Recommend me some online shops please!

(53 Posts)
Tanyaaah Sat 21-Sep-13 20:50:24

Spent hours shopping for a dress for a wedding reception today in all the usual high street shops and I pretty much hated everything I saw, and all the shops were full of the same things. Horrible shiny, cheap looking crap with lace/pleather panels.
I have given up on looking again and plan to buy online and send back what doesn't fit.
So, looked at Boden - don't really do anything not casual or worky, Hush (I love Hush) but is obv FAR too casual, People Tree - nothing I really want and isn't free returns.

Any suggestions? I don't have loads of money but hate cheap crap (not easy!)

WafflyVersatile Sat 21-Sep-13 20:56:56

surely the dept stores would be a good place? Coast are usually good for weddings.

If not try fever design?

Not sure where all the pleather for occasionwear is. Where were you looking?

WafflyVersatile Sat 21-Sep-13 20:57:31

Debenhams seem to have some sort of sale and discount code thing online just now.

Tanyaaah Sat 21-Sep-13 21:05:44

I went in Debenhams and couldn't see anything I liked, not my kind of shop generally but was desperate!
This kind of monstrosity is what I'm trying to avoid
www.riverisland.com/girls/dresses/Girls-blue-baroque-fit-and-flare-dress-806070

Tanyaaah Sat 21-Sep-13 21:09:12

Everything looks like this at the moment.

Tanyaaah Sat 21-Sep-13 21:24:12

Sorry but I hate Coast! I think I can see that I am a bit difficult.

Might just wear jeans.

WafflyVersatile Sat 21-Sep-13 21:30:45

It's ok. I'm not coast's designer, I just know they are popular.

i'm no style icon but it might help if you put up your age and height and size/shape for if any style experts turn up.

What style would you like if you weren't constrained by this season's trends?

hollyisalovelyname Sat 21-Sep-13 21:32:21

Try Fran and Jane

Tanyaaah Sun 22-Sep-13 11:29:46

I'm early thirties, size 12 and 5'7''. Never wear smart clothes but want to feel dressed up for upcoming nights out and wedding reception.
Thanks for your responses.

ShreddedHoops Sun 22-Sep-13 12:12:16

Phase Eight? Laura Ashley?

bishboschone Sun 22-Sep-13 12:13:31

Have you got an idea of what you want in your head? What body shape are you ?

bishboschone Sun 22-Sep-13 12:14:09

What's your style ?

bishboschone Sun 22-Sep-13 12:15:33

http://m.warehouse.co.uk/swallow-print-dress/dresses/warehouse/fcp-product/4543088664

bishboschone Sun 22-Sep-13 12:17:32

Maybe something like this ? Could look smart with black opaque and nice shoes ? Lots of nice dresses in warehouse though.

House of Fraser

Viviennemary Sun 22-Sep-13 12:21:16

Are there any John Lewis shops near you. Or Wallis. If you don't want anything to trendy and brash.

MissDD1971 Sun 22-Sep-13 16:12:04

how about Pret-a-Portabello if trendy is your bag?

East etc all do online stuff. asos but may be too trendy.

TessTackle Sun 22-Sep-13 16:16:13

Asos have such a wide variety, I got a wonderful dress for a wedding last year, pale peach, dipped hem, not booby, back detail. Was perfect for the day and then the night too! You can put in wedding and it'll show you some suggestions. Also try
Www.stylefruits.co.uk

A website where you can submit outfits so you can see what other think is appropriate also by typing in wedding. Hope this helps

BikeRunSki Sun 22-Sep-13 16:21:59

Reiss
Ness
Monsoon?
M&S Limited Collection can have some gems
Avoca
Noa Noa
Linea at House of Fraser
Inis
Kaliko
Hobbs ( loads of ckerance stuff online )

Tanyaaah Sun 22-Sep-13 18:51:06

Thanks! there are a few there I haven't heard of so will have a look.
I would say my style is relaxed and simple and maybe a bit edgy ( hate that word). Not too safe or mumsy.
I don't have anything in mind because I can't find anything I like!

123Jump Sun 22-Sep-13 18:51:13

What about LK Bennett? They always have a few things in the sale. What about this?

Tanyaaah Sun 22-Sep-13 18:54:06

I like the look of cos.... can't imagine how the dresses would look on a normal person though. They are a bit different though, which attracts me.

Tanyaaah Sun 22-Sep-13 18:56:07

Thanks, quite like the lk dress. love the colour!

Great Plains?

bishboschone Sun 22-Sep-13 19:17:24

Also try shopstyle .. If you put in blue dress for example it will bring you up many options from different shops so you can get ideas.

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