Help me find a dress please

(71 Posts)

Thanks for all the shoe help - am going to report back after a trip to town at the weekend. smile

Now I need dress help, please!

I want a proper, old fashioned, cotton sundress. Sleeveless. Fitted waist. Fullish skirt. Not too garish or expenisve. Nothing like Vivienne of Holloway etc. Must be a real shop. I like black, black and white, red, pink, grey, possibly yellow or purple. I don't like blue, green. A pattern is fine if not too big.

Thanks in advance for anybody feeling patient!

SoleBizzz Wed 20-Apr-16 18:10:59

[http://m.houseoffraser.co.uk/women's+designer+dresses/301,default,sc.html?prefn1=Style&prefv1=Fit%20%26%20Flare%20Dress&fix&spcl]]

BikeRunSki Wed 20-Apr-16 18:12:55

Seasalt

SoleBizzz Wed 20-Apr-16 18:15:04

Fit and Flare House of Fraser

ClubTropicanaDrinks Wed 20-Apr-16 18:16:37

What about this from Hobbs?

www.hobbs.co.uk/product/display?productID=0116-5863-9094L00&productvarid=0116-5863-9094L00-RED-IVORY-12&refpage=dresses

Diddlydokey Wed 20-Apr-16 18:24:15

m.oasis-stores.com/saffron-stripe-midi-dress/dresses/oasis/fcp-product/5776400

Diddlydokey Wed 20-Apr-16 18:26:37

www.warehouse.co.uk/gb/clothing/dresses/cotton-wrap-midi-dress/025884.html?dwvar_025884_color=36&position=8&cgid=dresses#prefn1=refinementcategory&prefv1=Maxi+and+Midi+Dresses&start=8&categoryID=dresses

LOVE the Warehouse one. smile

tethersend Wed 20-Apr-16 18:37:59

too floral?

polyhymnia Wed 20-Apr-16 18:47:54

My first ports of call would be Hobbs and LKB. Maybe Whistles. Maybe Comptoir des Cotonniers.
I also think Boden very likely to have dresses such as you describe but guess they're not a 'proper shop'.

Thanks, everyone. flowers

Too floral one not too floral, but too white.

LKB far too £££.

HOF a pain, as I can't see what's cotton and what isn't.

Not fond of the stripes on the Oasis one. Hobbs one too 'posh' and wishy washy in colour, but I like the shape. Too expensive though - I'm after something for schlepping around in.

Not what I'm after but love this except for the colour.

Nothing on Seasalt - Bluesville!

imsorryiasked Wed 20-Apr-16 19:14:38

Joe Brown?

Diddlydokey Wed 20-Apr-16 19:22:04

I got something similar from m&co previously but nothing on there now. Cotton is expensive

tethersend Wed 20-Apr-16 19:22:14

Bit pricey but silk

Lovely, Tethers, but too posh. I just want a simple sort of 'school run' thing, for sticking on and schlepping around in. One that won't matter if I dribble icecream on it, or sit on the grass or whatever.

Perfect but white. sad

Howtocatchastar Wed 20-Apr-16 19:56:16

m.asos.com/mt/www.asos.com/asos/asos-midi-broderie-double-layer-sundress/prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=6079771&clr=Green&SearchQuery=broderie&pgesize=28&pge=0&totalstyles=28&gridsize=2&gridrow=3&gridcolumn=1

m.asos.com/mt/www.asos.com/asos/asos-midi-broderie-double-layer-sundress/prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=6079714&clr=Blue&SearchQuery=broderie&pgesize=28&pge=0&totalstyles=28&gridsize=2&gridrow=3&gridcolumn=2

m.asos.com/mt/www.asos.com/asos/asos-broderie-picnic-dress/prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=4947225&clr=Yellow&SearchQuery=broderie&pgesize=28&pge=0&totalstyles=28&gridsize=2&gridrow=13&gridcolumn=2

m.asos.com/mt/www.asos.com/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=6015753&featureref1=we+recommend+pers&CTAref=we+recommend+product+page_9

Any good?

Love the yellow (although the neck might be a bit high) but I want a real shop. Don't like blue. Sorry to be a pain.

fredabear Wed 20-Apr-16 20:09:28

Not a real shop, but love this

Thanks, Fred. Not what I'm after though - not cotton.

fredabear Wed 20-Apr-16 20:51:15

realised that as soon I I posted, sorry (might have to get it though!)

grin

Anybody seen this irl?

emsyj Wed 20-Apr-16 20:54:25

Worth looking in Sainsburys when they get their summer stuff in. Last year I got a ton of 100% cotton dresses as you describe (a printed sleeveless shirt dress with full skirt, prom style one and a short sleeved black broderie anglaise shirt dress with full skirt and belt. They were about 20 quid each.

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