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I have become obsessed with the perfect cocktail dress. Help me or slap me...

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ProjectGainsborough Tue 08-Jul-14 20:34:38

For no particular reason. I have no weddings this year and the DC are small, so an event is more likely to mean the pub than, I don't know, Ascot.

Still, a very good friend is having a city wedding next year and I just like the idea of having the perfect dress in my wardrobe, ready for anything.

I look embalmed in black, but I like the idea of something dark. I love this posted by WIT, but a) it's black and b) the silhouette is actually pretty heinous for a human-shaped body.

Any thoughts? smile

MrsLettuce Tue 08-Jul-14 20:41:42


What size? Max budget?

ProjectGainsborough Tue 08-Jul-14 20:44:48

Thanks - wince.

Size 10. Small of boob. Say £300 ish?

MrsLettuce Tue 08-Jul-14 21:16:33

not exactly dark but simple, stunning and a bargain
very, very simple. Lovely deep colour
I like a sleeve
Oooh, this I adore. will only show me the price in euros

ProjectGainsborough Tue 08-Jul-14 21:39:25

Oh, i love the VB. And the last one. Really love the last one, actually...

MrsLettuce Tue 08-Jul-14 21:42:10

Those are my favourites too, there's little as flattering as a VW dress though.

<slaps self>

Yes to a Viv, although when I am rich and rule the world, I'm going to have a couple of VB ones too!

ProjectGainsborough Tue 08-Jul-14 22:03:32

The only things I'm not sure about with the VW is the teal colour. What do people think of this this

Seriously need to stop looking at dresses now. Starting to make myself feel ill.

tethersend Tue 08-Jul-14 22:04:33

over budget and black

tethersend Tue 08-Jul-14 22:09:29

another vw

tethersend Tue 08-Jul-14 22:15:46

more black, sorry!

Lucked Tue 08-Jul-14 22:38:15

midnight blue
similar cheaper and black

ProjectGainsborough Wed 09-Jul-14 10:52:55

I love MN - it's a like a style window into other people's minds.

I love the Roksanda Ilincic, which is typical because it has both black AND yellow - equivalent of skintone kryptonite for me...

thekingfisher Wed 09-Jul-14 11:15:50

I have to half Thankyou and half berate you for starting this thread and then being directed to the outnet with lovely pictures of lovely things where I then purchased at 11pm two 'essential' dresses which I didn't know I needed or even know I wanted.
Am waiting with bated breath for their arrival and will update !

ProjectGainsborough Wed 09-Jul-14 11:22:27

Happy to be an enabler! smile

Can we see pictures?

thekingfisher Wed 09-Jul-14 15:10:12

this dvF one
and this not sure of sizing though and I'm short so could likk shit

Absolutely LOVE that purple VW one.

MrsLettuce Wed 09-Jul-14 20:05:43

Oh yes the purple VW is wonderful I'd though it'd be too bright!

PetulaGordino Wed 09-Jul-14 20:10:50

i'm no help whatsoever, but that dress you linked to in the op... wouldn't people be able to look down the back and see your bum?

BritabroadinAsia Wed 09-Jul-14 20:46:30

MrsLettuce you have exquisite taste, and I need to hide the credit card. I love the detail on the back of the Issa dress (and also love a sleeve) but am unsure of the colour - it says grape, looks a bit brown to me?
All the VW are gorgeous, as is the VB, though the latter maybe a little too 'day'?

ProjectGainsborough, I fear your original dress would look a bit muttony on me, although I suspect you are half my age - could you order/return? But many gorgeous choices... What are good colours for you?

Anyone have a view on how low the V on the DVF dress would be? My only other DVF dress has a round neck, so not really much clue as to how low cut it would be, as I am considerably shorter than the model.

kaykayblue Wed 09-Jul-14 21:07:51

OP - Net a porter has a sale on right now!!!

Go!!! Go find something amazing which is magically in your budget reduced from twice the price!!!

If you've got the figure for it then I LOOVVVEE this one, else this one is like a fabulous party dress, or you could keep on eye on this one to see if it gets furthter reductions.

Have fun with the sale!!

ProjectGainsborough Thu 10-Jul-14 10:12:17

kay I love the first one. (Enabler) And kingfisher, I love the DVF... Might have to put that one on my list...

HalleLouja Thu 10-Jul-14 10:31:17

The Dvf dress is gorgeous. I really don't need any more dresses either. Damn S&B.

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