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I think I've found my school run dress - Seasalt Cornwall

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BellaBearisWideAwake Tue 21-May-13 17:42:07

What do you think of:

the red one


the dotty one ?

OneLittleLady Tue 21-May-13 17:43:39

I prefer the red one. It looks like it would work both with bare legs in summer and with opaques and boots when it's colder. Good find!

BellaBearisWideAwake Tue 21-May-13 17:46:23

Thank you! One of those catalogues I got through the post because I must have forgotten to tick a box somewhere, but actually quite pleased with this find - there are loads of nice dresses there!

VivaLeBeaver Tue 21-May-13 17:48:12

I don't like the length of the red one.

Lambzig Tue 21-May-13 17:48:17

Both nice, but gosh you are a bit smarter than I am on the nursery run.

BellaBearisWideAwake Tue 21-May-13 17:49:01

I meant as a 'throw it on' sort of outfit - I am a bit of a dress wearer

BellaBearisWideAwake Tue 21-May-13 17:50:48

it might be a bit long, mightn't it?

Autumn12 Tue 21-May-13 17:51:19

A tad frumpy IMO sorry.

Don't like the red one at all, sorry. Dotty one is okay if you are v tall.

happyreindeer Tue 21-May-13 18:09:31

Frumpy .. sorry

happyreindeer Tue 21-May-13 18:10:28

That is the red one .The blue one is nicer.

Pinkflipflop Tue 21-May-13 18:14:55

Terrible, sorry.

Give us more detail as you can do way better.

BellaBearisWideAwake Tue 21-May-13 18:18:22


Ok, am size 14, 5'4'', curvy, short legs, like prints, hate dry clean only, won't wear anything that is shorter than my knees or that doesn't have some sort of sleeves. Also needs to come in at the waist. A-line. straight skirts look awful on me.

LynetteScavo Tue 21-May-13 18:18:49

If you want to look frumpy, the're fine.

BunnyLebowski Tue 21-May-13 18:19:33

At 5'4 (I am too) that dress will look frumptastic on you.

To be honest I don't think even Gisele could make it look chic.

Will have a mooch for alternatives.

BellaBearisWideAwake Tue 21-May-13 18:20:22

I'm not that desperate to look chic tbh!

AKissIsNotAContract Tue 21-May-13 18:21:09

Very frumpy, you've got at least another 20 years before you should be dressing like that.

ihearsounds Tue 21-May-13 18:21:19

Something like my mum would wear. confused

ihearsounds Tue 21-May-13 18:27:25

Just had a quick look around the site... Honestly. Chuck the book in the recycle bin. It's all stuff much older ladies, and men, would wear..Although I did laugh at the suggested gift, a box of socks, so maybe that clouded my view.

Lizzylou Tue 21-May-13 18:31:09

The dresses themselves are ok, ish, at a push. If they were lots shorter.
Such bad, frumpy, ageing lengths.
They would be frumpy on me, and I am 5 inches taller than you.
Step away, Bella, step away.

BellaBearisWideAwake Tue 21-May-13 18:33:33


is it possible to wear a print, a-line, sleeved dress that isn't frumpy?

because otherwise I am going to have to look frumpy and to hell with it

BellaBearisWideAwake Tue 21-May-13 18:34:10

(I generally shorten clothes)

OwlLady Tue 21-May-13 18:38:01

If I was you i would wear what i like and felt comfortable in, because that is what you want, isnt it?

or do you want other women at the school gates to gasp as you walk through? (wink)

BellaBearisWideAwake Tue 21-May-13 18:40:08

Goodness me, I would hate that

apatchylass Tue 21-May-13 18:42:42

Watching with interest what you think Bella should wear as I'm same height and size as her. I've seen lots of posters on here link to dress suggestions for people of our build that would just look dreadful because they are cut for skinnier women, or women with long thin legs. But would love to know what is considered stylish on our sort of body shape.

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