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AcaciaBeez Wed 19-Feb-14 19:05:05

Please could I have some help, I have a ball coming up and I have no clue what to wear. Although it's a ball it won't necessary need to be all formal although I'm sure some people will some wont.

I am a size 8-10 but hate having arms or legs on show so normally wear long dresses with cardigans. I have no clue what I'm looking for so I just need some help even refining a style I think.

Thanks for any help!

MrsLettuce Wed 19-Feb-14 19:39:08

So, long with sleeves but not too formal, right? Tricky!

how's this?
THe black version of this? Can you manage a 1/2 sleeve?
1/2 sleeve again
I like this but you'd need to be tall not to be swamped
like this a lot too

AcaciaBeez Wed 19-Feb-14 19:42:07

Ooh the kimono one is interesting Thanks I think I'll look at that one more

Here are some ones I think I can manage -the ones without sleeves I'd have to wear something to cover up







Seven in champagne or navy

AcaciaBeez Wed 19-Feb-14 19:46:40

Some more potentials maybe - I have no clue about clothes AH I'm a jeans and jumper and go type person


Nine in black



AcaciaBeez Wed 19-Feb-14 19:48:02

Forgot to say I'm 5'3'' (on a good day) so quite small...

AcaciaBeez Thu 20-Feb-14 17:18:04

Does anyone have any ideas which one would be best? I'm so bad at style!

MrsLettuce Thu 20-Feb-14 19:19:36

Can you order several and return the ones you don't choose? A plain coloured, long with a cover up isn't really a good look for (semi)formal, IMHO. Best just to go with sleeves.

I'd be tempted to try the kimono one (if you can do very high heels).
Also your number 4
the shape of 8 is nice but it looks really transparent

I rather like this but I'm not convinced that it's well enough cut for that fabric.
this has got to be worth a try (sorry just realised these tow lonks are in euros.
this too
this is nice
and one more

tethersend Thu 20-Feb-14 19:24:30

This is very elegant

tethersend Thu 20-Feb-14 19:25:48


tethersend Thu 20-Feb-14 19:27:58

this or this

tethersend Thu 20-Feb-14 19:31:02


tethersend Thu 20-Feb-14 19:37:43

What's your budget? gorgeous Issa

MrsLettuce Thu 20-Feb-14 19:42:41

Beautiful tethers! Budget seems to be about 50 quid.

tethersend Thu 20-Feb-14 19:51:36

Ah well, I can dream grin

capsium Thu 20-Feb-14 19:53:45


tethersend Thu 20-Feb-14 19:55:11

last over budget option which will be maxi length on you

AcaciaBeez Thu 20-Feb-14 20:03:25

Thanks for the suggestions! As you said I think I'm going to buy a few and try them on and return as appropriate

I really like two of them although one of them is only aailable in 4-6 so may get the six and see if I can squeee in, not sure if that's a good idea but can onlyl try!

capsium Thu 20-Feb-14 20:06:18


ZeroSomeGameThingy Thu 20-Feb-14 20:15:32

Very quick diversion tethersend Did you ever find your dream dress?

(Hope you find one OP.)

AcaciaBeez Thu 20-Feb-14 20:48:07

Oh that is a possibility capsium thanks!

I've just done an order of
ItemSkuQtyPrice - GBP
Love Cami Maxi Dress in Velvet - Black / M2156342118.00
ASOS Shirt in Velvet - Maroon / UK 102100598125.00
ASOS Sequin Grecian Maxi Dress - Champagne / UK 101678960120.00
River Island Plunge Maxi Dress - Black / UK 81940041122.00
ASOS Bar Belt Drape Maxi - Black / UK 82037876122.00
ASOS Maxi Dress With Wrap Front - Black / UK 81967267121.00
ASOS PETITE Exclusive Mesh Insert Sequin Maxi Dress - Black / UK 81895069119.50
ASOS 3/4 Sleeve Wrap Maxi Dress - Black / UK 61930578128.00

oh, I dont know if that will come out ok but lots of potentials! I will be back on Saturday when it arrives to ask for judgement on what they look like!

tethersend Thu 20-Feb-14 22:37:15

Zero, I think I'm going to get one made... Am almost there with my drawings, just have to find a willing victim dressmaker smile

ZeroSomeGameThingy Thu 20-Feb-14 23:02:32

T It's going to be wonderful!

OP You need square brackets (see bottom of screen) to make your links work.

AcaciaBeez Fri 21-Feb-14 16:36:29

{Thanks zero, they're not links I dont think thats just a copy of my order

AcaciaBeez Fri 21-Feb-14 16:40:52

Also for some reason I didn't see all the links before. Thank you tether I've just bought this too to try

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