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Impossible dress challenge.....

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MyRealNamesBernard Thu 01-May-14 11:53:48

I need to find a dress for a wedding I am going to in Spain in... wait for it... August! Thrilled as I am at the thought of enjoying guaranteed sunshine for one lovely long weekend this year, I am having a complete nightmare finding a suitable dress as everything, literally EVERYTHING, seems to be made of sweat-tastic polyester. I need something in either 100% silk or possibly cotton (or some other cool fabric) but I also need - and this is the tricky bit - for it to be within my budget which is under £100. It needs to be pretty glam too.

I know I am asking a lot, but has anyone spotted anything in their travels that might fit the bill....? TIA

Oh, nearly forgot, I am size 10, 5ft 6in, very fair skinned, my legs are not great (knobbly knees) so no short dresses - midi would be fine, though.

MyRealNamesBernard Thu 01-May-14 18:57:24

Good point, Marian about the pattern. Unfortunately, due to my very pale complexion most prints tend to totally overwhelm me, but I am sure I could find one to suit.

I like the BHS dress Ladymud I have not shopped in BHS for years, I did not realise they had such nice pieces. In fact I had a quick look at the dresses section and found some really quite lovely dresses, such as:

this for example is just rather perfect. It is poly but has cotton lining, so could be do-able. But, alas, not in my size.

this reminds me of the dress Julia Roberts wears to races in Pretty Woman. Poly though, so a no-no. But this is really opening my eyes to some shops I had never, ever considered. Thank you.

MyRealNamesBernard Thu 01-May-14 19:03:01

Cowsarescary - thank you. Banana Republic is one of my favourite places to shop so you are totally on the right track, it's just a shame about my horrible knees. Sigh... the lemon one would have looked gorgeous on a hot Spanish summer's day.

PearlyGrey Thu 01-May-14 19:08:11

Anything from People Tree? Maybe something like this, this or this (if the print isn't too busy?).

PearlyGrey Thu 01-May-14 19:09:42

Here's there general dress page -
and the ones in the sale (think there are some pure silk ones)

BikeRunSki Thu 01-May-14 19:31:10

phase 8

getyourselfchecked Thu 01-May-14 19:33:16

Be careful with dark silk…. Bobby Dazzlers

tethersend Thu 01-May-14 19:47:37

cotton 50s style

Cremolafoam Thu 01-May-14 21:29:14

all cotton with suggested accessories

Cremolafoam Thu 01-May-14 21:38:28


MyRealNamesBernard Fri 02-May-14 10:00:05

Tethersend, that 50s dress is just stunning, but I am not sure it's my colour. Do you know what the website is like for returns etc? I got completely distracted by the rest of the website, though, and those 1930s sailor pants are now seducing me into thinking I need to go to this wedding dressed like Katharine Hepburn.

Thank you, also, Pearly for the People Tree dresses. The second one, the Iris Pink Jaquard Dress, is pretty much perfect... but my size is sold out! Oh the frustration!!

cowsarescary Mon 05-May-14 12:21:08,mon_1.2/5531424610?skipRedirection=true?utm_campaign=retargeting-uk&mpch=ads

Have we had this one??

justaweeone Mon 05-May-14 15:14:46

East one £ 79

Oasis have a gorgeous silk one. Hang on....

Here It looks ally short there, but that is probably because the model is a giraffe.

Oooh and this one is beautiful too.

dingalong Mon 05-May-14 19:50:04

I got this dress last year in the outnet sale. It's 100% silk (dvf). I think it was about 100 stg. She has some lovely silk dresses. My wedding is now in ireland instead of Spain so on the hunt for a jacket smile

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