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post #1 of 24
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I bought this outfit on Friday for my sons wedding in August. I hadn't any idea what i wanted, and was a little restricted by being a UK size 22 (don't know what that is in the US sorry).

I knew I wanted a short sleeved jacket, so when I spotted this one I thought I'd go for it.

I don't usually wear bright colours, more the different shades of brown sort of person, and some blues. The wedding colour theme is blue, so I didn't want to look like another (older) bridesmaid.

Anyway, I have 28 days in which I can change this, what do you think? Or should I tone down and find something in my original idea of navy blue? I can't decide.

By the way I'm 50, with bown hair and eyes, just to give an idea.

Thanks in advance.
post #2 of 24
no way should you go for navy, i LOVE the colours you have picked out already!!

the dress is so pretty, i hope you wont be doing the jacket up and hiding it all day.

youre going to look amazing!

BTW, where did you buy it from?
post #3 of 24
I think you would do great in this. It is festive and you won't blend into the bridesmaids.
post #4 of 24
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Originally Posted by maverick_kitten
no way should you go for navy, i LOVE the colours you have picked out already!!

the dress is so pretty, i hope you wont be doing the jacket up and hiding it all day.

youre going to look amazing!

BTW, where did you buy it from?
Thanks, it's from Browns of Chester. One of the Debenhams range, its actually a skirt and top, with a matching scarf. I might use the scarf on a plain beige hat. Being a skirt and top, I'll feel comfortable keeping the jacket open, or taking it off if it's hot.
post #5 of 24
I love the Debenhams sub-ranges (or whatever you call them! :p).

Is Evans any good for nice clothes? When I used to work in TopShop we always used to reccomend them as they go up to a size 30 I think and it is their sister company.
post #6 of 24
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by maverick_kitten
I love the Debenhams sub-ranges (or whatever you call them! :p).

Is Evans any good for nice clothes? When I used to work in TopShop we always used to reccomend them as they go up to a size 30 I think and it is their sister company.
I usually shop at Evans as I used to be a lot bigger. I used to grumble when looking for casual clothes that their stiff was too "dressy". But now they're all casual stuff, and I want dressy. Typical.

Well Oz's come home, so must go to bed. Thanks again for all thoughts.
post #7 of 24
I LOVE the dress part, not sure I love the jacket though. But like Nicky said, keep the jacket open if you can so they can see the pretty dress underneath! Very nice!
post #8 of 24
My mum just bought the same top/skirt for a wedding, she bought a longer cream coloured jacket to wear
post #9 of 24
Very pretty! I also think that leaving the jacket un done is a great idea. Its going to look stunning on you.
post #10 of 24
It's pretty. The coat matches nicely- maybe what you could do is wear the coat for the cerimony and then take it off when it's party time. My wedding them was blue, my MIL wore a purple dress and my mom wore a brownish skirt and white top (I think).
post #11 of 24
Can we see it on you?
post #12 of 24
Also - is it a day wedding or evening?
Evening attire is generally more formal (dark colors)
post #13 of 24
Good evening!

The outfit looks nice. You chose nice colours. Blue is definetely a bit dark for such a joyous event! The blouse is nice, but I would opt for a short sleeve jacket. What I would add is a nice hat with a couple of flowers on it. Georg's mom suggested a more formal attire if this is an evening wedding. Yes, but if the blouse is replaced with a jacket, I think it would look more formal. But it depends also on what is done in England, and local ways of dressing at weddings?

You are from Chester! Such a beautiful city, which I visited when I was a student 20 years ago in London.

Have a nice time at the wedding.
post #14 of 24
Hi George's Mom,

That's interesting, you mentioned the possibility of an evening wedding. Is it done a lot in New Hampshire? I have never seen it here! Or maybe are you referring to the wedding reception?

Let me know! I am always interested in how people from different cultures celebrate in other ways than what we know here in Québec.

Best regards,

Nath 1
post #15 of 24
Love the outfit very pretty. I would leave the jacket open as well. It looks like it will be very comfortable to wear. Like you I am in a size 20/22 and I find it very hard to buy things that fit well and look good. Hope that you have a lovely day.
post #16 of 24
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Originally Posted by Oz'sMum
Being a skirt and top, I'll feel comfortable keeping the jacket open, or taking it off if it's hot.
That what I was going to say. Because the jacket is cute, but I really think it might look better with the first couple buttons open, or the whole jacket open. I just see the skirt and top looking fantastic on you, but the jacket should be a different way?? Not sure.
post #17 of 24
It's lovely! Such summery colours!

