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So, what does one wear to a ball please?

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Help! smile

Ooh I actually like that FC maxi, but would need to shorten it by about three feet!

confusedmuch Fri 14-Jun-13 20:29:32

you want one of these lovelies, I like the red halston heritage lots!

confusedmuch Fri 14-Jun-13 20:32:52

a good dressmaker will take a dress up for around £20, make sure you take the shoes you want to wear though so they can get the length right

another shortie here wink

Ouch my eyes It looks as if it is made of bacon and maple syrup. confused

confusedmuch Fri 14-Jun-13 20:35:35

yah that's an odd colour for that many sequins

confusedmuch Fri 14-Jun-13 20:37:03

this however is perfection but completely overbudget

I'd need to be three feet taller and flat chested for that!

MarianForrester Fri 14-Jun-13 20:41:58

TSSDNCOP Fri 14-Jun-13 20:43:01

I love the Haylee dress, it's stunning in RL especially on large norkage.

Also this which doesn't look anywhere near as good on the website as it does in real life.

confusedmuch Fri 14-Jun-13 20:43:51

then exaggerate the curves and go for something like the halston heritage with heels, an invitation to a ball is an opportunity to red carpet grin

Don't like the red HH one - would like a little round tomato in it. smile

EugenesAxe Fri 14-Jun-13 20:45:53

This is utterly divine; it slightly took my breath away when I saw it in the shop. I couldn't wear it for so many reasons, but for someone short with good legs it would be beautiful.

Hobbs Rococo Dress.

Hobbs this season have a lot of nice things. Twice your budget isn't that bad... honest.

Or this from Jigsaw Flapper Dress.

Or my final offering that does actually meet your criteria... Jigsaw Lace dress

The flapper one is beyond beautiful - and would look beyond awful on me. Can't do pale colours - I look like I've just crawled out of the crypt.

EugenesAxe Fri 14-Jun-13 20:52:10

Hmmm. I thought not drawing attention to norks meant covering up chest, not having massive ones that wouldn't work with high necks. So two of mine might be straight out...

EugenesAxe Fri 14-Jun-13 20:52:48

Flapper also available in grey...

Is it also available in cheap? smile

soaccidentprone Fri 14-Jun-13 21:06:28

this would be a good shape for you

or this one

or go for something plain and wear some lovely jewelry

EugenesAxe Fri 14-Jun-13 21:07:58

Karen Millen - not sure about the bow myself but not bad

And this is nice; lace breaks up the chest zone

Final fairly simple Phase Eight dress

EugenesAxe Fri 14-Jun-13 21:10:24

Haha! Not yet, damn them. To be fair even I probably wouldn't fork out that much, and I've always been a bit crap for spending too much on clothes.

Your first two are pretty, Accident, but would be far too self conscious of norkage in them. Don't like Bravissimmo.

Don't like the KM ones or the P8 one, sorry.

soaccidentprone Fri 14-Jun-13 21:12:39

For those large of norkage you should really go for something plain on top, with a v neck, otherwise you will just see a 'sea' of chest and fabric. You need to break the outline visually by a v or sweetheart neckline, and (obviously) it needs to be something that a bra can be worn underneath.

Also not too short. The dress needs to be below the knee to balance the proportions of the figuregrin

This would probably suit me - but it looks pretty cheap for nearly £200!

soaccidentprone Fri 14-Jun-13 21:16:50

The last phase 8 dress is lovely, but I don't think it's the right shape for rlbg.

Does a 1950s shape suit you?

Might get away with 50s if not too 'big' on the bottom or tight or high on top. Eg this would probably be perfect on me.

soaccidentprone Fri 14-Jun-13 21:24:04

maybe this?

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