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Please help. Work awards ceremony thing on Thursday and I have nothing to wear.

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LadyStark Mon 05-Nov-12 18:37:25

I know this is terribly bad planning on my part and I do have an uninspiring black dress if I can't find anything but I just tried it on and it made me feel mumsy and drab.

I'm 25, 5ft6, long dark hair with fringe, fairly pale skin, size 14 (16 if very fitted around the boobs) apple shape with big boobs, fairly ok legs and I hate my arms.

I work in Mayfair so very near to most shops but I am totally overwhelmed with choice that I don't know where to start. Budget £100-£200, dress code is black tie but I don't want a long skirt and suspect most people will go cocktail. I tend to stick to dark colours but happy to try something else, like vintage style but would have to be fairly subtle to work for this event (a 50s dress for example would be too much).

I feel like I look rubbish compared to all the pretty young things at these things so would love something that makes me feel great. Please help me wise

MaureenLove Mon 05-Nov-12 18:46:36

I rec the coast Olivia sleeveless for tits. Think about your arms. Bet their on when dark anyway. Plus loads if tiny glittery cardigans everywhere

MaureenLove Mon 05-Nov-12 18:49:01

Plus wallis (I know) had nice dress hold on

MaureenLove Mon 05-Nov-12 18:50:12

This covers arms. I know is well cheap bit you can spend on shoes

MaureenLove Mon 05-Nov-12 18:50:42

This covers arms. I know is well cheap bit you can spend on shoes

MaureenLove Mon 05-Nov-12 18:51:51

Plus marks slash neck lace dress. Bargain
Sorry on phone and can't link from marks app

MaureenLove Mon 05-Nov-12 18:54:29

Or reiss levento?

LadyStark Mon 05-Nov-12 20:11:12

Love the Reiss levento, will def go and try that on tomorrow. M&S dress is really nice but worry it might hang off boobs and make me look pregnant!

Checking out Wallis now - always forget Wallis!

Thank you.

ruby22 Mon 05-Nov-12 20:21:20

The Phase Eight Verity dress. Truly the most flattering thing I own. Does great things to arms, waist, legs etc. Can't recommend it enough, can't find proper link nut here are some pics of it in different colours.

ruby22 Mon 05-Nov-12 20:23:32

proper link here

LadyStark Mon 05-Nov-12 20:48:20

Ooh that does look very flattering - very Anglomania-esque. I'm going to take a really long lunch break tomorrow.

LadyStark Tue 06-Nov-12 14:30:52

GAH! I have been to John Lewis, House of Fraser and Reiss. NOTHING!

I suspect I am too fussy. May just order a load of stuff online and return what I don't like?

MaureenLove Tue 06-Nov-12 15:28:34


JuliaFlyte Tue 06-Nov-12 17:44:58

What did you try on? What did you like/dislike? Did you try on the Verity, there are some similar drapey dresses from Me & Em. They have a shop in Connaught St.

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