Please find me a UK based version of this(

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MrsHelsBels74 Mon 23-Sep-13 18:59:20

www.bluevelvetvintage.com/Vintage-Deco-Inspired-Red-Satin-Evening-Gown.html

The theme for my works do this year is vintage glamour & I love the above dress. But would prefer not to have to order from America if possible.

Can anyone find me something in a similar 30s movie star style?

duckyfuzz Mon 23-Sep-13 19:02:38

how about this?

BellaOfTheBalls Mon 23-Sep-13 19:04:14

A friend of mine has just bought the one duckyfuzz suggested. It is absolutely stunning on.

MortifiedAdams Mon 23-Sep-13 19:06:25

www.eveninggownsuk.co.uk/red-sheath-floor-length-v-neck-dress.html

duckyfuzz Mon 23-Sep-13 19:08:48

I want to buy it for a wedding but think its too evening. Might get it anyway, just for fun!

MortifiedAdams Mon 23-Sep-13 19:10:09

www.eveninggownsuk.co.uk/gorgeous-red-sheath-v-neck-floor-length-dress.html

BellaOfTheBalls Mon 23-Sep-13 19:12:29

Friend has bought it for a ball duckyfuzz I think you could get away with it for a wedding if teemed with very low key accessories (hair down, low heels, jacket for daytime etc)

MrsHelsBels74 Mon 23-Sep-13 19:13:04

Great ideas so far but I love the back of the dress I linked so fancy backs are good.

MrsHelsBels74 Mon 23-Sep-13 19:17:15

Also, bearing in mind that I'm shorter and a little wider than average, am I kidding myself that I could get away with anything like this anyway?

MrsHelsBels74 Mon 23-Sep-13 20:39:04

I can take it, I have a back up plan in case this style is the worst idea ever!

MortifiedAdams Mon 23-Sep-13 20:51:37

What height and size are you? Im 5'2 and a size 12/14 and wouldnt feel comfortable in that dress style.

MortifiedAdams Mon 23-Sep-13 20:57:38

m.phase-eight.co.uk/fcp/product/phase-eight//Clarissa-Full-Length-Dress/202310254

MortifiedAdams Mon 23-Sep-13 20:59:17

Or this one is on sale

m.phase-eight.co.uk/fcp/product/phase-eight//Minueta-Full-Length-Dress/202023303

MrsHelsBels74 Mon 23-Sep-13 21:31:09

I'm 5ft and 12/14 but hoping to be 10/12 by then.

MortifiedAdams Mon 23-Sep-13 21:33:54

What about a shorter length, tea dress style?

tethersend Mon 23-Sep-13 21:36:57

Would a 30s movie star wear rhinestones? wink

Something like this in red accessorised with diamond esque jewellery would be fabulous.

MrsHelsBels74 Mon 23-Sep-13 22:09:08

Well I daresay they'd be real diamonds but I can't stretch to that!
That Ghost dress is fab but not sure my budget can stretch that far hmm

Not too keen on my legs so would prefer a full length, plus I just think they are more glamorous.

tethersend Mon 23-Sep-13 22:12:59

What's your budget?

MrsHelsBels74 Mon 23-Sep-13 22:17:36

do you think this could work?

Ujjayi Mon 23-Sep-13 22:22:18

TBH, at 5ft I would say avoid a dress with such a long corset section/drop waist. You need a dress which comes in at your waist. You could still have the top of the skirt skimming your curves - which bias cut does.

Take a look at Ghost, Etsy & eBay. Agree that you should avoid rhinestones wink. Look for silk charmeuse, satin or crepe. The 1930s style was sleek and embellishment was generally achieved with jewellery.

Having said all that, a late 20s mid- calf flapper dress would be more flattering to your height. Think Great Gatsby. Or 1940s with a faux fur stole?

tethersend Mon 23-Sep-13 22:24:20

same dress in blue for £100 on ebay

MrsHelsBels74 Mon 23-Sep-13 22:24:22

Aargh link didn't work, item number on eBay is 141070282596

Ujjayi Mon 23-Sep-13 22:24:35

OP the black dress you linked to on eBay is much better for you.

TK Maxx often have Ghost eveningwear.

tethersend Mon 23-Sep-13 22:27:14

The black dress is better than the one in your OP. it's lovely, but not 1930s. Depends how 30s ish you want to be, really...

MrsHelsBels74 Mon 23-Sep-13 22:36:08

That eBay one also comes in red. Trouble is, my original dress had the vintage look to it. I love flapper dresses but they don't look right on me hmm, plus I have a feeling the world & his wife will be wearing them after Gatsby.

Back to the drawing board I guess.

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