Help me choose which dress please!

(48 Posts)
AcaciaBeez Thu 06-Mar-14 19:03:47

I've bought a few and was wondering which one to wear to a ball, but it's not super super smart I'm not so fond of my arms and hips but will wear a cardigan over any of the non-sleeve dresses.

Opinions please! Be as harsh as you like as there are a lot








LaTrucha Thu 06-Mar-14 19:06:55

I like the first the best and and the third as runner up. PLEASE don't wear a cardigan over any of them. You have a beautiful figure and ovely arms!

Alwaysbloodyhungry Thu 06-Mar-14 19:08:02

5 and 7 get my vote. And yes no need for cardigans!

dottyaboutstripes Thu 06-Mar-14 19:10:21

I like number 5, it looks fantastic, you REALLY don't need the cardigan smile

1&3 and again no cardigan!

Foxred10 Thu 06-Mar-14 19:12:32

Number 5 NO CARDI! wink

Funnyfoot Thu 06-Mar-14 19:12:35

For a ball number 1 looks the most special. The rest are lovely but a little boring looking.

pictish Thu 06-Mar-14 19:13:16

7 is the most elegant and stylish. The others are fine but not very exciting. My second favourite would be no 1.

And listen to everyone when they say - no need for a cardi. Your arms are fine!!

Canalside Thu 06-Mar-14 19:17:09

Ooh, 7 is lovely. No need for a cardigan! (where is it from?)

AcaciaBeez Thu 06-Mar-14 19:18:04

Thanks for all your advice - I might look fine but it's an event where there will be lots of skinny minnies.

I'm leaning towards 5 as it's the comfiest too.
I don't get out much so I'm very nervous about this!

zippyswife Thu 06-Mar-14 19:20:04

You have a gorgeous figure! I think you look stunning in 6.

AcaciaBeez Thu 06-Mar-14 19:20:08
jumperooo Thu 06-Mar-14 19:20:54

1 and 7 for me. You look great. No cardi!

Allalonenow Thu 06-Mar-14 19:22:19

Number 1 first choice
Number 7 second choice

No CARDI though!!

7 is my favourite.

Will you be dancing? Some of the others look a bit too constricting for movement.

And agree - no cardis! You can wear a lightweight pashmina or shawl if you're cold going to and from the car.

HyvaPaiva Thu 06-Mar-14 19:23:45

Number 6 is my favourite! You look great!

WowserBowser Thu 06-Mar-14 19:26:14

I like 7. And 3.

And you have lovely arms!

thenightsky Thu 06-Mar-14 19:26:36

1 or 7 (preferably 1 as it's the most special 'ball' looking one)

Number 6 is a Morticia Adams dress!

Dilidali Thu 06-Mar-14 19:26:49

7. And 1and 3, you look great, silly!

If you're feeling self conscious, how about a big silver organza shawl? It'll lift the outfit and eventually annoy you enough to take it off and not care about what people might think. Would work with silver shoes.

AcaciaBeez Thu 06-Mar-14 19:28:12

I'm surprised 7 is so popular it was a sort of non-choice when I tried them all on.

There may be dancing but I probably won't so movement probably isn't a problem!

DaftSkunk Thu 06-Mar-14 19:29:40

I think number 1 and agree with the above comments a) you have a great figure and b) no cardigan!

MadameJosephine Thu 06-Mar-14 19:31:35

Number 3 stands out to me, you look fabulous! I agree a cardi would spoil the look of the others so if you are really worried about your arms (not that you should be)then a sleeved one may help you feel less self conscious?

saidnooneever Thu 06-Mar-14 19:31:48

1 and 7.

You've got a lovely figure . Don't wear a cardi.

BikeRunSki Thu 06-Mar-14 19:38:41

5 or 6
No cardigan, but you need some accessories to glam any of them (except maybe 1) up a bit.
Don't like 7 at all.

NachoAddict Thu 06-Mar-14 19:40:07

1 or 3, you look great in them all, no cardi necessary.

AcaciaBeez Thu 06-Mar-14 19:40:14

Thank you for all the help everyone smile - I think I've just got used to being around such beautiful people I feel a bit like the ugly duckling and want to cover up

Canalside Thu 06-Mar-14 19:43:12

Which one is the most comfortable? Because you do look lovely in all of them!

saintmerryweather Thu 06-Mar-14 19:43:57

Please dont cover up you have a beautiful figure and the dresses look gorgeous on you. I like number 5 best but I think number 7 is 'younger' so I would go with that

SabrinaMulhollandJjones Thu 06-Mar-14 19:46:14

You look lovely in them all, but 7 is my favourite.

No need for a cardi, honestly. but tidy up your room grin

TheresLotsOfFarmyardAnimals Thu 06-Mar-14 19:52:25

I think you look fab in 3 and no cardi issue. I'm the same re arms.

scarletforya Thu 06-Mar-14 19:52:44

Number one or number seven.

The others are more daytime looks.

AcaciaBeez Thu 06-Mar-14 19:56:34

haha Sabrina I did look at the mess behind me and think about picking things up but thought 'ah i'm going to get back into those trousers so let's not bother!'

RiverTam Thu 06-Mar-14 19:56:55

3 is lovely and no cardi, result (I hate my arms too!).

Used2bthin Thu 06-Mar-14 20:03:25

I like Five and I agree, a pashmina in case you get cold but no cardigan you don't need it.

MrsBennetsEldest Thu 06-Mar-14 20:04:00

1 and 3. No cardi. What shoes will you be wearing?

bialystockandbloom Thu 06-Mar-14 20:10:41

I like 2, 6 and 7 best, also think they do most for your figure - which is great smile

TenThousandThings Thu 06-Mar-14 20:11:11

6, no contest.

bialystockandbloom Thu 06-Mar-14 20:11:38

Think 5 is a bit frumpy, sorry.

buttercrumble Thu 06-Mar-14 20:15:34

No 6 is amazing very Jessica rabbit smile

AcaciaBeez Thu 06-Mar-14 20:27:29

I'm so confused now - I think I will try them all on again

I'm going to wear some black high heels, not bought yet so open to suggetions!

Also does anyone have any ideas of how to accessorise black dresses? I'm totally clueless but I was thinking large gold jewellery?

bellablot Thu 06-Mar-14 20:31:08

3, 5 or 7 but number 3 looks the best.

mrgarybarlow Thu 06-Mar-14 20:32:45

7 and 1

bialystockandbloom Thu 06-Mar-14 20:35:15

Large gold jewellery would be good. Personally I don't like too much shine with black as think it looks cheap, so prefer cloudy/smoky kind of stones - so things like smoky quartz, opal, moonstone etc.

Though if you prefer bling, go for very minimal diamonds (eg just pendant/earrings), if you have them grin

bialystockandbloom Thu 06-Mar-14 20:36:03

Rose gold is lovely too and very 'in'.

Number 7 by miles and miles. Don't like one at all and the others look dull to me. The long sleeved low neck ones are a bit 'Sexy Nun' which may or not be okay! You have a really lovely figure and 7 flatters it best - it's simple and elegant and you do the rest, so that you matter more than the dress, imvhol

And gods no to cardigans!

AcaciaBeez Thu 06-Mar-14 21:17:36

Yes, I'll just wear those £££ diamonds I have stashed away under my bed!

I think I'll go looking for some rose gold (it sounds lovely and will be back here for advice!)

Amethyst24 Thu 06-Mar-14 21:59:52

Another vote for 7, deffo not 2, others are a bit much-married-lady-of-50.

Try & Other Stories for jewellery.

And your arms are fab, get them out.

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