anyone seen decent midi dresses under £20

(20 Posts)
whatamess0815 Wed 01-Jun-16 18:35:21

keep looking but nothing really that I like. I just want a midi dress that is not bodycon, that has no silly pattern but is simple and sleek and I need short sleeves to hides my bingo wings. preferably cotton but I know I may have to opt for man-made flammable fibre with my budget.

iwouldgoouttonight Wed 01-Jun-16 18:38:12

Sorry I can't help but I'm going to watch this thread as I'm looking for exactly same thing!

whatamess0815 Wed 01-Jun-16 18:41:10

frustrating, isn't it. just a simple plain midi dress with short sleeves. shops are full of frilly nonsense. sigh

ThreeFrazzledFandangos Wed 01-Jun-16 19:04:04

Dorothy Perkins always do this sort of thing.

Any of these what you're thinking of?

whatamess0815 Wed 01-Jun-16 19:28:36

sort off. but they have either silly patterns, have lace. I like the very plain ones but they all have a huge V Back and I am not gorgeous enough for something like that grin not even sure I can wear a bra with those confused

tethersend Wed 01-Jun-16 19:44:10

This might not be long enough, but it's lovely, cotton and a snip at £20

tethersend Wed 01-Jun-16 19:57:29

bit over budget

whatamess0815 Wed 01-Jun-16 20:03:47

thanks Tether, the first one is nice!

Amaye Wed 01-Jun-16 20:07:04

I know you said a sleeve but I own this and love it...

www.asos.com/ASOS/ASOS-Empire-Seam-Midi-Dress/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=6370903&cid=8799&Rf981=3679&Rf-800=-1,23&sh=0&pge=0&pgesize=204&sort=-1&clr=Black&totalstyles=273&gridsize=3

Is this considered a silly print? I like it grin

www.asos.com/First-I/First-I-Diamond-Print-Midi-Dress/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=6330123&cid=8799&Rf981=3679&Rf-800=-1,23&sh=0&pge=0&pgesize=204&sort=-1&clr=Print&totalstyles=273&gridsize=3

theclick Wed 01-Jun-16 20:08:15

Have you tried ASOS? Type in midi dresses and sort the results from lower priced first - they always have a few on sale

whatamess0815 Wed 01-Jun-16 20:26:18

yes, but nothing really. either only small sizes left over and most of them are sleeveless or bodycon.....

whatamess0815 Wed 01-Jun-16 20:29:03

lots of really skimpy stuff but nothing decent.

1wokeuplikethis Wed 01-Jun-16 20:29:25

Thanks frazzled!

I've just ordered 3 dresses off DP after seeing your link. I'm currently 2.5 stone overweight after having my second child & need something pretty (but mainly concealing) to wear for his christening. Hopefully one of them will fit the bill.

I've been looking for ages and not seen anything so thanks!

whatamess0815 Wed 01-Jun-16 20:33:49

amaye, 1st one is nice but whilst I am slim, I have hideous upper arms. I couldn't pull that off.

2nd is silly but I do like it somehow shock

thiswayplease Wed 01-Jun-16 20:56:32

AX Paris??

www.axparis.com/products/Bold-Striped-Skater-Dress.html

fredabear Wed 01-Jun-16 21:23:32

try warehouse - but over but not much short sleeve black lots more there

keeponkeepinon Wed 01-Jun-16 22:59:36

dorothy perkins
I have got two of these, they are light,comfy and can be dressed up or down. I'm 5'3" and they just cover my knees. They do have a v back but its not huge and it doesn't show your bra straps or anything like that. It just makes them a little bit different. Really versatile and worth a look.

ImBrian Wed 01-Jun-16 23:52:25

Boohoo, I got a grey midi dress off tgere for £8 but the sleaves are quite short. The quality is great though and they do loads of colours.

whatamess0815 Thu 02-Jun-16 06:55:03

thanks keep, may give them a go. was worried about the V back.

keeponkeepinon Thu 02-Jun-16 19:53:06

Do try them if you can, plus there are almost continous discounts on that site so they are really quite cheap. I got the black and the navy, and along with my black and navy ruched boden skirts, I intend these to be my staples for the summer.

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