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Black dress

(42 Posts)
tethersjinglebellend Sat 27-Nov-10 22:19:53

Can anyone find me a really nice black dress? Am on a seemingly endless quest. It must:

Have long sleeves. To the wrist. No 3/4 sleeves.

Sit on or below the knee.

Have no sparkles.

Be under £150.

Be nice.

Am a size 16. Can anyone help?

trumpton Sat 27-Nov-10 22:41:59

Have you looked at Phase 8 ... must it be plain black ? this is grey/black and this is plain but only in 14 on web site but worth ringing around stockists ?

trumpton Sat 27-Nov-10 22:42:34

Bugger was looking for 3/4 sleeves ! Sorry, as you were.

tethersjinglebellend Sat 27-Nov-10 22:48:20

Thanks for trying trumpton. Bloody 3/4 sleeves are everywhere, eh?

trumpton Sat 27-Nov-10 22:52:03

again in 14

MaudOHara Sat 27-Nov-10 23:01:00

Under budget so you could buy several

another

Bit witchy?

tethersjinglebellend Sat 27-Nov-10 23:08:13

I think I want something a bit more 'structured' IYSWIM. The phase eight one is a bit mumsy.

I like the wallis drape one, but ordered the patterned version a while ago and it went straight back as it was a good 3" above the knee. The first wallis one looks a bit cheap and mumsy again.

Not keen on maxi- I want mid calf length at the longest; although the shape of the dress is nice.

Thank you both for trying, though.

trumpton Sat 27-Nov-10 23:13:54

I would get the Wallis maxi and shorten it for that price. It's a good shape.

trumpton Sat 27-Nov-10 23:15:06

Oh gah ! I am going to bed . That dress is only in 12 on site. Sorree etc.

Clure Sat 27-Nov-10 23:23:42

oasis
FC1
FC2

providentielle Sat 27-Nov-10 23:47:35

Saw this yesterday and thought it looked really nice. 16 is sold out online but there were lots in store if there's one near you

providentielle Sat 27-Nov-10 23:48:33

It's too short, sorry

FiveOrangePips Sun 28-Nov-10 01:38:23

twirl

Tape okay it has sparkles

there is a GP one in coggles, but they only have it in a medium.

karen millen

plain liberty

coast in budget but maybe a little bit uninspired.

tethersjinglebellend Sun 28-Nov-10 09:29:05

Thanks five- not keen on those I'm afraid. They are too short, save the first one &the liberty one; the liberty one looks a bit sack like; the first a bit mumsy again. I think it's the v neck I don't like.

I found one I like, but out of stock in my size here. Might give a better idea? If anyone doesn't want to kill me yet?

Clure Sun 28-Nov-10 14:41:51

this?

hellsbelles Sun 28-Nov-10 15:20:20

o.k...currently over budget anglomania but as soon as there is a discount code could this be a possiblity?

Winetimeisfinetime Sun 28-Nov-10 15:31:38

A couple of long sleeved lbds at Ghost - here or here

tethersjinglebellend Sun 28-Nov-10 17:05:25

Good bargain clure, but am not keen, sorry. I wish I could tell you why. I don't know.

Wine, I had not thought of ghost. I like the second one, but they only have a medium left.

Oh how I wish you'd not shown me that one, hells... I love it. I cannot justify spending that much... perhaps if I sell a kidney? or DP?

hellsbelles Sun 28-Nov-10 17:13:54

tethers...there have been some pretty hefty discount codes for my-wardrobe so you may be able to get it within budget...I'll keep an eye out and let you know as soon as one comes up.

moragbellingham Sun 28-Nov-10 17:37:41

phase eight? maybe get a 16 in store?

tethersjinglebellend Sun 28-Nov-10 18:27:04

Thanks Morag, not keen on that- it has 3/4 sleeves and is a bit mumsy for me. Nice of you to look though.

Oh hells, I hope you're right. I just showed it to DP as a massive hint for an xmas present. Do you think "It's another fucking black dress" means he's going to get it for me? <vain hope>

traceybath Mon 29-Nov-10 14:49:53

XTYWBY £50 off if you spend £200

tethersjinglebellend Mon 29-Nov-10 14:54:54

tracey, I love and hate you in equal measure.

hellsbelles Mon 29-Nov-10 15:41:47

Oh Tracey got there first. It's not quite the code I was hoping to get you though! Hopefully there will be a straightforward 25% off one soon enough grin

traceybath Mon 29-Nov-10 16:37:20

buy a pair of tights as well

Sorry to post and run but saw Hells' appeal on tother thread and had to help wink

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