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Oh wise MNers, speak to me of wedding clothes (specifically, a dress and coat to do double duty for two weddings)
I have two family weddings in late winter/early spring next year. Weather is therefore unpredictable. Am thinking that most practical ensemble is a dress with some sort of very smart/pretty evening type coat. Does anyone have the foggiest what I mean? Any suggestions (other than net a porter because frankly I can't afford that sort of level) gratefully received.
I'm five nine, size 14 top and sixteen bottom (am hoping that will be more like 12 and 14 by February but must be realistic). Small waist for my proportions so clinched/belted waist is always a good thing. Nice calves and small of nork which makes my top half look slim but heavy thighs and big bum!
I hadn't thought of ebay (no objections to it but would prefer to be able to try stuff on). I love the ivory coat but it's got short sleeves - I am thinking of coldness in photos which will (at first wedding) be outside.
I think you should concentrate on finding a dress you love and then worry about the over garment!
You'll be able to find a coat/cardigan/wrap thing for almost any dress. Unless you want the coat to be the main part of the outfit. But I really struggled to find any that weren't a wee bit mother of the bride
Anyway dresses - some of these have been linked to before on different threads but I think these would all suit you shape!
Yes that Drew one is incredibly lovely. I am sorely tempted by that I have to say, but what kind of coat. There is no way I am standing in a churchyard up North in February in that, and my usual coat although perfectly lovely would look a bit boring in the photos.
TBH as the one outfit is going to do 2 weddings (and potentially future evenings out - the dress anyway) I was prepared to spend about 400 quid on the entire outfit (incl shoes, bag, new undies if needed). I think you have done it bunny!