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looking for a sticky outy fifties type dress

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LowLevelWhinging Fri 22-Nov-13 20:50:06

am hosting a Christmas party at home and looking for a fifties style party dress.

This shape is great on me here

BUT - and here's the catch I'm finding - am size 16 shock wink

Halter necks don't suit me, make my shoulders look butch. so while there's lots of these knocking around, no can do.

cheap dresses don't have enough length, lining or structure.

Slash neck or busty is fine.

anyone help?

ILoveWoollyStuff Fri 22-Nov-13 23:17:22

I got a new petticoat from teresashine on ebay as the cream one I wanted wasn't available at Lady V - not tonnes of layers but certainly created the right effect - it was 26" and I thought it was just the right length.

I knit a "shrug" to go with mine which was basically a wide lacy scarf stitched at both ends to create sleeves.

LowLevelWhinging Fri 29-Nov-13 20:18:05

just wanted to say thanks for the recommendations. I'm sat here wearing my new LadyV day dress that cost a mere £22 in the sale. I was expecting people to be swooning in the street at me today it's so great! (they didn't weirdly)

I'm going to try all the other reccos too, one by one.


OddFodd Fri 29-Nov-13 21:02:07

So glad smile

Last time I wore a Lady V dress (in the summer), my friend's DD stroked the skirt and sighed 'oh, it's so pretty!'

Worth every penny if you can make little girls swoon wink

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