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To have a bloody good moan about the fact I can find fuck all nice in the shops?

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GunpowderGelatine Tue 09-Apr-19 14:20:24

Going clubbing for the first time in about a million years on Saturday and I went today up the town to find a "party dress". I don't ask for much. All I want is something that:
1. Isn't a crop top or shows flesh other than arms legs and a maybe bit of cleavage
2. Is a bit fancy/sparkly, what I would call a clubbing dress
3. Wont be so short it will show other punters what I had for breakfast.
4. Is suitable for my age (mod/late 30's)

Can I find anything resembling the above? Can I fuck! It's all either crop top/wedgie knicker combos, florally flappy baggy monstrosities or what I can only describe as overpriced dressing gowns.

Why is it so hard to find a nice dress? I went into 7 shops and not a sausage! Is it just me? Am I too old now?

GunpowderGelatine Tue 09-Apr-19 14:21:51

Title should have said can't not can 🤦🏼‍♀️

GreenTulips Tue 09-Apr-19 14:27:06

Nex tseem to have a few can you order next day delivery and try a few on?

Unfortunately the young are buying theses tents!! Was a bit surprised at Christmas!!

Laiste Tue 09-Apr-19 14:29:55

Go online.

I gave up on the high street years ago.

CalmDownPacino Tue 09-Apr-19 14:31:30

I would have a look on Boohoo. I love their dresses and i'm late thirties.

Laiste Tue 09-Apr-19 14:31:45

That sort of thing? Or am i way off?

Laiste Tue 09-Apr-19 14:32:22

x post pacino grin

MarkleSparkle Tue 09-Apr-19 14:32:29

YANBU. High street fashion is atrocious these days.

CalmDownPacino Tue 09-Apr-19 14:33:29

grin Great minds

Laiste Tue 09-Apr-19 14:34:24

eek! Just realised you only have 3/4 days before you go out!

SavageBeauty73 Tue 09-Apr-19 14:36:17

ASOS. Order a few then return.

Halloumimuffin Tue 09-Apr-19 14:38:23

You're out of season for sparkly dresses - they're in the shops winter time. The summer jumpsuits should be out - there might be something in a darker colour, maybe black with floral, that would be suitable for club with some heels?

CalmDownPacino Tue 09-Apr-19 14:40:25

Boohoo next day delivery is reliable and they often have delivery/discount codes. Can you tell I am a fan grin

Whiskeyqueen2457 Tue 09-Apr-19 14:40:52

Yanbu! Sick of everything either being cropped or some silly back design that means it cant be worn with a bra. I second boohoo, I've got a few midi dresses from there that always get compliments and you can choose next day delivery

Siameasy Tue 09-Apr-19 14:45:49

Are you me?
I went out last week looking for an LBD.
Everything was garish prints
Wrap dresses
Button through
Over sized
Too short like bum skimming

Am resorting to ASOS!

Laiste Tue 09-Apr-19 14:48:25

Chose next day delivery and in 3 sizes at least for an emergency dress. The size which you think you are and one up and down each way smile

That's the biggest bug bear with internet shopping - loving it when it arrives but it's too big or small. Read any reviews carefully as well.

GunpowderGelatine Tue 09-Apr-19 15:13:20

@Laiste yes like that, something naice but not too fancy

I quite like this one (but think the model may have stepped in dog poo)

outpinked Tue 09-Apr-19 15:15:16

ASOS or Boohoo, I’ve never come away empty handed.

Sallycinammonbangsthedruminthe Tue 09-Apr-19 15:18:01

OP I feel your pain! I wanted a maxi dress...for my holidays and according to all the fashion magazines there is a perfect maxi dress for every shape and size...only there wasnt for me! If I tried on 40 dresses no kidding and I looked like a house end....I abandoned all hope then! I decided to wear normal and kill em with my dazzling personality instead! Have a brill night out!

rabbitheadlights Tue 09-Apr-19 17:02:10

boohoo definately

GunpowderGelatine Wed 10-Apr-19 21:09:15

Right I have found a lovely dress from boohoo (though my tits don't look like that and I certainly won't be teaming them with fuckin fishnet socks) - but like a massive tit I selected "Next Day Delivery if ordered before 6pm" instead of 11pm (I ordered it at 7pm). What are the chances it'll come tomorrow? It's been dispatched apparently!

barrelohflaughs Wed 10-Apr-19 21:12:38

Never had an issue with Boohoo next day delivery. They’ve always been reliable

Lemoneeza Wed 10-Apr-19 21:14:16

is she wearing socks over her shoes? confused

Munchkingoat Wed 10-Apr-19 21:16:23

If i were you I'd order a bunch of dresses on boohoo to find one you like. The one you've posted looks like it's very unforgiving tbh

GunpowderGelatine Wed 10-Apr-19 21:19:56

She is @Lemoneeza - I'm pleased I'm not the only one baffled by this choice!

@Munchkingoat I do wonder if I have a deluded opinion of how my body looks - I certainly don't have circular boobs, and I see what you mean about the dress 😬 May order a few more to be on the safe side

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