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Need a dress for 2 weddings - need to wear it to both so must be able to change look with different accessories - PLEASE HELP I'm clueless!!

(19 Posts)
yelnats Wed 19-Sep-07 21:26:51

I have my DP's mothers wedding in just over 2 weeks and his brothers wedding 6 weeks after that. I want a nice dress that I can wear to both of them and just change the look with different accessories so that its not blatantly obvious that I'm wearing the same dress. I really cant afford to buy 2 totally separate outfits plus accessories.

I was thinking along the lines of a nice black dress that I can make colourful with bag shoes etc.

Help me please!!

yelnats Wed 19-Sep-07 21:46:01


JackieNo Wed 19-Sep-07 21:47:51

OK - we need more information - what size are you? What sort of shape (ie, big norks, no norks, waist, hips, umm, good arms/arms need to be covered). Any colours you like/hate? And an idea of budget for the dress would be good toosmile

brimfull Wed 19-Sep-07 21:49:16

bottom left is lovely

sorry couldn't resist,am looking at that hilarious site

JackieNo Wed 19-Sep-07 21:50:20

grin ggirl.

Pannacotta Wed 19-Sep-07 21:53:16

Next has some smart black dresses here
You could change the look by wearing different colour shrugs or sash belts as in some of the Next pics.

yelnats Wed 19-Sep-07 22:01:10

Right I'm size 12 bottom, 14/16 top (breastfeeding so big boobs- prob be even bigger cos first wedding we will be staying away for and not taking the kids). hopefully have stopped come 2nd wedding.

Big bum, arms not an issue.

yelnats Wed 19-Sep-07 22:01:23

mmmm love the condom dress!!

yelnats Wed 19-Sep-07 22:13:48

what about this one in black

yelnats Wed 19-Sep-07 22:14:57

or this one

yelnats Wed 19-Sep-07 22:19:08

oh and I'm short - 5' 0" so cant have anything that'll make me appear any shorter.

brandnewhelsy Wed 19-Sep-07 22:23:45

Any of these?

brandnewhelsy Wed 19-Sep-07 22:26:44

what about this?

JackieNo Wed 19-Sep-07 22:29:15

Wallis do a petite range - some nice looking plain-ish ones there. Just get yourself a couple of shrug type things, and different shoes, and you could be sorted.

yelnats Wed 19-Sep-07 22:31:50

love the 2nd one on your first link brandnewhelsy - dp doesnt like the price but he can be persuaded.

brandnewhelsy Thu 20-Sep-07 18:44:27

Hmm I wouldn't wear a strapless dress for a wedding, personally. Prefer the 3rd one along - looks versatile. Also the one with the sequinned waistband and short sleeves in the Wallis petite range?

flowerybeanbag Thu 20-Sep-07 18:54:58

How about a top and skirt instead? Just thinking about the size 12 bottom half and size 14/16 top half, dress fitting might be a bit tricky?

I like this, and maybe this?

yelnats Fri 21-Sep-07 21:55:04

like the top - skirts not really me to be honest. Ive decided Im best to go out shopping and try lots on so Im off out on Monday - will let you know what I eventually get - prob come back with nothing for me and bags of stuff for the kids as usual.

spugs Sat 22-Sep-07 17:37:08

coast do lovely dresses for weddings, wear it with a wrap for one and something different for another. and i never wear hats for weddings

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