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Can you help me find a not "princessy"; wedding dress please?

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Kione Wed 01-Mar-17 14:58:53

Budget ideally £500 or less and I have already looked in Asos, Debenhams, John Lewis...!It has to be online as I can't travel.
Ideally tea dress length, but I can have it cut.

ComputerUserNumptyTwit Wed 01-Mar-17 20:54:12


Lindy Bop

Chi Chi London

Monsoon, Coast and Phase Eight do mail order, too smile

notMarlene Wed 01-Mar-17 20:59:54

What size are you after? Needle and Thread is worth a look.

notMarlene Wed 01-Mar-17 21:02:39

Oh, sorry, meant to link to this too, that's why I was asking your size.

Allthebubbles Wed 01-Mar-17 21:06:36

I got a Dessy bridesmaid dress, which was knee length and very non fussy. It was lace over a light coffee colour. They are not too expensive and there is a big range.

acatcalledjohn Wed 01-Mar-17 21:37:27

There's another one but can't remember. Will have a think.

daisydalrymple Wed 01-Mar-17 21:47:40

Monsoon have a few just under the knee length online at the moment.

Just one example

Laska5772 Wed 01-Mar-17 21:47:59

Ted Baker

How about this?

daisydalrymple Wed 01-Mar-17 21:50:17

Ooh laska that ted baker kirra one is very Jackie o isn't it? 🕶 Lovely

Laska5772 Wed 01-Mar-17 21:51:53

Or Monsoon?

Naughtyfrog Wed 01-Mar-17 21:53:21

notMarlene Wed 01-Mar-17 21:53:56

THis is also rather lovely but maybe not white enough.

Would you consider a skirt and top?

Laska5772 Wed 01-Mar-17 21:54:46

Snap Daisy* grin
I love the Ted Baker one ( shame I am nearly 60 , and married already!! )

GummyBunting Wed 01-Mar-17 21:58:20

I am wearing a skirt and top for my upcoming wedding, I love it. It's bridal without being OTT and princessy

notMarlene Wed 01-Mar-17 22:09:02

this top would be great wiht a tulle skirt

Kione Wed 01-Mar-17 23:22:43

Thanks for all the ideas!
I had looked at Monsoon and Phase Eight too. And I've seen that Ted Baker dress which I like but it might be a bit too 60's... I am not very young and am afraid it'd make me look older?
And I love some of your suggestions like the top, but I have big boobs and not sure if it would look good .
I will look carefully to all the links smile

Kione Wed 01-Mar-17 23:24:38

Oh I am size 14 usually but I was told I might have to order one or two sizes bigger to fit my boobs and then fix the dress around me by a dressmaker

Kione Wed 01-Mar-17 23:40:54

notMarlene I like that Marchessa one a lot!

Kione Thu 02-Mar-17 09:52:26

Thanks Allthebubbles for the idea!

notMarlene Thu 02-Mar-17 13:39:47

It is rather lovely, isn't it. Would almost seem a shame to have it shortened but I think it'd work rather well.

ComputerUserNumptyTwit Thu 02-Mar-17 17:50:58

acat one of the loveliest dresses I've seen is a (sadly discontinued) Kitty and Dulcie one. Think it was called Cockney Rebel.

tigerdog Thu 02-Mar-17 17:57:52

I got my wedding dress (tea length) from Fur Coat No Knickers - they were amazing! Dress was £1500 plus alterations. They closed last year as they could no longer compete with cheaper factory made alternatives and are selling their left over stock on eBay. It is directly from them and there are some amazing bargains! Just type fur coat no knickers into eBay and they will come up. They do their dresses in larger sizes too - so there are some you could adjust and size down. I'm sure you could contact them and they'd be really helpful.

Kione Thu 02-Mar-17 20:13:54

tigerdog that didn't work...

I am going to meassure myself and very possibly order the Marchessa. As it is not white I might leave it long.
Can I be cheecky and ask which shoes would go with it?? Bearing in mind I might cut it tea lenghth...
I just have no idea, no very good at style stuff! I am thinking silver?

tigerdog Thu 02-Mar-17 21:22:43

Does that work? Sorry am on mobile so can't do links easily

Kione Thu 02-Mar-17 21:57:58

Ah yes! Thanks I must've misspelled it

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