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I want a dress to wear to dh's work Xmas party. The women at the party are mainly in two "types" and I'm not in either. There's the late 30's+ (most of whom have children) and then there's the early/mid 20's (who don't have children). I'm 30 with 2 children. So I'm looking for something that isn't going to make me look older but also isn't going to make me look like I'm trying to relive my teens
I'm only 5 foot, my bottom half is a 16 and my top half is a 14 and I'm a 34FF so I have problems getting anything that fits me.
I've looked at ASOS (that's where I tried two dresses from but they don't fit my shape - one was too big on the bust and one too small and both were size 14).
I tend to go for black or at least quite dark colours (navy, dark purple) but would consider others. Have my hair dyed in a dark red brown colour but have v pale skin so some colours make me look really washed out.
Style wise I tend to go for something that shows a bit of cleavage . Not too bothered about whether it's fitted or loose skirt iykwim.
Would definitely prefer sleeveless.
Happy to go for something that needs shortened depending on fabric and how easy it would be as I go to sewing classes so would have plenty of help to shorten it.
Well I popped to Debenhams this morning to see if the Phase Eight there might have one of those dresses but they didn't. However I managed to get an absolute bargain in Coast. It's this dress but it was reduced from £125 to £25 and I had a £5 Debenhams voucher so it meant I was only paying out £20.
I think the straps might need shortened a little but will take it to sewing group and beg someone to do it get help with it.