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I'm 38 yr old, size 14 and I need a wedding outfit pronto. (Ideally will work for weddings in August and October). I'm going shopping on Wednesday but I just know I'm going to gravitate towards the very safe, and dull, M & S unless one of you can divert me elsewhere. I am very conservative with clothes so won't be wearing a skimpy backless no.
why not try monsoon, sale is on and their look works winter or summer, nice tops lovely skirts, (go bias cut, 3/4 length, on the skirts and they ll flatter u beautifully!)and then a nice bag and shoes (from M & S!!)
another vote for monsoon. or jigsaw or whistles. if you have a fenwicks/selfridges/john lewis near you - they have a personal shopper service specifically designed to kit out the shopping-shy for special occasions. they don't charge for the service - you just pay for what you buy - ime no hard sell either. i've done it a couple of times and didn't spend more than i would have anyway and am still wearing the stuff 3/4 yrs on - what better recommendation! enjoy your shop and hope you find something nice.
a personal shopper is a good idea especially somewhere like john lewis where they don't work on comission and they stick to your budget. its a good way of trying out new things that you would never even have picked up before.
i suggets ringing them and making an appointment for as early as poss and then you have the rest of the day to look elsewhere just in case you don't find anything. i think debenhams do a personal shopper as well thats quite good, although personally i prefer the clothes in john lewis as not all own brand or own brand designer.
Err, sadly dress doesn't appear on website or I'd attempt a link.
It's an extremely flowery number (the pattern is sort of '50's style?),with lots of red, orange, burgundy and brown (blimey, sounds horrid, honestly it's nice!), the cut is bias, flows from sort of fitted bustline, mid calf length.