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Dress arrived and it makes me look ten years older

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Valdeeves Sat 01-Feb-14 00:30:22

I ordered what I thought was a lovely dress but its halter style high neck and black colour makes me look very broad in the shoulder and pretty frumpy.
Please help me find a dress - I'm size ten, 36,34,36 but got the usual mum style middle.
I need something short but not too bright on colour or low in the neck. It's for a Sex in the City Hen do so glam??
Please help me - I can't go shopping as no way with two small DC's and live away from nearest city.

Valdeeves Sat 01-Feb-14 00:35:47

http://m.reiss.com/womens/dresses/alice/raspberry/

There's this but it's very short

Preciousbane Sat 01-Feb-14 00:36:53

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Valdeeves Sat 01-Feb-14 00:48:22

Thanks - to be honest I'm not really sure about the Reiss dress. I really want a lace number but can't find anything.

MsAspreyDiamonds Sat 01-Feb-14 06:01:00

m.asos.com/mt/www.asos.com/pgecategory.aspx?cid=12970&pgeSize=50&xr=1&xmk=na&r=1&mk=na&un_jtt_redirect

Try ASOS

m-uk.monsoon.co.uk/view/product/uk_catalog/mon_1,mon_1.2/4531030112

m-uk.monsoon.co.uk/view/product/uk_catalog/mon_11,mon_11.1/3532330212?redirected;jsessionid=E8F84589A14E1BF83C097DD83A
83A300.app6

WhereIsMyHat Sat 01-Feb-14 08:22:11

How about this www.dorothyperkins.com/en/dpuk/product/dresses-203543/lace-dresses-204447/royal-blue-lace-dress-239981?bi=21&ps=20

MrsClauswearsspanx Sat 01-Feb-14 08:24:20

Shopstyle UK is your friend. Search for "black lacy dress."

makesamesswhenstressed Sat 01-Feb-14 08:28:34

Have you had a look at Alexon? Really lovely dresses AND they have a mega sale on atm.
I love this wine coloured velvet cocktail dress
but they have a few on sale atm and this Navy lace peplum looks like it might be quite kind over the mum-tum area!
or there's a gorgeous scarlet one with jewels and drapey bits over the tummy

Actually, you know what - there's heaps of stunning dresses and lots are on sale. Have a look here

MrsClauswearsspanx Sat 01-Feb-14 08:28:45

Also "dark lace dress" brings up more options in diff colours.

Valdeeves Sat 01-Feb-14 15:38:02

These are fab I am going to go over them properly tonight - thanks ladies!

FauxFox Sat 01-Feb-14 15:58:20

this is a bit like the Carrie corsage dress?

HyvaPaiva Sat 01-Feb-14 16:08:40

This is very Carrie Bradshaw and beautiful.

WhoNickedMyName Sat 01-Feb-14 16:35:30

I was going to suggest a Hepburn style dress but the one Hyva has linked to is totally SATC.

MrsClauswearsspanx Sat 01-Feb-14 16:48:21

That is gorgeous, Hyva!

Financeprincess Sat 01-Feb-14 18:21:43

Yes, thanks Hyva, I now plan to buy it for myself so get in fast, OP!!

I hope you find something nice.

Valdeeves Sun 02-Feb-14 01:13:38

I love both those last two but I'm a bit too chunky of thigh and short for the purple flower one ( which is gorgeous.)
I like the black lace sleeved one linked above but couldn't go backless like that.

Valdeeves Sun 02-Feb-14 01:14:10

Thank you ladies for all your help

Valdeeves Mon 03-Feb-14 21:57:40

Guys - help me I still can't find anything - looking for simple and fitted but not too high necked?

MrsClauswearsspanx Tue 04-Feb-14 14:34:54

What's your budget like V?

MrsClauswearsspanx Tue 04-Feb-14 14:48:58

m.phase-eight.co.uk/fcp/product/phase-eight/Dresses/Latoya-Lace-Miracle-Dress/202182351

Valdeeves Tue 04-Feb-14 23:31:09

It's as cheap as possible - 65 max - thanks so much for replying. I've been back on ASOS tonight looking again.

Valdeeves Tue 04-Feb-14 23:32:41

The tricky thing is I'm quite short so mid calf looks long on me - I'm petite but not skinny - I've a solid sort of build? So can look drowned in some clothes but chunky in bodycon.

Valdeeves Tue 04-Feb-14 23:33:55

I'm 36,30,34 - small hips but solid thighs!

Valdeeves Tue 04-Feb-14 23:34:43

I can look quite broad shouldered in the wrong thing.

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