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This is a little like the Tethers boots thread - ie I want a very, very specific thing which may or may not exist.

This is closest picture I've found, but I could live without the big buttons. Basically, I want a Wednesday Addams-esque dress, mini at best or just above the knee at a push (but bearing in mind that I am a short arse). It has to have the white collar. Three quarter sleeves would be the best, but long or even short or sleeveless would do at a push. The fabric must be 'naice.' It can't be over £80 or so, ideally, but up to £100 if it is perfect. Must be a real life shop rather than online.

Please help! smile

tethersend Tue 04-Nov-14 19:33:06

Glad it's not just me, Remus grin

I have a very similar dress which is an old Pearl Lowe for Peacocks dress, here... Along the right lines?

Yes but prob too long - and no use if I can't buy it in a real shop at the weekend. smile Can't be bothered with a whole ebay faff etc.

Did you order the Hush Puppies?

Sorry - I am an ignorant yob and didn't say thank you. Humble apologies.

Yours is a little more Victorian/dairy wench than I'm after tbh (although both of those are good things in my book) - I want sleeker and sharper, I think.

ShirleySharpeyes Tue 04-Nov-14 19:46:05

River Island

Over budget but pretty at John Lewis (and it's viscose)

maternity style but cheap

RI - shape v good but don't fancy the fabric's chances!
TB - nice but too expensive and TB stuff never fits me v well for some reason
Last link not working for me

Thank you. smile

tethersend Tue 04-Nov-14 19:52:10

Jigsaw

ShirleySharpeyes Tue 04-Nov-14 19:54:11

Love the Jigsaw one - and nice fabric....

This Mango one, but maybe too much of a shift shape?

tethersend Tue 04-Nov-14 19:54:24

topshop

Jigsaw one lovely, but I don't want a jumper dress.
Mango one nice shape - will try to find irl to see what the fabric is like.
Not sure re the TS one - lacks definition somehow (I know what I mean but not sure I'm actually saying what I mean there!).

othgraph Tue 04-Nov-14 20:04:34

DP

DP one the wrong shape, I think - and the fabric will probably be iffy, especially at that price. Thank you - am being picky but this is all v helpful!

saintsandpoets Tue 04-Nov-14 20:10:59

Have you come across Shop Style? It is a clothes search engine - perfect for queries like this.

www.shopstyle.co.uk/browse?fts=black+dress+white+collar

tethersend Tue 04-Nov-14 20:47:13

totally off brief but lovely

SnotandBothered Tue 04-Nov-14 20:55:44

Are you sure you can't be arsed to buy online?

This one looks very close..... (ignore the fact that the website is called Asian iCandy, really not helpful!)

www.asianicandy.com/products/2fasbaca

ggirl Tue 04-Nov-14 20:58:41

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10152161035891895

Absolutely no to online. That one is cute, but I'm too old for it - I need sleeker, and less cutesy at my age! grin

The off brief but lovely one is exactly the kind of thing I used to wear (with DMs and pigtails!) about 20 years ago! I have a pink, crushed velvet, very short and backless one when I was pregnant with dd2!

Ggirl grin Love it!

tethersend Tue 04-Nov-14 21:13:30

Oh yes, I ordered the hush puppies BTW... Will report back.

smile I have been drooling over a couple of Timberland pairs, but absolutely don't need new boots!

MairzyDoats Tue 04-Nov-14 21:32:17

I love it...very Chanel. What do you plan to wear it with?

Opaques and very high heels, probably.

The pic in my OP is a Chanel dress.

burnishedsilver Tue 04-Nov-14 23:49:31

You could have one made. That way it would be perfect.

SarahCraine Wed 05-Nov-14 05:51:00

this one is cute

It is perfect for a very high heels and a chick look. Hope it helps.

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