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Stylelostinlabour Tue 01-Jan-13 19:45:23

Help me find some dresses I can wear in the day as I'm sick of skiing jeans and want to a little more polished.

Size 14 and 5'7

Come help me find some nice dresses and show me what you have?

juniperdewdrop Wed 02-Jan-13 22:48:31


juniperdewdrop Wed 02-Jan-13 22:47:20

Good it did smile

juniperdewdrop Wed 02-Jan-13 22:46:54

Billie and Blossom for BookFairy. Hope that links properly as doesn't look as if it will?

BookFairy Wed 02-Jan-13 22:30:08

On the high street there's a range at Dorothy Perkins called Billie & Blossom that has lovely day dresses. I bought 2 recently in the sale!

Online: I've bought quite a few dresses from Ruby Rocks - v quirky prints in flattering shapes. They have their own website but also sell through Joy. They also have their own small shop in London on Great Portland Street, which I discovered by accident!

(I'm on my phone so apologies for the lack of links)

NewYearNewNagoo Wed 02-Jan-13 22:01:55

Fuck me the great plains site is annoying. Am I doing it wrong?

I got some nice dresses in the Dorothy Perkins sale yesterday smile

Stylelostinlabour Wed 02-Jan-13 21:25:00

Never think to look at Matalan will have a look on website sadly not in London til the end of the month and I guess they will be all gone by then

SilverSixpence Wed 02-Jan-13 21:20:49

are you in London? there are some lovely ones in Anthropologie on sale at the moment. The website is good too, but saw nicer ones in store.

juniperdewdrop Wed 02-Jan-13 21:08:58

I love that Great Plains one knitknack.

knitknack Wed 02-Jan-13 17:55:53

this arrived today from Great Plains (bargain!) and it's GORGEOUS - I'm so happy - I love dresses with pockets. (please bear in mind that I'm a redhead with brown eyes when dismissing colours! haha)

NaokHoHoHo Wed 02-Jan-13 16:08:46

<slight hijack> Watching with interest as I'd love to wear more dresses, but I can never seem to find anything with sleeves, or more than short sleeves. That's fine in summer but how do you not freeze to death in winter? It's january, I want to be warm! Is it just a matter of wearing things over them? What sort of things? Am a bit stylistically challenged...

KnitterInTheNW Wed 02-Jan-13 16:02:07

(Thanks DS2 aged 14 months for that last post...)

On a roll now, I've also just got a couple from Mantaray in Debenhams - this one and another that's not on the website, they have quite a few others but they're a certain kind of print, exactly my style but not for everyone I'd guess smile

KnitterInTheNW Wed 02-Jan-13 15:50:25

DC, - l hi page KYNikon toshock Nirhbp" sad kkUN)$5##75

KnitterInTheNW Wed 02-Jan-13 15:39:51

Oh, I'm a size 18/20, and it's clingy where you'd want it to be to not look like a sack of spuds, and extra fabric round the skirt but to house a multitude of sins!

KnitterInTheNW Wed 02-Jan-13 15:37:18

I'm wearing [[,brand this]] one at the moment, it'd much nicer on than in the picture. They have a different colourway too, and a bargain at £16smile

Stylelostinlabour Tue 01-Jan-13 22:21:40

Maybe I should get the sewing machine out as there is a demand for dresses that don't tell you what colour knickers I'm wearing but not a Whistles prices.

I have boobs and long legs so sometime need a 16 too

Between us we must be able to find some?!?

That liner one would be good for work I think unless the front attracts attention to my gut?

juniperdewdrop Tue 01-Jan-13 22:10:08

This one's nice.

DowntonSprouts Tue 01-Jan-13 22:09:03

I am 5'10 and need a 14 or sometimes a 16 to get a bit of extra fabric for length. IYKWIM.

It is so hard to get daywear to fit when you are tall. Waists are always too high on dresses. I am watching with interest as I would love to wear dresses with tights and ankle boots too.

Stylelostinlabour Tue 01-Jan-13 22:07:06

Me neither until I decided enough I want a couple of good nice dresses.

This boden (shudder) might not be too bad but depends on how bad the material is a 7 weeks wait is just silly

knitknack Tue 01-Jan-13 22:03:46

Ooh I love that blue people tree dress! I HATE ties too - they interfere with cardigans etc, it's just lazy pattern cutting! Wow, I never realised I had such strong feelings about dresses! grin

cheddarcheeselover Tue 01-Jan-13 21:59:14

I hate to say it but boden's got a sale on, some bargain day dresses at 70% off....

Stylelostinlabour Tue 01-Jan-13 21:57:12

Oh like the NW3 one that's the kind of thing could even live with the frilly bit at the front...

Have booked marked it

Stylelostinlabour Tue 01-Jan-13 21:53:41

I like this apart from the buttons down the front

knitknack Tue 01-Jan-13 21:52:47

knitknack Tue 01-Jan-13 21:51:12

Are these too 'tea dressy'?!

knitknack Tue 01-Jan-13 21:48:07

This one's lovely, but out of stock!,default,pd.html?cm_mmc=ShopStyle-_-Women-_-Dresses-_-Ladies+jersey+ditsy+print+dress&_$ja=tsid%3a45090%7ckw%3aShopStyle+UK%7ccgn%3a79682

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