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#1 intrigued

Posted 04 January 2013 - 02:24 PM

Hi there,
so I've been invited to a wedding next month and I need some help finding a dress to wear to it...
I don't enjoy shopping too much and get frustrated quite quickly if I can't find anything so a few recommendations would be much appreciated, I can see myself wandering around shops aimlessly for days!

The bride will be wearing red and has asked everyone attending "to consider wearing white, beige or pastel shades"...
Needless to say that all my dresses are black or dark colours! White/cream I think I could do but am really a fan of pastels..

I've had a fairly quick look around the shops and stuff on sale but haven't really found anything that I liked. I'm not even sure what style I'm looking or what's appropriate to wear to a wedding as I haven't been to one in 8 years! and never to one in Australia..

I'm 33, 170cms, 58 kgs so around size 8 depending on stores, but fairly slim around the shoulders/top with slightly bigger hips/bum...
Often have the problem that if a dress fits me around the hips it is too loose at the top and vice versa..

I'm not a big fan of frilly things, too in your face patterns etc.. I usually wear quite plain clothing. think jeans, white singlet and black oversize shirt, or black pants and grey jumper.. or black maxidress &turquoise necklace for some colour..

Oh and I don't really want to spend more than $150ish as I've got to pay for flights, accomodation, present, possibly shoes etc..

thanks :-)

#2 EsmeLennox

Posted 04 January 2013 - 02:28 PM

THis is nice, and reversible, so you'd get the wear out of it:

Reversible dress



#3 EsmeLennox

Posted 04 January 2013 - 02:32 PM

Or how about this:

Maxi Dress

Or this:


Sleeveless dress


Edit - fixed links.

Edited by Jemstar, 04 January 2013 - 03:02 PM.


#4 ALEJA

Posted 04 January 2013 - 02:44 PM

Try Birdsnest.com.au

You can set a profile of your body shape and shop for dresses from there.

Edited because the PP link just worked for me and I realised it is Birdsnest too. Although the second two links don't work.

Edited by ALEJA, 04 January 2013 - 02:46 PM.


#5 Feralmummacat

Posted 04 January 2013 - 02:57 PM

Have a look at Jigsaw they have a lot of white and pastel dresses

I like this one

http://www.jigsawclothing.com.au/product-d...NT#.UOZclYXB8nE

David Lawrence is also good to look at and I know they are on sale in Myer and David Jones

Veronika Maine is another option

http://www.veronikamaine.com.au/Products/V9512_S12




#6 the world

Posted 04 January 2013 - 03:11 PM

i am getting    married in  3  weeks  (after  living togter   foe  15 years)    time at the  local  park we  having   a bbq  sent ot aboy 20 invite plus  facebook as well  i have got     veil  ,shoes     wish  me  luck biggrin.gif

#7 the world

Posted 04 January 2013 - 03:12 PM

i am  wearing  daughters   deb  dress   (fits  like a  glove) it is  divine

#8 Glr-r

Posted 04 January 2013 - 03:13 PM

http://www.witchery.com.au/her/dresses/lac...s-1?color=IVORY

I just wore the pink version of this to the races and got lots of compliments

http://www.witchery.com.au/catalog/product...486/?color=JADE

#9 skylark

Posted 04 January 2013 - 03:35 PM

There are some pretty dresses on the Forever New website which are within budget. Some of it's very girly girl and young, but there are also some simple styles which would be very appropriate I think:

http://www.forevernew.com.au/Pipa-Embellis...8&cr=041554

http://www.forevernew.com.au/Amy-Embroided...5&cr=043242



#10 FeralSqueakyBee

Posted 04 January 2013 - 03:48 PM

I have a similar dress to this style, it's super comfortable and looks nice with my big butt and thighs :-)
http://shop.myer.com.au/shop/mystore/au-wo...st-dress-xl0124

I think this would be good for your figure, with the fuller skirt meaning that fit shouldn't be such an issue (I hope!)
http://www.nonib.com.au/webshop/c/dresses/...-lace-50s-dress

This one is something a bit different, but it's cute
http://shop.myer.com.au/shop/mystore/au-wo...ina-party-dress



#11 Girlo

Posted 04 January 2013 - 06:44 PM

QUOTE (skylark @ 04/01/2013, 04:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
There are some pretty dresses on the Forever New website which are within budget. Some of it's very girly girl and young, but there are also some simple styles which would be very appropriate I think:

http://www.forevernew.com.au/Pipa-Embellis...8&cr=041554

http://www.forevernew.com.au/Amy-Embroided...5&cr=043242


I like Forever New, but have found most of the dresses are very short! Depends on whether you are happy to show off your legs!

I also recommend David Lawrence. I just bought a dress there myself for a wedding, but is only in green or orange so may not suit your colour scheme.

Good luck

#12 GreenEyedGirl

Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:03 PM

http://www.forevernew.com.au/Cathy-Embelli...0&cr=075910

and i second birdsnest for finding something as well

#13 SlinkyMalinki

Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:31 PM

I brought this one recently, I'm a similar build.

http://shop.myer.com.au/shop/mystore/au-wo...ne-dress-xl0202

#14 SCARFACE CLAW

Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:43 PM

QUOTE (Glr-r @ 04/01/2013, 04:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>


I'm not much help, but I freaking love this dress!

#15 nik_klinger

Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:49 PM

QUOTE (Jemstar @ 04/01/2013, 03:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
THis is nice, and reversible, so you'd get the wear out of it:

Reversible dress


This is absolutely gor-jus. So gor-jus.


#16 Aquarium

Posted 04 January 2013 - 08:00 PM

http://www.laura-ashley.com.au/Lace-Dress.aspx?

http://www.laura-ashley.com.au/Vneck-Contr...ess.aspx?p34118


Lots of other options on the website.


#17 intrigued

Posted 05 January 2013 - 09:53 AM

this is amazing.. thanks everyone for your suggestions, the dresses all look great! Now just have to decide which one to get..
:-)

#18 DamiansMama

Posted 09 January 2013 - 08:37 AM

QUOTE (Glr-r @ 04/01/2013, 04:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>



QUOTE (SCARFACE CLAW @ 04/01/2013, 08:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm not much help, but I freaking love this dress!


I love it too!! Guess where I am going at lunch....  cool.gif




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