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October Wedding Outfit. Found a dress, but is it suitable and what would go with it?
I think it is lovely. You need a pair of really over the top earrings and a sort of Liz Burton/Cleopatra style look for hair and make up. No necklace obviously, but a great bracelet or two. Gladiator type sandals might work if you have great legs, otherwise high sandals-silver. If you get ones with lots of straps, they are more comfy. sOMEONE LINkED TO A PAIR A while back that would have been perfect.
MadameCastafiore I'm not sure that I am birdlike as I am 5'9" and a 12-14. However I am quite flat chested (especially now that I have just about stopped BF). When the dress was on it seemed to suit my chest and shoulders without making me look droopy which some of the other dresses I tried on did do. Know what you mean though about having blue legs. It is a risk for sure.
I like it but agree that October is a problem re rights etc. Neckline similar to my wedding dress so can vouch for it being good for flat chested. Have you checked out designers at debenhams- like their stuff for weddigs?
Jewels you could well be right about the dress creasing. Although I love it, I am beginning to think that it wont work too well with a coat or jacket over the top. I do like the Ted Baker dress that you suggested, but it looks a bit shorter than the Monsoon one, and with the baby doll cut, it may not flatter my legs too well. I don't think I could go for the French Connection one though because my mother (rightly or wrongly) has always drummed into me that you should never wear black or white to a wedding. I am hard wired now to avoid black dresses. You got me looking at the Ted Baker and French Connection websites though, which was really helpful. I like red dress although it might be too straight to cope with my hips. I also like www.frenchconnection.com/product/Embelished/71HX2/Bex+Dress.htm, but not sure which colour I would go for. I like the idea of wearing it with opaque tights and some fab shoes.
Poppy I remember seeing a photo of your wedding dress on FB and it was gorgeous.
I think I need to get myself back to the shops.
Better go, DH is bathing DS and I am meant to be looking for a holiday for next week
Ali I LOVE that french connection bex dress. Think it would look great on and my favoutite is the navy and gold [but what colour tights?]
The red ted baker I did see, but was not sure if you were a frill person - I personally would be if I had lovely small boobs like you do. That is a fab dress though.
And madame yes that one is a great dress, beautiful print. I would wear with black opaques and red shoes.
All of those can be worn with a fab little fitted jacket that really hugs IYKWIM I am not a fan of shrugs or wraps. Like the fact that a little black jacket can look as great with a little dress, as with jeans, as with cord skirt etc etc...I have had mine for years and years and wear it all the time.
i was out with friends last night and one of them wore that ted baker dress that Mme linked to. it was lovely on her, but she is very petite and has boobs, so different shape from op. not sure red shoes would go having seen it in RL.....
OurLady there is a photo of me on my profile (albeit v. pg) I have light brown hair and brown eyes and tend to be quite pale skinned. I don't think black would work with my colouring and my Mum would be cross
MadameCastafiore that is a very pretty dress. Not sure it would suit my figure, but worth trying on.
Just took DH through all the options so far. Shouldn't have bothered. The FC Bex dress he thought was very "medieval"
Oh I don't pay any attention to him on matters of style, but I thought it would be good to see his reaction. He liked the all over sequin number best.
Good to get the colouring advice too so thanks.
LOL Deb. Actually I have been thinking that the FC and Ted Baker options are all quite short for me these days. Neither site has a single dress that is even knee length let alone below the knee. Laura Ashley wins out on this front.
I think myrtle is purple, but I am on the iPod now so can't check.
Thanks for all the advice today. My parents are here for a couple of nights this week, so I may be able to sneak out to the shops to check out your suggestions.