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Bought a dress.... whoops!

Caz

Slimming down the aisle
S: 19st1.5lb C: 18st6.8lb G: 13st0lb BMI: 38.2 Loss: 0st8.7lb(3.25%)
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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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#3
wow! And a bargain too! You'l look gorgeous in it hun. Does it fit now? Pics please!!! xxxx
 

Caz

Slimming down the aisle
S: 19st1.5lb C: 18st6.8lb G: 13st0lb BMI: 38.2 Loss: 0st8.7lb(3.25%)
#4
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!
 

EllieMellie

Silver Member
S: 14st8lb C: 12st0lb G: 10st5lb BMI: 28.8 Loss: 2st8lb(17.65%)
#5
That dress is absolutely beautiful xx
 

Watergirl

Rock Solid
S: 14st0lb C: 12st4lb G: 11st0lb BMI: 27.8 Loss: 1st10lb(12.24%)
#7
Think it's really pretty Caroline, definitely don't take it back. You'll easy get into it and look fab.
 

moti17

is gonna do it!!
S: 14st9lb G: 9st0lb
#8
Love that dress, really nice!
Great incenntive to stick with it, well done, bargain hunter!
 

Mini

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S: 18st2lb C: 16st1lb G: 11st2lb Loss: 2st1lb(11.42%)
#9
Very pretty and a great bargain!

Love Mini xxx
 

*gold.emerald*

dancing queen ;)
S: 17st11lb C: 11st13lb G: 11st3lb BMI: 26.2 Loss: 5st12lb(32.93%)
#10
i really like it, the shape and everything...I'm sure you'll look gorgeous in it :)
 

**sparkles**

Silver Member
S: 16st0lb C: 9st4lb G: 9st7lb BMI: 23 Loss: 6st10lb(41.96%)
#11
It's gorgeous! I really need an occasion to buy a dress like that for!:D
 

Caz

Slimming down the aisle
S: 19st1.5lb C: 18st6.8lb G: 13st0lb BMI: 38.2 Loss: 0st8.7lb(3.25%)
#12
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!!
 

emmapetty

Going for Goal!
G: 13st0lb
#13
It's gorgeous Caro - what store did you get it from?!
 

LizS

Shut up Ethel
S: 14st13lb C: 12st9lb G: 10st13lb BMI: 29.5 Loss: 2st4lb(15.31%)
#14
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?
 

Caz

Slimming down the aisle
S: 19st1.5lb C: 18st6.8lb G: 13st0lb BMI: 38.2 Loss: 0st8.7lb(3.25%)
#16
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
S: 19st1.5lb C: 18st6.8lb G: 13st0lb BMI: 38.2 Loss: 0st8.7lb(3.25%)
#17
In terms of shoes and accessories, what do you guys suggest?
 

LizS

Shut up Ethel
S: 14st13lb C: 12st9lb G: 10st13lb BMI: 29.5 Loss: 2st4lb(15.31%)
#18
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!
 

LizS

Shut up Ethel
S: 14st13lb C: 12st9lb G: 10st13lb BMI: 29.5 Loss: 2st4lb(15.31%)
#19
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....
 

Caz

Slimming down the aisle
S: 19st1.5lb C: 18st6.8lb G: 13st0lb BMI: 38.2 Loss: 0st8.7lb(3.25%)
#20
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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