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Holy grail of simple jersey dresses?

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janji Wed 31-Jul-13 01:01:19

I have tried and failed to find a simple jersey dress; midi length, half or full sleeved for what seems like forever. I can find cap sleeved, above the knee, maxi with thigh high splits but alas no simple. I even came close to success a couple of times on ebay in desperation but alas at size 18 I am too huge?!hmm
My budget is small as I want a couple or so of these types of dress to wear to work (school based in Reception class so likely to get paint splattered hence my reluctance to spend much). Where am I going wrong?!

Ruthselina Fri 02-Aug-13 16:09:36

try ebay for bravissimo, pepperberry and boden - and keep an eye out in charity shops too.

EstelleGetty Fri 02-Aug-13 15:24:55

Hi janji, I saw some lovely Ghost dresses in TK Maxx on Thurs which you might like. Long sleeves, stretchy fabric, nice patterns in reds/browns/greys. Between £30 and £40, I think. I'm big of boob and bum and was very tempted.

Glad you found something you like, Hellon. smile

I tried two on in the Great Plains sale, which I thought might have been okay for work, but they were not very well cut and the fabric was thick and nasty.

HellonHeels Fri 02-Aug-13 12:17:52

I got that M&S tulip one that Remus linked to yesterday. I'm a chunky but hourglassy 16 and it is very flattering. I bought an 18 which fitted nicely.

I also got this dress which looks a little frumpy in the pic but is flattering and tea-dressy in real life.

bleedingheart Fri 02-Aug-13 11:37:27

I like the FWM one, lovely!

Tesco have plain ones in red or black for £25

Mumsnut Fri 02-Aug-13 11:15:33

Back in stock at in an18

Mumsnut Fri 02-Aug-13 11:13:17

Let us know how it goes ...

InTheRedCorner Thu 01-Aug-13 23:24:21

The Fenn wright one is lovely and a bargin!

Beatie I tried the Whistles one and it is really lovely, but it didn't love me. I thought I might just get away with it, but dp said I looked as if I belonged in a monastery.

janji Thu 01-Aug-13 23:14:33

The fenn wright mason one arrives tomorrow!

Mumsnut Wed 31-Jul-13 23:55:58

Too much time on my hands, me.

janji Wed 31-Jul-13 23:26:46

You're a star mumsnut!!smilegrinthankswine

Mumsnut Wed 31-Jul-13 23:05:09


I'm all out of ideas now!

janji Wed 31-Jul-13 22:17:47

Love the Alexon and ones but alas either don't have my size or beyond my budget. I keep looking at ebay in the hope that I might strike lucky. Size 18 seems to always be sold out; oh that I was my ore baby size 12self?!

Thanks, Beatie. I might try it on. However, I am v much not flat chested.

BeattieBow Wed 31-Jul-13 20:38:05

I don't look pregnant in it (and I do in lots of things!), but I'm quite flat chested at the moment. it isn't baggy and kind of skims the body without clinging.

Brillig Wed 31-Jul-13 20:33:34

Have you looked at, OP? (sorry, on ipad & it won't link for some reason)

Never bought from them, but I do like the look of some of their stuff.

I've been considering that Whistles one, but wondered if it might be rather shapeless? I'm an hourglass, so could easily look pregnant if not careful.

The White Company are usually brilliant for this sort of thing, but they seem to have hardly anything at the moment.

spicywalrus Wed 31-Jul-13 20:27:59

My M&S offering

I like the tulip print dress Remus.

BeattieBow Wed 31-Jul-13 20:23:22

there's a lovely one in whistles here I have it and have had lots of compliments. it's good for work with high heels and flat shoes (i wore it with flip flops today).

MrsPercyPig Wed 31-Jul-13 20:22:16

is this any good?

moibutbetter Wed 31-Jul-13 20:19:15 hopefully that works

moibutbetter Wed 31-Jul-13 20:18:41

have a look at and under sale they have some bargains!! <> for example, my friend has it she is size 16 and looks lovely x

Amarena Wed 31-Jul-13 20:13:00

I love those Alexon dresses, Mumsnut. Perfect for work, shame I am on a spending ban!

MexicanHat Wed 31-Jul-13 20:00:03

I saw some jersey dresses in TKMaxx today.

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