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Is this dress really 'mumsy'

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TheEarlOf Sat 22-Jun-13 17:41:42

Would this dress age me prematurely?? (I'm in my 20s...)

KinNora Sat 22-Jun-13 19:50:08

Tragically unable to speak as a twenty year old (that ship is a mere dot on the horizon) but I have that dress in blue, it's completely un-mumsy and very flattering, aaaaannnd my sister (size 8, and spectacularly glamorous ) bought it too ( independently - we don't copy each othe ). Have had loads of compliments on it.

<goes off in a huff>

ProphetOfDoom Sat 22-Jun-13 19:52:20

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ProphetOfDoom Sat 22-Jun-13 19:53:46

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browneyedpixie Sat 22-Jun-13 20:03:56

blue is lovely.

put the pic upgrin

KinNora Sat 22-Jun-13 20:48:02

<looks down top to see if I have a 'kick-ass' figure, concludes more like a 'drag-ass' figure>

TheEarlOf Sat 22-Jun-13 21:36:46

Ok, i've put the photo up. I'll take it down at 10ish beacuse I am super paranoid of being found on here <looks shifty>

TheEarlOf Sat 22-Jun-13 21:38:04

I appreciate all comments - even if negative!

sarahandduck Sat 22-Jun-13 21:39:35

I have the grey one and its fab.....I'm 5'2 and it's a perfect length, looks good and I get lots of compliments whenever I wear it. I love it.

cassell Sat 22-Jun-13 21:46:11

I've looked at the pic and while I'm guessing you're slim that dress doesn't do you any favours. It looks a bit like a sack (sorry) and doesn't have any proper shape. I think drawstring waists often look frumpy because they rarely give a nice shape and seem to emphasis any lumps.

TheEarlOf Sat 22-Jun-13 21:51:49

cassell I have a bit of extra padding but I would say I'm normal c. size 10

ProphetOfDoom Sat 22-Jun-13 21:59:13

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EleanorFarjeon Sat 22-Jun-13 22:03:58

I think it's for the very tall and very slim only as it's a difficult shape to carry off.

KinNora Sat 22-Jun-13 22:05:33

I think you look really rather elegant in a Grecian way (get me) but it looks like it slightly swamps you.

I'm also wondering if it's more flattering to those of us with substantial frontage.

primallass Sat 22-Jun-13 22:05:38

I love it Earlof.

MakeTeaNotWar Sat 22-Jun-13 22:27:14

Sorry no, does nothing for you - baggy & drab

FishCalledWonder Sat 22-Jun-13 22:29:46

Looks like it swamps your lovely slim shape. Sorry, not a fan.

paulapantsdown Sat 22-Jun-13 22:33:18

I saw my friend wearing this the other day, with white converse, cropped denim jacket and a couple of big bangles. She looked sooooo good in it.

She is however, very very petite, has amazing black hair and is very pretty.

Herhonesty Sat 22-Jun-13 22:34:45

I think there is a reason it's in the sale. Sorry.

paulapantsdown Sat 22-Jun-13 22:35:40

God sorry OP, I dodnt realise you had posted a picture of it. I cant see it, but didnt mean to imply that YOU were not pretty etc!!!! I am sure you are. I just meant that in relation to me (fat and ugly), she looked great.

TheEarlOf Sat 22-Jun-13 22:49:20

Paulapantsdown don't worry! I have taken the picture down hence why it's disappeared! I think I shall sleep on it then try it on again tomorrow and maybe return it. I think there's so much material beacuse I bought an S (it being the only size in the shop - as it's on sale) and S in gap is more a M in other shops hence the excess material

browneyedpixie Sun 23-Jun-13 10:06:04

I missed it! Only keep if you think you'll wear it, £20 wasted otherwise and there are lots of other bargain maxis smile

TheEarlOf Sun 23-Jun-13 13:41:38

browneyedpixie I've put it up temporariy while I go to the shop to see if I can find it in another colour (plus I can get an extra 20% off it today)

browneyedpixie Sun 23-Jun-13 14:06:39

agh i can't see it?

primallass Sun 23-Jun-13 15:24:28

It's funny that the response has been 'no' because that dress is raved about on other threads in S&B.

TheEarlOf Sun 23-Jun-13 17:52:01

I've put the pic up again, can you see it now?

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