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empire line jersery dresses

(11 Posts)
DerbyNottsLeicsNightNanny Fri 26-Apr-13 09:51:16

anyone seen any nice empire line jersey dresses? or jersey tea dresses?

I'm pregnant but having no luck whatsoever finding suitable maternity dresses for a holiday to Spain in 6 weeks time.

Am showing a lot, but think I could get away with a 'normal' dress in a bigger size.

knee length, pref v neck but not essential, short/no sleeves. (not maxi dresses)


YooHooYoniMe Fri 26-Apr-13 10:04:43

This one is a maternity dress, but it doesn't have any ruching or anything so not very conspicuously so. It's not an empire line, but drapey and you could definitely put a belt over it to style it in different ways (I have already tried this). It is MUCH nicer than it looks online -- I tried it on in a shop and bought it straight away, I think it will be very versatile. You might not want black for your hols though.

Gap dress.

YoniOneWayOfLife Fri 26-Apr-13 10:05:37

Matalan have a bunch of jersey dresses, the pocket maxi might do you?

Alibabaandthe40nappies Fri 26-Apr-13 10:06:38

Boden normally do a couple of styles each summer?

Laquila Fri 26-Apr-13 10:06:39

I find Boden has good empire-line and wrap-style dresses, and they have a maternity tea dress that I think is in the sale at the mo...

TheCraicDealer Fri 26-Apr-13 10:21:57


Another Monsoon one


White Company

Another White Company one, longer sleeves. Actually the White Company have a pile of them, although they are a bit pricey. Enjoy your holiday!

amessagetoyouYoni Fri 26-Apr-13 10:30:56

Deffo Boden.

Worth a look at Phase Eight, too.

Abzs Fri 26-Apr-13 16:41:39

I have three that still fit now I'm 30wks. They're from Phase Eight, Boden and Joules, but sod's law determines I can't find any of them on their sites to link to.

DerbyNottsLeicsNightNanny Fri 26-Apr-13 20:54:25

Thanks all, love that first White Company one, Gap black one looks good too. Abzs if you manage to link let me know, and any more suggestions welcome. Thank you!!

LakeFlyPie Sat 27-Apr-13 00:50:53

Phase Eight have 25% off 'til sunday

Could this one work for you?

Abzs Tue 30-Apr-13 12:47:03

The Phase Eight one has gone from the website - I think it was called Knot Front something. It was very similar to the Martha, but with a more fitted back (two lines of stitching) and the twist/knot at the front is a bit deeper. The Martha could also work, but didn't do anything for my back view when I tried it on - yours may differ! I also have this one but it does pull up more noticeably at the front hem as the stitching sits over the top of the bump. It's also darker grey and more speckled than it appears online.

The Joules one is Monica. I have it in a sort of cornflower blue from last year.

The Boden one was the Ruched Jersey Tunic (I think) but it's from last winter, however they tend to keep an empire line jersey tunic or dress as a staple item in their range.

Of the three, I think the Joules one is the best quality.

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