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NancyMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 23-Nov-12 15:58:24

We're trying to compile a list of your most coveted Christmas and New Year party dresses and outfits in time for the festive season, and we'd really appreciate your help - so if there's something you've spotted while out and about or while browsing online, please post the link here and we'll pick some of the most popular ones.

<polite voice> This is thread for genuine MNers to post genuine recommendations. Please don't break our Talk Guidlines by posting spam...

schmalex Mon 26-Nov-12 11:10:30

I wore this one to a party on Saturday. It's great for a post-baby tummy as it kind of sucks you in, and is black so very forgiving.

MorrisZapp Mon 26-Nov-12 11:13:01

Can't link but I got the Phase Eight Agy dress, it truly is the dress of my life. Flattering, comfortable, modest and sexy all at once. A gem of a dress.

And it was reduced!

piprabbit Mon 26-Nov-12 11:29:00

I love this dress, can't decide whether to go for the purple or the black at the moment.
It is very flatteringly cut, lets me take a size smaller than usual and is very pretty.
N.B. I am 40+ and fat, this is the first dress in years to make me feel gorgeous when I try it on.

EdgarAllanPond Mon 26-Nov-12 11:31:15

Schmalexs one

EdgarAllanPond Mon 26-Nov-12 11:32:32


EdgarAllanPond Mon 26-Nov-12 11:36:42

i really liked this from Monsoon though i'll be wearing sth similar i already own if i actually go to a party this year

MorrisZapp Mon 26-Nov-12 11:39:18

Thanks Edgar!

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 26-Nov-12 11:42:14

Hello. Just a reminder that, on this thread, you can actually post up the picture (rather than just the link) if you'd like to...

piprabbit Mon 26-Nov-12 11:44:11

Oooh yes, so I can.
How exciting.

piprabbit Mon 26-Nov-12 11:48:44

Did that work? It looked like it worked in preview, but I can't see it now.
I'll try again...

maillotjaune Mon 26-Nov-12 12:00:54

I love that Phase Eight Agy dress but it wasn't for me. I have bought this
Hobbs Angela Dress
and this Phase Eight Bolero to go with it.

The dress is a shade darker but they are similar tone so go perfectly.

I haven't had a "party" dress for years and am 42 and still not back to my pre-children size but this is the most flattering thing I have worn for a long time.

FrostyTheShosheman Mon 26-Nov-12 12:13:30

After trying god knows how many in so many bloody shops. I found this in of all places Tesco

It fits perfectly dosnt make my boobs look as massive as they actually are and to can it all was only 18 quid.

Bought a different one in plain black with see though sleeves as well which is lovely, not on the web site any more

MorrisZapp Mon 26-Nov-12 12:19:18

Love all these dresses. What good taste we all have smile

poorbuthappy Mon 26-Nov-12 12:28:15

Will this work? Who knows...

Hubby's 40th birthday party next month.

poorbuthappy Mon 26-Nov-12 12:29:42

Why did my picture show up when i previewed message and then didnt when i posted? confused

Everythingwillbeok Mon 26-Nov-12 12:30:28

Found mine last week in Dorothy Perkins, leopard print top half with a peplum waist,plain black bottom half and a patent black belt. It's lovely very soft fabric but not the sort that will go bobbly and clingy but not tight.... I love it £32 but scanned at £25.60 as had 20% off wore it on sat night works Xmas do got so many compliments.

thestringcheesemassacre Mon 26-Nov-12 12:32:04

I bought this for a mates 40th and it's so nice on. Really flattering and very comfortable.

Daftyson Mon 26-Nov-12 12:45:12

I've got a few things I need to wear something sparkly to over the next month or two. I needed something that will be quite versatile as I can't buy something new for each one. I ended up finding something from Warehouse which was great as it wasn't too spendy!

Daftyson Mon 26-Nov-12 12:49:19

piprabbit - love the colour of your dress smile We'll be wearing similar colours!

GlaikitFizzog Mon 26-Nov-12 12:53:12

I've go this dress and I love it! hides a multitude of sins

And I got it when there was 40% off! Bonus!

BIWI Mon 26-Nov-12 13:06:50

Oooh - yes! I have bought a lovely dress, and shoes to match

BIWI Mon 26-Nov-12 13:07:12

Here's the dress

BIWI Mon 26-Nov-12 13:07:44

And here are the shoes

BIWI Mon 26-Nov-12 13:08:13

Why don't my pictures show up? confused

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