Help me decide between these evening dresses

(51 Posts)
TigerBreadAddict Sun 21-Aug-16 10:13:13

Hi, please help me decide between these very similar evening dresses for a work black tie function!

I have a limited budget £50.

I'm 5'9, size 12, a little pear shaped, size 34c boobs and am 39.

I'll post the links separately as I keep losing my post!

Thank you smile

TigerBreadAddict Sun 21-Aug-16 10:14:05

Dress 1

www.asos.com/jarlo-tall/jarlo-tall-overlay-maxi-dress/prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=6011470&clr=Navy&SearchQuery=&cid=19597&pgesize=36&pge=6&totalstyles=317&gridsize=3&gridrow=9&gridcolumn=2

TigerBreadAddict Sun 21-Aug-16 10:15:44

Dress 2

www.asos.com/asos-tall/asos-tall-column-maxi-dress-with-embellished-crop-top/prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=5388940&clr=Black&SearchQuery=&cid=19597&pgesize=36&pge=4&totalstyles=317&gridsize=3&gridrow=4&gridcolumn=2

truemovies Sun 21-Aug-16 10:16:49

So far dress 1 looks amazing and sounds like you've got the figure for it. You don't have to be as thin as the model.

TigerBreadAddict Sun 21-Aug-16 10:17:00

Dress 3

www.houseoffraser.co.uk/Eliza+J+Beaded+strap+dress+with+front+bodice+rouching/226432007,default,pd.html

TigerBreadAddict Sun 21-Aug-16 10:17:38

Dress 4

www.houseoffraser.co.uk/Dorothy+Perkins+Showcase+Halter+Neck+Maxi+Dress/240948062,default,pd.html

TigerBreadAddict Sun 21-Aug-16 10:18:07

Dress 5

www.houseoffraser.co.uk/Alice+You+Embellished+Waistband+Bandeau+Maxi/217805780,default,pd.html

truemovies Sun 21-Aug-16 10:18:33

Dress 2 is gorgeous too, but I don't like the slit. To ridiculously high up, a bit try too hard?

TigerBreadAddict Sun 21-Aug-16 10:20:12

Thanks True, gosh yes! The slit is high isn't it?!

FenellaMaxwell Sun 21-Aug-16 10:20:15

3,4 & 5 all lovely. I ordered the jarlo one last year and it's very snug on the hips, so as you mention being pear shaped it may not suit?

Nishky Sun 21-Aug-16 10:20:15

I love 2 - and such a bargain. The slit wouldn't bother me

tellyjots Sun 21-Aug-16 10:20:24

I think dress 4 is lovely.

AmberNectarine Sun 21-Aug-16 10:20:44

DP is my favourite. Also like the Jarlo. I have two of their dresses and they are well made.

truemovies Sun 21-Aug-16 10:21:07

Dress 3 is also very nice, it's elegant and 'safe' if a bit old/Classic in style.

Donthate Sun 21-Aug-16 10:24:04

Dress 1 is my favourite if you can wear a strapless bra or go braless. It looks very chic.

Dress 2 is my least favourite. I think it looks cheap especially the skirt.

Dress 3 is nice but might look frumpy.

Dress 4 is just ok but looks a bit confused to me. The tiny straps and fuller skirt might not work for you.

TigerBreadAddict Sun 21-Aug-16 10:24:14

Is there any stretch in the Jarlo Fenella ?

SheHasAWildHeart Sun 21-Aug-16 10:24:32

Dress 1! And maybe 5. The others look boring and cheap, sorry! The material in dress too looks especially cheap.

SheHasAWildHeart Sun 21-Aug-16 10:25:19

*dress two not dress too!!

TigerBreadAddict Sun 21-Aug-16 10:25:51

No consensus so far then? grin

I'm going to have to order all of them, aren't I?

truemovies Sun 21-Aug-16 10:26:04

Dress 4 is also lovely. I think dress 1 is out of the race now. It's not as elegant as all the others. It's more 'frivolous', whisky the others are proper evening dresses, if that's the look you're after.

Donthate Sun 21-Aug-16 10:26:46

Sorry I looked at dress 5 not 4.

Dress 4 is the front runner for me I love it.

sentia Sun 21-Aug-16 10:28:07

I'm a similar shape and age although not quite so tall, and dress 3 would suit me the most I think.

Dress 1 depends on having a tiny waist, which I don't (DD and approaching age 40!). If you do then it's lovely.

Dress 2 doesn't look comfortable (in the enjoying yourself not thinking about your clothes all night sense) unless you're quite confident about your midriff and legs.

Dresses 4 and 5 are that kind of shape that can make you look a bit chopped off in the middle unless you're hourglass.

Donthate Sun 21-Aug-16 10:28:40

I would totally disagree about dress one truemovies I think it is more elegant than most of the others.

truemovies Sun 21-Aug-16 10:29:50

I think you need to be very careful with dress 5 because of the front. I think it will suit a small bust, anything full and wobbly will start to look 'messy' as it's quite low as well.

TigerBreadAddict Sun 21-Aug-16 10:30:37

I think dress 1 must be my favourite because I'm disappointed you say it's out of the running! I think I'll order it to try, along with some of the HOF dresses.
I think I've discounted no. 2 now.

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