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Could you help me find the perfect lbd?

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jellybelly101 Mon 03-Oct-11 15:13:21

I'm after a smart / casual little black dress for work or casual drink wear.

Not too short, just about the knee if possible.

I'm a size 14 with bingo wings so need a bit if sleeve. Big of nork so I can't wear a neckline which is too high.

Has anyone seen anything good recently? My budget is around the £80 mark.

Thanks for your help.

Byeckerslike Mon 03-Oct-11 15:15:55

Ooh, watching, you could be me! Ill have a look and report back

Byeckerslike Mon 03-Oct-11 15:32:28

Found this so far, Checked john lewis but nothing stood out, even this is average....

Byeckerslike Mon 03-Oct-11 15:34:22

Ooh i like this

On the right lines?

jellybelly101 Mon 03-Oct-11 16:27:47

hummmm... I'm not loving either (but thanks for looking!) The first is a bit casual and the second a bit clingy...

Ohh i'm a fussy one.

madammecholet Mon 03-Oct-11 16:38:28

I have this one which is suprisingly NOT clingy.. asos ponti it is fairly structured and holds everything in nicely, and after 2 children I am no waif...

I have worn it many times.

Another personal fav is the Isabella Oliver wrap I have it in black, lovely weight jersey and you can dress up with heels/ earrings and a leopard clutch or down with boots....

madammecholet Mon 03-Oct-11 16:41:53

have you tried phase eight here or a bit more here??

tethersend Mon 03-Oct-11 16:43:43


madammecholet Mon 03-Oct-11 16:45:50

Complete bargain here Twentty8twelve at The Outnet or this one here and here

OK i'm going now before I spend money at The

tethersend Mon 03-Oct-11 16:48:40

zara again

Byeckerslike Mon 03-Oct-11 16:49:47

Ooh madame, the asos ponti is gorgeous!

madammecholet Mon 03-Oct-11 16:52:42

Its ver ver flattering in black too byeckerslike and cheap!! (always a good combo)...

Byeckerslike Mon 03-Oct-11 22:11:15

Waaaaah its sold out in every size but 18 sad

I was going to order it, now... Should i get another colour (red) or will i regret it?

Also what is sizing like?

madammecholet Mon 03-Oct-11 22:27:53

Siziing it pretty spot on, id get one quick as you can always send it back ....this is freaky tonight - I linked to an Oushka bag earlier and its now sold out and now this! I'm going to PM in future!! smile

madammecholet Mon 03-Oct-11 22:29:39

also this one in red or cafe creme...]]

madammecholet Mon 03-Oct-11 22:30:05

in red or cafe creme...

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