I think I'll try it on - it could work and it could be a disaster as, although I'm curvy I'm quite slim of hip and v small across the back. Maybe I've made myself sound more 'va va boom' than I actually am!
But happy to buy something IF the dress looks any good! I like dirty gold coloured stuff. Shoes - I've got a couple of pairs of high black ones - stiletto, platform or wedge, or could get more (except I am even worse at buying shoes than I am at buying dresses!).