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Is it possible to find a "Spring" dress for Christmas?

(14 Posts)
RipMacWinkle Tue 16-Nov-10 15:06:05

I guess the title says it all really.

Does anyone know anything about the colours thing? Particularly when your season is not the current season. I'm still trying to get to grips with it. And yes, I know it isn't definitive but there is a difference when I wear the brighter colours (psychological?).

However, when I browse the shops online and in RL it's all pretty dark colours, which I'm now trying to avoid.

Am I fighting a losing battle?

After a year BF DD I was hoping to get myself a lovely dress for Christmas to reclaim myself a bit.


AllBuggiedOut Tue 16-Nov-10 15:16:05

What are your wow colours? There's lots around in navy and red which I think are in all the seasons' pallets. Also teal.

RipMacWinkle Tue 16-Nov-10 15:26:59

Thanks for replying.

That's what i've been trying but the blues I was rec'd were Bright Navy and Oxford blues (?) and the dresses I've seen are quite dark. Similarly, red are pretty bright (e.g. geranium and poppy red) and not the darker shades around just now.

Wow colours are coral, hyacinth, turquoise, geranium, leaf green amongst others.

Am struggling. Be honest, am i thinking this too much? Being too strict?

purpleturtle Tue 16-Nov-10 15:34:18

Can you get a dress in a good neutral - navy or chocolate, maybe - and then dress it with wow coloured accessories?

purpleturtle Tue 16-Nov-10 15:36:04

Sorry - just read your 2nd post properly, and realise you're already looking for navy. I do understand, really, as I am a 'spring' whose wow colours are coral and apple green.

I am learning to buy things when I see them, rather than to attempt to shop to a deadline.

RipMacWinkle Tue 16-Nov-10 15:41:01

Thanks purple. I think that's what I'll have to do.

And yes, you're right. I'm going to just have to get used to buying stuff as and when as it's clear you're not really going to necessarily get the right colours when you need them.

It's a minefield


AllBuggiedOut Tue 16-Nov-10 18:51:58

Have you tried using Shop Style? It's quite useful when you want to browse for something specific, eg turquiose dress. I'm autumn so share some of your colours; got a lovely geranium dress in Toast a couple of months back. My consultant also told me that <whispers> Boden is good for these colours so might be worth a try? Is a wrap any good? This looks like a fab colour, maybe with statement necklace or scarf?

Good luck. The finding might be a minefield but at least when you do find it you know the colour suits you grin

RipMacWinkle Wed 17-Nov-10 21:41:22

Oh thanks AllBuggiedOut, I've never heard of used that website before.

Off to have a wee look just now.

And to check out your links.... inc Boden. Although I'm very short and I've found their stuff to be generally quite long.

Thanks so much for your reply.

tethersend Wed 17-Nov-10 23:14:53

Am loving this green dress at the moment.

RipMacWinkle Thu 18-Nov-10 08:50:27

That website is fab allbuggiedout

tethersend dress is gorgeous and beautiful colour. Have you bought from there before and know about lengths? I'm 5 feet and it looks quite long (have hobbit-esque legs)

Dorothyredboots Thu 18-Nov-10 09:21:57

i feel your pain as I am also a Spring. I have bought a dress from Hobbs for Xmas, but I can't find it on their website. It is one of 'our' greens, but it is a day dress than a party frock.
I think purpleturtle is right that you have to buy when you see rather than under pressure to get something as that is when it all goes wrong.
I will just suggest Kettlewell - they have dresses and separates that you can make into a dress, and you know the colours will be bang on.
It is very hard to get Spring colours in Winter and you do have to look and look. Gets even worse when you have had your image done as you have to factor that in too. The upside is that you do look good at the end! Well, I think so anyway.

purpleturtle Thu 18-Nov-10 15:59:28

I feel like I hardly buy anything any more, because if I find the right colour it's very often not a great style for me!

I have definitely saved money by investing in colour & style consultations.

RipMacWinkle Thu 18-Nov-10 21:03:34

Thanks all, I really appreciate all your help and comments.

I've still not booked myself into the Style consultation. Partly because I'm on mat leave and skint, partly because I'm scared I'll end up unable to buy anything ever again! grin

purpleturtle Fri 19-Nov-10 12:31:10

No - don't be scared! You'll end up able to buy things that mean you'll always look fabulous. grin

Definitely worth the investment, when you've got the funds.

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