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Guest at a wedding - help needed

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carries Sun 14-Sep-08 20:19:45

I'm going to a wedding in 4 weeks time. Live in Scotland so expecting it to be damp and quite cold weather. I'm a size 16 with too much post baby fat, 5 7" with curves and chunky legs. I don't suit short knee length skirts or mid length for that matter. Stick to long skirts, or trousers. But would like to wear a dress or skirt for the wedding. Apparently I don't look a size 16, well I sure do feel it. So need to look and feel good and comfortable. Usual high street style not suiting me. Some of the dresses make me look like a 1950s housewife gone wrong, and those pencil skirts - uh-uh! So what do I wear?

RubySlippers Sun 14-Sep-08 20:23:07

how are your boobs? grin

saw this today - disclaimer it is M & S so looks pants you will need to try on

i think you could really look fab in it and the lace is a wee bit glam but not OTT

you could wear opaque tights and fab jet black beads

RubySlippers Sun 14-Sep-08 20:26:41

fab colour

carries Sun 14-Sep-08 20:27:35

Boobs so not as pert as used to be (blame on the babies!). But good size without being massive or flat. (DD or E fyi or tmi?) Looks good on the model but I really don't suit short stuff any more. 10 Years ago I did!

carries Sun 14-Sep-08 20:28:45

I like it! May need to revisit knee length skirts and dresses

Lizzylou Sun 14-Sep-08 20:30:36

I love that Teal dress, it would be really flattering (I am a Busty size 14/16 and 5ft 9" so similar to you, this would look good on me).

RubySlippers Sun 14-Sep-08 20:31:17

so, you can go for a v-neck/slash neck

some more dresses here, but can't see anything long

can you go for knee length boots?

JackieNo Sun 14-Sep-08 20:41:23

I rather like this, but maybe you'd prefer a bit more colour?
Similar in navy
Love the shape of the front of this.

JackieNo Sun 14-Sep-08 20:43:06

Lovely skirt - looks fairly long.

JackieNo Sun 14-Sep-08 20:48:08

Gorgeous - if you loved that other teal dress - same colour, I think.
Or red, but that one looks a bit shorter.

carries Sun 14-Sep-08 20:59:50

Love the vintage tea dress in Boden. And JackieNo, I love those Principles dresses especially the navy one! These days I tend to shop more and more in Principles (I'm getting old, 34 actually).

Do you think that jersey dresses can be worn by post baby fat women? I tend to go for non-cling and lets hide the lumps and many bumps as much as poss. But maybe I need to experiment more with style.

JackieNo Sun 14-Sep-08 21:01:25

Jersey OK as long as it's not too tight, and you may need to invest in some smoothing underwear, to minimise lumps and bumps.

carries Sun 14-Sep-08 21:01:25

Knee length boots - good idea!

carries Sun 14-Sep-08 21:03:02

JackieNo, will remember the smoothing underwear. angry that i need it now cos don't exercise enough.

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