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Come point me in the direction of Work Dresses

(28 Posts)
Stylelostinlabour Wed 29-Dec-10 16:18:27

I'm needing new clothes for work (start 2011 as mean to go on looking smarter) but where do I need to be looking?

I'm 5'7 size 14 will average norks, waist and a tummy needs controlling...

Any colour but black!

Rupreckt Wed 29-Dec-10 16:23:45

kew sale

kew floral

tethersend Wed 29-Dec-10 16:33:36


here or here





tethersend Wed 29-Dec-10 16:34:57


tethersend Wed 29-Dec-10 16:37:33 rvlet/ProductDisplay?beginIndex=0&viewAllFlag=&cat alogId=33053&storeId=12552&productId=2148687&cmpid =awin&_$ja=tsid:19886

Have to CnP that one, as I can't link to DP confused

tethersend Wed 29-Dec-10 16:39:27


Stylelostinlabour Wed 29-Dec-10 16:50:29

some lovely dresses but most a bit too formal or high necked for me.

Which one was the DP one? As quite like the look of the Cream spot border twist dress
which is more in keeping with the style I'd wear/suits

Keep em coming!

Stylelostinlabour Wed 29-Dec-10 16:53:58

and maybe this kind of style from DP Black cross hatch print dress but happy to spend money to ensure good fit/quality etc

tethersend Wed 29-Dec-10 17:00:28

What's your job?

and your budget?

How about this?

tethersend Wed 29-Dec-10 17:02:50

Or this?

tethersend Wed 29-Dec-10 17:04:18

Or this?

Stylelostinlabour Wed 29-Dec-10 17:34:40

I work for myself as an IT Consultant, so some clients are really smart and others (NHS not at all)...

Budget I have no set amount really just as long as I'd get lots of wear.

I love the DV dresses but I'd hate the pattern after about 2 wears

I guess I'm looking for smart with heels but also less smart with cardy and flats?

tethersend Wed 29-Dec-10 17:47:34

What about an IO wrap dress?

Clure Wed 29-Dec-10 17:58:53

not sure if a bit too casual?
oasis and it comes in 3 colours

Stylelostinlabour Wed 29-Dec-10 18:06:22

eek wrap make me look pregnant (and also have mental block with them as wore them with each pregnancy!)

Love the bird dress but out of stock and also the grey mint velvet but not sure if it would cling to all the wrong places?

FC one is way to short a dress on me as have tried it on.

Thanks for all the suggestions - I'm only looking for dresses as given up trying to find nice separetes for trousers/skirt/tops

tethersend Wed 29-Dec-10 18:11:55

What about this with a pencil skirt?

tethersend Wed 29-Dec-10 18:23:55

Mint velvet one is nice...

Also this




Clure Wed 29-Dec-10 18:24:56

warehouse birdprint dress at asos

Clure Wed 29-Dec-10 18:27:48

liking your draped suggestions tethersend, also found this

Stylelostinlabour Wed 29-Dec-10 19:26:46

Love that blouse Tethersend but not sure my gut is up to having things tucked in?

Love the Whistles one - will order that

Ang one is too draper (untidy) for me but

Love the bird print - will order from ASOS

Thanks for all the help, how do you find all these websites?

tethersend Wed 29-Dec-10 20:21:38

Great smile

I'm certain you could wear the blouse and a pencil skirt- make sure the skirt is lined and sits high on the waist, and pull the blouse out a bit so it 'puffs' IYSWIM- it's incredibly flattering.

How do I find all the websites? My home looks like a bomb's hit it, my child is feral and my relationship is in ruins grin

aristomache Wed 29-Dec-10 20:23:51

I have this for work ct-Indystar-Dress+LD171

Stylelostinlabour Wed 29-Dec-10 20:43:13

ta tethersend I'll order the blouse and get a lined high on waist skirt, skuttles off to add to ASOS order...

Now shoes show me some shoes...

tethersend Wed 29-Dec-10 21:15:51

Ah, well you'll have to give me more details... how high? Chunky heel? Mary Jane? Shoeboot? Court? Colour?

Stylelostinlabour Wed 29-Dec-10 21:38:16

to go with straight leg wool trousers slightly cropped and to go with lovely dresses I've now purchased...

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