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Personal Shopper: A Stealth Surprise Wedding Dress for a Canadian Bride

One of our Canadian readers, Betty* wrote: "Hi! I desperately need your internet-help! I am getting married in Vegas in October, and I want a pretty casual dress. I've found the perfect one - except it doesn't come in my size! I was hoping you guys could possibly help me find a very similar replacement that comes in size 16/18. If you can - you are totally invited to the wedding. Any help would be amazing!

What I like about the dress is first off the length - knees is perfect for me. I also like the amount of lace - it reminds me a bit of a wedding dress but no so much that I can't wear it around that night/day and feel like I'm in an obvious wedding dress. I do like the colours on it, there is another version of that dress that is black and white but I thought the blush was a lot more of a softer contrast - the dress however doesn't have to be pink/black/white.

When I found this dress, I was looking for something with a little bit of lace, knee length, and maybe slightly mod/cute. When I get married in Vegas, it's a surprise for the people we're with as we aren't telling them until they get to the ceremony - therefore a casual/cute dress won't give anything away beforehand.

I hope this helps - if you need to know anything else please don't hesitate to ask. Thank you so much for your help!"

*name changed to protect the surprise!

Oooh! Congratulations, lady, I love a good surprise wedding! It's capital-H Hard to find much decent plus-size online shopping for the Canadian market, but all of the frocks I picked out, though, are from stores that state on their website that they will ship to the Frozen North. You may incur additional shipping fees, of course, and the prices may change slightly from US to Canadian dollars. Hopefully, however, one of these dresses will have you saying, "I do!" For my money, #4 is probably the closest, or you could easily have #6 hemmed to knee length and add a black ribbon sash.

P.S. I am SO coming to your wedding. Los Angeles to Las Vegas is totally doable. Can I show up in one of those bikini t-shirts?

1. The Original: Miriam Colorblock Dress ($55)
2. Groove You Right Dress ($50)
3. BB Dakota Soiree Stunner Dress ($100)
4. Starlet's Web Dress ($60)
5. Forever 21 Party Hour Lace & Tulle Dress ($36)
6. Dorothy Perkins Coral Lace Pleats Maxi Dress ($64, on sale)

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janetor-lady-blogger.jpg Janetor here: I may spend my days wearing yoga pants and T-shirts, chasing a frenetic toddler and two cats, but I dearly love fashion and pride myself on never paying full price for clothes, shoes, or accessories. Ping me if you're seeking out formal wear, plus-size fashions, or beauty products - or if you just want to discuss the latest season of Downton Abbey or Doctor Who over a pitcher of sangria and some nachos.

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