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I'm going to a black tie do and need to get a dress. I'm at a loss as to which brands to look out for. I'm 40 relatively trendy but 90% of evening dresses are way too short for my liking. Can anyone recommend where to look for a knee length, formal, not frumpy evening dress ?
tapselteerie0 that Kew dress is lovely and an absolute bargain. I'm short too, so it could be a winner. Thanks. Lots to look through, thanks Sleepwhenidie and TheGrassIsJewelled too ... off for a browse.
There is a free delivery & returns code for Kew, if you look for it online, can't remember what it is... How short are you? I really wanted that dress last year, couldn't justify the spend, but it seemed reasonable when reduced.
I am 5ft, it is a very frumpy length on me, it is very low cut too (30G norks felt like they were extremely on display), and the fabric was a bit disappointing in rl - I don't want to put you off it, but don't get your hopes up too much! So in order for it to look right for me, I would need to take it up a good 3 or 4 inches and wear something to hide my norks and possibly adjust the shoulders. I still like it for all that, I just want a velvet dress that skims rather than clings and this does fit the bill on that level, it is really quite slimming too.
I'm 5ft 2 so I would think it would still be a frumpy length. What a shame - it does look lovely but it's hard enough finding a dress let alone something to go underneath a low cut one! Thanks for the heads up ...
Thanks for all the suggestions ... still searching, there's a lot to get through. Haven't even thought about shoes. Urgh.
i know this is more than you said you wanted to spend, but you may be able to get this cheaper somewhere as they are closing down. I have this dress and its DIVINE! I fell for the sales line .... This dress encapsulates this goal - I think you could put this dress on in any decade in the last 50 years and look utterly elegant.