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boring prissy floral frocks

Discussion in 'Personal' started by nizebaby, Nov 19, 2019.

  1. nizebaby

    nizebaby Star commenter

    The shops are full of them! Not to mention nasty cheap lurex. Where can I find something a bit better? I'm getting married in january and just want a nice outfit I can dance in.
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  2. sunshineneeded

    sunshineneeded Star commenter

    Congratulations! I'd be going to somewhere like Bluewater and browsing in John Lewis. Or you could take out a new mortgage and try Liberty or Harvey Nick's. You could even have a personal shopper - I've never done it, but I like the idea. Happy shopping!
  3. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Woo congrats!

    Sorry no advice on dresses.
  4. bombaysapphire

    bombaysapphire Star commenter

  5. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter


    Buy vintage!

    Eco-friendly and you get something unusual!

    I love the one called "Annie"!
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  6. TCSC47

    TCSC47 Star commenter

    Congrats on wedding Nizy! Rock on!
  7. lindenlea

    lindenlea Star commenter

    The only time we met, at Ev, I heard you tell someone your dress - which I really liked - was from Sahara. There are some lovely things on there. You could get married in blue velvet with high heeled shoes or boots or any sort.[​IMG]
  8. BertieBassett2

    BertieBassett2 Star commenter

    Hobbs and Phase Eight do nice dresses. Good luck!
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  9. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    Lindybop's not vintage, but I agree that vintage is the way to go. Etsy is better than Ebay for vintage dresses. I got my lovely wedding dress from there some years ago now. I don't know how old you are or what you like, but, yeah, Etsy.
    Can't bear the "glam" stuff in the likes of Debenhams and John Lewis. Blah.
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  10. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    Sorry @coffeekid

    Proper vintage!

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  11. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

  12. Ivartheboneless

    Ivartheboneless Star commenter

    Flowery frocks look nice on some ladies, depends on many factors. Some flowery patterns are boring. Wear what you want ladies, then other ladies can talk aboutyou behind your back.
  13. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    If you don't want used clothing?

    Joe Browns.
  14. foxtail3

    foxtail3 Star commenter

    Yes, Joe Browns
    Try Brand Alley.or Just Last Season. They have designer and high street stuff that is less expensive.
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  15. Bedlam3

    Bedlam3 Star commenter

    Anyone buy from Oxfam online? They do some great stuff and a lot is brand new that people have donated. Great prices and better for the environment.
  16. smoothnewt

    smoothnewt Star commenter

    The sort Carrie Symons was seen in all the time around the time of the heated row at her flat.
    M&S is now full of them.
    I know what you mean!
    Fine for six foot tall slender trendy types. Hideous on the average M&S customer (I'll include myself in that bracket.)
    And they wonder their sales are constantly sliding.
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    ROSIEGIRL Lead commenter

    Tell us what you like @nizebaby - do you want to go bridal or casual or formal or trendy or ...?
  18. loranp

    loranp New commenter

    I really like ModCloth - they have a lot of 'special occasion' dresses, if you don't want something specifically bridal. I got married in a dress from H&M, so I understand the not wanting anything fussy!
  19. rematch

    rematch New commenter

    I was just about to recommend Joe Browns as well.

    Quiz often do some nice bits, too. We go on cruises and their website is my 'go to' for formal dresses.
  20. Doitforfree

    Doitforfree Star commenter

    Formal dresses. Shudders.

    I went into Monsoon the other day when I thought I was going into Primark (!) And they had some jolly frocks. While I (briefly) thought I was in Primark I thought they were a tad expensive, but for Monsoon they weren't bad at all.
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