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Want to buy my sister a dress - loves cath kidston/1950s any ideas?

(22 Posts)
pippinleaf Sat 08-Nov-14 17:41:41

My sister is a lovely size eight with small boobs, which she's very self conscious about, and a cracking slim figure. I'd love to buy her a dress for a birthday in a few weeks as she's just had two children and can't afford to spend money on treats for herself.

She has a lovely cath kidston dress and a hell bunny dress too. The stuff in cath kidston at the moment I know she wouldn't like. She's quite into cute girly stuff. She loves to go to Brighton to go clothes shopping but this is miles and miles away from us. I, on the other hand, know nothing about fashion and hate shopping.

What brands should I be looking out for? If you could give me some names I can google and get something online. At least she would effectively have a 'voucher' for a dress if I failed.

BiancaDelRio Sat 08-Nov-14 17:43:57

Trollied Dolly do gorgeous retro inspired dresses?

They're very quirky and pretty and not hugely expensive. I have quite a few grin .

strawberryblondebint Sat 08-Nov-14 17:51:50

Lindy bop. Really pretty dresses

Cherrypippin Sat 08-Nov-14 17:52:40

Vivien of holloway have stunning 50's style dresses.

Mrsgrumble Sat 08-Nov-14 17:54:06

Also worth trying the yumi website

BikeRunSki Sat 08-Nov-14 17:56:51

Get Cutie. Think they have a shop on Brighton.

Tiger Milly

MrsQueen Sat 08-Nov-14 18:13:28

Love Camden - stocked on amazon, and I'd say a good fit for smaller boobs

PoppyWearer Sat 08-Nov-14 18:19:41

LadyVLondon. Fabulous!

pippinleaf Sat 08-Nov-14 19:48:44

Wow, what fabulous clothes, thank you ladies - I'm spoilt for choice as I know my sister would love all these. I love Yumi and have been looking at those gorgeous dresses. Nearly bought one but am a few months of maternity leave so they won't fit for a while!

Quangle Sat 08-Nov-14 19:57:00

I've always got an eye on this site.

mimiasovitch Sat 08-Nov-14 20:07:04

I love Vanity project dresses


mimiasovitch Sat 08-Nov-14 20:10:49

Oooh - when I was in London recently I saw some lovely frocks from The Pretty Dress company. All depends on your budget I guess. What a thoughtful sister you are grin.

xvxvxvxvxvxvxvxv Sat 08-Nov-14 20:22:53

Tara Starlet do really gorgeous 50s style stuff

Boobsofsteel Sat 08-Nov-14 20:27:53

Lady V have a sale on right now. My postnatal figure is the only thing saving my bank account grin

Blimeygirl Sat 08-Nov-14 21:16:54

Brilliant suggestions ladies! I think my dh would probably not think the same after how many dresses I've just bought! Beautiful dresses and OP I'm a similar build to your sister and find that some 50s dresses do seem to think you have rather larger chest areas! So hopefully these don't do the same!

colafrosties Sat 08-Nov-14 23:00:02

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mimiasovitch Sat 08-Nov-14 23:13:09

It was in camden, next to the irregular choice shop. Not sure of street names as I was just visiting. The dress I liked was cheaper there than on the website too.

colafrosties Sat 08-Nov-14 23:18:10

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mewkins Sun 09-Nov-14 14:17:25

Yumi dresses are good -think house of fraser still stock them.

LIZS Sun 09-Nov-14 14:22:08

Laura Ashley and John Lewis were doing some retro prints.

Madamnit Sun 09-Nov-14 14:23:31 has some gorgeous dresses. Stocks hell bunny, Lindy bop etc. amazing quality for the price!

Madamnit Sun 09-Nov-14 14:24:34

Ooh and if you email them - they can do bespoke vouchers!

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