Bought a dress.... whoops!

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  1. Caz

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    I went to town today to get out of the house a bit and try and find a pair of jeans. I accidently spent far too much money as I also bought a dress! I posted a little while ago about my aunts wedding and needing a dress for it. I'd decided to not buy a dress until closer, unless I found one I loved at a price I couldn't miss... and I did!

    Found this in a store in town, reduced from £75 for £37.50. What do you guys think? I think it's the right one, but I've got 4 weeks to take it back if I change my mind! I figured £37.50 for the dress and a shawl was an amazing price. It's a really well made and lovely dress.

    Just wanted to ask what you guys thought of it!

    xx
     

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    I love it caroline, and purple is my fav colour. :)
     
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    wow! And a bargain too! You'l look gorgeous in it hun. Does it fit now? Pics please!!! xxxx
     
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    Caz Slimming down the aisle

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    I love purple too!

    Nope, doesn't fit yet. The 18 didn't quite fit properly. So I bought the 16 as the wedding isn't for a couple of months yet. Looking forward to when it fits!
     
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    That dress is absolutely beautiful xx
     
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    Take it back? are you mad?
    Take it in .......................probably by the wedding.
    Get out there and wow everyone
     
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    Think it's really pretty Caroline, definitely don't take it back. You'll easy get into it and look fab.
     
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    Love that dress, really nice!
    Great incenntive to stick with it, well done, bargain hunter!
     
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    Very pretty and a great bargain!

    Love Mini xxx
     
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    i really like it, the shape and everything...I'm sure you'll look gorgeous in it :)
     
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    It's gorgeous! I really need an occasion to buy a dress like that for!:D
     
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    I've never been a dress person really. I own three dresses, and that's all I've owned, ever. Well other than when I was a kid. One I bought to wear for my friends hen party, HAD to wear a dress. I hate looking back at the photos. I look horrible! The other I bought for a birthday party and I actually liked. I've worn it probably 4 times. The other is a a dress I love, and have worn once. So that's 6 times that I've worn a dress, that I ever remember! And now I'm quite looking forward to wearing one, especially if I don't feel like a big lump in it!!
     
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    It's gorgeous Caro - what store did you get it from?!
     
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    Lovely frock - really nice cut, colour etc. I want something like that for this wedding I've got to go to in Sept! can I ask where you got it?
     
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    Looks great hon, looking foward to seeing pics of you in it! x
     
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    I got it from a store called Roman Originals. They stock sizes 12 to 22. They had a few left in stock, I know they had 12, 14, 16 and 18.

    They have it online in a 12, 14, 16 and 22.

    "Roman Originals" Contrast ball gown dress at Roman Originals

    They've got some lovely dresses, I'd never been in there before, thought it was all old clothes but obviously I was wrong!

    I love these two too...
    "Roman Originals" Taffeta panelled dress at Roman Originals
    "Roman Originals" Contrast blall gown at Roman Originals
    Just wasn't wedding material though really I didn't think.

    I just tried it on though, and I can get it on, that's a good start! Could get the zip up an inch or two if I tried but didn't bother. So is enough room that it'll fit in a couple of months, but is a realistic target!

    I measured it... me and my trusty measuring tape! Bust is 38in, Waist is 33in, Hips is 42in. So need to lose 3 inches on bust, 4 on waist and 4 on hips. So is definitely doable! Definitely. Like I said, fits on, but doesn't do up. So gave me a rough idea of what it'd look like. I like it! Might have to find a good pair of hold me in knickers though!!
     
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    Caz Slimming down the aisle

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    In terms of shoes and accessories, what do you guys suggest?
     
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    Its quite a pale lilac isn't it - or is yours a darker purple?

    I'd probably go with cream, after all it is a wedding. Either ballet flats or some plain cream shoes/sandals. Wedgey mules would be nice. And a cream pashmina and fascinator. Its too delicate to carry a hat. Cream or toning purple clutch bag.

    I'd keep jewellery to a minimum....a silver chain or pendant, bangle or bracelet and some plain earrings. Let the dress do the talking!
     
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    Oh dear. My credit card is winking at me. They have some really nice things on that website - have never heard of them before! Caroline where's the actual shop? PM me if you would rather not say where you live...

    I have to go to a wedding first weekend in Sept. In a castle. In Cornwall. However, my cousins are rather sort of surfy and cool rather than posh and formal, so I have to find something that suits me that isn't too OTT for a fairly relaxed wedding. I'm only short so dont' carry long frocks well. I love hats and have a black one and a cream one both in need of an outing (although I'll happily buy a big fascinator if need be!)

    I'm liking this one

    "Roman Originals" Spot contrast dress with scarf at Roman Originals

    but there's soooo many there. Hmm. Might spend a while spending some money....
     
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    Caz Slimming down the aisle

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    storelocator at Roman Originals
    They actually have quite a few stores! I hadn't heard of them before they opened up a store in town though.

    It's somewhere between lilac and purple! That's a very well lit photo, so I assume in lots of light it's lighter. But seems to be a dusky lilac to me... I think!

    I'm thinking cream too. With simple silver jewellery. It came with a matching shawl thing, but maybe a cream one would be better!

    I was thinking how they actually have dresses which would make great bridesmaids dresses. This one included! If I was getting married I'd check them out. £37.50... can't complain! I always think of them as really expensive.

    Right, my face mask is starting to go quite hard, I better go take it off!
     
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