Evening dresses with sleeves

(35 Posts)
TondelayoSchwarzkopf Fri 19-Apr-13 04:29:25

I have never posted a thread here before but I am in awe of your style knowledge and know you are up for a challenge! Here's mine

I have a black tie do soon - work related. I must have something that is:
- glamorous and relatively on trend (no Coast!)
- with sleeves at least to elbow
- NOT black
- I need to wear a bra with it and not on display
- knee length or above

I like this but it is ever so slightly on the casual side and also the bra may present an issue!

I am tall, blonde ish, blue eyed, pale with good legs and waist and a size 12. I suit mid tones and can wear cool reds/pinks and lots of blue shades. I am really in a gold moment though but can't go too pale.

Apart from that I am totally not fussy! Ha ha.

Sorry to be a mare but it is so despondent to shop for something non black and with sleeves when 90% of evening dresses seem to fall into that criteria!

TondelayoSchwarzkopf Sun 21-Apr-13 12:35:27

cheeseandpineapple thanks for those - the Gloria dress from Whistles is now on the shortlist. smile You can also where comfy pants with it which is a bonus. I'm too old to spend all nights in a thong or spanx.

SacreBleu yes, I am tall and kind of busty (though not as much as before BF!) so I have always been challenged by vintage sizing. I don't have a day to myself before the event sadly so evening browsing of sites is the best I can muster.

dazzling Ghost Taya is lovely but this is an annual event which I have been to many times and though people glam up, no-one ever wears a full length gown. I feel I would be a bit try-hard. Love that dress though.

Double-spot is lovely Leo though a bit too wedding - I am putting it on the shortlist for a wedding I've got later in the month.

I really appreciate this thread by the way. Its got me a lot more ideas for dresses broadly - not just for this event.

Bearcrumble Sun 21-Apr-13 21:02:56

What's your budget? There are some nice evening dresses with sleeves on the outnet.

Bearcrumble Sun 21-Apr-13 21:09:34

www.theoutnet.com/product/355185 Gold, lacy.

www.theoutnet.com/product/374967 Gold sequins (maybe sleeves too short)

Bearcrumble Sun 21-Apr-13 21:17:45
SacreBlue Mon 22-Apr-13 19:38:33

Ah well tall & busty ;) if you want to go mad men have a look at stop staring dresses.

www.formosafashion.com/womenswear-c1/stop-staring-m9

I haven't been able to afford my wish list from the American home site but am saving :D

Hetaera Mon 22-Apr-13 23:42:13

Apologies if this Eliza J dress has already been posted. Just gives me an excuse to look at it and drool really.

Hetaera Mon 22-Apr-13 23:44:12

... and this Pied a Terre one. sighs

TondelayoSchwarzkopf Tue 23-Apr-13 21:39:14

I did do a Mad Men look before Mad Men SacreBlue :-) - I quite suit it though the really great dresses there are sleeveless.

Those are gorgeous dresses Hetaera - I feel Juliette Binoche, Helen B-C and other women of infinite mystery and madness would carry them off better than me.

SacreBlue Tue 23-Apr-13 22:14:15

Thought you would smile The US site has more variety but dearer and of course longer to get here (possibly also import tax? I know the Hong Kong shippers attracted extra payments)

Do let us know what you pick in the end so I can nosy at brand grin

UterusUterusGhali Tue 23-Apr-13 22:30:55

Have you tried baukjen?

The John Lewis website let's you select sleeve length.

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