On the 20th July one of my close friends got married! I absolutely love weddings and was so excited for it. I hadn't actually started looking for a dress yet when I came across this one - I just saw it in work one day and fell in love! When I first saw it I wasn't sure if it was actually nice or if I was just being crazy, but after seeing it a few times I knew I had to get it. I first saw it on a Thursday and by the Saturday the 8 had sold out! I tried on the 10 (which was enormous, usually it would be fine but oh god, it drowned me!) just to see if I liked how it looked on me before starting to search for it. I had said the the Coast manager that I was wanting it and to let me know if anything came in, then a couple of weeks later the she came over to let me know one 8 had just became available online, so I just bought it there and then (I was still working, shh!).
My next concern was that it would be too big as well, some Coast dresses come in a size 6 but this one didn't, and I've got a size 8 in a different style which is a tiny bit big - it's strapless so not much to hold it up! However when it arrived it fitted, albeit a bit tight round the middle (what?!), so I was delighted!
Usually I get wedding guest dresses in the sale - cheap, yes - so it was a bit of a shock for me having to pay full price but it was definitely worth it! It was also a bargain (considering it's Coast!) at only £95, and then I got staff discount.
The final issue was what to wear with it! You can't see it too much but there's black tubing around the neck and arms which was annoying... It was quite good in the end as the only thing I had to buy accessories wise were the shoes which were only about £16 from New Look, everything else I already owned. It was so hot that day as well, so glad I didn't wear a blazer or something!
I kept my make up very simple with neutrals and then liquid liner, and used a pinky/nude lipstick. For my hair, I just tonged it the night before and went over any straighter bits in the morning, then pinned the front sections back.
Dress - Coast
Pashmina - Debenhams
Bag - ASOS
Shoes - New Look
The beautiful bride and her husband!