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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...

FrameyMcFrame Mon 26-Nov-12 18:17:36

ohhh...I'll try it

FrameyMcFrame Mon 26-Nov-12 18:18:30

here's the link for the dress

myalias Mon 26-Nov-12 18:44:49

EdgarAllanPond Mon 26-Nov-12 18:52:13

here goes..

fryingpanalley Mon 26-Nov-12 19:13:23

This Vivienne dress from Fever is hugely flattering. Great cut and thick fabric. Comes in red or black.
It's not remotely glitzy but ideal for going out straight from work- just add jewellery, heels etc. Good if you want a multipurpose type dress for several occasions, especially as it's not especially cheap.
I'm currently trying to decide whether to wear it to the MN meet up on Saturday, or to stick with jeans <shy>

Anskabel Mon 26-Nov-12 19:16:04

I bought this lace print dress from Karen Millen today - I've had my eye on it for a while, but was waiting for a 20% discount offer!

Djembe Mon 26-Nov-12 19:30:49

Am using the iPhone app and pictures don't show, also I can't post one sad

However I will share my beauty of a party season dress: Michelle dress from Hush - it's fab because it can be dressed up, it's lovely silky fabric, with bare legs, copious fake tan high heels and silver jewellery, or worn like the Hush model over skinnies or leggings. I could literally wear it everywhere smile plan to buy it in the claret colour too.

It's also great if you're pregnant as it's so floaty.

EdgarAllanPond Mon 26-Nov-12 19:39:44

annskabels - hope this works...

EdgarAllanPond Mon 26-Nov-12 19:42:45

Djembes dress does look most multi-functional and practical

EdgarAllanPond Mon 26-Nov-12 19:44:57


EdgarAllanPond Mon 26-Nov-12 19:49:35

i love ummofummbridges - that is lush. fit wise going to be a bit tight round the bum on me - even if i had the occasion to wear it to!

moonshine Mon 26-Nov-12 19:49:43

GlaikitFizzog - I have just received that dress today, without the discount sadly, but have found it almost impossible to get hold of. As soon as they go on the site they sell out. But tis worth every penny.

I can confirm it is super flattering, even for a, ahem, curvier person like myself (no pleats on the back skirt bit so doesn't stick out), very stylish and the Holy Grail - a sleeved dress!

myalias Mon 26-Nov-12 19:51:05

Wow that dress is gorgeous Anskabel

EdgarAllanPond Mon 26-Nov-12 19:51:13


akaemmafrost Mon 26-Nov-12 19:52:08

got this one and it's stunning

want this one but one of the dc would had to have done without a Christmas!

as above

GlaikitFizzog Mon 26-Nov-12 19:56:09

Here here moonshine! I've been searching for something like it since adele at the Grammys in February! Or was it the Brits. It was adele anyway!

I have also discovered fit and flare dresses from Dotty Ps and very flattering! And bargainous!

JamInMyWellies Mon 26-Nov-12 20:07:45

Oh Edgar I have tried that Damsel one on it is lovely, very very flattering.

This is my dress of choice it has a great shape just below the knee low cut but not porno esque. have bought it for my sisters wedding

MikeLitoris Mon 26-Nov-12 20:07:46

I want this but cannot justify the cost right now sad

Spookey80 Mon 26-Nov-12 20:26:35

Bump- love this thread.

Ummofumbridge Mon 26-Nov-12 20:44:15

Annskabels - I think I saw that one in pink on the Asos website. I love it!

BunnyLebowski Mon 26-Nov-12 20:59:56

I've just this minute won this wee beauty! It's Pearl Lowe for Peacocks from a few years ago. I've been lusting after/searching for it ever since!

Yay grin

BunnyLebowski Mon 26-Nov-12 21:02:09

Doh! This one

Every time I try to post the pic it cocks up. Grrr. Link will have to do.

Also Glaikit - I just bought your dress. T'is gorgeous grin

SantyClaws Mon 26-Nov-12 21:06:42

piprabbit that purple dress is gorgeous - pls get purple not black

v envy

my lbd is really quite boring in comparison (no point linking, not in uk)

earlyriser Mon 26-Nov-12 21:32:31

Love this one from boohoo, and a bargain at only £30

piprabbit Mon 26-Nov-12 21:44:42

Thanks Santy - the back is the same as the front, a deep lace V, just enough flesh to be celebratory, not enough to be embarressing grin.
Sounds like I need to get the purple grin.

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