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Required: one dress suitable for Christmas Party and a winter wedding

(26 Posts)
GoldPlatedNineDoors Wed 05-Dec-12 20:31:50

Looking for inspiration. I need a dress to do both events above so glam.enough for a christmas party but demure enough for a wedding.

I have bigggg arms and a tum how long can I call it a Baby Belly? so Ideally somethig that will flatter / hide those. I am short and a 12 or 14 depending on the shop. Dark hair.

Please be link heavy!!

Thanks all.

LittlePandaBear Wed 05-Dec-12 20:49:09

How about something like this from Monsoon?

LittlePandaBear Wed 05-Dec-12 20:57:39

Or this from Oasis?

Or shall I keep looking?

MustafaCake Wed 05-Dec-12 21:00:33

Budget please OP?!

And shoes, can you do big heels?

GoldPlatedNineDoors Wed 05-Dec-12 21:04:20

Ooh thanks for the links. The Monsoon one takes me to their homepge but that might be as im on my phone. I like the Oasis one but am scared of the brightness grin

Budget circa £100. Can wear heels, and would like to be able to wear black.opaques (unless full length of course)

LittlePandaBear Wed 05-Dec-12 21:13:35

Monsoon one is called Lussac lace dress.

I agree the Oasis one is a bit too pink for me too!

MustafaCake Wed 05-Dec-12 21:58:36

Like this one, the model is wearing opaques and heels!,mon_1.2/3530440812

Spuddybean Wed 05-Dec-12 22:09:59

i have a baby belly and tried this on and it was surprisingly flattering. could be glammed up for xmas party. red dress

Booboobedoo Wed 05-Dec-12 22:12:34

I have this and it's FABULOUS.

I shall be wearing it with a shrug (to solve arm problem).

AnnaBegins Wed 05-Dec-12 22:18:52

Saw this and this instore yesterday and they are pretty. Also love the first Monsoon suggestion.

Tertius Thu 06-Dec-12 14:00:37

Maybe libelula sales dress? I had one in the sale for £130 and it skimmed over my tummy beautifully, had sleeves and looked lovely with opaques. Don't know how to link but just google libelula and see their dresses. V good for womanly figures.

GoldPlatedNineDoors Thu 06-Dec-12 15:36:47

I shall certainly google Libelua sales dress. I love the first one linked from Monsoon, and really like the peacock one from there too.

Bit scared of the red too grin

Not sure on the peplum one, seems a bit old (am 27) even though in theory it shouldn't (and probably only seems that way to me).

Love the Bravissimo one, but am not very booby, so not sure what the fit will be like.

mindosa Thu 06-Dec-12 15:42:44

By malene Birger has some fab dresses, very elegant




GoldPlatedNineDoors Thu 06-Dec-12 15:51:20

Wow, that first one is stunning mindosa however they are tres expensive

HyvaPaiva Thu 06-Dec-12 19:10:23

You need this! and it's on sale at £63.50. It's perfect and I'm forever recommending it, for winter weddings especially.

notMarlene Thu 06-Dec-12 19:19:23

This is well over budget but it's a stunner, very flattering, won't date and comes in a good choice of colours. I prefer this version of the same dress, less arm coverage but wearable almost all year round and more choice in colour too. Would be a worthwhile investment wink

GoldPlatedNineDoors Thu 06-Dec-12 19:32:36

«faints» at hyvas suggestion. It is perfect. THE one. No oxblood in my size so that makes the choice between oxblood and navy easy grin

HyvaPaiva Fri 07-Dec-12 11:47:21

Oh, Gold! Just saw this, I'm so happy you like it. Have fun! smile

cjo1 Fri 07-Dec-12 18:18:05

hyvas thank you so much for the link! have just ordered it in navy for winter wedding-its perfect smile

GoldPlatedNineDoors Fri 07-Dec-12 18:36:04

Hope you havent stole the last 14! May even go barelegged / nude tights with it.

Now, what colour shoes/bag etc?

notMarlene Fri 07-Dec-12 19:16:31

It's a fab dress. Missed it by not refreshing before I posted, it is indeed perfect.

Accessory wise, loads goes with navy. Metallics is the classic of course but it looked pretty aging IMHO. M&S special.Colour is better, muted or bright THese are stupidly high, but the colour would be fab with navy, this colour is another good one.

GoldPlatedNineDoors Fri 07-Dec-12 19:22:13

Oooh the purple ones are amazing though very high. Great colour though.

notMarlene Fri 07-Dec-12 19:26:17

Almost certainly unwearable, yeah.

GoldPlatedNineDoors Sat 15-Dec-12 18:28:45

Races in looking for hyvas .... where are you?

I ordered the ASOS dress, it came, I tried it on and I could kiss you. It is classy, eell fitted, perfect length, perfect colour, the bow hides my tum and the sleeves hide my wings.

I literally love you.

greyvix Sun 16-Dec-12 11:19:17

I wish I'd seen this thread before I bought my dress, but I am tempted by Hyva's dress too. I am 12; do I need 14?

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