Well girls, (and any gents!) I have officially got to the age where my friends are getting married.
I am currently single so talk of weddings is a) not on my radar, and b) getting a little too much sometimes.
A lot of my friends have been very fortunate in that they’ve got jobs straight out of uni and haven’t had to do Masters etc and so as a result are considerably better off than myself.
Because of this weddings and mortgages are a constant topic of conversation, and whilst I love my friends and am happy they are getting everything they want out of life it’s difficult when you can just about make ends meet.
I have 2 friends getting married this year and as I have now got myself a new job I decided it was time to splash out a little and get myself some really nice dresses to wear to the weddings as I really am excited for them and will have the photos forever!
Wedding 1 is a big fancy city affair with lots and lots of guests and she is spending absolute thousands on it, whereas in contrast Wedding 2 is a more home made and country type celebration and done to a budget. This meant it was going to be a challenge to find something that could be worn for both weddings (we all knew I was going to have to buy 2 in the end though don’t we!)
I’d been to Swindon’s designer outlet many times and never seen anything in my size in LK Bennett, so was absolutely astounded when I went there recently and found not 1, not 2, but 7 dresses all in my size.
It was like I’d won the lottery.
I legged it to the changing room, stripped off and tried on each dress one by one, twirling around in front of the mirror with a borrowed pair of LK Bennett court shoes that the lady kindly lent me.
It was amazing until I whittled my choices down to 3 dresses and had to make the important decision which to buy and which to keep.
Originally I’d planned to get one dress because the weddings are for friends from different groups and I could get away with wearing the same dress, but after this decided it had to be 2.
I thought I’d made my decision until my mum insisted one looked better so i was stuck, until she caved and offered to buy me one THANK YOU SO MUCH MUM. She won’t ever read this but all the same, I appreciate it so very much, and keep looking at my purchases every now and then!
Without further waffling on lets get and show you my most prized posessions!!!
This is for wedding 1:
I had to get a bigger size so that it would do up over my boobs but luckily it doesn’t look baggy, even though I can hold a considerable amount of the material around my lower half.
I own those magic pants with padding in to make your bum appear more like Beyonce’s so I think I’ll wear those seeing as no one will be seeing me undressed and I can look more proportional!
The next two are actually the same dress in 2 different colours. This was what I was having trouble choosing between as they’re multifunctional and can be worn both ways round.
I absolutely love both colours and was finding it hard to choose!
Love this one as, I’m not afraid to say it, I felt like Kate Middleton in my navy LKB dress!
This one is so comfy and flattering with the ruching it’s not hard to see why this was so popular. Especially as it can be reversed as shown below.
The only issue with wearing it with a low back is finding a bra, but I’m sure i can find one that will do.
I love the shape it gives me and this is the one my mum insisted on making me buy so bought it for me herself. It was also the cheapest so she did well there 😉
Her argument was that I could wear this to many things including work if there was an occasion and I’m hoping one day she’s right.
This is the same dress in coral.
This one didn’t seem as flattering as the navy one the second time, mainly as I could see my underwear through it so I’m going to have to be careful, but I just love coral and can’t get enough of it!
These styles are all classic so hopefully as long as I don’t gain any weight I’ll be ok to keep and wear them for a few years to come! I imagine I’ll be going to more and more weddings now as more of my friends get engaged and have another to go to next year already.
Which do you think I should wear to wedding 2? It’s in September, so could be wholly dependent on the weather! Also, which way round should I wear them??
What do you think of LK Bennett? Do you shop in the discounted designer outlets?
I’m a huge fan!