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Talk me out of this dress....

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Greengardenpixie Sun 30-Nov-14 18:55:51

I love it, it fits lovely but...

its too expensive - could do with my money back.
Its dry clean only.
I dont do keeping things for best so wouldnt just want to wear it
for occasions and that would cost me for dry cleaning..

and still i want to keep it. HELP!!!!

www.mintvelvet.co.uk/black-60s-trapeze-dress/dresses-jumpsuits/mint-v/fcp-product/4523

OwlCapone Sun 30-Nov-14 18:58:32

I think it looks horrible and sack like.

Does that help? smile

burnishedsilver Sun 30-Nov-14 18:59:36

I can't see why its dry clean only.

Greengardenpixie Sun 30-Nov-14 19:01:05

Yes, that does help!!!! Thanks smile
Its dry clean only because its viscose crepe! Its unstable in water.

Letthemtalk Sun 30-Nov-14 19:02:27

It's hideous.

GooodMythicalMorning Sun 30-Nov-14 19:03:19

Im not a fan. I think it would look awful after a couple of wears.

Greengardenpixie Sun 30-Nov-14 19:04:35

Great thats it...think you are all right!!! I could do much better...off to wrap it shortly!! smile Thank you smile Thank you smile I needed to see sense.

burnishedsilver Sun 30-Nov-14 19:04:55

I'm generally a fan of Mint Velvet but that's a very sack like dress and its too expensive for what it is.

NoArmaniNoPunani Sun 30-Nov-14 19:05:27

Hallowe'en has already been and gone.

Greengardenpixie Sun 30-Nov-14 19:06:32

ha ha ha...so good..yeh halloween has. That the problem. I kind of like gothic kind of styles!!!

Trills Sun 30-Nov-14 19:07:50

Mint velvet models always stand in a way that make the dresses look like sacks.

Does it actually have any shape?

FamiliesShareGerms Sun 30-Nov-14 19:08:16

I was going to say exactly what burnishedsilver said...

WowserBowser Sun 30-Nov-14 19:09:38

I like it! What a ballache being dry clean only though - so yes, send it back!

OhBuggeringBollocks Sun 30-Nov-14 19:12:04

I like it but you would have to be whippet thin I think - my bazookers would make the whole thing hang funny and be very unflattering

LeoandBoosmum Sun 30-Nov-14 19:17:04

Its...ummm...very M&S. Make off that what you will.
I think you can do better, especially with all these offers on at the moment!

LeoandBoosmum Sun 30-Nov-14 19:17:44

Just too add, it looks a bit maternity-ish.

Fadingmemory Sun 30-Nov-14 19:22:44

I don't dislike it particularly but 'tis nothing special. Just take it back as posting here neither reduces the price nor renders it machine washable!

BelindaAllWorkedOut Sun 30-Nov-14 19:29:02

Viscose crepe doesn't wear well. I wouldn't pay that much for viscose anything, to be honest.

Valsoldknickers Sun 30-Nov-14 19:29:11

Agree 100% with burnishedsilver, sorry!

I think MV stuff is shockingly overpriced for the quality. And unless you are either tiny and flat chested or tall and flat chested, I really don't think it would be v flattering.

Then again, it's the sort of thing I loved about 20 years ago!

pictish Sun 30-Nov-14 19:36:12

The zip up the front is ugly, although unlike everyone else, I like the vintage shape, and if I was Twiggy I'd be rocking it. Sadly I'm not and it would make me look like I was wearing a sack.

longjane Sun 30-Nov-14 19:36:28

It is a sack with a zip.

And you defiantly be asked at least once a outing " when is it due"

And others will think you are having fat day.

And other will think you have put on weight and you trying to hide it.

TSSDNCOP Sun 30-Nov-14 19:36:45

Fuck off with your £99. I'll spend that happily, but not on that.

TBH I think MV are getting a bit too try hard, and it shows with this.

pictish Sun 30-Nov-14 19:37:54

I cannot approve of so called casual day dresses that are dry clean only.

MakeMeWarmThisWinter Sun 30-Nov-14 19:45:04

I hate viscose with a passion, and dry-clean only for a day dress is ridiculous. It's quite a nice dress but not worth £99. Wait and see if it goes half price in the sale - even then, consider whether you'll wear it enough as the dry cleaning would put me off.

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