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How thin do you have to be to wear this dress?

(23 Posts)
kittya Mon 06-Dec-10 11:58:54

really thin? shame, Im in love with it!!

www.whistles.co.uk/fcp/categorylist/dept/shop?rese tFilters=true#ID=id_903000055802

Smileypeeple Mon 06-Dec-10 12:01:14

which dress? that link just takes you to whistles home page

kittya Mon 06-Dec-10 12:09:46

www.whistles.co.uk/fcp/product/whistles//Polka-Dot -Button-Through-Dress/903000055802

Smileypeeple Mon 06-Dec-10 12:13:47

I think you have to be reasonably slim, and have minimal bosomage.

It's very nice but I couldn't wear it as I have large bososms. (liking word bosom at the moment.)

How thin are you?

noddyholder Mon 06-Dec-10 12:15:10

i really like it.I too am bosomy but otherwise slim and I would wear it maybe with good underwear and over v skinny jeans with heeled boots

canyou Mon 06-Dec-10 12:15:14

I am a size 6/8 skinny and a dress like this would look awful on me it needs a few curves
Hope that is what you want to hear grin

TheMollyRogerandtheIvy Mon 06-Dec-10 12:16:21

I'd wear it. Am a size 12 but tall.

ragged Mon 06-Dec-10 12:16:49

I reckon it'd be okay with large norks but only if you are fairly curvey overall (am thinking hourglass).

Tbh, the model looks like a psychotic anorexic shrunken chested escapee from a concentration camp, so I am having trouble imagining that dress looking good on anybody.

MayorNaze Mon 06-Dec-10 12:19:03

i wouldn't wear it. am size 8 with no norks to speak of. is nice but would make me look even more shapeless. HTH

mazzystartled Mon 06-Dec-10 12:20:02

it's a v tricky dress - need to be slimish, preferably with a waist (unlike the model)- and also youthful to not look frumpy.

do you really love it?

kittya Mon 06-Dec-10 12:20:38

really? I have a large bust and am a curvey 14. Deluded, I know!! Im a sod for 20% off days!! I like the animal print cross over dress but Ive worn the Summer ones to death I dont know if I can face the same thing in Winter, especially in this weather!!

spaceman Mon 06-Dec-10 12:22:40

Agree with Smiley - you need to be fairly flat chested. It flatters a waif look I think, so quite slim.

AntonDuBurk Mon 06-Dec-10 12:24:09

Didn't really need to look at the picutre to know that I'd agree with the majority. IMO Whistles is only for the flat of chest.

BluTac Mon 06-Dec-10 12:24:38

Do you also have to stand in a slumped, round-shouldered posture like the model?

notyummy Mon 06-Dec-10 12:25:58

Fairly slim. Not big boobs - and yes, some waist definition.

I don't like any of the models they use at Whistles. They all look sulky teenagers who have just been dragged off the street and aren't being paid. I am not saying we should be harking back to 1980s Freemans catalogue poses, but they just don't make me want to buy any of the clothes.

SlowComfortableShrew Mon 06-Dec-10 12:26:01

buttons up the front = no good for big norks

kittya Mon 06-Dec-10 12:30:51

I know this one will suit me as I have their Summer verions.

www.whistles.co.uk/fcp/product/whistles//Animal-Bo uquet-Drape-Dress/903000055600

kittya Mon 06-Dec-10 12:32:15

versions!! and it is super flattering for any of you that are big on top.

sethstarkaddersmum Mon 06-Dec-10 12:33:46

I could wear that but there are things I'd rather spend £135 on grin

Mumsnut Mon 06-Dec-10 12:51:52

I had a uniform like that as an M&S Saturday girl.

kittya Mon 06-Dec-10 14:41:41

Thanks for putting me off and saving me money!!

Bunbaker Tue 07-Dec-10 07:42:40

"Agree with Smiley - you need to be fairly flat chested"
I disagree. I am tall, very slim and have small boobage. That dress would not flatter me at all. The material on the top half would flap about emptily, only serving to accentuate the lack of boobage. I think this dress would suit a curvy person nicely as V neck tops always look nice on the fuller figure.

mousesma Tue 07-Dec-10 07:53:49

I think it will not suit the big of bosom at all especially if you have a small frame.

You'd need to either get the dress big enough so as not to have the buttons pull open on the chest in which case the rest of the dress will be too big or big enough to fit the rest of your body in which case the buttons will gape on the chest.

Also that drawstring is too high (well on me anyway) and would tie above the waist instead of at the waist thus making you look much bigger than you are.

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