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if you had a wedding to go to and wanted to look your absolute best. where would you go for your outfit and what would you wear

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Anyfuckerisnotguilty Sun 05-Jan-14 23:36:15

Havent been to many family dos I a while as ive had a lot of issues

so it feels like the wedding im planning on a attendimg will be like makjng a big statement iyswim

tethersend Sun 05-Jan-14 23:39:13

Depends... What's your budget and what do you look like?

What's your usual style/style of someone you admire?

Graceparkhill Sun 05-Jan-14 23:41:02

What I would do in the first instance is post in S&B with info on your body shape, preferences, location and type of wedding, colours you prefer/ prefer to avoid and importantly your budget and then sit back and wait for the replies.
I have no eye for style/ fashion and am always amazed at the clever posters who really know their stuff and enjoy helping.
Give it a go!

Anyfuckerisnotguilty Sun 05-Jan-14 23:41:56

Budget no more than 300 max

5ft 4. 9 stone
long dark wavy hair

I like dresses and nice shoes for weddings

Financeprincess Sun 05-Jan-14 23:42:14

I'd go to Karen Millen if your wallet can stand it. No better shop on the high street for occasion clothes, in my opinion.

Anyfuckerisnotguilty Sun 05-Jan-14 23:43:55

Im not too sure whos style I admire

I seem too suit burnt orange wine brkwns those type of colours
probanly burnt orange the best

BadRoly Sun 05-Jan-14 23:44:50

I can tell you what I did wear but it may be of no use to you if it isn't a style that either suits you or makes you feel comfortable!

I wore a Hell Bunny dress with 3/4 length sleeves and a full bright red petticoat. It was black with red roses. I wore it with black fishnets, black court shoes and a naff little top hat hairpiece thingy from Clare's Accessories! The style suits me and I felt fabulous!

Anyfuckerisnotguilty Sun 05-Jan-14 23:46:02

Pre ious weddings jve bought dresses from karen millen coast or monsoon

I saw a niceish dress in monsoon I quite liked today
I will try n link.
but I didnt thin km it was wow enough or a great colour for me as its navy
ok but not my best colour

BadRoly Sun 05-Jan-14 23:47:20


Graceparkhill Sun 05-Jan-14 23:49:42

Have you tried Damsel in a Dress? John Lewis are stockists. Lots of variety and not hugely expensive.
I would advise trying on anything and everything. You might be pleasantly surprised

Anyfuckerisnotguilty Sun 05-Jan-14 23:51:49


quite plain must be the top part like

Anyfuckerisnotguilty Sun 05-Jan-14 23:54:55

I dont think I hVe the confidence for hellbunny

Ive nkt even heard of damsel in distress thanks I will look wt them on jl website

Mrswellyboot Mon 06-Jan-14 00:00:03

Is this your type if thing?

Another option would be to hire out a designer number, I am going to try it for the next wedding I go to

I tend to wear a plain dress and wear a headpiece. Saucer style. Local lady makes them.

Financeprincess Mon 06-Jan-14 00:01:38

Shorter girls look great in prom-style dresses, particularly those with a bit of meat on them - on small, skinny people it's a bit dressing up box in my view. Strapless prom dresses only work for spring/summer weddings though.

For winter weddings, I like a nice fitted frock in a colour or a pattern. Fab shoes, bag & scarf.

Financeprincess Mon 06-Jan-14 00:02:28

Just like the one wellyboot just posted!

beanandspud Mon 06-Jan-14 00:03:48

Could you book a personal shopper at John Lewis, Debenhams or House of Fraser? I've heard of lots of people who have had good experiences. I went to Debenhams and there was no pressure to buy and also the option to take things back if you had a change of heart. I was also encouraged to try on thing that I wouldn't have found if I was browsing on my own.

Sit back, have a coffee, let someone else look for outfits...

ICanSeeTheSeaFromHere Mon 06-Jan-14 01:36:16

I have similar coloring to you although I am a 5'5 and a size 14. I have just bought THIS dress to wear to a wedding next month. Ii is plain but I plan to dress it up with a statement necklace, killer heels and a clutch.

I also couldn't resist THIS on sale as we have 3 weddings to go to in the next 8 weeks. Only one more dress to find!

If you are looking for a change the personal shopping suggestions are fab, you may find they choose something you would never consider but love!

Chewbecca Mon 06-Jan-14 09:44:12

If you get a plain dress but want to jazz it up, try looking at shourouk or shourouk style necklaces.
I got one for Christmas and feel fab in it and have received compliments every time I have worn it.

lurkingaround Mon 06-Jan-14 10:01:02

Decide what type/shape of dress suits you, what colours suits you. Borrow if you can. Have a look and try-on in stores. Then look at all the designer sites, NaP, matches, mywardrobe, mytheresa, FarFetch (I find farfetch handy, it's a huge site tho, but it has everything under the sun), and go to the sales section. You'd never know what you'd find. And you might find a copy/something similar on the high street. It can be a bit of a trawl, but deciding first in your head what's for you makes it easier.

I say all of this very knowingly and calmly. IRL I get into a complete lather when buying Important Clothes.

Lambzig Mon 06-Jan-14 11:29:04

Diane Von Furstenburg. Lots in the sales at the moment.

Anyfuckerisnotguilty Mon 06-Jan-14 12:32:33

Oh I like the purple and orange dresses linked
Both I think would suit me

I agree about the purple one needed a bit of dressing up. That's what I would do too

The wedding isn't even until June
So got loads of time

I will google the sites and things you've suggested thanks

Not sure I fancy a session with a personal shopper as i think I know what suits me etc, was more looking for other places to look iykwim

But if it's free, could be fun
Although hopefully my baby will behave!

Anyfuckerisnotguilty Mon 06-Jan-14 12:35:50

The type of shape dress I think suits me, is similar to the one I linked too
Fitted on the top
Ideally above the knee
And a bit loser and flowly around the tummy area

So I thinki. Know the sort of shape I'm after

PoshPaula Mon 06-Jan-14 13:16:27

I wore a fantastic dress and shoes from Coast, to the last wedding I attended. I felt great. Got lots of compliments.

FallonColby Mon 06-Jan-14 13:38:06

If you go to somewhere like Karen Millen, chances are someone else might be wearing the same thing or something very similar. For similar money you could get something like a DVF, as someone up thread said and it will last a lifetime. I am going to a wedding in July and have my eye on a dress from J. Crew and a huge hat to really make a statement.

Anyfuckerisnotguilty Mon 06-Jan-14 17:37:44

Fallon, don't suppose you fancy linking dress

I didn't realise coast did shoes

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