when my wedding was???)

MrsBadger Wed 19-Sep-07 15:17:03

nb
just say No to crochet

Tottie32 Wed 19-Sep-07 15:17:41

try monsoon

madamez Wed 19-Sep-07 15:17:52

When in doubt, hit the vintage shops - you might find something spectacularly nice for a reasonable amount of cash - or something you can adapt.

Given the timetable you've outlined, aim for layers that can be added or removed, as well (elaborate shawls or capes for instance).

stressteddy Wed 19-Sep-07 15:18:10

sad I love crochet stuff in Winter with knee length boots. Gorgeous

TheDuchess Wed 19-Sep-07 15:22:18

thanks for suggestions so far. I also have a fashionista 19 year old step sister to be!

JackieNo Wed 19-Sep-07 15:56:41

OK - for coats, I've found one gold oneshock, and one long jacket (probably not warm enough, but nice detail).
I have no idea what Susannah's doing here, but this might work (again, may not be warm enough), or a tuxedo coat.

JackieNo Wed 19-Sep-07 16:04:57

YOu see, what you really want is something like this, but it's £189shocksad.

JackieNo Wed 19-Sep-07 16:13:11

M&S have some velvet coats, but the pics are so bad you can't see what they look like:
Serena
Ruffle,
rose, and
another rose one, which looks v similar, but has a different product codehmm
and ruched detail
satin rouleau one.
Also another gold one?

fleacircus Wed 19-Sep-07 16:17:18

Definitely knee-length boots, or seafront walk will be a nightmare. Also you're going to need to superglue your hair in place or accept the windswept look as a given.

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