Post # 1
- Wedding: October 2014 - UK
I was feeling pretty down last week, so as a surprise my FH decided to buy me a new dress from a shop I love, but can’t shop at very often because it’s kinda pricey. (It’s great because they’re a clothing brand specifically designed to fit women with larger breasts, so no massively oversized clothes for the rest of my body, or getting things that fit the rest of me but not my boobs). I’ve been a bit hesitant to let other people pick clothes for me after a few clangers of presents (my mum got me a dress this most recent Christmas that I saw two weeks later on a woman my mum’s age – something I’d sort of been able to predict having tried it on myself!), because I figured I knew best what suited my body.
Well, FH managed to pick a gorgeous dress, that flatters me perfectly and is exactly my taste.
This, combined with the fantastic e-ring he picked for me, I think I should just let him do all my shopping for me from now on.
There are a lot of stories on here about FH’s not getting it quite right – does anyone else have a man who’s managed to nail it with gifts?
Post # 3
Oh man, that dress is gorgeous!! That fabric looks like its sooooo soft and comfy.
I have the opposite problem – I bought a Holly Willoughby dress from Very (absolutely stunning) but the boob section is HUGE! There is no way I could fill it out, lol, so it’s going back. Boo.
FI is amazing at clothes shopping – I am not. We went out a few weeks ago and he convinced me to try on a pair of green jeans. He also picked out a cream top that would match and everything – tried them on and loooooooooved them!! I just do not have that same eye. Very annoying!
Post # 4
Super cute dress! And what a great guy! May I ask, is this store online or local to the UK? I have the same problem with clothes fitting in the top area and being huge in the rest of the areas. 🙁
Post # 5
I love my FI to death, but he doesn’t have the greatest taste in clothes and we have very different tastes. He’d put me in a mini skirt and lowcut top if he could lol.
Post # 6
- Wedding: October 2014 - UK
@Miss Jackrabbit: It is! It’s jersey, so it just is really comfy, but it doesn’t cling too much like some jersey dresses do (basically everything Jane Norman sell, I think!)
@JoCoJenn: The brand is Pepperberry, and they’re super. They’re the clothing line of the underwear shop Bravissimo, who specialise in catering for bustier women. I’ll never go anywhere else for bras again – they’re kind of expensive, but really really worth it. They know what they’re doing, and they have pretty regular sales, so you can usually get a good deal if you’re willing to wait it out!
@vorpalette: Haha, a couple of days before this he did send me a link to a neon orange tube dress that he thought would be just perfect! But whilst he’d like me to wear stuff like that, I think he knows that’d be more a him-present than a me-present.
Post # 7
My DH is great with presents! Mostly because he actually pays attention when I say I like things so he can remember to buy them later, haha. He’s also good with non-material things, though, like buying me a massage for my birthday or a night at a local hotel for a little staycation, just fun little things like that. Love your new dress, so cute!
Post # 8
You’re lucky to have such a caring and fashionable fiancé!
Post # 9
Aww, how sweet! That dress looks great, very versatile and flattering. Can’t go wrong with a LBD (a style commandment your FI clearly respects!)
Post # 10
What a sweet guy! That dress is stunning!
Post # 11
What a great dress! Rock it when you take your wonderful FH out to dinner. He deserves it!
Post # 12
@chronicwhimsy: Yay, what an awesome dress!
Post # 13
That is so sweet of him to get you the dress to cheer you up! 🙂
Post # 14
@chronicwhimsy: ah we have a pepperberry here, I’ve tried on shirts there before and was like ‘OMG! A shirt that fits without gaping or making me look super fat!’ But it is pretty expensive (like bravissimo is) 🙁 I get that bigger bras need like ‘more engineering’or whatever but still…
I can’t see your dress photo 🙁 but good to know pepperberry is worth it!!
Post # 15
- Wedding: October 2014 - UK
@Corgi-cariad: Yeah, I was a bit like “Woah, the moniez…” but if I could buy all my clothes from there I would. Not least because there I’m a size 10, where as elsewhere on the highstreet I’m struggling with my identity as a pushing size 16 because of my chesticles. It’s been killer on my self-esteem, let me tell you. But as with most things, I think you’re best just waiting for the sale online – I really don’t get the point behind ‘seasonal’ bras, but if that means I can get the same bra £20 cheaper if I wait three months, then I’ll go with it.
@Scc6a: Haha, yes! The listening and remembering is important! I made the mistake of giving all the ‘good’ present suggestions to our friends and family last Christmas, and then was scuppered trying to think what to get him myself!
@Horseradish: I am very lucky! I might moan that he has a tendency to flap or put dirty laundry in the clean laundry pile, but he’s got all the essentials!
@peonyinparis: Haha, exactly! I’m loving how I can wear just about any cardigan with it, and dress it up or down. It’s perfect.
@kat2014: He is the bestest. <3
@sassy411: That is absolutely the plan! Although I suspect he’d rather I put on my walking boots and yomped up a very big hill with him, but there’s no pleasing some people. 😉
@Flanders: I love it so much!
@pengoala: He is very sweet and thoughtful! 🙂
Post # 16
Lovely dress, I have the same problem in the boob department and struggle to get anything that fits right in the chest but also gives me a waist. Although best tip I got was from a seamstress who said to never feel bad about getting a size bigger as limbered slimming in the problem area (breasticles) then just take it in at the seams with some basic stitches or if your crafty a sewing machine. And to be fair I buy 14/16s and take them in where I need it and feel comfortable and curvy WITHOUT spillage. (as a teacher that’s of HUGE importance!)
Hope this trick helps when shopping in other high street stores.