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Short, fat, need a party dress - please help me!

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CressidaCarry Sun 09-Nov-14 23:11:41

Terrible legs/stomach/arms.
Size 14/16
Large but ok norks.
Hour class figure or rather, not pear or apple - think orange grin

Basically should wear a tent but need something marginally more flattering if possible. Going to friend's 40th birthday party - at their house so partywear but not super posh. Would be great if I could wear it for Christmas too.
Only nice heels are black.

Mission impossible basically.

Challenge set fashionistas.

GlaceCherries Sun 09-Nov-14 23:24:20

How tall are you? And what's your budget? Where do you like to shop usually?

I love a Whistles silk dress (me: 5ft 2", size 12/14, impressive bosoms) when the cash flow is right.

How about a fancy top with simple skirt or trousers kind of combo? Your nice heels will enhance that kind of outfit.

5madthings Sun 09-Nov-14 23:26:53

Look at lindybop. They do lovely dresses that flatter.

Jakadaal Sun 09-Nov-14 23:48:26

Have you looked at the Gemma Collins collection? If it a lovely navy lace dress for a party-very stretchy so comfortable, very flattering shape (made the brisk look good!)and customer service was really good.

CressidaCarry Sun 09-Nov-14 23:53:25

Budget up to £100
5ft 1
Will look at recommendations, thanks! Off to bed now so not ignoring but will look in the morning smile

CressidaCarry Sun 09-Nov-14 23:57:13

OMG - looked at whistles, clothes are lovely but what is with the miserable starey models? Very off putting!

Jakadaal Sun 09-Nov-14 23:57:14

Apols for typos - fat fingers on new phone! Should read 'I got a dress' and 'makes norks look good'!!

CressidaCarry Sun 09-Nov-14 23:58:45

Right, must go to bed but jakadaal - if you have time later could you link to dress please, thanks!

WhenIGrowUpIWantToBeAPenguin Mon 10-Nov-14 00:21:01

I tried this on today - it's really beautiful in person and quite 'fun' but still very classy. It was also very flattering (even with big boobs) and very forgiving of any lumps & bumps.

hellsbellsmelons Mon 10-Nov-14 11:24:57

Loads on ASOS

Jakadaal Mon 10-Nov-14 22:19:11

Sorry for delay - long day! this this is very similar but mine had short sleeves. Material is not brilliant but overall look worked well

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