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#1 wish*upon*a*star

Posted 17 February 2013 - 12:41 PM

I have been asked to be a bridesmaid for a wedding and we have been asked to pick our own- the guidlines are something in the cobalt/aqua blue range, roughly knee length with a business style feel. I am a size16-18 and want something flattering (so not overly form fitting as I would rather skim over those areas!). Can anyone please point me in the right direction, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

#2 niggles

Posted 17 February 2013 - 12:55 PM

What season is the wedding in?


#3 fancie shmancie

Posted 17 February 2013 - 12:55 PM



Something like this?

http://www.forherandforhim.com/vintage-bri...etails_725.html

#4 joeyinthesky

Posted 17 February 2013 - 12:58 PM

Hi,  how long do you have available before the wedding?  I ordered my matron of honour's dress for my wedding from website www.lightinthebox.com - very apprehensively I might add!  It turned out to be a beautiful, well-made and well-fitting dress - it was quite a tailored style too, as my matron of honour was in her 50s and she wanted something flattering and "problem-area" disguising.  We put her custom measurements in, which cost a little more, but landed in Australia total cost of the dress (in a lovely matt silk) was just over $120. Took about two weeks from order to arrival.
Good luck, hope you find something fantastic.

QUOTE (strawberrypie7 @ 17/02/2013, 01:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have been asked to be a bridesmaid for a wedding and we have been asked to pick our own- the guidlines are something in the cobalt/aqua blue range, roughly knee length with a business style feel. I am a size16-18 and want something flattering (so not overly form fitting as I would rather skim over those areas!). Can anyone please point me in the right direction, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.



#5 niggles

Posted 17 February 2013 - 01:01 PM

http://www.birdsnest.com.au/brands/katheri...10-damson-dress

This is a silk teal sort of colour. Goes up to size 16.

#6 fooiesmum

Posted 17 February 2013 - 01:01 PM

These are my picks - super flattering for a curvy figure - make sure you have GREAT underwear, will round your curves and enhance your bust line.

Check the sizing chart - get your good underwear on and have someone measure you so you know what size you'll be in a particular range (clothing sizes varies HUGELY with different brands)

Teal - http://www.igigi.com/plus-size-dresses/plu...blue-coral.html

Teal - http://www.igigi.com/plus-size-dresses/plu...aped-dress.html

Navy - http://www.kiyonna.com/plus-size-clothing/Cocktail/11122201

Cobalt blue - http://www.igigi.com/plus-size-dresses/plu...ixie-dress.html

Cobalt/navy - http://www.igigi.com/plus-size-dresses/plu...ss-in-navy.html

Royal blue - http://www.igigi.com/plus-size-dresses/plu...erial-blue.html

Royal blue - http://www.kiyonna.com/plus-size-clothing/...rivals/12112502

Royal blue - http://www.kiyonna.com/plus-size-clothing/Cocktail/11122507

Jade - http://www.igigi.com/plus-size-dresses/plu...ss-in-jade.html

Jade - http://www.kiyonna.com/plus-size-clothing/...resses/12122213

Hope this helps a bit original.gif

#7 wish*upon*a*star

Posted 17 February 2013 - 01:04 PM

It is not until spring so I have enough time to order something online. Sorry I should have added that to the original post.

Thanks for the suggestions so far, I love your one fancie and am off to look at the light in the box website.

#8 wish*upon*a*star

Posted 17 February 2013 - 01:06 PM

Thanks niggles and fooiesmum, this is so helpful original.gif

#9 Goggie

Posted 17 February 2013 - 01:18 PM

fooiesmum those dresses are awesome! Off to find some work dresses for when I return to work after mat leave. Thanks!

#10 DM. 2012

Posted 17 February 2013 - 02:28 PM

QUOTE (niggles @ 17/02/2013, 01:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
http://www.birdsnest.com.au/brands/katheri...10-damson-dress

This is a silk teal sort of colour. Goes up to size 16.


This is georgous!

#11 surburbanfunk

Posted 17 February 2013 - 04:39 PM

I highly I recommend light in the box to, I got my bridesmaid dresses from there and I paid the extra to have them custome made everything fit perfectly and they were lovely and only $120

#12 surburbanfunk

Posted 17 February 2013 - 04:55 PM

http://www.lightinthebox.com/2011-Style-Sh...1-_p118945.html


http://www.lightinthebox.com/Sheath--Colum...ss_p171829.html


http://www.lightinthebox.com/A-line-V-neck...17-_p24727.html


http://www.lightinthebox.com/A-line-Jewel-...ss_p214955.html
They can all come in they and heaps more that you might like can all come custom made to your colour and size.



#13 harryhoo

Posted 17 February 2013 - 04:59 PM

Try Veronika Maine... I got my bridesmaids' dresses there. Should suit your brief perfectly.

http://www.veronikamaine.com.au/Products/T...Dress-M9496-W13

ETA to add link

Edited by harryhoo, 17 February 2013 - 05:02 PM.


#14 NikonMum

Posted 17 February 2013 - 05:41 PM

I got mine from from Alfred angelo.

http://www.alfredangeloanz.com/collections...76-36600cd244e7

#15 cuddlebud

Posted 17 February 2013 - 06:55 PM

If you're around Melbourne, there's a shop called aspirations in Brighton that has some nice stuff. They have a range of dresses and can get them made in different colours for you. Their website is v. Crappy though.

#16 wish*upon*a*star

Posted 17 February 2013 - 09:18 PM

thanks for the suggestions everyone, some gorgeous choices!

ETA I am about two hours from Melbourne so that could be a possibilty too cuddlebud original.gif

Edited by strawberrypie7, 17 February 2013 - 09:20 PM.





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