Engagement Party!

So some of you who have read my previous posts will know that my other half proposed to me when we were in Leeds last month! We’re now arranging our engagement party which means deciding a venue, food and most importantly – the perfect dress! As I only intend to be engaged/married once in my life, I want it to be as perfect as possible. So with the engagement party a month and a half away – the hunt is on!

Sure…I could wear something I already own – but where’s the fun in that!!

So my first place to look is companies that I really like, and top of the list is Pieces Of The Past who offer a huge, affordable range of beautiful dresses. I have previously blogged about dresses from POTP  and they are really becoming a well-known up-and coming company and one to definitely watch.

My absolute favourite dress on POTP which I am dying to purchase is the Serena prom dress.

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This dress is absolutely stunning. It is fully lined and boned with a cinched in ruched waist and a sexy sweetheart neckline. I particularly like the covered yet see-through bust as I have a lot of cleavage and so this can show “classy cleavage”. The floaty chiffon skirt is absolutely beautiful and was made to be danced in and twirled. I am absolutely in LOVE with this dress, and best of all it’s a steal at £44.99.

Another absolutely stunning dress from POTP is the Grace bow dress.

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This dress comes in 6 stunning colours and in honesty – I’m torn between at least three. There really is a colour to suit everybody. I love this dress because of the two-way stretch fabric which enables you to have that perfect fit, the lovely sweetheart neck to show a classy hint of cleavage and of course that gorgeous huge waist bow. I cannot believe that this dress is only £29.99 because it is absolutely beautiful.

The next place I looked was Collectif. I emailed Collectif with my measurements and they told me a size 20 would be best in the Dolores Doll dresses due to them having a more generous bust.

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Here’s the Dolores Doll dress in Black Polka Dot & Summer Bouquet. I love both of these dresses, but I would be swayed towards the classic Black & White Polka Dot! Plus, the Polka dot dress is £50, VS the £65 summer bouquet dress – and I’m cheap. Well not cheap, but I’d rather get more for my money when possible.

Next I went to Lady V London which is my usual port of call and I was disappointed. There was absolutely nothing (in my size) that I liked. Oh well!

I randomly came across a website called DangerousFx whilst hunting for a dress I had once seen online. Surprisingly – they had it!

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THIS is the dress. For some reason, I’m absolutely in love with it. I adore the bow on the bust and the back, and the polka dot godets are adorable. I also love the sleeve length and collar. The dress feels inspired by a tailcoat – and I like that. The dress goes up to a size 28, and I think I would purchase a 20 as the sizes are VERY generous.

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Another pretty dress that caught my eye is this pretty wiggle style dress with kick pleats. This dress goes from a size 8, to a size 30! Looking at the sizing, it’s again quite generous so I think I’d be about a size 18-20. I adore the shape of the bust and the little capped sleeves on this dress, as well as the dramatic front pleats. This dress is definitely a contender!

Whilst looking for the bow fronted dress, I actually found the reversed version on a site called Lollypop Vintage. I have never heard of either of these sites, but quick google searches can find you so many more options. There’s so many shops offering beautiful plus sized clothing these days, it’s a far cry from shapeless, horrible smocks and leggings.

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This is the reversed version of the dress which I found here. I’m now torn between which version I like better! The sizing seems smaller on this one so I’d be more of a 22. It’s also slightly cheaper at £39.99.

Lollipop Vintage has some beautiful dresses starting from an absolutely bargain £20! They also sell beautiful vintage style wedding dresses in a fantastic range of sizes so maybe I’ll be back for one of them!

So hopefully I can purchase one of these beautiful dresses for my Engagement, which dress do you like best? Let me know on my Facebook fan-page !!