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sick of jeans want nice tunics and dresses to wear with leggings..

(16 Posts)
minxofmancunia Tue 27-Sep-11 11:18:50


Also no boden or fat face, would like fairly fitted ones possibly tea dress style but not too loose under the bust, hate feeling like I'm wearing maternity clothes, don't mind florals and quite like a vintage look.

Any ideas?

SpringHeeledJack Tue 27-Sep-11 11:20:02


minxofmancunia Tue 27-Sep-11 13:17:05


emsyj Tue 27-Sep-11 13:46:33

Cath Kidston and Vivien of Holloway do a 1940s tea dress/shirt dress style if that floats your boat?

pink4ever Tue 27-Sep-11 13:59:37

Get thee to new look!! have had 4 dresses tea dresses out of there in the past couple of weeks-all under £20. To be worn with leggings or thick tights.

Nippysnippy Tue 27-Sep-11 14:42:37

Try Pearl Lowe at Peacocks.

Dozybear Tue 27-Sep-11 15:04:29

Crew have got some nice dresses this season.

porcamiseria Tue 27-Sep-11 16:34:26

try ASOS

neuroticmumof3 Tue 27-Sep-11 19:35:02

Primark have some nice dresses at the mo. Mistral also do nice fitted tunice and dresses.

BiggerAndBadder Tue 27-Sep-11 20:34:26

i got this
and it isnt this short and looks good (on me - 5 foot 5 size 12 it is half way between mid thigh and knee

Moodykat Tue 27-Sep-11 21:38:52

I got a lovely one from sainsbo's the other day!

OliviaMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 28-Sep-11 09:33:04

Dorothy Perkins?
Also Asos.
<other retailers are of course available>

ArmageddonOuttahere Wed 28-Sep-11 09:38:27

H&M are always good for this. I like this sort of look atm.

ArmageddonOuttahere Wed 28-Sep-11 09:39:00

grin at Olivia's BBC-style disclaimer

shelscrape Wed 28-Sep-11 09:46:14

Can you sew? The reason I ask is that I would thoroughly reccomend Kay Whitt's patterns.

How about this or this? Are they the kind of thing you are looking for? the great thing about her patterns is that you can get lots of variations out of each pattern and of course use whatever bonkers/sensible fabric your want. She is from the USA, but good fabric shops in the UK stock the patterns.

clangermum Wed 28-Sep-11 11:43:53

Liking the Torii Tunic shelscrape - have you made this?

And what size is equivalent to a size 10 for these patterns?

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