Hunting for a dress to hide my distinctly apple shape for an autumn wedding. Dress code - smart / casual.
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?
MuddlerInLaw · 03/10/2022 12:48
How about this if you really want something not dressy but striking. Sizing guide suggest it will fit.
MuddlerInLaw · 03/10/2022 12:55
Bargain but possibly too casual? Could be dressed up though.
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.
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!
OldTinHat · 03/10/2022 15:33
Found the link - Bombshell dresses but megabucks!
There are some lovely dresses here www.evans.co.uk/plus-size-dresses/wedding-guest/?gclid=Cj0KCQjwkOqZBhDNARIsAACsbfIEVxjIKL9f2arCrbI7Oc-a57rGjA0N12rrhksgmNglcETDCSB890saAtPlEALw_wcB
stripeymonster · 03/10/2022 16:59
Thanks - loads to choose from and a good price as well.
Bickles · 03/10/2022 17:07
Size 18 apple shape does not mean wear a baggy mumu!
Hobbs fit and flare dresses are flattering for big tummies.
wetwiped · 03/10/2022 17:18
Nice style and colour
othgraph · 03/10/2022 18:29
If you liked green and cord then try kate barton
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.
I wore it with these boots (no I'm not the seller ha ha!)
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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