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First post, sorry but it is about DRESSES again...

(22 Posts)
robertisking Mon 06-Jun-11 16:09:03

Hi. Can you help me in finding a new dress? I am 47, 5ft 7 and a size 12/14. Bit pear shaped and wide of arm, sounds yeuch! So, I need sleeves to the elbow and length below the knee. This is where I find the problem, loads of fab dresses about, (don't mind wearing a cardigan) but everything is so bloody short. Price wise, um, under £50 if possible. Thanks very much in advance.
Oh and I am 48, just remembered!

dexter73 Mon 06-Jun-11 16:35:46

What is the dress for? A wedding, bbq, night out?

dexter73 Mon 06-Jun-11 16:41:08

Hobbs has some in their outlet store. I can't link to them but have a look at the Castella dress (grey or purple).

NieuweBuurvrouw Mon 06-Jun-11 16:46:12

grey, rather Parisian

pink, quite formal

stripes, probably very flattering

robertisking Mon 06-Jun-11 17:00:29

Dress would just be for work, quite informal (on my own in an office) or going to the pub...yay!
Thanks for the links, although I think they might be a bit too dressy for me. And they seem a bit old, are you trying to tell me something?? Do I need to grow up?? Do appreciate the input though!

NieuweBuurvrouw Mon 06-Jun-11 17:28:24

yy, mine too formal work (apart from teh stripy one). 3/4 sleeves are not easy to find ATM, I need em for some scarring on my arms and tend to buy when I see them.

I love the grey one, would definitely wear it for a do (am 33 and far from frumpy).

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NieuweBuurvrouw Mon 06-Jun-11 17:31:04

Meant to say, I would need it shortening a bit and foxing up with accessories, but still fab...

dexter73 Mon 06-Jun-11 17:35:59

I think when you are looking at dresses with 3/4 sleeves that come below the knee then they will look a bit dressy/old. Something a bit shorter would look a bit younger!

NieuweBuurvrouw Mon 06-Jun-11 17:37:17

Quite so dexter.

robertisking Mon 06-Jun-11 17:43:53

Thanks again. Guess you have hit the nail on the head Dexter. I cannot go shorter unless I get lipo first or eek! exercise! and that ain't gonna happen. I like the Boden ones, altho' the prints are a bit IN YOUR FACE sometimes, but they are too pricey. Wait for the sales maybe?

NieuweBuurvrouw Mon 06-Jun-11 19:34:54

this / this isn't too aging. I think.

horizontal stripes will not make you look bigger than you are, it's a total fallacy, they're actually very slimming. Vertical stripes OTOH...

TracyK Mon 06-Jun-11 19:46:38

this one?

dexter73 Mon 06-Jun-11 19:51:00

NieuweBuurvrouw - those dresses are really short - more like tunic length, as is the silk one TracyK!

NieuweBuurvrouw Mon 06-Jun-11 19:53:13

Very sweet Tracy. There's plenty from £75 up...

NieuweBuurvrouw Mon 06-Jun-11 19:54:33

dexter - bugger, looked longer to me.

pointydog Mon 06-Jun-11 19:59:11

I like this one. Over budget though, It's £80.

robertisking Mon 06-Jun-11 20:22:36

So of course I like the FC one best. Maybe I should spend less on bits and pieces (TK Maxx, charity shops, etc) and buy decent classy things. I seem to have a mental block about spending a certain amount on one thing, though if I add up what I have spent on 'stuff' it probably comes to a similar amount IYKWIM.

pointydog Mon 06-Jun-11 20:45:07

It is rather lovely. I'm tempted to try it on myself.

ColonelBrandonsBiggestGroupie Mon 06-Jun-11 20:52:27

Some nice ones at The White Company


I've got the Jersey waist Twist Dress in grey but for some reason it's saying 'Product Not Found' when I try clicking on it.

robertisking Mon 06-Jun-11 21:16:36

Right, I think we are all agreed I need to spend some more money! Thanks for all your suggestions. (Lovely helpful forum, S & B)

TracyK Mon 06-Jun-11 21:54:31

The Phase Eight one says 'above the knee' in its description. I think it would be a lovely length.

QueeferSutherland Mon 06-Jun-11 22:40:11

That FC one is lovely!

Orange or Beige

For tall peeps

I really like this.

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