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Dress for a Ball needed

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sailorsgal Thu 07-Feb-13 15:57:42

Looking for a WOW dress. Not black. I like the phase eight Paloma dress in scarlett. Where else should I look? smile

I'm 5ft 6 and a size ten.

MarianForrester Thu 07-Feb-13 17:02:37

Frasers online always has a lot of choice, I think.

Avoid Monsoon or Coast though, I would say, as lots of people buy there for balls.

Claxonia Thu 07-Feb-13 18:30:46

I noticed today that Zara had a couple of long, ball-type dresses in their new collection - one pink and one floral print.

TK and Mango may be worth a try too.

sailorsgal Thu 07-Feb-13 19:48:51

I do like Coast but I think you are right that its easy to replicate someone else. Nothing worse than turning up and wearing the same dress as something else.

Geordieminx Thu 07-Feb-13 20:19:02

Have a look at the biba dresses on the house if Fraser site.

I am going to a ball in 2 weeks and am eyeing them up.. Not cheap but at investmentgrin

(((Wonders whether we are going to same ball))))£

notMarlene Thu 07-Feb-13 20:21:06

Navy. Stunning.

notMarlene Thu 07-Feb-13 20:22:16


Are you wanting more glitz?

sailorsgal Thu 07-Feb-13 20:29:26

notMarlene The navy one is gorgeous. grin

There is a dress also navy on the house of fraser site called Eliza J which has sleeves. I just wonder if anyone can link it for me or tell me what you think. It has sleeves.

notMarlene Thu 07-Feb-13 20:32:50

I think I know the one you mean, I love it if it's the one I think you mean. Will have a look...


notMarlene Thu 07-Feb-13 20:34:13

THis Eliza J one?

Geordieminx Thu 07-Feb-13 20:46:18

this is the one

sailorsgal Thu 07-Feb-13 20:48:14

YES thats the one. Not too frumpy?? Its a school ball and dh will wear his uniform so don't want something too sexy, though like the Fran dress on Aftershock but the back is a bit fussy.

WeightyKaty Thu 07-Feb-13 20:48:33

Just saw an ad on living ( oh the shame) for and you can hire dresses from there. You could get something fab for the night, worth doing if unlikely to wear a ball gown again.

Geordieminx Thu 07-Feb-13 20:48:52

His school uniform? How old is he?grin

sailorsgal Thu 07-Feb-13 20:50:24

I like that geordiminx and am loving some of the dresses on aftershock.

You guys rock. grin

sailorsgal Thu 07-Feb-13 20:51:09

Very funny. grin

sailorsgal Thu 07-Feb-13 20:52:32

I looked on wishwantwear as was looking for the dress on Gok Wan last week but couldn't find it.

Purplehonesty Thu 07-Feb-13 20:53:52

Sorry I think the eliza j one is's not a wow dress

notMarlene Thu 07-Feb-13 20:55:05

Right, well, certainly don't go with the phase 8 one then. Looks, erm, er, cheap sleb.

I love the Eliza J in the deep purple (which they don't have any more - can't find anywhere else) and the black but it is rather frumpy in the navy, I fear.

sailorsgal Thu 07-Feb-13 20:56:46

purplehonesty I know what you mean. I think it probably looks better on than in the picture.

sailorsgal Thu 07-Feb-13 20:58:44

Actually the phase eight one came in navy and didn't look as cheap as the red. I still like the first navy one you linked too on aftershock.

notMarlene Thu 07-Feb-13 20:59:21

It'd be wow in black with red heels and vintage hair & make up.

notMarlene Thu 07-Feb-13 21:00:45

Do you mean the Halston one?

sailorsgal Thu 07-Feb-13 21:06:00

AH yes thats the one. Good price too. smile

notMarlene Thu 07-Feb-13 21:07:00

It's beautiful.

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