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    Default What to wear to a friends wedding - help please!

    I am going to a friends wedding in 2 weeks time with dh and the kids 4yo and 2yo. I want to wear something comfortable that will allow me to run around after the kids so am thinking pants instead of a dress/skirt. Anyone have suggestions on where i can get formal type pants that dont look like work pants? not online as i want to be able to try the clothes on. I don't want to spend a fortune (under $100).
    Also ideas on how to dress it up with fancy tops would be great. The pregnancies have not been kind on my body so I have a huge belly and no bust so am finding tops really hard to find.
    I live in Sydney.
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    I don't know where you would find pants that didn't look like 'work wear', have you considered a maxi dress? They are versatile & hide a multitude of body issues, can be dressed up or down.

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    Tights and a short dress/ tunic top might be a dressy compromise?

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    I would be cautious about wearing pants to a wedding. Unless you wear them with a sparkly, fancy top and high heels, I think you are going to look too casual.

    A dress usually works out to be a more economical choice as it is a complete outfit in one. ( ie you don't have to buy pants and a top).

    I would go with a dress, rather than pants, so you don't look too casual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smyles View Post
    I don't know where you would find pants that didn't look like 'work wear', have you considered a maxi dress? They are versatile & hide a multitude of body issues, can be dressed up or down.
    I have tried maxi dresses in the past but the lack of bust makes them look terrible on me. Also am finding dresses impossible bc the protruding tummy makes me look pregnant. Might have to go with skirt and top instead if pants. I have seen formal type pants made from satin type material years ago at formal wear shop but not sure if they would still have them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CakeyMumma View Post
    Tights and a short dress/ tunic top might be a dressy compromise?
    I thought if this but not sure if tights would look too casual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TeBe View Post
    I would be cautious about wearing pants to a wedding. Unless you wear them with a sparkly, fancy top and high heels, I think you are going to look too casual.

    A dress usually works out to be a more economical choice as it is a complete outfit in one. ( ie you don't have to buy pants and a top).

    I would go with a dress, rather than pants, so you don't look too casual.
    Unfortunately all the dressed I have tried on look terrible. Guess I will keep looking. Might have to go with skirt and shirt.

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    Have a look at the target website, especially the "gok loves" section.

    He has picked out the best of the choices from the target range. There are lots of fashionable and reasonably priced outfits.

    Do you live near a target where you could try a few of their dresses on?

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    Another option is you get skirt pants (no idea what theyre actually called) but you can get quite nice ones that you can dress up or down and they look like a skirt.

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    If you go with pants, something floaty (e.g. silk or rayon) would work best. Try "Tree of Life" maybe. You could maybe try a kaftan style dress from there?

    DJs in the city has a few sales racks scattered around at the moment & Myer has its "take an extra 50%" off already reduced designer clothes, so you might find a nice pair of designer pants & top, or a dress, for a good price. I think some racks may even have an extra 75% off.

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