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#1 2xpink

Posted 10 January 2013 - 02:09 PM

Hi all,



need a dress for my niece's wedding in a months time.



I am about 170cm, size 14, 85kg.  I am quite large busted -  14E.


I want something non black, vneck or scoop neck to play down the bust, maybe knee length or just above.  I do have a waist, but also a mummy tummy.  My legs are passable.  I don't mind sleeveless, but would prefer maybe a cap sleeve or something - my arms are not too bad, but more muscular than most.

No loud patterns or really bright colours - as I know all my sisters are wearing dark colours.  Unfortunately for me they are all about a size 8, and have several inches in height on me, and are quite a bit younger.  I do quite like lace and floral patterns, but usually not abstract..

My colouring is quite fair skin, blue/green eyes, light brown hair.

So to sum up I want something to make me look slimmer, taller and younger - not so impossible?  Throw me your suggestions please.


Thanks

#2 qak

Posted 10 January 2013 - 02:14 PM

Budget?

#3 NunSoFeral

Posted 10 January 2013 - 02:26 PM

I saw these the other day.
https://leonaedmiston.com/online_store/view/810/helena_d784

https://leonaedmiston.com/online_store/view...rsey_s12_1431_j

On special!

Also this http://www.birdsnest.com.au/brands/ping-po...-jersey-dress-1

poppy maybe too bright, but the blue looked nice and I love jersey

This for lace - not sure about the boob or colour factor though

http://www.birdsnest.com.au/brands/very-ve...e-dress#Gerbera


Edited by gettheetoanunnery, 10 January 2013 - 02:39 PM.


#4 BlueEyedBeauties

Posted 10 January 2013 - 02:30 PM

Are you near a Myer?
They have such a massive range of dresses.. I got one for a wedding from Basque. And it was under $100.

#5 MsNorbury

Posted 10 January 2013 - 02:30 PM

I am a simailar bild to you (a bit shorter).  I buy a lot of clothes here Pepperberry

what about this
or this

It is quite dressy, but I have this dress in blue and it is very flattering (on forgiving on my tummy.

You should also look at Birdsnest , in particular the brands Maiocchi, Elise and Retrospec'd

Hope that gives you some ideas

#6 ~Mo+Moosh~

Posted 10 January 2013 - 02:38 PM

I recently got a dress from Karen Millen and although pricey it is stunning. There are some lovely things on sale also.

Seduce also have some beautiful dresses at the moment.

And as a PP linked Birdsnest is ways great. Best service by far.



#7 Z-girls rock

Posted 10 January 2013 - 02:48 PM

totally recomened Leona Edmiston. I got one of hers very similar to this https://leonaedmiston.com/online_store/view...9/maddison_d772

after someone on here reccomended it for a wedding. It is lovely and was lovely to wear. Her sizing is a bit weird, my dimentions are not disimilar to yours OP and I was a size 2 (!) anyway. I love the dress.

#8 2xpink

Posted 10 January 2013 - 03:00 PM

Thanks everybody.



I really like all the suggestions.  Someone asked about budget - probably $200, as I may have to buy shoes.


Wedding is formal - do you think those Leona Edmiston wrap dresses would fit that dress code? - I do have one hanging in my wardrobe!



Thanks again

#9 Feral timtam

Posted 10 January 2013 - 04:20 PM

Have you looked at the Asos Bodycon dresses?
There's a couple there that are quite nice that would fit your bill.
http://www.asos.com/au/Women/Dresses/Cat/p...=20&sort=-1

#10 SisterMaryElephant

Posted 10 January 2013 - 04:33 PM

I was just reading my new Ezibuy catalogue that arrived today and thought this was a great buy.

Also liked this one too.

#11 Shanski

Posted 10 January 2013 - 05:06 PM

If you have a Jacqui E store nearby go in and have a look at their dresses.

I have recently bought 4 from that store and they are gorgeous.

This is my most recent purchase
http://www.jacquie.com.au/shop/en/jacquie/...ca-sateen-dress

I dressed it up with a gold belt and high shiny gold shoes.

I walked past my local store yesterday and they have some very lovely print dresses in that I will have to go back and have a look at.

Jacqui E are fairly accurate with sizing. I'm a size 12 and about the same height as you and I find their dresses sit at the knee.

Hope that helps.




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