Help! I need a wedding dress

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TheThermalStair Mon 19-Apr-21 11:41:42

Wise MNers I'm in a pickle, I need to find something to wear at my (rather short notice) wedding in June. I don't want a white wedding dress, something colourful (a colour or several colours) but still long/ish and "special".

Due to the time it'll have to be "off the rack" and then maybe tailored a bit to fit me. (I've got a slightly plump hourglass type figure)

Any idea where to look? I'm a clueless person who needs all the help I can get. Thank you!

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starsinyourpies Mon 19-Apr-21 11:44:09

What is your budget? Have you looked on net a Porter? That's my go to for 'special' dresses.

https://www.net-a-porter.com/en-gb/shop/product/galvan/euphoria-asymmetric-ruffled-printed-satin-wrap-maxi-dress/1317557

playeddepaler Mon 19-Apr-21 11:44:32

Monsoon?

SirVixofVixHall Mon 19-Apr-21 11:45:13

What is your budget OP ?

TheThermalStair Mon 19-Apr-21 12:16:47

starsinyourpies

What is your budget? Have you looked on net a Porter? That's my go to for 'special' dresses.

www.net-a-porter.com/en-gb/shop/product/galvan/euphoria-asymmetric-ruffled-printed-satin-wrap-maxi-dress/1317557

No I haven't looked there - thanks for the tip. I get a bit overwhelmed sometimes with massive websites where I'm not clear what the quality is like. That dress is rather beautiful!

Budget - up to £2000 (that would have to be top whack for something amazing).

Haven't looked at Monsoon - will check that out now.

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JorisBonson Mon 19-Apr-21 12:17:31

Ivy and Oak do some beautiful dresses. I'm also very hourglassy and they fit beautifully!

SummaLuvin Mon 19-Apr-21 12:20:36

Self Portrait

TheThermalStair Mon 19-Apr-21 12:21:28

thanks @JorisBonson - love a good recommendation, I'll have a look and them now (also your user name made me laugh/feel scared at the idea of an hourglass Boris)

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MissingTheMoonlight Mon 19-Apr-21 12:21:30

I second Monsoon and also love Coast and Ted Baker for colourful and elegant

Russell19 Mon 19-Apr-21 12:21:50

Have you got any wed2be shops near you?

ShirleyPhallus Mon 19-Apr-21 12:22:58

OOOOOH what a gorgeous brief! Huge congrats OP.

What kind of stuff do you wear normally? Have you got any colours you like / dislike? Any features you want to highlight?

Klaxon please can I put out a plea / beg that just because OP has described herself as “hourglass / slightly plump” no one suggests Lindy Bop dresses, and even worse, accompanied by retro hair curls and a pop of red lipstick. Let’s not turn her wedding in to fancy dress eh.

TheThermalStair Mon 19-Apr-21 12:26:18

Thanks for the recommendations so far. I'd forgotten about Coast (ahhh, shopping, how I've missed you) and nice to hear some new brands too.

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Mycatismadeofstringcheese Mon 19-Apr-21 12:30:20

Bombshell do hourglass figures. This gold one is gorgeous

www.bombshellhq.com/collections/dresses/products/edge-of-the-shoulder-midi-bombshell-dress-in-gold

TheThermalStair Mon 19-Apr-21 12:31:17

ShirleyPhallus

OOOOOH what a gorgeous brief! Huge congrats OP.

What kind of stuff do you wear normally? Have you got any colours you like / dislike? Any features you want to highlight?

Klaxon please can I put out a plea / beg that just because OP has described herself as “hourglass / slightly plump” no one suggests Lindy Bop dresses, and even worse, accompanied by retro hair curls and a pop of red lipstick. Let’s not turn her wedding in to fancy dress eh.

Thanks @ShirleyPhallus (my fave username!)

Ahaha thanks for the klaxon grin, I actually don't mind that look at the right moment but I agree DP would be mildly surprised/freaked out to find a completely different person at the altar.

Good helpful questions too (clueless, as I said) - usually I wear dresses that have a defined waist and then go out - is it A line? Or wraparound type things with a tie belt. Thanks to the massive bazoongas I look like an armchair in high necked things, but equally a very low neck looks pornographic... so somewhere in between (a scoop neck, cowl neck or v neck) is my comfort zone. Colours - bright jewel colours or kind of goldy type things suit me. Blue, green, purple, black (!) etc. White and pastels make me look sick - and not in a good way.

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Elbels Mon 19-Apr-21 12:31:59

I'd go needle and thread.

TheThermalStair Mon 19-Apr-21 12:32:42

Meant to say - that's my normal clothing I'm talking about, keeping an open mind on this because something a bit more pricey and well made will likely do more for me than the equivalent sickly pink from New Look.

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CaramelWaferAndTea Mon 19-Apr-21 12:33:08

Net a Porter and the outnet.

But - where do you live? If London, personal shopper at selfridges?

TheThermalStair Mon 19-Apr-21 12:35:10

Mycatismadeofstringcheese

Bombshell do hourglass figures. This gold one is gorgeous

www.bombshellhq.com/collections/dresses/products/edge-of-the-shoulder-midi-bombshell-dress-in-gold

that is pretty! thanks for the link

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TheThermalStair Mon 19-Apr-21 12:35:43

I'm in London but looking on the Selfridges website didn't dredge up much, would it be worthwhile going in?

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Zazazaz Mon 19-Apr-21 12:39:31

Second vote for Merle in and Thread

ElizabethTudor Mon 19-Apr-21 12:39:42

These are gorgeous:

thevampireswife.com/products/the-falconetti-red-metallic-dress

thevampireswife.com/products/the-falconetti-emerald-metallic-silk-dress

Zazazaz Mon 19-Apr-21 12:40:11

* Needle

TheThermalStair Mon 19-Apr-21 12:46:59

Needle and Thread seems like a good brand but there are A LOT OF RUFFLES.

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TheThermalStair Mon 19-Apr-21 12:48:33

Russell19

Have you got any wed2be shops near you?

I'd never heard of this but there seems to be one in central london I could get to.

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YouJustFoldItIn Mon 19-Apr-21 12:53:41

usually I wear dresses that have a defined waist and then go out - is it A line? Or wraparound type things with a tie belt. Thanks to the massive bazoongas I look like an armchair in high necked things, but equally a very low neck looks pornographic... so somewhere in between (a scoop neck, cowl neck or v neck) is my comfort zone. Colours - bright jewel colours or kind of goldy type things suit me. Blue, green, purple, black (!) etc. White and pastels make me look sick - and not in a good way.

Oh my God. Are you ME?

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