Please help me find a dress!

(22 Posts)
TartanRug Mon 26-Aug-13 14:13:20

I'm going to a ball in a couple of weeks and I still don't know what I'm wearing. I'm 45, 5'2 and size 14 so I'm no skinny minnie. Budget is no more than £100 and could really do with some help people!

inneedofrain Mon 26-Aug-13 14:22:54

OK, when you say ball what does the invite say?

Ok, do you want something to cover your arms or a low front etc?

TartanRug Mon 26-Aug-13 14:26:00

Its a black tie event. I would quite like 3/4 length sleeves but not too bothered really my arms are OK ish. I don't want anything toooo low at the front but I don't want frumpy either. I've been looking for a few weeks and I just can't see anything. sad

inneedofrain Mon 26-Aug-13 14:29:09

Ok, would you be prepared to have it altered?

Fancies40Winks Mon 26-Aug-13 14:30:32

What length? Full or shorter? This is nice.

OldRoan Mon 26-Aug-13 14:37:11

Have you tried Alexon? Either John Lewis or in a stand alone store. The waist is in the wrong place for me, but Celiac floorlength
shorter, lace sleeves

OldRoan Mon 26-Aug-13 14:38:18

*Celia, thanks autocorrect (to a still incorrect spelling?!)

TartanRug Mon 26-Aug-13 14:38:56

Would like full length and would be prepared to have it altered if the dress was right. I do like that Next dress but I feel much too big for it. sad

OldRoan Mon 26-Aug-13 14:39:34
TartanRug Mon 26-Aug-13 14:41:53

I like Alex on actually and will have a good look at that site, I think that one is a bit 'heavy' for me if you know what I mean?

OldRoan Mon 26-Aug-13 14:42:56

I do, I was thinking it was quite Christmas party ish. I really like the draping though. I saw a gorgeous floor length red dress with sleeves in store but can't find it online anywhere.

LonelyGoatherd Mon 26-Aug-13 14:44:38

No sleeves, but lovely (and bargains) new look

OldRoan Mon 26-Aug-13 14:46:43

Found it, but I think it's the same as Celia really red floor length

purple short sleeves

TartanRug Mon 26-Aug-13 14:49:32

ooo I really like the Hobbs one and the New Look one too. I have silver sandals that I was hoping to wear so they would def go with the New Look one and maybe the Hobbs one in blue? I love red but I really don't suit it at all.

Eliza J I've seen this on and it is lovely.

TartanRug Mon 26-Aug-13 14:55:47

I quite like this one but Im really not sure of velvet?

TartanRug Mon 26-Aug-13 14:56:22
TartanRug Mon 26-Aug-13 14:57:29

And Ive just noticed they only have a size 6 - that may be a bit of a long shot getting from a 14 to a 6 in 3 weeks! smile smile smile

TartanRug Mon 26-Aug-13 15:16:05

Sorry to keep going on but I really like this one, but it's a 12. Anyone have any idea of Alexon sizing?

www.johnlewis.com/alexon-plisse-maxi-dress-ocean-spa/p388184

bishboschone Mon 26-Aug-13 15:19:22

Go to tk maxx , try had loads of black tie type dresses in there today .

TartanRug Mon 26-Aug-13 15:23:08

Hadn't even thought of there, will give them a try.

LaTrucha Mon 26-Aug-13 16:31:45

Can you order the JL Alexon dress and see? It would be free delievry and returns if you bought something else for £1

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