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The Dress

(21 Posts)
KnockMeDown Sat 17-Nov-12 19:43:52

I got the new Great Plains catalogue in the post today - you know, those mini ones with outfits grouped together, all looking lovely, to hook you in. Well, it's worked on me, as have seen a dress which I love! But would love the advice of you lovely ladies.

So, the dress is here

So, what I would like to know is:-

Has anyone got it, and is it as lovely in the flesh, and is it worth the money?
How does the sizing come up, and would it suit my shape? I am an apple, 14 up top, and 12 on hips, so would be getting their Large.

If you end up putting me off, all well and good, as I'm not sure my social life has £70 worth of mileage in it, but if it's good, then I guess over several years......

I humbly await the verdict of the MN S&B jury.....

KnockMeDown Sat 17-Nov-12 20:06:46


KnockMeDown Sat 17-Nov-12 20:27:49

Pretty please?

Liveinthepresent Sat 17-Nov-12 20:45:17

Not much help but I think that looks lovely and am now tempted myself - will watch out for any feedback from existing owners too!

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Sat 17-Nov-12 21:01:48

It's v nice - am never terribly impressed by the quality of GP stuff tbh though and they are often a bit shapeless looking irl.

KnockMeDown Sat 17-Nov-12 21:08:46

Thanks for the replies.

That's interesting Remus - for £70 I want it to look v. good IRL!!

ruby22 Sat 17-Nov-12 22:04:23

thought the same as remus really, nice dress but often quality is an issue. It did cross my mind to keep an eye on for the sale though. if you do order please let us know what it is like.

KnockMeDown Sat 17-Nov-12 22:06:55

Thanks ruby but looking less likely now. TBH, I'm more likely to do as you suggest, and keep an eye out for the sales!

tethersend Sat 17-Nov-12 22:11:08

yy, agree with Remus- quality not great, although they do have massive reductions in the sales.

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Sat 17-Nov-12 22:24:29

Do you like this? Quality is good and there's probably a code knocking around, which would make it the same price or less than the GP one. I haven't seen it irl yet but am going to check it out tomorrow!

And this is lovely irl, despite being polyester - and is an absolute bargain.

KnockMeDown Sun 18-Nov-12 08:07:52

Thanks for those. The first one lacks the extra touch of the lace, and the M&S one is too lacy for me. However, I did see a similar one to the GP one in <whispers> Per Una. Will link when not on phone still in bed

KnockMeDown Sun 18-Nov-12 08:19:01

hope this link works on phone and toddler keeps jumping on me...

Slainte Sun 18-Nov-12 08:26:31

Can't believe I'm going to say that the Per Una one is lovely.

waitingtobeamummy Sun 18-Nov-12 08:30:43

Per una one is gorgeous!

fedupofnamechanging Sun 18-Nov-12 08:33:26

I don't like the great plains one. I think the twist is too low down and it would be more flattering if it was higher up, under the bust. I also think it looks a bit shapeless and baggy in places. It doesn't particularly suit the model, which always makes me wonder what chance everyone else has got! That said, it is the kind of thing that you need to see on, in order to be sure. You might be the right shape for it and it would look better on you than the model.

I love the Per Una one. Also can't quite believe I am typing that. Typical M&S - mountains of tat but the very occasional gem.

morethanalltheteainchina Sun 18-Nov-12 08:37:43

I think you would really have to try it on - I know for me personally, the twist would do me no favours and something more structured would be far more flattering. It's nice, but I think for that kind of money, there's something even nicer out there.

HellothisisJoanie Sun 18-Nov-12 09:56:14

Aha. I just admired. Love

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Sun 18-Nov-12 09:58:24

Yes - the PU one deffo looks worth checking out.

KnockMeDown Sat 08-Dec-12 19:25:15

Just wanted to update for the benefit of MN.

I tried the Per Una dress linked to above on today, and it was awful!! Shapeless, saklike, and extremely unflattering!

Looks great on screen, but not so good in the flesh. Shame, but I guess you get what you pay for.............

ohfunnyface Sat 08-Dec-12 19:32:22

Looks beautiful! Sorry, nothing more helpful to add!

Greysky Sat 08-Dec-12 19:44:12

Hi just to let you know Great Plains sale has started not much in there atm but just ordered a dress I had my eye on that is now half price.

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