Holy grail of simple jersey dresses?

(38 Posts)
janji Wed 31-Jul-13 01:01:19

I have tried and failed to find a simple jersey dress; midi length, half or full sleeved for what seems like forever. I can find cap sleeved, above the knee, maxi with thigh high splits but alas no simple. I even came close to success a couple of times on ebay in desperation but alas at size 18 I am too huge?!hmm
My budget is small as I want a couple or so of these types of dress to wear to work (school based in Reception class so likely to get paint splattered hence my reluctance to spend much). Where am I going wrong?!

Mumsnut Wed 31-Jul-13 23:05:09
janji Wed 31-Jul-13 23:26:46

You're a star mumsnut!!smilegrinthankswine

Mumsnut Wed 31-Jul-13 23:55:58

Too much time on my hands, me.

janji Thu 01-Aug-13 23:14:33

The fenn wright mason one arrives tomorrow!

Beatie I tried the Whistles one and it is really lovely, but it didn't love me. I thought I might just get away with it, but dp said I looked as if I belonged in a monastery.

The Fenn wright one is lovely and a bargin!

Mumsnut Fri 02-Aug-13 11:13:17

Let us know how it goes ...

Mumsnut Fri 02-Aug-13 11:15:33

http://www.alexon.co.uk/en/pink-jersey-wrap-dress-291111

Back in stock at alexon.co.uk in an18

bleedingheart Fri 02-Aug-13 11:37:27

I like the FWM one, lovely!

Tesco have plain ones in red or black for £25

HellonHeels Fri 02-Aug-13 12:17:52

I got that M&S tulip one that Remus linked to yesterday. I'm a chunky but hourglassy 16 and it is very flattering. I bought an 18 which fitted nicely.

I also got this dress which looks a little frumpy in the pic but is flattering and tea-dressy in real life.

Glad you found something you like, Hellon. smile

I tried two on in the Great Plains sale, which I thought might have been okay for work, but they were not very well cut and the fabric was thick and nasty.

EstelleGetty Fri 02-Aug-13 15:24:55

Hi janji, I saw some lovely Ghost dresses in TK Maxx on Thurs which you might like. Long sleeves, stretchy fabric, nice patterns in reds/browns/greys. Between £30 and £40, I think. I'm big of boob and bum and was very tempted.

Ruthselina Fri 02-Aug-13 16:09:36

try ebay for bravissimo, pepperberry and boden - and keep an eye out in charity shops too.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PEPPERBERRY-BRAVISSIMO-DRAPE-JERSEY-DRESS-3-4-SLEEVE-VEE-NECK-8-18-R-SC-C-RC-/300781290122?pt=UK_Women_s_Dresses&var=&hash=item4607f6428a

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-Ex-Bravissimo-Blue-Spotty-Cinch-Waist-Jersey-Dress-8-10-12-16-18-C-RC-SC-/400271715330?pt=UK_Women_s_Dresses&var=&hash=item5d320dac02

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LADIES-BNWOT-EX-BODEN-JERSEY-WRAP-DRESS-6-8-10-12-14-16-18-20-22-/251085175872?pt=UK_Women_s_Dresses&var=&hash=item3a75d7bc40

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