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judge these dresses please

(27 Posts)
brokenspacebar Sat 30-May-09 22:05:59

my mind has become addled,I have been looking at dresses for a wedding in July... and now I have seen lots (and lots,and lots) of dresses (online) but still haven't ordered one single dress.

I am nearly 5 foot...I am 32F of nork, and between a size 10/12.

these are some that I have considered....
option 1 east - no sleeves (out of my comfort zone maybe)..

option 2 - I nearly ordered this but again no sleeves

option 3 I like spots, it is jersey...not dressy enough?

option 4 so within my comfort zone...slightly mumsy? [shudder]]...

option 5 emily & fin

option 6 butterflies

and finally, if it wasn't in a size 8 -


janeite Sat 30-May-09 22:12:19

If you are only 5 foot the East and Monsoon ones will almost certainly be too long and therefore frumpy (am 5' 2).

Option four isn't dressy enough imho and is also too autumny for a July wedding.

Option 5 is really cute for a day dress but not dressy enough for a wedding methinks.

Personally I don't like the two blue ones (2 and final) and although I quite like the buttlerflies one, again I'm not sure how weddingy it is: depends on where/how relaxed the wedding is I guess.

Sorry - not v helpful there.

brokenspacebar Sat 30-May-09 22:14:27

The wedding is in Scotland, late afternoon until late, will be a ceilidh, and not very formal.

MatNanPlus Sat 30-May-09 22:16:11

Time and Setting would help with the decision BSB

cookielove Sat 30-May-09 22:18:50

option 1 - don't like

option 2 - like, you could wear with shug or little white cardy

option 3 - really cute, and could wear with pashmina, or cardy e.t.c

option 4 - slighty nun like (not in a good way

option 5 - hmmmm not liking that for a wedding or anything else

option 6 - like the butterflies, very cute with a sparkly pashmina or cardy

really like the fever one very very pretty

janeite Sat 30-May-09 22:22:19

My vote would be the butterflies then, with a little cardigan and shoes in one of the butterfly colours.

MatNanPlus Sat 30-May-09 22:24:11

x posts BSB

MatNanPlus Sat 30-May-09 22:34:32

Butterfly dress in Blue or floral band or embroidered

brokenspacebar Sat 30-May-09 23:42:29

MNP -That first one would cut me in half and make me look even shorter, methinks.

the second one is lovely, but again with my norkage, I think fitted is better?

so butterflies has two votes..?

I wonder if, with my shortness, that I should be thinking of a top and skirt combo?

I would like to spend less on the dress and more on shoes, accessories etc.

flatcapandpearls Sat 30-May-09 23:48:02

I like the butterfly one and after that dress 2.

slowreadingprogress Sat 30-May-09 23:53:22

the fever one is by far the nicest IMO

Podrick Sun 31-May-09 19:15:50

I like option 2 the best

Flamesparrow Sun 31-May-09 19:22:27

I like 3

VinoEsmeralda Sun 31-May-09 19:25:56

I think 2 is a nice dress but your norks are too big (or shall we say to low cut for your norks?)

I really like number 3, perhaps with a white shrug and some bold jewellery, nice open shoes and bag

WolframAlpha Sun 31-May-09 19:26:02

I like the butterflies in the grey best.

CurryMaid Sun 31-May-09 19:28:53

I like the second one, the butterflies is a bit try-hard 'wacky' for my liking.

DrNortherner Sun 31-May-09 19:29:31

I love the butterfly one in the grey best too, it's beautiful.

millenniumfalcon Sun 31-May-09 19:37:02

get this one instead

millenniumfalcon Sun 31-May-09 19:38:33

accessorise with white slingbacks, a turquoise cardi and a martini

yama Sun 31-May-09 19:40:25

Of your 7 dresses I only like Option 3.

fishie Sun 31-May-09 19:49:26

bsb well done for a lot of hard research.

i really like the emily and fin. and the butterflies in grey is lovely fabric but is it a bit sticky out? send for both.

brokenspacebar Sun 31-May-09 20:48:30

you are right fishie,it is too puffy, for my shortness.... thank you for recognising my effort smile - I am sure that I have looked at thousands of dresses, really, with the help of shopstyle etc.

thank you for the link millenium, but it is slightly too loud for me!

ach, I do feel slightly, beleaguered by the dress hunt - I know my figure is, in no way "average", but why does it have to be so hard?

I should be the font of all dress knowledge now... but my memory is crap.

I have found a pair of shoes I like...which won't go with any of the above dresses grin, maybe I should just buy them and hope something turns up?

Clure Sun 31-May-09 20:56:34

brokenspacebar. I liked the butterfly dress and the option 2 - colour and style both gorgeous. Shrugs good for covering arms.

A couple of other suggestions

brokenspacebar Sun 31-May-09 21:32:30

I have ordered dress two..with 20% offsmile, so it should come Wednesday....

Clure, I like the middle two, will see how I get on with option two.

(if you look on the oli site, you can see the model strutting her stuff in the dress,on the cat walk, it has good ceilidh swish factor)

Clure Sun 31-May-09 22:28:42

the jasmin guinness one looks fab. love it

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