I think you'll look fantastic in it! Plus, you'll get to have fun in the hat section of Browns!
post #18 of 24
Thread Starter 
Thanks all for the comments. I think I will stick with it. The picture doesn't give the jacket any credit, it looks better on. And I daresay I'll only be wearing it in the church, I won't wear it for the meal.

It's a traditional catholic church wedding in the afternoon, followed by a reception and then an evening do. The brides mum hasn't got her outfit yet, and my future DiL thinks she'll go more for brown colours.

I'll need a shopping trip with my friend now to find a hat, bag and shoes. It's handy there's a scarf in the same fabric, so I can pop it into my bag to match colours.

Thanks again.
post #19 of 24
I'm glad you will keep, I didn't get a chance to mention before, but it's really ncie for a wedding I think!
post #20 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nath 1
Hi George's Mom,

That's interesting, you mentioned the possibility of an evening wedding. Is it done a lot in New Hampshire? I have never seen it here! Or maybe are you referring to the wedding reception?

Let me know! I am always interested in how people from different cultures celebrate in other ways than what we know here in Québec.

Best regards,

Nath 1
Hi, Nath 1

You've never heard of an evening wedding?

I've been to a couple.
The last one was actually in New Jersey. It was a very elegant affair (a doctor that I work for). As a matter of fact, it was on May 8th!!! (Today's date).
I went crazy trying to figure out what to wear, as I am also a plus size (18). I ended up buying a simple black dress. Another plus size gal that went to this wedding wore a sleeveless dress with a colorful shawl (more like a big silky scarf) over her shoulders. Many women there did this.

My sister had a very small intimate (family members only) wedding in a historical church (very small, the oldest Catholic church in New England (I think). She had a candlelight service (it wasn't too late in the day as we went to have dinner after).

My daughter who plans to marry in 2008 is planning to have a late day wedding.

I like them because they give you all day to get ready (I'm not a morning person!).
post #21 of 24
I think the outfit looks great and is very appropriate. Its not too bright at all - love colors as a matter of fact.

Have you ever heard the one about the mother of the brides dress?

Susan's wedding day was coming up soom. Everything was going wonderful. She wasn't even upset anymore about her parent's bitter divorce. Her mother had found the most PERFECT dress to wear and she looked so lovely in it!

A few days later, Susan found out that her father's young wife had purchased the exact same dress! Susan begged her to take it back, but she said "Absolutely not. I look more beautiful than ever in this dress, and I'm wearing it whether you like it or not."

Susan sadly told her mother who graciously said: "Don't worry, honey. I'll find another dress. This is your day and no one's going to ruin it over a dress."

The next day, they went shopping and did find another beautiful dress. Before they headed home, Susan asked her mother: "Aren't you going
to take the other dress back? You really don't go to places where you can wear it."

Her mother just grinned and said: "Oh yes I do, dear. I'm going to wear it
to the your rehearsal dinner on the night before the wedding!"
post #22 of 24
The dress is very pretty! And very appropriate. Great job!



P.S. I love the joke
post #23 of 24
That joke ROCKS!!!!!!!....hehe....That lady is probably 66% evil too!
post #24 of 24
That's a funny story. Reminds me of one about my parents wedding, in Paris - my mom had been living there for a year - both are Canadians, like myself. My two grand mothers got to the wedding wearing the same thing, not the same dress, as one had a two piece suit, the other a dress, but both outfits were in the exact same material!! This was quite a surprise as they did not know about that, and both of them found this really amusing. Some local French people thought this is customary in Canada for two mothers in law at a weddking to wear the same outfit or at least, in the same material!

This wedding took place on the 4th of July, 1961, at Notre-Dame in Paris. The Cathedral was filled with American tourists who thought they were attending a real French wedding, taking so many pictures of the beautiful couple - my mom is a beauty, still is at 80... without knowing that the couple was only ordinary folks from their neighbouring country Canada, and maybe, from just across the border :-)
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