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jennymac Wed 24-Apr-13 13:15:49

Would like to get a nice tea dress - one that could be worn to the office or dressed up for a night out. Would like one that isn't too short - just above the knee would be nice. Anyone seen anything like this?!

knitknack Wed 24-Apr-13 18:57:05

I have lots of tea dresses, from charity shop finds to silk ones from kew etc. (I luffs them). My most recent two were from peacocks of all places!!

http://www.peacocks.co.uk/womens/shop-collections/four-day-spectacular/lds-dress-shirred-waist.html

And

http://www.peacocks.co.uk/womens/shop-collections/four-day-spectacular/lds-dress-tie-bow-front.html

Ashoething Wed 24-Apr-13 19:54:41

Lady Vintage London!-online shop that have lovely tea,swing and wiggle dresses.They are in the £30-50 range and are great quality-I have 5!

gindrinker Wed 24-Apr-13 20:37:17

I've got a few off eBay recently - top shop and miss selfridge. F&F at tescos have come up trumps a few times also.

toryalane Thu 25-Apr-13 00:03:03

www.ebay.co.uk/itm/181125849242?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

louise2011 Thu 25-Apr-13 00:53:10

Ash, what are the fit of lady v swing dresses like? I am short 5ft3- will I be swamped? There are some beautiful dresses there. I was hoping to order a few to try for work. Would they be suitable for work with a cardie or too dressy. I am working with the public but in a non formal capacity.

Ashoething Thu 25-Apr-13 18:34:26

I am 5'6 and the swing dresses sit just slightly above my knee so should be a nice length on you. The Hepburn dresses are slightly longer I think and the tea dresses are a bit shorter so you should find something to suit you!

The swing dresses are lovely material and fully lined too. Honestly for the price they are really great. I don't find them too dressy but tbh I don't really do "casual"grin I always tend to be overdressed for any occasion!

louise2011 Thu 25-Apr-13 19:44:01

Thanks Ashoe! Will be ordering a few to try. Would you say they are true to size?I am a small 12, occasionally a 10 because I have a small bust.

cocolepew Thu 25-Apr-13 19:56:32

Wallis has some nice spotty ones.

JackieTheFart Thu 25-Apr-13 23:24:29

Yes the Lady V Hepburns are longer.

louise2011, you are best taking your measurements and buying according to those. I bought a hepburn dress based on my measurements and it fits a dream.

Ashoething Fri 26-Apr-13 12:47:19

I find them quite roomy in the bust-I have norks-so you might be able to get away with the 10.

toryalane Fri 26-Apr-13 16:40:18

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/181125820246?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

Not sure if the peterpan collar renders this not a tea dress. Nice though.

lemonpuff Thu 02-May-13 22:57:22

Hope someone can help. I have been invited to a 60's party, want a nice dress, tht I can use again, would a swind dress be ok?

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