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MyGhastIsFlabbered Thu 04-Jun-20 19:36:03

My boyfriend proposed last week and given that we can't plan anything due to lockdown I'm passing the time by window shopping dresses.

The brief:
I'm 45, 5ft0, currently a size 14, hourglass shape, aiming to drop down to at least a 12 by the big day. Brown hair, green eyes. Style definitely quirky rather than traditional.

It's my third (blush) marriage so I definitely don't want a big white wedding dress. Favourite colour is Cadbury purple but love all bright colours, dislike pastels as they don't suit me at all.

Budget up to £500

I'm vegan so no silk or wool please.

Thank you in advance.

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Thinkle Thu 04-Jun-20 20:04:32

Congratulations!
How about... www.selfridges.com/GB/en/cat/alice-olivia-aiden-floral-print-pleated-crepe-maxi-dress_236-3002361-CC910P03513/?previewAttribute=Petite%20Dream%20Violet
or
www.selfridges.com/GB/en/cat/pinko-ottimare-tulle-dress_5337-10780-1N12L95794/?previewAttribute=Fuxia-bacca%20rossiss.
I basically asked myself where would I never normally afford to buy myself a nice fancy dress from... not sure if they are quirky enough

LadyFeliciaMontague Thu 04-Jun-20 20:10:34

www.lalamira.co.uk/Ball-Gown-Off-The-Shoulder-Sweep-Train-Evening-Dresses-With-Beading-Sequins-017146206-g146206/?utm_term=146206&utm_size=06&ggsub=pl&ggntk=g&ggcid=426225415320&ggkey=&ggpos=&ggdev=t&ggdevm=&ggplm=&ggtgt=&gclid=CjwKCAjwt-L2BRA_EiwAacX32Sh7Q4gmQCicIUstLbi6pClG3khbB7mbm8-FXsqMG5jVle1HeXyLXBoCRKkQAvD_BwE

waltzingparrot Thu 04-Jun-20 21:02:22

images.app.goo.gl/nRzEHeru3SrxVq1UA

ASOS. Out of stock at the moment and no idea what it's made of, but it's quirky.

EwwSprouts Thu 04-Jun-20 21:22:35

Happy news !!
www.johnlewis.com/phase-eight-grace-lace-maxi-dress-deep-violet/p4145706

MrsJakeLovell Thu 04-Jun-20 21:25:52

www.vivienofholloway.com/women-c70/dresses-c10/1950s-halterneck-luxury-purple-satin-lace-dress-p4415

This perfect 👌!

MyGhastIsFlabbered Fri 05-Jun-20 08:41:11

I've actually fallen in love with this. Very tempted to order it.

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Buzzfrightyears Fri 05-Jun-20 08:46:06

Oh it’s so pretty! Yes order it you can always return if you hate it!

MrsJakeLovell Fri 05-Jun-20 09:23:58

It’s so pretty - yes, you should order it!

BadAlice Fri 05-Jun-20 09:31:03

Yes love that!!

www.digforvictoryclothing.com/formal-dresses
I was going to.recvomend so thin like these but that’s very different to the one you’ve posted!

MyGhastIsFlabbered Fri 05-Jun-20 09:54:10

@BadAlice I know, it's completely different to what I said in my OP!!! But I love it

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EwwSprouts Fri 05-Jun-20 11:59:07

Buy it ! It hangs beautifully.

rosegoldwatcher Fri 05-Jun-20 12:19:43

This one would be lovely for a winter wedding...

www.phase-eight.com/product/anna-embroidered-maxi-dress-206604622.html#start=0&sz=120&is=false&imageType=model&cgid=maxi&prefn1=pattern&prefv1=Embellished|Lace&prefn2=brand&prefv2=Phase%20Eight&prefn3=styleType&prefv3=Maxi&pid=206604622&pos=20

Lola001 Fri 05-Jun-20 17:39:31

Have you ever seen a brand called needle and thread? They've some beautiful options
www.needleandthread.com/?gclid=CjwKCAjw2uf2BRBpEiwA31VZjxzSQXsoWSQ9INCqc6_oLW3Eid_FsfVgVB41-X8n7DP8jnf4_OV_1xoCNeIQAvD_BwE

MyGhastIsFlabbered Fri 05-Jun-20 17:56:56

Also love this but it doesn't look very wedding-y

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comatosemuvva Fri 05-Jun-20 18:00:41

The first one you shared I think is absolutely perfect for a wedding!!

StCharlotte Fri 05-Jun-20 18:06:28

Congratulations!

I love love love that hot pink dress linked by Thinkle. Thank God they haven't got it in my size.

The pale blue one you were considering OP is heavenly as well.

Jayneisagirlsname Fri 05-Jun-20 22:27:18

The pale blue one very pretty, but I love the purple maxi dress! It's unusual and stunning. I think it could be very weddingy with the right hairstyle and jewellery.
I almost wish I was getting married so I could buy it!

AnnaSW1 Fri 05-Jun-20 22:33:32

I much prefer the first dress you like. I think the second one is kind of for old people

Verite1 Sat 06-Jun-20 12:52:45

Yes. I think the second one may be aging. The first one is gorgeous.

DarlingCoffee Sat 06-Jun-20 13:15:06

Phase Eight do nice wedding dresses (I bought mine there!) also Net a Porter

VenusClapTrap Sat 06-Jun-20 14:42:59

I just came across this stunning wine red dress on Wolf & Badger, and thought of your thread. It would look amazing as a non-trad wedding dress.

www.wolfandbadger.com/uk/rosa-deep-red-midi-dress-with-back-ribbons/?result_index=409&query_id=5d14add2816a03232a2d2f59d28fca6a

StCharlotte Sat 06-Jun-20 15:43:10

Wow @VenusClapTrap - that is stunning!

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