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Dresses with a lower neck line or generally to suit large boobs?

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peppapighastakenovermylife Sat 17-Sep-11 07:24:04

Please help! I need and want smart clothes for work - I'm an academic who usually lives in jeans but have new role and need to look smarter.

I have lovely new knee high boots from Clarks but want dresses or indeed lovely skirts to go with them. I am practically a dress virgin so very nervous about this.

I suit wool and jersey dresses but find wrap ones dangerous ! But they all seem to be quite high knecked this season.

I am a size 14, 36 F hour glass figure who needs clingy clothes to stop looking round. High necks look awful. Stomach is dodgy after three babies but sorted with m & s support vests!

Dark brown hair and eyes, pale skin - I suit blacks, teals, jewel colours (shops are lovely at the moment!)

Thank you smile

woopsidaisy Sat 17-Sep-11 07:53:07

Hi peppa.
I have this from M&S,and this from Boden.
The Boden one is so comfortable.
Like you I am an hourglass,with 32H bust!
I got a couple of fitted cardigans from M&S too.
As an hourglass,trousers are not my friend. But I found a pair in M&S that were quite good. Flat-fronted,side zip,bootcut.

NatureAbhorsAHoover Sat 17-Sep-11 09:39:04

peppa know what you mean about wrap dresses...
I have this from Hobbs and it's v v flattering to ample norkage, despite high neck.
This would look great. Generally loving Hobbs at the moment as I'm like you, dressing up a bit more for work.

HeavyHeidi Sat 17-Sep-11 10:07:05

I am 32F and have found that M&S dresses generally have more room.
I have this one for example, gorgeous:

this looks nice as well

check out Pepperberry too, mostly horrible, but every now and then they have something nice. this might be wearable

HellonHeels Sat 17-Sep-11 10:08:40

As a mega-boobed hourglass I know where you're coming from.

Banana republic has some wrap-style dresses in jersey which are good, in plain colours. Isabella Oliver also has some (they have a non-maternity range).

L k. Bennett good for smart looking wrap dresses, there are some in the sale / outlet section of the website, too.

Finally, I've had great wear from a phase eight dress in stretchy patterned jersey with a pleated v neckline. They seem to use this style every season and it's a good one for our shape. I wear it with a v neck short cardigan and feel really good in it. (an unbuttoned v neck cardigan that finishes between waist and hip looks good on me. It's a softer look than a jacket but still smart.)

Jackets made from ponte fabric (heavy weight good quality jersey) are a good buy as they have enough give to accommodate bigger boobs. Jigsaw has some this season. Jacket over v or scoop neck dress.

peppapighastakenovermylife Sat 17-Sep-11 10:36:16

Wonderful thank you all grin

I love the Boden one and I had never considered Hobbs before. Off to browse that and M&S!

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