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help! i have just had a complete brain melt and ordered the most hideous dress for a family christmas party...

(19 Posts)
BarceyDussell Sun 09-Dec-12 21:04:34

It doesnt even flatter the model.

I have never even heard of the shop but it seems to peddle frumpy dresses for middle aged ladies.

I am 34 and a size ten.

[[ what was i thinking???]]

BarceyDussell Sun 09-Dec-12 21:05:26

NellyBluth Sun 09-Dec-12 21:07:15

It looks like it is three sizes too big for the model, it might actually be alright if it fits!

If it does hang around the waist, you could try a belt?

mrscrimbobash Sun 09-Dec-12 21:08:01

It looks like it's cut for plus sizes. Model is not large at all but dress totally unflattering.

What were you thinking? !

BarceyDussell Sun 09-Dec-12 21:10:10

Mrs crimbo i have no idea!!! I was googling black embellised shift dressesand wanted one for twent quid. Didnt really look properly at it. Buyers remorse and it hasnt even arrived yet!

Could a belt reslly salvage it?

If it fits you properly (unlike the model) it wouldnt be that bad!

mirpuppet Sun 09-Dec-12 21:14:25

Distance selling regulation -- send it back and they will even refund your postage if you do it within 7 days and remind them they have to under the law. You have to send back the whole order.

And start looking again smile

BarceyDussell Sun 09-Dec-12 21:16:40

Thank you, i will have a look at their returns policy just as soon as i can bring myself to look through their dowdy site without getting depressed.

flybynight Sun 09-Dec-12 21:16:43

If I were a size ten, I wouldn't be ordering a tent, I would be running around naked and expecting congratulations.

But don't worry, you can always send it back and go to Primark or New Look if it doesn't work.

Bubblegum78 Sun 09-Dec-12 21:18:54

Send it back!

Go to New Look, Primark or Next and find yourself something nice! Look on ebay, I got several nice dresses for next to nothing. x

Caerlaverock Sun 09-Dec-12 21:21:29

why flatter when you can make the slimmest person look like a potato

BarceyDussell Sun 09-Dec-12 21:26:21

Good lord caeverlock!

Right, i have sent them an email begging them not to dispatch it to me for the love of humanity

flybynight Sun 09-Dec-12 21:27:27

Those are some chunky knees on that model, Caerlaverock

LemonBreeland Sun 09-Dec-12 21:32:29

Roman Originals is not a nice shop. The stuff looks okay from a distance then once you get in there it is awful.

Hope they cancel for you.

BarceyDussell Sun 09-Dec-12 21:52:02

Thanks lemon, had never actually heard of Roman originals before

youngblowfish Sun 09-Dec-12 21:54:59

flybynight, your post really did make me laugh out loud, you brightened up my evening.

OP, better luck next time. FWIW, I feel your pain. I sometimes return home from shopping trips or have something delivered only to think, WTAF?

How about this from ebay? Over your budget, but I really like it.

BarceyDussell Sun 09-Dec-12 22:06:39

thanks youngblowfish

BarceyDussell Mon 10-Dec-12 11:28:21

Wah! They can't cancel the order. I have to wait for it to arrive then send it back.

Maybe I'll fall in love with it when it arrives..


101handbags Mon 10-Dec-12 11:47:28

My mum loves Roman Originals. But she is 75 and loves a nice floral skirt/sequinned neck t short combo. 34 and a size 10? This shop is not for you - send it back & treat yourself to something a lot more flattering - hope you find something you like elsewhere.

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