I am looking for a dress/outfit for our work Christmas party and I am struggling a bit. I am short (5 foot), pear-shaped (saddlebags) and I'm an Autumn (so don't wear black/white/grey).
The problem with a lot of dresses seems to be that they have either a high neckline (which gives me a boob shelf - I'm a FF cup) or they have a decent neckline but they're 'bodycon' (no good for my lower half).
I would like something that shows a tiny bit cleavage (I have decent boobs and a small waist - might as well show them off a wee bit) but don't want to go too boobalicious (have tried a few dresses that have 'boob windows' - too much for a work do). I don't have great legs, so don't want anything shorter than knee length. I would prefer to have a dress with sleeves if possible, but could do sleeveless.
I'm going to end up wearing a tunic over skinny trews again this year, aren't I?
When ineed a special occasion dress I always look here first after a kind mumsnetters sent me here after my wedding dress meltdown. The dress I chose is on the page, white, shot through with a bit of gold £39 instead of £140. Beautifully constructed dress. If they haven't got your size don't be afraid of getting a slightly bigger one and having it altered to fit.
At those prices youcan afford too. I got a 20 for the comfort of the waist as I was getting married in a hot climate and had to allow for abit of fluid retention. Alterations came to £15 to be taken in on the shoulders and bust.
I like several on there. For you you might like the petrol blue with long sleeves...looks a bit like a top and skirt.
I'd also be partial to one of the coral ones as well.