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Can I have some opinions on this dress please?

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Inertia · 28/01/2012 18:19

This Navy Waterfall Dress.

Will be attending a wedding as a guest in June. Bridesmaids are definitely wearing a different colour.

I'm a size 14 and only about 160cm tall, so I would probably need to get it taken up .

I don't suit strapless or mini / knee length, or shiny, so often struggle with wedding outfits- am I looking too early?

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DunderMifflin · 28/01/2012 18:24

I like it but imagine it wouldn't be very forgiving - the underwear they show along with it seems to back my suspicions!

I'm about the same size as you - I'd just keep my eye out for something as you've still got time. You could also obviously order this and see how it looks on.

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planetpotty · 28/01/2012 18:26

Inertia it's lovely Smile

I think it will show off all the right bits :)

Good choice. What are you thinking of accessorising with?

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cyb · 28/01/2012 18:32

Too long for a guests dress. Is more bridesmaidy. Wear knee length

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KandyBarr · 28/01/2012 18:34

It looks lovely in the image and it's a great colour, but it's 100% polyester, which could prove problematic on a summer's day.

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OnlyANinja · 28/01/2012 18:35

I like long dresses for guests.

What is that split at the front like? How far does it go up?

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whostolemyname · 28/01/2012 18:41

I like it.

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Pinkflipflop · 28/01/2012 18:45

Love Grin

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FetchezLaVache · 28/01/2012 18:45

I don't like it- I'm about your height and agree with DM that it's likely to be unforgiving. Still, if you like it, why not? Plenty of time to return it and find something else!

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LittlePandaBear · 28/01/2012 19:09

I think it's a lovely dress - I was browsing the Coast site the other day and this has similar ruffles and very good reviews if you want an alternative! Coast

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fishyonadishy · 28/01/2012 20:01

Hmmm.

I think I would feel short and stocky in it and I'm 168cm and a size 12.

BUt you have a better idea than we do as to whether this would suit you.

My only other thoughts - it's quite glam and dark, what kind of wedding is it?

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Inertia · 28/01/2012 21:22

DM and Fetchez- I would definitely need something forgiving. I have a bit of a stomach wobble situation which needs working on before the wedding. Was rather hoping the ruffles would hide tummy acreage. (Bum and cleavage are passable).

Planetpotty, Pinkflipflop and whostole- glad you like it :) I fear it wouldn't look like that on me though!

Kandy- good point re polyester, hadn't considered that.

Cyb- I did think about that, which was why I checked the BM dress colour with the bride. But I did wonder whether maxi dresses were so ubiquitous nowadays that nobody would really notice it? Knee length looks awful on me- I fear showing my legs in public in case people think I have stolen them from Dennis Wise.

Onlyaninja- can't tell from the photo, think I'd need to order it and see. Any split above the knee might be a bit too racy .

LittlePanda- that's quite spooky, because I did see that purple dress in the Debenhams sale a couple of weeks ago, but the only one they had on in the shop had a jammed zip and I couldn't try it on. Maybe I should order it and try it?

Fishy- TBH I feel short and stocky whatever I wear, but short dresses tend to exacerbate the problem. The wedding is in quite a glam small country spa hotel so the dress would probably not be too out of place.(Me, on the other hand...:))

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