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I am going to a vair posh dinner in a months time. I'm 5.5 about an 18 - 20. Seriously dieting so maybe not the 20 at that point. Dress code is black tie, long dress. Help!!! My budget is about £150, maybe £200 but certainly no more. I like purple and I don't want to have a slimming look - just something that fits
Tiger. I think its my linkage. Sorry. I'm a sImilar height and size and have got some lovely dresses from Monsoon in the past. But looking at their website, the range is limited at the moment. There are usually lots more towards christmas. I've also got a couple of nice empire line floaty maxis from Evans in the past, trying linking again, a bit like this but nicer. Again a better selection towards chrismas
Thanks THEMardy. That's the sort f thing I'm looking for. I'm going t need a shopping expedition I think. Just sorry that I WILL be smaller for Xmas so this dress will be white elephant. Or a purple one!
Thanks everyone for suggestions. I could go down the hire route. I'm a bit of an eBay virgin so won't do that. I really like the black with sleeves one above, so might look into that. Unfortunately the invite stipulates long -it's a charity gala dinner, so no getting a useful party dress!
[http://www.houseoffraser.co.uk/Pied+a+Terre+Slinky+knot+jersey+dress/167327993,default,pd.html pied a terre dress] 2nd recommendation from me for this dress in the space of a few mins but I find this very flattering and lovely. Biggest size is 18 so would need that shrinkage I'm afraid. It comes in lots of colours including a purple and there is a long sleeve version too but I've not seen that in the flesh. Top end of your budget but a v classy dress in my v inexpert opinion. Good luck!