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Please tell me about lovely alternative wedding dress

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threeleftfeet Sun 06-May-12 19:51:23

Possibly getting a little ahead of myself as DP only proposed yesterday!

But hey, I enjoy thinking about frocks grin

I'd like to get married in something colourful, def not white or a traditional wedding dress style. Not sure what yet.

Can anyone tell me about nice alternative wedding dresses you've seen / worn?

threeleftfeet Sun 06-May-12 19:53:38

Gah, that title doesn't make much sense! Blame my horrendous hangover as drank lots of chapagne last night, ouch!

PullUpAPew Sun 06-May-12 19:54:41

Hi, I wore a blue/purple silk shift dress with beautiful embroidery. I loved and still love it.

Congratulations on your engagement!

surroundedbyblondes Sun 06-May-12 20:01:11

Exciting! I never thought I would want a 'proper' wedding dress til I went looking for my dress, then all the other options weren't quite right and I ended up in a 'real' wedding dress that I just adored. Not a meringue, mind you, but a gorgeous, ivory, mermaid type fitted number. Don't rule anything out. Have fun trying things on!

threeleftfeet Sun 06-May-12 20:01:58

Sounds lovely pullipapew smile

MakesCakesWhenStressed Sun 06-May-12 20:05:30

Personally I live a really nice skirt suit, possibly with a fifties style skirt in aqua marine raw silk. It's what i'm going to wear if we do a recommitment ceremony ever ! :-)


MakesCakesWhenStressed Sun 06-May-12 20:05:42

Love, not live

threeleftfeet Sun 06-May-12 20:05:50

Definitely planning on having fun trying things on, surrounded grin

babysaurus Sun 06-May-12 20:17:02

What about these?
If you go to the clients album part you'll see lots of variations on both colours and styles. Plus, they suit almost anybody, as well as being an excuse for an AMAZING pair of shoes!


threeleftfeet Sun 06-May-12 21:36:59

Those dresses are absolutely gorgeous babysaurus ... but not me at all sorry!

They're too weddingy!

Sorry I should have been more specific.

I want to get married in a beautiful dress, but not something that when you saw it you would instantly know it's a wedding dress. I'm not into "wedding" dresses at all.

threeleftfeet Sun 06-May-12 21:37:51

THanks MakesCakesWhenStressed smile

shushpenfold Sun 06-May-12 21:39:13

I very, VERY nearly bought and wore a white 'evening suit' style ladies trouser suit for my wedding.....I still regret not doing so and going for a slightly less dramatic knee length dress with frock coat and hat. The suit was utterly gorgeous and I'd still be wearing it now.

threeleftfeet Sun 06-May-12 21:42:51

Ooh that's a cunning idea, I'll have a think about that one.

I do really like wearing frocks though (usually live in jeans, I love dressing up when the occasion arises).

I could maybe change into a frock for the reception.

LunaticFringe Sun 06-May-12 21:43:27

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threeleftfeet Sun 06-May-12 21:44:38

Don't think I've ever been in Harvey Nicks. Good excuse now!

MrsLettuce Sun 06-May-12 21:45:56

I adore this pink one.

LunaticFringe Sun 06-May-12 21:46:26

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threeleftfeet Sun 06-May-12 21:51:20

MrsLettuce that's absolutely lovely, and it's a beautiful dress but not weddingy - however I have enormous boobs and unfortunately it would look obscene on me!

V shaped necks are great for me, but that V's sadly a bit too low!
Going to have a look at the other dresses on the site, thanks for the link.

LunaticFringe I am doing exactly that right now! smile

threeleftfeet Sun 06-May-12 21:53:27

this is nice but not sure I love it enough to spend that amount of money though!

I like this too but a bit eveningy I guess

LunaticFringe Sun 06-May-12 22:06:33

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threeleftfeet Sun 06-May-12 22:15:51

MrsLettuce great link, there's some more alternative stuff there.

I like the colours on this but not quite the right shape I think.

love this but not to get married it - a red herring!

I like the idea of lots of colour sort of like this although not that particular dress

Love this maybe I could change into it for the evening grin

Love this too but again my big boobs would look obscene!

Fussy aren't I grin

threeleftfeet Sun 06-May-12 22:16:20

I'll try that again ...

Love this too but again my big boobs would look obscene!

threeleftfeet Sun 06-May-12 22:17:03

That's a good idea LunaticFringe I think I'll do that nearer the time.

threeleftfeet Sun 06-May-12 22:18:01

Can anyone point me in the direction of other posh frock designers?

The poshest I've ever gone is Monsoon (I love Monsoon!) but I'm clueless beyond that!

RachelWalsh Sun 06-May-12 22:23:29

I had a very femme fatale-esque 1950s dress from a company called stop staring in LA. not to everyone's taste but I loved it!

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