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Hunting for a dress to hide my distinctly apple shape for an autumn wedding. Dress code - smart / casual.

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stripeymonster · 03/10/2022 12:27

Having traipsed around shops this morning all the dresses seem very high necked, floral or silky. Looking for a plain, flattering dress if possible? Doesn't need to be super smart - would be good if I could wear it again maybe to work. Budget of £150 max. I'm size 18, weight around stomach. Will be with small children so looking for something practical. Grateful for any suggestions?

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MuddlerInLaw · 03/10/2022 12:48

How about this if you really want something not dressy but striking. Sizing guide suggest it will fit.

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MuddlerInLaw · 03/10/2022 12:55

Bargain but possibly too casual? Could be dressed up though.

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stripeymonster · 03/10/2022 14:58

Thanks both interesting choices. I really liked the second one but wish the green one which is sold out in my size.

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OldTinHat · 03/10/2022 15:27

No suggestions atm OP, but those other two PP suggestions are 🤢 I'm the same size and you may as well wear a sack than those monstrosities!

There have been great suggestions here before for a company that does amazing dresses for those big of curve. I can't remember it for now but hopefully someone else will be along with the name soon. I'll be back if I remember!

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OldTinHat · 03/10/2022 15:33

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stripeymonster · 03/10/2022 16:59

Thanks - loads to choose from and a good price as well.

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Bickles · 03/10/2022 17:07

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othgraph · 03/10/2022 18:29

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CharlotteSt · 03/10/2022 23:40

I'm an apple size 18/20 znd I have this dress which looks a lot better than the pictures! (The last pic shows it better)

I've worn it to a wedding and to dinner at the Savoy and to work. Really comfortable and flattering.

www.ebay.co.uk/itm/225175135043?var=0&mkevt=1&mkcid=1&mkrid=710-53481-19255-0&campid=5338268676&toolid=10044&customid=Cj0KCQjwkOqZBhDNARIsAACsbfJ-af0ikYLG3JwNuvG8RAkboW3qk6YI01TvwoBGaKBcV31Uvy7WnxkaAsA7EALw_wcB

I wore it with these boots (no I'm not the seller ha ha!)

www.ebay.co.uk/itm/385114230009?mkevt=1&mkcid=1&mkrid=710-53481-19255-0&campid=5338779057&toolid=20006&customid=EB69044668&_trkparms=ispr%3D1&amdata=enc%3A1Mv8N2vT2TE63pWxl0WA5pQ33&_trkparms=ispr%3D1

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CuteCillian · 03/10/2022 23:43

The Hobbs dress is fabulous!

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stripeymonster · 04/10/2022 19:45

Lots of choice- excellent thank you. Like the Hobbs one too but not sure I'd prefer sleeves. Ebay one good too but seller won't accept returns. Kate Barton one most tempting because I could wear boots with it and wear it for other occasions. Lots to think about . Thanks for your help.

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Rachel123z · 22/10/2022 14:29

Some lovely dresses from TH&TH

www.thandth.com

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