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Please help me find a dress for a ball....

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Geordieminx Sat 02-Feb-13 14:19:36

Charity "ball" that good friends are organising in a naice but trendy hotel.

I'm guessing you don't actually wear ballgowns to balls anymore? hmm

So I'm 30, size 14, short. Good bits... Er.... Good cleavage I guess. Have long dark hair also.

Ideally sonething I could wear again (ha), that won't break the bank but makes me look fab. (Twice ha)

Any ideas would be most appreciated.. It's in less that 3 weeks so need to get shifting.

FortiesCromarty Sun 03-Feb-13 11:03:14

Also check here

FortiesCromarty Sun 03-Feb-13 11:00:30

This is lovely blue, as the red is out of stock.

a red one

one shouldered red

blue with a chain on the back

this site has loads

Geordieminx Sun 03-Feb-13 10:07:01

Having spent most of the night on the usual suspect websites I can conclude that there is nowt. Nada. Not a beautiful dress in sight. angry

Geordieminx Sat 02-Feb-13 21:52:42

Only concern about girl meets dress is I am a short arse

notMarlene Sat 02-Feb-13 21:51:25

Oh yy! BHS do some. Also two birds.

Geordieminx Sat 02-Feb-13 21:45:20


Geordieminx Sat 02-Feb-13 21:36:16

Not so keen on that.. Bit grown up? blush

babybarrister Sat 02-Feb-13 21:34:30

What about this

Geordieminx Sat 02-Feb-13 20:58:57

Love the ghost one. And the biba one.

notMarlene Sat 02-Feb-13 19:57:40

It surely is.

tethersend Sat 02-Feb-13 19:52:08

The Ghost one is the best IMO.

tethersend Sat 02-Feb-13 19:51:48

<note to self: don't take so long posting that you end up repeating all previous links grin>

tethersend Sat 02-Feb-13 19:50:05



Ghost in every colour

TheWoollybacksWife Sat 02-Feb-13 19:46:21

This is very glam from House of Fraser.

Or this Biba dress

EuroShagmore Sat 02-Feb-13 19:45:54

I LOVE the first Ghost dress notMarlene posted. That would be perfect (although it might be a bit annoying to dance in as it is so long).

notMarlene Sat 02-Feb-13 19:34:10


Tweet2tweet Sat 02-Feb-13 19:31:23

What about this

landofsoapandglory Sat 02-Feb-13 19:30:04

I've got this one. I am a size 10 with 34E boobs. I bought a 12, it sort of has a built in bra so I didn't need to wear one with it.

I, also, have another one from there that is boned which is fine until you need to sit down or breathe!

notMarlene Sat 02-Feb-13 19:29:00

You could hire if you fancied it. I've hear good things about Wish Want Wear and bad things about Girl Meets Dress.

notMarlene Sat 02-Feb-13 19:27:49

no cowl back but stunning old hollywood glamor
Both should go to the black versions of the dress, all being well hmm

landofsoapandglory Sat 02-Feb-13 19:24:31

I've used Sexy Her in the past for ball gowns. They don't break the bank and deliver very quickly. For the money the quality is surprisingly good too. I do find I usually have to size up though.

Geordieminx Sat 02-Feb-13 19:23:07

Love the style of Damsel dress although not sure on colour.. I tend to go for darker bolder colours.. Although it might be beautiful

Geordieminx Sat 02-Feb-13 19:20:35

Yes I know what you mean about it being prom-esque and very samey..

I would love something quite fitted, v neck with an interesting cowl back.. Black/red/navy?

Budget.. Well I guess if I spent a bit more I could always sell it on eBay afterwards as long as I don't cover in wine grin

DeafLeopard Sat 02-Feb-13 19:18:14

OMG tethers that dress is beautiful

tethersend Sat 02-Feb-13 16:25:04

I don't like the lipsy one. It's a bit teenage prom.

How about this?

What's your budget?

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