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cool dress for the school prom needed

(34 Posts)
mayihaveaboxofchoculaits Tue 30-Apr-13 10:53:45

Hi, i'm looking for a cocktail/on the knee dress for dds school prom. Shes a young looking 16 and not a fan of low cuts or merangue type dresses.
Think she looks a bit like audrey hepburn,cary mulligan that kind of thing.Size 8 5'2"
Shes stumped and what shes looking for isnt in the local shops. Her bests friends are all different sizes but definitvely not elphin.

Any ideas, anyone?

mayihaveaboxofchoculaits Tue 30-Apr-13 16:39:06

Any one got any ideas?

allmycats Tue 30-Apr-13 16:55:12

have you tried TKmaxx - or in the shops like Hobbs/L K Bennett - there may also be something like you describe in Karen Millen - have a look on line - google 'dressy shift' or some such term

HettyWainthropp Tue 30-Apr-13 17:52:04


NaturalBlondeYeahRight Tue 30-Apr-13 17:57:40

How about poshgirlvintage if she really likes retrol look or lindybob/lady v.
The Sunday times style section this last weekend had a big spread on cool prom dresses.

kerstina Tue 30-Apr-13 17:59:11

Try looking at Asos and warehouse websites . I saw a really pretty lipsy dress on the asos website yesterday and thought oh if only I was 16 again going to a prom! There are se many beautiful dresses around at the mo .

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Tue 30-Apr-13 18:40:24

We managed to get a lovely one for 5' 3 Carey M-esque dd2, after a massive thread on here! It's a v plain, black, 50s style so v fitted at the waist and just over the knee. Even better, it was only £20 in the sale in Oasis! Might be worth a peek at their sale rails? Otherwise, Warehouse had a couple of nice ones.

mayihaveaboxofchoculaits Tue 30-Apr-13 19:16:10

Oh great, there are some lovely dresses, some of them are way over my budget but it's all inspiration. The budget is up to £100 plus shoes, and my dd has been on all the sites you mentioned. Shes in internet shopping heaven!

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Tue 30-Apr-13 19:18:21

This looks fairly sleek and unfussy - would depend on the fabric though. What colours does she like?

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Tue 30-Apr-13 19:21:15

It wouldn't be this short on your dd

mayihaveaboxofchoculaits Tue 30-Apr-13 19:37:22

Shes wanting something a bit like this but in blue or some such.

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Tue 30-Apr-13 19:50:29

V nice, providing she isn't at all norky (that was our biggest problem re dd2!).

androbbob Tue 30-Apr-13 21:26:02

We got DD's dress from It was £20 plus postage and is great! has she looked on there?

Celticlassie Tue 30-Apr-13 21:30:51

this is lovely.

ISingSoprano Tue 30-Apr-13 21:39:41

Something like this would look good on an elfin Audrey Hepburnesq girl.

stationtostation Tue 30-Apr-13 21:45:48

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JoyceDivision Tue 30-Apr-13 21:58:31

This is nice, not low cut and prom shape but band on waist looks trendy?

peanutMD Tue 30-Apr-13 22:01:54

there was a website mentioned on This Morning today that hires out designer dresses for £75 for 4 day hire.

smellylittleorange Tue 30-Apr-13 22:20:28

Oasis poss too plain?

smellylittleorange Tue 30-Apr-13 22:28:03

lovely but pricy

smellylittleorange Tue 30-Apr-13 22:30:29

very retro

fergoose Tue 30-Apr-13 22:31:31

My daughter is wearing this - so much nicer in the flesh, really lovely quality. Bought a net underskirt for £12 on ebay and some bargain Patty Irregular Choice shoes

Startail Tue 30-Apr-13 23:04:49

[[[208039|208036]&noOfRefinements=1 Quietly elegant]]

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