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Help!! Budget wedding outfit for October?

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Mrsemcgregor Sun 23-Aug-20 19:31:57

Anyone want a challenge?

I am attending my brothers wedding in October and I am struggling to find something to wear!

Due to current world circumstances I find myself on a very tight budget of a max £30. I am usually good at finding a bargain, especially in charity shops but can’t really rummage like I used to with the current restrictions.

I am a size 12 and I guess I want a dress. I already have black and nude heels. It’s not a full on formal wedding but it’s going to be “nice”. Church service and water mill reception, just dinner/no dancing.

What do you think?

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AntFarm Sun 23-Aug-20 19:38:57

Have you looked on the website 'Everything 5 pounds'? They do hundreds, if not thousands, of dresses, most are ex chain store.

Defiantly41 Sun 23-Aug-20 19:39:30

How about this £19 and available in size 12 I found this at John Lewis & Partners. What do you think?  https://www.johnlewis.com/live-unlimited-snake-print-hanky-hem-dress-mink/p4961130?tmad=c&tmcampid=7&sshare=jlappioss_Y29tLmFwcGxlLlVJS2l0LmFjdGl2aXR5LkNvcHlUb1Bhc3RlYm9hcmQ=

Beachlovingirl Sun 23-Aug-20 19:44:35

Website Shein always have lots of good value items

This is nice. I would wear green to a wedding but know some people wouldn’t. Still have a look.
m.shein.co.uk/Raglan-Sleeve-Tie-Front-Flare-Satin-Dress-p-840719-cat-1727.html

Mrsemcgregor Sun 23-Aug-20 20:03:15

Thank you for the ideas, having a good look now!

What is that about wearing green to a wedding?! My mother mentions it every time there’s a wedding, especially if the bridesmaids are in green!

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AntFarm Sun 23-Aug-20 20:08:12

oooh yes, Shein is brilliant too. Loads of gorgeous dresses on there!

Cooltalkin Sun 23-Aug-20 20:12:51

Wallis has dale on dresses £20 plus .. some definite wedding choices there

Cooltalkin Sun 23-Aug-20 20:13:07

Sale !

Imtoooldforallthis Sun 23-Aug-20 20:13:08

Have a look at Phase Eight on ebay, there are some beautiful dresses.

Mrsemcgregor Sun 23-Aug-20 20:20:50

Is Shein legit then? I always worried it’s a bit like Wish and what you get most likely won’t resemble the pictures?!

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AntFarm Sun 23-Aug-20 20:46:59

Mrsemcgregor

Is Shein legit then? I always worried it’s a bit like Wish and what you get most likely won’t resemble the pictures?!

I've always found Shein to be great. Some items can take a week or two to arrive, so make sure you order in plenty of time.

AntFarm Sun 23-Aug-20 20:47:35

Also, under the item listing and description there are usually lots of reviews and photos of other buyers wearing the item so check those out before ordering too.

Todaywewilldobetter Sun 23-Aug-20 20:49:47

Ebay Coast!

AllTheCakes Sun 23-Aug-20 20:55:47

Silkfred have some lovely dresses at that price. What about this? www.silkfred.com/boutiques/blue-vanilla/clothing/fiona-asymmetric-wrap-front-maxi-dress-in-red-print

mrschocolatte Sun 23-Aug-20 21:01:51

Have you tried Thrift? Although previously owned they do have pretty high quality control standards. If you check out the High Street section you might get yourself a bargain.

thrift.plus/

TessTackle Sun 23-Aug-20 21:16:15

AllTheCakes

Silkfred have some lovely dresses at that price. What about this? www.silkfred.com/boutiques/blue-vanilla/clothing/fiona-asymmetric-wrap-front-maxi-dress-in-red-print

This is gorgeous

startalovetrain Sun 23-Aug-20 23:23:59

I got married at a watermill, wondering if it's the same one. If it's in Leeds, beware of high heels due to uneven ground!

Mrsemcgregor Mon 24-Aug-20 08:07:37

startalovetrain

I got married at a watermill, wondering if it's the same one. If it's in Leeds, beware of high heels due to uneven ground!

It’s south coast, but point accepted about high heels, it’s fairly grassy and October which is a recipe for sinking!! I hadn’t considered that so thank you!

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beguilingeyes Mon 24-Aug-20 08:26:56

Ebay, ebay ebay. Phase eight or Monsoon? I've got some amazing bargains from ebay lately including a sheepskin flying jacket for £40

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