cool dress for the school prom needed

(34 Posts)
mayihaveaboxofchoculaits Tue 30-Apr-13 10:53:45

Hi, i'm looking for a cocktail/on the knee dress for dds school prom. Shes a young looking 16 and not a fan of low cuts or merangue type dresses.
Think she looks a bit like audrey hepburn,cary mulligan that kind of thing.Size 8 5'2"
Shes stumped and what shes looking for isnt in the local shops. Her bests friends are all different sizes but definitvely not elphin.

Any ideas, anyone?

jellybeans Mon 06-May-13 23:40:19

Debenhams occasions is great

LeoandBoosmum Mon 06-May-13 23:32:29

This is youthful , fresh and a bit different without being revealing (I think) and from what you say would suit your dd's style, size, height...

www.asos.com/Whistles/Whistles-Daphne-Animal-Jacquard-Dress/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=2765144&SearchQuery=whistles%20dress&sh=0&pge=0&pgesize=20&sort=-1&clr=Pink

Monsoon do a trendy range, fusion or something that often has pretty funky dresses in.

Next had quite a few small size lipsy dresses on their website in the sale.

Google nexus arrgh DD prom not Dad prom, my Dad is a Jamaican with dreads he would look positively odd in aforementioned outfit :-)

Sounds lovely I dread my Dad prom she already thinks tiny lipsy dresses and impossibly high platform like strippers wear are the height of glamour and sophistication!

mayihaveaboxofchoculaits Mon 06-May-13 11:01:37

Thank you for all your help.Its very very kind.
DD2 is rather conservative in her taste (hence my need for advice) and in the end bought a dark blue, on the knee floaty number, which was more that I wanted to spend but she really liked it (and is very cheap to live with in other wayssmile).
I could see the influence of the duchess of cambridge everywhere, which was a real block on getting anything nice(-cant wait for the end of that particularly middle age style to end).
Thanks again, I can always get good advice from you lot wink

Nyancat Wed 01-May-13 07:18:03

http://m.asos.com/mt/www.asos.com/ASOS/ASOS-Gothic-Prom-Dress/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=2244045

Link might not work as I'm on my phone but asos gothic prom dress is very pretty

Startail Tue 30-Apr-13 23:06:40

sorry

stupid kindle autospaces after punctuation.

Startail Tue 30-Apr-13 23:04:49

[[ http://www.missselfridge.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?beginIndex=1&viewAllFlag=&catalogId=33055&storeId=12554&productId=8839798&langId=-1&sort_field=Newness&categoryId=208036&parent_categoryId=208035&pageSize=200&refinements=category~[208039|208036]&noOfRefinements=1 Quietly elegant]]

fergoose Tue 30-Apr-13 22:31:31

My daughter is wearing this - so much nicer in the flesh, really lovely quality. Bought a net underskirt for £12 on ebay and some bargain Patty Irregular Choice shoes

www.amazon.co.uk/Hearts-Roses-Flocked-Rockabilly-Tattoo/dp/B008UT9IO2

peanutMD Tue 30-Apr-13 22:01:54

there was a website mentioned on This Morning today that hires out designer dresses for £75 for 4 day hire.

JoyceDivision Tue 30-Apr-13 21:58:31

This is nice, not low cut and prom shape but band on waist looks trendy? www.feverdesigns.co.uk/olivia-prom-dress-navy.html

stationtostation Tue 30-Apr-13 21:53:10
stationtostation Tue 30-Apr-13 21:48:18
stationtostation Tue 30-Apr-13 21:45:48
ISingSoprano Tue 30-Apr-13 21:39:41

Something like this would look good on an elfin Audrey Hepburnesq girl.

Celticlassie Tue 30-Apr-13 21:30:51

this is lovely.

androbbob Tue 30-Apr-13 21:26:02

We got DD's dress from boohoo.com. It was £20 plus postage and is great! has she looked on there?

V nice, providing she isn't at all norky (that was our biggest problem re dd2!).

mayihaveaboxofchoculaits Tue 30-Apr-13 19:37:22

http://www.warehouse.co.uk/embellished-bodice-dress/dresses/warehouse/fcp-product/5563091301

Shes wanting something a bit like this but in blue or some such.

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