I'm looking for a black & White striped maxi....cannot find one anywhere. Help a numpty?

(34 Posts)
Megglevache Tue 25-Jun-13 18:14:10

I want something with large enough straps to hide mahoosove wide bra straps (wear a 34FF/G)

I might consider striped across but was thinking a dress where the stripes go horizontally and vertically might be a bit more flattering to my size 14/16 frame.

I've not seen anything in the shops.
Bit of a longshot.

Any help appreciated blush

Hanginggardenofboobylon Tue 25-Jun-13 18:18:00

Dorothy Perkins have a t-shirt style subtle striped maxi.

Purple2012 Tue 25-Jun-13 18:21:53

Look on amazon. Ive just looked and they have quite a few.

Vibbe Tue 25-Jun-13 18:31:23
Pufflemum Tue 25-Jun-13 18:33:02

I think Me & Em have one. I have a shorter version of the dress with stripes that kind of go diagonally. The straps do cover a bra easily.

TerribleTantrums Tue 25-Jun-13 18:36:00

American Apparel, I have one and it's quite generously sized.

Corygal Tue 25-Jun-13 18:54:27

Banana Republic have fine ones in the sale for about 35 quid.

Megglevache Tue 25-Jun-13 19:01:44

Idohave- That is gorgeous! I have a very similar one in beige and black to the second link.
Hanging- I went to DP and saw nowt- will go again! - Thank you
Vibbe- OMG at those links off to drool right now at them

Megglevache Tue 25-Jun-13 19:03:14

TT- thank you for that link- but with my big ol tithes that dress will look awful (my arms aren't my best feature either grin
Cory I heart BR....off to google as I don't have a store near me.

Thank you fine ladies X

Megglevache Tue 25-Jun-13 19:12:59

LOve the episode dress. How did i miss that one- I went to HOF as well blush

TerribleTantrums Tue 25-Jun-13 19:16:34

I'm a 38E with a big tum Meg, and I like it. It's more of a casual, moping around the house/school run sort of dress than a smart dress though.

<goes to check out all the other dress suggestions>

Hanginggardenofboobylon Tue 25-Jun-13 20:47:21

The DP shops stock a tiny amount of the range, try online.

oooh yes I got lovely one from Roman Originals. Its really flattering on


hope the link works

EleanorFarjeon Tue 25-Jun-13 20:59:26

I have a colleague - she's a size 18.

She has this Dorothy Perkins maxi and it is so flattering. If I had seen it on the hanger I would have said 'no way' to her, but it looks so nice on.

Megglevache Tue 25-Jun-13 21:11:46

OMG that is gorgeous...I must have that- oh tits..out of stock. That looks gorgeous on the model.

<<looks at saggy boobs>>

Megglevache Tue 25-Jun-13 21:13:15

TT- yes I do really like it but you know when you have something in your head and it will not short- I want something quite graphic and striking- this sounds mad but something not too dissimilar to the frock that Kim Kardashian wore when she was heavily pregnant...I'm not sure I saw it online.


That's a shame, its really lovely on. They do seem to restock quite frequently though. its also available in other colours, just have a look at the maxi dress range.

AngryFeet Tue 25-Jun-13 21:56:58


AngryFeet Tue 25-Jun-13 21:58:35
rubylovescheese Wed 26-Jun-13 16:49:17

house of fraser therapy range had one a while ago. can't link right now but will look later.

TarkaTheOtter Wed 26-Jun-13 17:22:43

I saw the therapy one too. Was a nice fit but too short for me (giraffe).

Rexy Wed 26-Jun-13 20:55:11

Try Phase Eight as they have several striped dresses, I bought a lovely one today but it's knee length .hit

flippitydoodah Thu 27-Jun-13 18:41:27

Moda, one of the Asda ranges have a black/white patterned one which may fit the bill. It is sleeveless, V-neck and would give plenty of coverage over bra straps, price around £18 I think and if your size not available in-store, you can order on-line and get it delivered free to your nearest store for collection, posted to you at home, or available by collect+.

Hope you find something!

Oly4 Fri 28-Jun-13 11:23:21

This one

I have it in blue and it's lovely jersey, thickish straps. Extra 20 per cent off today with discount code

Oly4 Fri 28-Jun-13 11:24:20

Link didn't work. Search Gap site for striped drawstring maxi

olly you need [[ ]]

[[ http://m.gap.co.uk/product.html?dn=gp000453802&sdReferer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.co.uk%2F&kwid=1&pid=000453802&referrer=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.gap.co.uk%2Fproducts%2Fstriped-drawstring-maxi-dress-P000453802.jsp&sem=false&preferredLocale=en_GB]]

pah try again lolblush

bluebell8782 Fri 28-Jun-13 14:09:05

I found a few on ebay. Check these two links:


Good luck!

bluebell8782 Fri 28-Jun-13 14:10:32

Shit - don't think links work...
Just try googling them and see what happens... or go onto ebay and search Women's Stripe Dress smile

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