Now. Bear in mind, I've blown out (thank you prednisilone, you bitch) 2 sizes at least this year. So nothing fits. I had already thrown out all of my over 18 clothes a year and a half ago, after losing nearly 30kgs.
So. I need something to wear. I'm going to be honest. I'm conservative. I can't wear the clothes I actually like, because they don't work with fat people like me. I know my shape and my limitations. I have an ENORMOUS rack and now, an equally huge stomach. :( I'm looking at a size 20 at least. I was a 16-18 in January.
I'm short on time, and kind of short on budget. I dont' want to spend more than $200. I can think of MUCH better things to spend that money on right now, believe me.
I hate wearing anything above the knee (because I don't really have any. Or ankles. It's all just a big, white tree trunk). And I hate having my flabby arms showing.
SO I have looked at the only 2 stores I can think of at the top of my head with a massive headache. Autograph and City Chic. They seem kind of limited and kind of same-y. And so not me (who wishes I could wear a soft pink, or a light blue/green, something sweet). LOTS of Black. And I will give up coffee before I will wear animal print. Just sayin. Not gonna happen.
I'm going to put up some options. From both stores. Dresses. And shrugs to go with them. Then I'm going to BEG you to help me see if any of these could work. I'm going to also ask if you know anywhere else I could look that can get it to me fast, bearing in mind I can't drive, so I can't go shopping (my hips won't hold up anyway), this will pretty much need to be online.
ANd accessories. I'm not an accessories girl, but would love something funky. You can help me, can't you? You girls are awesome at this.
(Please excuse some of the more staid, less exciting choices. I can't help it. I can't bear to be looked at, particularly in my moon-faced, prednisilone 'glory').
*I went to SARA, but didn't see anything there this time that I liked. Ebay was useless (scary?).
City Chic - Floral Frill Chiffon Dress I like this. Will it be too frumpy on me though? (I'm 160cm, biiiiig boobs, big waist/stomach/hips) This is possibly (and only possibly the only one I wouldn't necessarily feel the need to wear a shrug with).
Mid Length Autograph V Neck Lace Party Dress
Autograph Mid length knit bodice mono print dress I don't like it on its own, but can see potential with a shrug? But which one?
Autograph Cap Sleeve Lurex Trim Shrug
Autograph Elbow Sleeve Rib Edge Shrug
City Chic Rosette Angel Dress (I think this is cute, but am I too old for this at 35?)
City Chic Helena Chain Maxi (I like this. But the model is 15cm taller than me and I can't take it up myself).
City Chic Baroque Pleat Dress I also love this one and again, model is 15cms taller, so this would fall below the knee? Or too far below?
City Chic Lovely Lace Jacket It says it's lovely. Is it?
Where else can I look? I'll happily go back and update this post if you point me in the direction of other stores.
I remembered someone (I think it was Melissa from SugerCoatIt) mentioning ASOS, so I looked. This was the only thing I liked (and I like it a lot, but I suspect it would not flatter me nearly so much as the girl in the picture).
ASOS Curve Godet Jersey Dress
I found a site called Dream Diva. I'm not sure what you think of these. Again, am I a bit old? Are they a bit brides-maidy? I'd need a new strapless bra.
Dress 1 (Sorry. Can't save pics)
Dress 2 (this one also comes in black. I love the purple, but finding a shrug?).
An entire page of shrugs etc.
Am kind of in love with this Grace Hill Lace Ponti Dress, but again, I'm not sure it's something I could pull it off. It goes to a 20 and I'm not quite sure if I'd need the 20 or 22.
There's this Rose Wrap Dress from Voluptre. I am not sure about how low the V goes. (My boobs are (did I mention a H cup?) saggy and even with a good bra, I'm not going to be comfortable showing off that much.)
I love this Harvey Nichols Vivaldi Print Dress, but a)it's probably too casual and b)coming from overseas probably presents timing and sizing issues. Sersiously though, I want to do the dishes in this dress. I want to go on a picnic in this dress. It's romantic and sweet. (Forgot to look at the price. 300pounds is probably a fair bit more than I wanted to spend).
Ok, so obviously, I'm all over the place with only 2 weeks to go. I need help with the clothes and the accessories. I need you to tweet/retweet/FB/Share this post with as many people as you can - I need real help here, people. I'm starting to have massive anxiety attacks about this wedding.
I've had some very thoughtless/mean(perhaps not intentionally so) comments since my prednisone (it's hard not to notice the way my entire body shape and my face have changed in the last 8 months) and my self esteem is literally at the lowest it has every been, my entire life. And that's saying something, people!
Dress me. Use me as your fat Barbie. :D (Oh, don't even pretend you didn't know I wasn't going to google that!).