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Do you like this dress?

(25 Posts)
TrillianAstra Tue 05-Jul-11 16:26:28

This one?

LadyDamerel Tue 05-Jul-11 16:27:16

Wow, it's gorgeous, I love it!

allhailtheaubergine Tue 05-Jul-11 16:28:42


Do you have good upper arms?

TrillianAstra Tue 05-Jul-11 16:29:26

My arms are ok - I'm only late 20s so I hope they are anyway!

Stokey38 Tue 05-Jul-11 16:29:33

Very cute. Really like it.

DoraJarr Tue 05-Jul-11 16:30:16

dont like flarey ones

noddyholder Tue 05-Jul-11 16:31:35

I like it but would look terrible on me!

MollysChamber Tue 05-Jul-11 16:34:10

Oh that's very nice.

I fear at 35 I am too old for such frocks.

Are your legs good?

You need to leggy or tiny to carry it off I think.

MollysChamber Tue 05-Jul-11 16:34:23

to be

TrillianAstra Tue 05-Jul-11 16:38:11

5'7, not amazing legs but I would obviously wear heels.

ViolaTricolor Tue 05-Jul-11 16:38:39

It's lovely in theory, though I'd be afraid that, in practice, that degree of sticky-outiness at that length might not be flattering. Plus it's very polyester rich.

TrillianAstra Tue 05-Jul-11 16:39:03

How long do you think it is? I can see it's above the knee on the mannequin but it doesn't say how tall she is.

TrillianAstra Tue 05-Jul-11 16:39:29

I think I'd want it to be almost knee-length...

MollysChamber Tue 05-Jul-11 16:42:47

It looks a bit short in that case. You could order it anyway and see.

ViolaTricolor Tue 05-Jul-11 16:43:01

Yes, I think that almost knee-length would be great. My concern is rooted in the fact that it's well above the mannequin's knees, but I doubt she is an averagely proportioned woman! It's annoying that they don't state the measurements. By my reckoning the skirt is about one-and-a-half times the length from collarbone to waist, which might be enough.

TrillianAstra Tue 05-Jul-11 16:44:50

ASOS always tell you "this model is 5'10 and wears a size 8" so you can guess how long it would be on your not-5'10-self

ViolaTricolor Tue 05-Jul-11 19:18:53


everlong Tue 05-Jul-11 19:55:02

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TrillianAstra Tue 05-Jul-11 21:13:27

How would slim hips make a difference if the dress is sticky-outy? You wouldn't see whether hips were slim or not, would you/

amalur Tue 05-Jul-11 23:31:08

I have this dress in black, I am 5'5 and it comes above the knee. It does flare out quite a bit so I do think that it would probably look better on someone not too wide at the hips. I have a belly which I need to hold in a bit so I don't look pregnant (but then I have that problem with everything I wear). It is a nice dress although it would be nicer in a better quality fabric.

TillyIpswitch Wed 06-Jul-11 01:07:39

It's nice but would, I think, look ridiculous on me at 37 5"9'.

thumbwitch Wed 06-Jul-11 01:13:49

Wouldn't suit me in any way but it's nice enough if you have the right figure for it. I.e. you need a waist. Which I don't have. And a long neck to cope with that slash neckline feature. Which I also don't have. <sigh>

sue52 Wed 06-Jul-11 09:12:40

It's lovely. What is this nonsense about too old to wear it at 35? I would consider it and I'm 59.

TrillianAstra Wed 06-Jul-11 09:17:57

If it's above the knee at 5'5 I think it'd be shorter than I want it then. Shame. Thanks for the info smile

archanat10 Wed 06-Jul-11 09:26:50

hey its really pretty!!team it up with some good chandelier earrings and nice classy clutch.btw have u bought it?

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