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To think a normal length cotton dress with sleeves is in fact the Holy Grail

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Orangeanddemons Wed 30-Apr-14 16:36:11

Because I can't find one anywhere, apart from Boden which I don't like.

I'm tall, so knee length is short on me. I work in a school, I neither want maxi or above knee level. I want just below knee or above ankle. These don't exist.

If they do they are ponte hideousness. Who buys all these polyester mini dresses?

Thesebootsweremadeforwalking Tue 06-May-14 21:38:45

Lovely dresses on this thread, think I might save up for a Poppy England one for summer work days.

AuntyDiluvian Wed 07-May-14 10:41:59

I have very much enjoyed lurking on this thread and following the links. Really love all the komodo dresses and want to wear one to an upcoming wedding but I'm a size 16 which they don't do - curses! Anyone bought from them before and are the sizes by any chance weirdly large? (long shot)

BikeRunSki Wed 07-May-14 11:34:13

I am a 12/14 and I have a Komodo jumper in an "S" which is huge! It might be worth trying their 14 Aunty.

orchidella Wed 07-May-14 12:20:23

This just arrived in the post today thanks to the recommendations on East earlier in the thread. Fits all my requirements and very pretty smile

MissBattleaxe Wed 07-May-14 12:55:25

Gorgeous orchidella!

winklewoman Wed 07-May-14 13:31:25

I love that one, orchidella, and would have nabbed one had I not bought this: which I love; I found some cheapo Primark turquoise skinnies to wear under it, many compliments already in less than a week. We are off on holiday next Thursday and it is so cool and comfortable I shall probably travel in it.

javotte Wed 07-May-14 13:38:00

This one arrived this morning.

It is not cotton, but it is lovely. Nice, heavy fabric that doesn't cling, mid-calf length (I am 5'7), the sleeves are perfect.

AuntyDiluvian Wed 07-May-14 19:11:19

Ooh thanks bikerunski. Might take a chance on one of the lovely komodo styles then.

BravePotato Wed 07-May-14 20:10:55

Javotte, love the Next dress!

Have ordered it!

Nocomet Wed 07-May-14 21:24:00

this is lovely in the flesh, the maxi dress version is stunning if your going to a suitable wedding etc. sadly it's East and £89 (maxi is over £100).

Not SAHM territory sad

winklewoman Thu 08-May-14 12:39:37

That's the one Orchidella bought, Nocomet. The thing about East clothes is that the fabric is good quality, they are well made and last for ages. If you do that thing where you divide the cost of an item by the number of times you wear it, you will probably find East clothes are very good value. I've got a long silk dress, cut on the cross and with a beautiful pattern that I bought 10 years ago and it is still going strong as it is perfect for hot holidays.
The other handy thing is that they tend to keep to the same colour palette, so items you buy this year will probably go with previous purchases. They are strong on turquoise and dark pinks which suit me.

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