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I need a new dress for work - office based and quite conservative. I'm 5'10, size 16/18, nothing shorter than just above knee and NOT grey or black. It just seems so hard to find something!!!! Please please please point me in the right direction!
It's the circle print tea dress on their website. My one comes just below my knees. Washed it tonight. Hung it over the radiator and it dried in 20 minutes. The material is comfortable and light. I have had loads of "ooh, where did you get that dress?"
I'm 5 2". Most of my Hobbs dresses sit just below the knee. I tend to by shift type dresses. Fwiw I really love Hobbs. It's well worth waiting till they have a sale or visitnv their outlet section on their website.
I've got this in beige and black (I know you said not black) and it's really comfortable. Works well with a jacket or a cardi. I also have this dress from Next which is a bit different as it's not the usual shift shape.
Isabella Oliver 365 (the non maternity stuff) is pretty good for taller people. I'm 5ft 9ins and hate showing my legs. It's mostly jersey stuff - could you wear a wrap dress for work? The essential pencil skirt is lovely and long. They have offers on if you sign up for the newsletter - I got 44% off the skirt a while ago.
Laura Ashley have some longer length dresses at the moment. I was looking for something for a christening today so too flowery but pretty sure they have more work appropriate stuff? They've just had a 25% off weekend but the next one can't be far away.