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Can you suggest a dress with such specific requirements?

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OrangeMochaFrappucino Wed 25-Jun-14 19:10:38

I have a new baby (11 weeks) and a couple of extra stone to go with him, meaning none of my clothes fit! I'm going for dinner with a couple of friends in London in a week and desperate to look nice after feeling so frumpy for ages!

I'm breastfeeding, which complicates things so main thing is access to boobs - have a couple of wrap front maxi dresses from Fat Face which I'm constantly alternating. Although baby isn't coming to dinner, I want a dress I can wear day to day as well so bfing access is imperative.

I'm an hourglass with chubby upper arms and a bit of a saggy tummy atm. I have 36HH boobs which I'm struggling to fit in most clothes. Although the FF maxis are size 14, I think they're very generously sized and I'm more a 16-18.

I want knee-length as a minimum and need an A-line or flared skirt shape as anything close fitting will emphasise my protruding tummy.

Is there anything that fits this ridiculously specific criteria? I haven't found anything in the shops - but with a toddler and baby I've not had much time to look. Have sent back a couple of dresses I ordered online as they looked awful/didn't fit over my bust. Am desperate!

And if no dress can be found, I'd welcome suggestions of skirts and tops as well! I just want to look nice for once!

lougle Wed 25-Jun-14 19:38:53

any of these OK?

nespressofan Wed 25-Jun-14 22:37:53

I think the majority of those dresses are gorgeous Lougle.

ilovedaffodils Wed 25-Jun-14 22:50:11

Have you looked at boden?

SmallBee Wed 25-Jun-14 22:54:19

OP, have a look at the PepperBerry website, they design their clothes with the bustier among us in mind.

Pumpkinette Wed 25-Jun-14 23:03:11

How about this from pepperberry? It's jersey so should be able to get boobs out. Check out the sizing charts for your size as they specialise in clothes for big boobs. I normally size down in their jersey dresses (I'm a 34ff/ 34g size 14 and get a 12 rc) the reviews are usually helpful with the sizing of particular dresses.

Pumpkinette Wed 25-Jun-14 23:03:45

Forgot the link dress

tethersend Thu 26-Jun-14 09:08:07

What's your budget?

A classic wrap dress could work well.

tethersend Thu 26-Jun-14 09:12:08

Or button- fronted?

tethersend Thu 26-Jun-14 09:13:05


OrangeMochaFrappucino Sat 28-Jun-14 11:04:18

Thanks for all the suggestions! Where I'm finding a problem is length - a wrap dress like tethers suggested is perfect but I'm looking for one that falls an inch or two below the knee - something that hits right at the knee doesn't work well on me. Has anyone seen a longer length wrap dress anywhere? My budget is probably up to £70ish.

I love some of the links btw - the button fronted dress is gorgeous!

gymboywalton Sat 28-Jun-14 11:10:42

i love the colour of this and the neckline

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