A challenge: I'm going to give you a rubbish description of a dress

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... I fell in love with on a woman across the road today.

The easy bits:
* navy jersey
* knee length

Not so easy:
* it had some unusual draping going on. It looked as though the bottom of the front of the dress had been picked up and knotted at the bustline. The hem was straight though, so I think that there must have been masses of extra material to allow for the bit tied to the bustline. <Do not know how to describe this at all, waffle, waffle, waffle>

It looked very cool and modern but easy to wear.

Googling navy jersey knot dress has got me NOWHERE. I need to call in the big guns....

What was the neckline like?


DearPrudence Thu 25-Jul-13 22:45:50


DearPrudence Thu 25-Jul-13 22:46:35

Minimalist x-post with Tolliver grin

DearPrudence Thu 25-Jul-13 22:48:23


I'm going to open the bidding with this from Jaeger in the meantime.

invicta Thu 25-Jul-13 22:51:23


Is this it?

DearPrudence Thu 25-Jul-13 23:00:35
trixymalixy Thu 25-Jul-13 23:02:43

Wow I don't think I've ever had so many responses!

I was too busy gawping at the draping but I think that it was just a round neckline and possibly sleeveless.

There are some great dresses there but the draping on this was v different. Imagine you pick up your whole hem, and tie it just below the bust, creating a great big loop...

Hmm. I've seen some children's dresses like that (I even have a pattern to make one) but it's not a feature I've seen on an adult dress. Of course, it could be an older dress and then we are going to have trouble finding it.

soaccidentprone Thu 25-Jul-13 23:20:51

[[http://t.direct.asda.com/george/womens/dresses/barbara-hulanicki-wrap-dress/G004342978,default,pd.html this one?)

There's a top in the same range which has the hem similar to what you have described.

soaccidentprone Thu 25-Jul-13 23:21:18

That's very nice soaccident but the draping on this is much more pronouced. Imagine 3 foot of material or so, looping up from the hem and tied at the bust...

I think that I've seen it on girls' dresses too, now that I think about it. Good idea, Tolliver. Will try to find a pic to illustrate better what I mean...

KnittedWaffle Thu 25-Jul-13 23:31:43

Closer, Knitted but the body of the dress is flat and there is just one ... column? ... of fabric up the middle.

Gah, I'm going to have to draw it, aren't I?

KingJoffrey Thu 25-Jul-13 23:39:31


This is the wrong kind of dress but is the hemline thing like that?

KnittedWaffle Thu 25-Jul-13 23:39:38

I know what dress it is I think but I don't know the name of it.

It's one of those multi function dresses that they have in posh boutiques and the backs of magazines.

It goes halter neck or v neck, sleeves or not etc - 7 way dress????

Something like that.

Yep it is 7 way dress I was thinking of - google it, can't link

Really hope it is smile

Thanks, but still not quite right!

Herewith beautiful artwork. No sniggering.

KingJoffrey Thu 25-Jul-13 23:44:34

I can't see the picture, upload on profile?

KnittedWaffle Thu 25-Jul-13 23:45:31

Picture now on my profile page, fingers crossed.

It's not assymetric, the draping runs from the centre of the bottom hem.

Why didn't I just ask her?!?!

KnittedWaffle Thu 25-Jul-13 23:50:00

I can't click on your profile.

KingJoffrey Thu 25-Jul-13 23:52:58

Ooh I have a dress like that! (Unhelpful) it had a floral print and was from River Island.

KingJoffrey, can you see my profile?

KingJoffrey Thu 25-Jul-13 23:55:12

Yes I know what you mean now. To google!

Twirlyhot Thu 25-Jul-13 23:56:26

Something like this but blue? It could be an old dress.

Phase eight have frocks like that

angeltulips Thu 25-Jul-13 23:58:16

I have a couple of cos dresses like that - try there?

Ah, Twirlyhot, yes - that kind of thing. Well done! The jersey looked lovely and heavy though.

Chocolateteabag Fri 26-Jul-13 00:00:49

Like this one? it's a maternity one which I like

If it is like this - will link a couple I've seen on eBay which are similar but not maternity ( and also not £139!)

Chocolateteabag Fri 26-Jul-13 00:02:11

Also a maternity dress in blue red or black but £65

Sorry, nothing doing in Cos or P8...

KnittedWaffle Fri 26-Jul-13 00:03:44

I was thinking phase eight too. I had a look earlier though and couldn't find anything. Off to look again.

Chocolateteabag Fri 26-Jul-13 00:04:01

This is the one I saw on ebay

Nope, sorry Chocolate Teabag, thanks for looking though.

Twirlyhot Fri 26-Jul-13 00:35:30
Twirlyhot Fri 26-Jul-13 00:37:27
KnittedWaffle Fri 26-Jul-13 00:48:07
tiredteddy Fri 26-Jul-13 00:52:31

The dresses you can tie in different ways are "twobirds" dresses I think.

StepAwayFromTheEcclesCakes Fri 26-Jul-13 12:05:05

I have one in red, got it a couple of years ago from Bon Prix. <unhelpful>

mysteryfairy Fri 26-Jul-13 12:28:33
InMyShreddies Fri 26-Jul-13 12:44:50

It could be the Butter by Nadia wrap dress, that's convertible into lots of different shapes.

Vibbe Fri 26-Jul-13 13:48:41

Could it be the Emami dress? It's one of those dresses that can be worn in several ways.
You'll find loads of pictures of it on google.

finlaysmum12 Fri 26-Jul-13 13:50:52
InMyShreddies Fri 26-Jul-13 14:37:07

I want to know! It sounds lovely. Are we close OP?

threepiecesuite Fri 26-Jul-13 21:44:17

Omg, was it me? I was wearing a navy jersey drape dress today. Knee length, straight hem, lightweight, loop of fabric at neck. Fat Face about 2 yrs ago.

That Dorothy Perkins number is the closest; albeit I think that the DP one the drapey bit draws from the whole of the skirt section, rather than a vertical loop purely from the hem. I also don't think it had a V-neck but that doesn't matter as it wasn't the neck line which drew me to it. I've put in a bid: thanks Finlaysmum.

It's definitely not the multiway type dress - all of their loopy bits relate to the bust section and straps.

Threepiece I will have a look at FF; I actually saw it on Thursday evening in Central London, in case anyone wants to put their hand up...?

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