Please find me a UK based version of this(

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www.bluevelvetvintage.com/Vintage-Deco-Inspired-Red-Satin-Evening-Gown.html

The theme for my works do this year is vintage glamour & I love the above dress. But would prefer not to have to order from America if possible.

Can anyone find me something in a similar 30s movie star style?

duckyfuzz Mon 23-Sep-13 19:02:38
BellaOfTheBalls Mon 23-Sep-13 19:04:14

A friend of mine has just bought the one duckyfuzz suggested. It is absolutely stunning on.

MortifiedAdams Mon 23-Sep-13 19:06:25
duckyfuzz Mon 23-Sep-13 19:08:48

I want to buy it for a wedding but think its too evening. Might get it anyway, just for fun!

MortifiedAdams Mon 23-Sep-13 19:10:09
BellaOfTheBalls Mon 23-Sep-13 19:12:29

Friend has bought it for a ball duckyfuzz I think you could get away with it for a wedding if teemed with very low key accessories (hair down, low heels, jacket for daytime etc)

Great ideas so far but I love the back of the dress I linked so fancy backs are good.

Also, bearing in mind that I'm shorter and a little wider than average, am I kidding myself that I could get away with anything like this anyway?

I can take it, I have a back up plan in case this style is the worst idea ever!

MortifiedAdams Mon 23-Sep-13 20:51:37

What height and size are you? Im 5'2 and a size 12/14 and wouldnt feel comfortable in that dress style.

MortifiedAdams Mon 23-Sep-13 20:57:38
MortifiedAdams Mon 23-Sep-13 20:59:17

I'm 5ft and 12/14 but hoping to be 10/12 by then.

MortifiedAdams Mon 23-Sep-13 21:33:54

What about a shorter length, tea dress style?

tethersend Mon 23-Sep-13 21:36:57

Would a 30s movie star wear rhinestones? wink

Something like this in red accessorised with diamond esque jewellery would be fabulous.

Well I daresay they'd be real diamonds but I can't stretch to that!
That Ghost dress is fab but not sure my budget can stretch that far hmm

Not too keen on my legs so would prefer a full length, plus I just think they are more glamorous.

tethersend Mon 23-Sep-13 22:12:59

What's your budget?

Ujjayi Mon 23-Sep-13 22:22:18

TBH, at 5ft I would say avoid a dress with such a long corset section/drop waist. You need a dress which comes in at your waist. You could still have the top of the skirt skimming your curves - which bias cut does.

Take a look at Ghost, Etsy & eBay. Agree that you should avoid rhinestones wink. Look for silk charmeuse, satin or crepe. The 1930s style was sleek and embellishment was generally achieved with jewellery.

Having said all that, a late 20s mid- calf flapper dress would be more flattering to your height. Think Great Gatsby. Or 1940s with a faux fur stole?

tethersend Mon 23-Sep-13 22:24:20

Aargh link didn't work, item number on eBay is 141070282596

Ujjayi Mon 23-Sep-13 22:24:35

OP the black dress you linked to on eBay is much better for you.

TK Maxx often have Ghost eveningwear.

tethersend Mon 23-Sep-13 22:27:14

The black dress is better than the one in your OP. it's lovely, but not 1930s. Depends how 30s ish you want to be, really...

That eBay one also comes in red. Trouble is, my original dress had the vintage look to it. I love flapper dresses but they don't look right on me hmm, plus I have a feeling the world & his wife will be wearing them after Gatsby.

Back to the drawing board I guess.

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