Honest opinion on this dress

(41 Posts)
SweetPeaPods Tue 22-Apr-14 10:24:16

I've bought a dress. I like but I'm not sure. What you think?
Phase eight Mandy stripe maxi dress. Sorry, not sure how to link.

It's for a christening in a couple of weeks time. I have some white wedges not sure if they would be suitable? I'm only 5'3 so you wouldn't actually see the shoes.
Not sure what other accessories to wear? Don't need handbag as will use DSs change bag but should I wear necklace, bracelet etc?

SweetPeaPods Tue 22-Apr-14 10:25:39

Meant to add, I'm currently 4 months pg so have a small visible bump.
I love how comfy it is, but just not sure if it's very flattering? TIA

pictish Tue 22-Apr-14 10:27:31
CuntyBunny Tue 22-Apr-14 10:30:24

Aren't you nice, Pictish? Doing the link for the OP. Good on you.

Love the dress OP.

pictish Tue 22-Apr-14 10:30:26

I like it. I'm sure it will be very flattering.

P.s learn to link...tis very simple. x

SweetPeaPods Tue 22-Apr-14 10:31:39

Pictish thank you for linking winethanks

buttercrumble Tue 22-Apr-14 10:32:01

Love it smile

SweetPeaPods Tue 22-Apr-14 10:32:24

Oooh glad you both like it, thank you. It's my first maxi dress so think that's why I'm nervous!

TessTackle Tue 22-Apr-14 10:33:13

It's lovely, can be dressed up or down and worn again.

pictish Tue 22-Apr-14 10:33:39

Maxi dresses get slated on here for some reason, but I like them.

permaquandry Tue 22-Apr-14 10:34:55

It isn't my style at all, so I'm probably biased. I think that pattern is too busy and there's too much material, it may look fab on you though.

I think wedges might look too clumpy with this dress. A short, silver chunky, but simple necklace and matching bracelet would go best. Not sure about shoes though,

I don't think I've been very helpful, sorry!

permaquandry Tue 22-Apr-14 10:37:45

How rubbish was my post? Don't listen to me, I'm in sweats, with flat hair and some of this morning's breakfast down me....

Hope you find the right things to go with it and I'm sure it will look lovely.

SweetPeaPods Tue 22-Apr-14 10:40:57

Perma I asked for honest, that's what I wanted. That's why mn is great.
I'm worried about wedges being too clunky, but would rather not buy new shoes. I need something I can walk in while holding ds.

pictish Tue 22-Apr-14 10:44:03

I'd wear wedges with it no problem.

Casmama Tue 22-Apr-14 10:49:46

Nice dress, wedges will be great and I think maxi dresses are ideal if you're pregnant.

myitchybeaver Tue 22-Apr-14 10:53:30

I think it's lovely and I would wear wedges with it.

SweetPeaPods Tue 22-Apr-14 11:30:37

Thanks everyone smile

TripTrapTripTrapOverTheBridge Tue 22-Apr-14 11:33:36

Wedges are fine for the dress.It's a nice dress that can be played up or down

Hopefully Tue 22-Apr-14 11:39:53

Looks good, and useful for pregnancy smile

SweetPeaPods Tue 22-Apr-14 12:14:25

Excellent. Any ideas for accessories? I'm in town today. I've got a cream cardi or pashmina if cool, but I wasn't sure on necklace or bracelet. I normally just wear my own good stuff but not sure if I should add some costume jewellery?

Saski Tue 22-Apr-14 12:16:10

A good pregnant look.

Fizzybangfanny Tue 22-Apr-14 12:16:37

Love it!

Fizzybangfanny Tue 22-Apr-14 12:17:56

Can you not wear flats?

Chunky block bangles?

FoxyHarlow123 Tue 22-Apr-14 12:46:43

Going against the grain to say I really don't like it. It looks a bit cheap and not 99 quids worth. However, if you like it and clearly you do, that's all that matters! I'm sure you'll look lovely in it.

almondcakes Tue 22-Apr-14 12:48:25

It is lovely OP, and I am usually not a fan of maxi dresses. I think it will be very flattering.

SweetPeaPods Tue 22-Apr-14 12:50:31

Fizzy it's too long for me to wear flats. That is what I would prefer but height not on my side.

Fizzybangfanny Tue 22-Apr-14 12:51:23

Could you not turn it up?

IfNotNowThenWhen Tue 22-Apr-14 12:52:22

Sorry, I don't like the pattern. It does look quite cheap for some reason (which it isn't!)

IfNotNowThenWhen Tue 22-Apr-14 13:26:48

I like these better smile

Fizzybangfanny Tue 22-Apr-14 13:32:25

I really like the 2nd ond

Fizzybangfanny Tue 22-Apr-14 13:32:36


Fizzybangfanny Tue 22-Apr-14 13:33:15

But would look naff with big milk filled boobies

IfNotNowThenWhen Tue 22-Apr-14 13:41:43

yeah, I tried to find ones with a fairly substantial top half, as a lot of maxi dresses are a bit skimpy up top.
Incidentally, Oasis have have lovely midi dresses this summer.

IfNotNowThenWhen Tue 22-Apr-14 13:44:34

Is this nice? I am in two minds. I think I like it but not the belt.
Sorry, hijack! Back to work for me, no more online window shopping!

Ruprekt Tue 22-Apr-14 13:46:09

Is it a petite size?

At 5ft 3 I wonder if it will swamp you.

I would just have a pashmina with me, diamond studs, maybe a bracelet....no necklace.

I am 5ft 6 and would find that dress long.

I like it though. smilesmile

MinesaMess Tue 22-Apr-14 13:48:37

I like it though I would wear it with flat sandals.

Twinklestein Tue 22-Apr-14 14:18:10

I don't like it OP, but that's my personal taste - more importantly I think that big print in a maxi on 5'3" frame will swamp you. I also agree it doesn't look like 100 quid's worth.

Something in one colour with daintier shoulder straps might be better.

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Nocomet Tue 22-Apr-14 16:39:18

With 25% off and shortened if necessary, I think it will look great.

It should also fit for several months to come which is a huge boon when PG.

I think it looks cheap on the model, because she has no breasts, it isn't hanging neatly.

Like all dresses you have to try it on and see how it hangs on you.

Nocomet Tue 22-Apr-14 16:40:46

It says it's lined which is good for not clinging to bump, but bad if it makes it too warm later in the summer.

Creamycoolerwithcream Tue 22-Apr-14 16:47:23

I really like it, you could also wear it as your bump gets bigger and after your baby is born. It could even be shortened to knee length for a new look next year or accessorised with red or turquoise bangles and shoes for a change.

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