Tuesday, 11 January 2011

'I have just got engaged and am having a party in February to celebrate. What type of dress would you suggest I wear to ensure I am the belle of the ball? It's semi-formal. I have a v similar figure to you (pre weight loss!!) and I don't do trousers x'

First of all, congratulations! That's so exciting!
I've done some searching on some high street websites and I've found Miss Selfrige has the best range of dresses and at a reasonable price. They offer some really glam dresses and some really low key ones that could be easily styled up. You say you're the same size as me, so i wanted to keep that in mind and choose dresses i would wear myself. Each one could be worn with tights, a cardi or a jacket to maybe cover the bits you don't like it, they could all be worn with black shoes so you don't have to worry about having to find the same colour shoes to match the dress. I wanted to give you some splashes of colour so you stand out, but also pick a couple of LBDs if you're not feeling the colour! I've mostly picked dresses with waist details, for me that's my smallest part and can easily control your curves. I really hope I've given you some ideas and you manage to find the perfect dress for your special party!

Champagne 1 Shoulder Dress - £45
Red Tipped 1 Shoulder Dress - £36
Petite Embellished 1 Shoulder - £42
Rust Pintuck Dress - £32
Black Embellished Dress - £40
Petites Metallic Plisse Dress - £40
Camel Drape Bubble Dress - £40
Petites Blue Pintuck Dress - £32

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  1. I got an email from Miss Selfridge today with some of those dresses and I really like them, great choices, and I agree I think they out do themselves, one of my fave shops for a treat xx

  2. I love the first one!! I want all of them though! haha



  3. Wow, these dresses are absolutely stunning. You've made some really good recommendations (:

  4. I almost had a heart attack when I read that first sentence on bloglovin as I couldn't see the whole thing and thought it was u! I was like aaaah lol

    love all the dresses u picked, I would wear all of them :) going to have a nose on miss selfridge site now xxx

  5. the first one is divine.
    that one.
    and congrats btw xxx

  6. The first one is gorgeous!


    xo, Jay

  7. Love that silver dress, looks quite vintage-esque but fear it could make me look like I'm covered in foil ready for the oven :os

    Penny x

  8. I love the first two dresses! I would wear the ruffled red one right now if I could! :D


  9. I am totally eying the black embellished dress. It's right up my alley!

    I like how you lay out clothing in these fashion posts -- really looks like the way a magazine would do it!

  10. I have the top right dress in a burnt orang and It's absolutely gorgeous! materials slightly thin though xx

  11. Love the second red-ish one, it's so beautiful.

  12. Congratulations!!
    I'd say the red tipped one!!

  13. I love your pick of dresses, especially because there's at least one to suit most body shapes! Even those of us without a lovely figure such as yours

  14. I was literally just about to go 'omgzzzz congrats!' I could only see the first sentence on my dashboard!

    Love all the dresses you picked out. I've never really paid much attention to Miss Selfridge before but they have some gorgeous pieces!


  15. Love the pintuck dress. Pretty obsessed with burnt rust at the moment!

  16. These are lovely! The silver and rust coloured ones have to be my faves though, great picks:) x

  17. i love the way you put things together, these advice posts are my favourites. my favourite is the camel drape dress as i just can't get enough of the colour! xx

  18. OMG! I read the first line of your post in my reader and was all 'ENGAGED?!!!! ENGAGED!!!! WOOOOOOOO!!!'... I'm now a little disappointed! Haha!

    Love the dresses you've chosen, especially that camel one. Pretty! x

    PS - Please get engaged soon so I can get properly excited. ;)

  19. Aww this is such a lovely post, I really like the black dress on the second row


  20. OMG these dresses are gorgeous. If I had to pick, I would go with the first and second ones. Amazing!

    P.S. I'm presenting you with the Stylish Blogger Award. If you got one before, then here's another! Go to my blog for further details please, www.styleforeverafter.blogspot.com

  21. Oooh pretty! I love that one shouldered red dress with that gorgeous ruffle :)
    hope your having a great day!


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