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Where can I find a nice shirt dress?

(26 Posts)
Mylanternandme Sat 01-Mar-14 22:18:47

I have recently lost some of my pregnancy weight and can finally ditch those maternity dresses, hurrah!

I love a nice shirt dress but not sure where to look. Any suggestions welcome! flowers

Mylanternandme Sat 01-Mar-14 22:45:51

Ideally in cotton, viscose or linen....... smile

Financeprincess Sat 01-Mar-14 22:51:11

I'm spying because I want one that isn't short and made of cr@p fabric. So far the search has been fruitless.

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Sat 01-Mar-14 22:58:46


Mylanternandme Sun 02-Mar-14 07:21:12

Thank you Remus! I stumbled over that one yesterday and quite like it.

Just not too sure how the gingham will work as, although I am still a size 14 pear shape...

Any more ideas along those lines?

Mylanternandme Sun 02-Mar-14 07:22:30

I found a gorgeous linen one at phase eight some time ago, found out I was pregnant the next day and returned it confused. Wish I hadn't now grin

bunnymother Sun 02-Mar-14 07:24:33

How about this one? It's cotton (others are viscose which will crease)

ocelot41 Sun 02-Mar-14 07:45:02

If you are

ocelot41 Sun 02-Mar-14 07:47:20

Sorry, overexcitable phone. If you are ample of Bork how about one of these

On sale too!

ocelot41 Sun 02-Mar-14 07:47:57

Nork, not Bork!

Mylanternandme Sun 02-Mar-14 08:47:46

Haha ocelot grin, indeed I am still ample as bf dc. That's an interesting website, I'll take a look.

Bunny, I like the gap one a lot but wish it was black as navy isn't quite my colour.

ocelot41 Sun 02-Mar-14 09:34:37

Much like DD Atelier (another big nork company) some of their stuff is in a bit of an E European style - some I love, some I hate.

The shirt dress though is a triumph - I have the teal/green one and always get compliments about it. And it was 20 quid! Lovely material, beautifully cut - looks worth six times as much....

Hassled Sun 02-Mar-14 09:37:28

I saw that Gap one in the shop yesterday and very nearly bought it - I might go back. It did look lovely. It's quite a dark navy if that helps.

LCHammer Sun 02-Mar-14 09:50:01

I saw something on the Laura Ashley website. In red and navy.

Mylanternandme Sun 02-Mar-14 10:15:43

I really like this one but just a size eight left...

Mylanternandme Sun 02-Mar-14 10:21:39

Also l like from LA.

Would that look ok with black opaque tights? Probably not......

LCHammer Sun 02-Mar-14 10:24:57

I don't think it would suit black tights.

LCHammer Sun 02-Mar-14 10:26:10

For me, it's the side cut of shirt dresses I don't get. They look like nighties. But if it's straight they look like air hostess uniform cca 1978.

Abzs Sun 02-Mar-14 10:34:29

People Tree.

A bit more librarian than secretary in style, though. Ifyswim.

Mylanternandme Sun 02-Mar-14 11:34:04

"They look like nighties. But if it's straight they look like air hostess uniform cca 1978."
You have a point confused. I am just so fed up with maternity and bf dresses that I fancy something a bit more 'structured' /sporty iyswim.

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Sun 02-Mar-14 16:42:45

Gap had several nice cotton ones in store today.

Don't like that Laura A one, and don't think it would work with black tights.

If you want denim, I've struck gold in Monsoon of all places before. The Gap ones are generally too long for me.

RonaldMcDonald Sun 02-Mar-14 16:51:28


Bearleigh Sun 02-Mar-14 17:12:30

Uniqlo sometimes have silk shirt dresses: at the moment they are in rayon, but this might still work for you:

Mylanternandme Sun 02-Mar-14 20:35:51

Great bearley, love the uniqlo ones, thanks!

snowgirl1 Sun 02-Mar-14 23:07:19

I saw this shirt dress in Zara today and thought it was nice, although it didn't look as short in the shop! Although the model is apparently 187cm/6ft 1" so guess it wouldn't be as short on a normal being.

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