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Help me find a dress for my 40th

(20 Posts)
joshandjamie Mon 14-Jan-13 20:57:04

I turn 40 soon and am having a party. Cocktails, nibbles hopefully followed by some dancing. So it can't be super formal/ballgown-esque but I want it to be special. I am a size 12, about 5.7. Brighter colours suit me - am thinking ideally something in the pink spectrum as it's kind of a girly themed party but anything a bit glitzy and wow.

V-necks suit me, I can get away with dresses knee-length or just above the knee but not mega short.

Any ideas?

puds11isNAUGHTYnotNAICE Mon 14-Jan-13 21:01:13


TitWillow Mon 14-Jan-13 21:07:48


joshandjamie Mon 14-Jan-13 21:14:30

puds - I like that but it feels a bit corporate

Titwillow - I LOVE that. I would prefer it not in red but it is absolutely fab

joshandjamie Mon 14-Jan-13 21:15:07

gosh - I just looked at the pic - not the price or where it was from. It costs just about nothing

tethersend Mon 14-Jan-13 21:23:41


joshandjamie Mon 14-Jan-13 21:38:38

tethersend - not sure that colour would suit me. Nice dress though.

Thoughts on this - is it pretty/sexy or more of a net curtain?

HorraceTheOtter Mon 14-Jan-13 21:43:04

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joshandjamie Mon 14-Jan-13 21:46:46

gorge but only available in size 18 sad

notMarlene Mon 14-Jan-13 21:48:48


joshandjamie Mon 14-Jan-13 21:56:52

Thanks for all those NotMarlene - like the second one. I actually just saw this which isn't pink at all and I worry that it is too formal, not cocktail dress enough but it is so lovely

HorraceTheOtter Mon 14-Jan-13 22:01:07

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HorraceTheOtter Mon 14-Jan-13 22:03:28

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notMarlene Mon 14-Jan-13 22:09:59

That's beautiful! Perfect and stunning grin

Sleepwhenidie Mon 14-Jan-13 22:26:28

I just wore the dress in the pics on my profile for my 40th with these shoes, it was a similar affair to what you have planned, I felt fab and got lots of compliments...not sure whether you'd still get it in a sale somewhere if you like it, it's from Acne.

tethersend Mon 14-Jan-13 22:30:07





Pink again

tethersend Mon 14-Jan-13 22:34:53

Another pink

VBisme Mon 14-Jan-13 22:34:58

That Vivienne Westwood is gorgeous, absolutely beautiful!

Sleepwhenidie Mon 14-Jan-13 22:40:31

Love the petite s*** dress tethers, and what a bargain! Their stuff is amazing on, hidden corset definitely adds wow factor which I don't think you can appreciate from pics of it on a dummy.

tethersend Mon 14-Jan-13 22:50:44

I love that one too. Would wear it with red shoes and live up to its brandname grin

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