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Which Monsoon dress? Opinions needed.

(23 Posts)
purpleminion Sun 09-Feb-14 12:25:10

I need a dress for a daytime function. It needs to be quite sensible and I'd like sleeves as it is likely to be cold. I have a nice black coat and shoes.

I am a size 18, age 40ish and like Monsoon.

Any opinions on these dresses. Thanks



[[,mon_1.38/4531897408 samba]

purpleminion Sun 09-Feb-14 12:26:02

Last link again.


OneLittleLady Sun 09-Feb-14 12:27:18

I prefer the Samba dress

letitburn Sun 09-Feb-14 12:27:22

What sort of function is it? They all look quite casual to me, I think I prefer the last of all of them.

LIZS Sun 09-Feb-14 12:28:14

How formal is it ? Prefer 1st or 3rd, 3rd the more formal

releasethehounds Sun 09-Feb-14 12:30:16

I like them all and are the style I would go for as they would be quite flattering on me (pear shape). TBH there's not much between them, but if I had to choose it would probably be Cleo. Do you have a preference?

mrssmith79 Sun 09-Feb-14 12:32:02

First or third, although the second is nice I don't think it lends itself well to black tights / coat.

purpleminion Sun 09-Feb-14 12:38:15

It's a memorial service in a church followed by buffet meal. It will be formal but not dressy IYSWIM. Jersey dress and coat is suitable.

I prefer the shape of the Nevada but not 100% on the pattern in close up, like the Samba and the Cleo I think.

PasswordProtected Sun 09-Feb-14 12:49:37

I think the Samba is the nicest of the 3.

Frozenatchristmas Sun 09-Feb-14 13:02:55

Samba. Don't like second and first looked ok but poor reviews.

Cocolepew Sun 09-Feb-14 13:04:56

I like the 3rd one.

Twinklestein Sun 09-Feb-14 13:35:50

Nevada by far: flattering shape, pretty colours. Samba is not good shape for an 18 and its ruching round the middle will not be flattering.

DaftSkunk Sun 09-Feb-14 13:40:01

I like the second one.

HeadFullofSteam Sun 09-Feb-14 13:54:51

They are all lovely, will be having a look at them myself! Of the three, I prefer the Samba.

Dontletthemgetyoudown Sun 09-Feb-14 13:56:38

1st or 3rd. 1st is nicest of them all.

vitaminC Sun 09-Feb-14 16:58:56

The Samba, definitely!

winterhat Sun 09-Feb-14 17:02:07

For a memorial service, definitely the Samba. I also like the Nevada but would wear it for a more cheerful event like a lunch party.

Roshbegosh Sun 09-Feb-14 17:08:51

The samba is a wrap style, will it fly open all the time and show a mile of thigh when you sit down?

SuburbanSpaceperson Sun 09-Feb-14 17:15:56

What shape are you? If you are hourglass or pear then Samba is lovely, for an apple shape Navada would be good but I would wear it with either very thick tights or leggings as it looks as though it would ride up a bit if you sit or bend down. I'm not keen on Cleo but that's probably because I have a dislike for garments that tie at the back with a little string.

burnishedsilver Sun 09-Feb-14 17:31:33


purpleminion Sun 09-Feb-14 17:36:13

Thanks everyone. Still no further along with my decision.

Think I might order all 3 keep the best one.

LetsFaceTheMusicAndDance Sun 09-Feb-14 17:37:34

The first one is likely to be more flattering if it's viscose as it'll have more drape. I often wonder why larger women think jersey dresses are flattering. Unless you have fabulous foundation stuff on underneath, they cling and emphasise every bulge and bump, especially from the back. I'm a 16 (have been bigger) and I look a good 2 sizes bigger in a jersey dress.

basia2 Sun 09-Feb-14 18:58:23

I like #1, the Cleo.

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