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Need a dress for do next week...

(10 Posts)
Foundapound Thu 02-May-13 16:12:52

It's an early evening reception for a military thing. Mili folk in No1s. Men in lounge suits. Women in "equivalent". So, I need a dress, erring on side of boring, office type outfit would be fine. Trouble is I'm an 18 with a big round tummy. Anyone suggest any nice dresses around now that won't make me look fatter than I am (Evans) or emphasise my boobs unneccesarily (high neck or low neck, need something in-between). I can't ask for anything to make me look good, that just doesn't happen, but just to look "nice" and respectable.
Ta. Oh, and under £50 please, if poss, could stretch a bit more but not say over £100.

Foundapound Thu 02-May-13 16:54:31

Looking at pepperberry, they look nice.

OneLittleLady Thu 02-May-13 16:59:51

I think saw someone mention on here that shift dresses are good for apple shapes. Or perhaps a wrap dress? New Look has a fairly decent plus size section if you have one nearby, I know my local store tends to stock a number of more dressy but not over the top dresses. They have much nicer stuff in than Evans in my opinion.

smoothieooo Thu 02-May-13 17:01:58

Wrap dress would be fab. Have you had a look in Monsoon (should be within your price range)?

I have a couple of great wrap dresses from TK Maxx (neither one over £20)

TSSDNCOP Thu 02-May-13 17:04:14

Seriously worth the investment

MrsLettuce Thu 02-May-13 17:05:09

too dull
very nice


MrsLettuce Thu 02-May-13 17:06:57

Muchly over budget, but if we're talking investment this is fab. Holds all very nicely in. Extremely flattering.

LittleFrieda Thu 02-May-13 17:07:05 reduced to £45

MrsLettuce Thu 02-May-13 17:12:13

good print

Foundapound Thu 02-May-13 21:21:45

grin Some really nice things there, thank you, shops I wouldn't think of. I live in sticks so no Monsoon near. There is New Look, but plus sizes always seem to be cut so wide, but I will have a look, thanks. Haven't checked a couple yet 'cos not all links working from phone, but will look later. Thanks loads! I hate dress shopping at the moment, but size is decreasing.

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