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Can I have an opinion on a dress?

(20 Posts)
MikeTheShite Thu 18-Dec-14 16:26:53

I'm size 16, Apple shaped, 25, 5ft 7 with zero confidence!
It's either this, or jeans and a tshirt Xmas Eve unless you lovely lot suggest something else under £20


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SqueezyCheeseWeasel Thu 18-Dec-14 16:33:32

The basic tailored shape is nice.

My only slightly picky issues would be the neckline, I'd prefer a wider, more open neckline (but not too titty) as I find those small, round crew neck types to be a bit strangly and make my bust look matronly. I'd also want a bit more of a sleeve rather than completely sleeveless, I just think it's more flattering.

The print isn't me but that is entirely personal taste and I've not got any reasons as to why I wouldn't have it (like I'vegivem for neckline and sleeves), if you like it, go for it.

SqueezyCheeseWeasel Thu 18-Dec-14 16:33:52

Have you tried it on?

MikeTheShite Thu 18-Dec-14 16:36:31

I have to order it as the local store doesn't have it.

I feel like you have said you will feel but I can't find anything else confused

SqueezyCheeseWeasel Thu 18-Dec-14 16:39:13

Ah ok re trying on.

I'm on the hunt for an alternative

MikeTheShite Thu 18-Dec-14 16:41:02

Thank you

SqueezyCheeseWeasel Thu 18-Dec-14 16:48:38


SqueezyCheeseWeasel Thu 18-Dec-14 16:49:25

pattern and a bit of off the shoulder action?

SqueezyCheeseWeasel Thu 18-Dec-14 16:51:13

how are your legs? totally different to the others but quite festive and a nice wide neckline. Plus a total bargain!

MikeTheShite Thu 18-Dec-14 17:02:52

Oh I love the red thank you! X

SqueezyCheeseWeasel Thu 18-Dec-14 17:28:51

No prob, enjoy your party grin

Thumbnutstwitchingonanopenfire Thu 18-Dec-14 17:31:55

I'd really go and find something similar in shape and try it on - those styles look great on the figures they're suited to, but if you truly are an apple shape, they're going to bulge in the wrong places for you, unless you're planning on wearing structured underwear?

MikeTheShite Thu 18-Dec-14 19:24:04

I'm just having a browse, I will be wearing spanx but as being larger now I have no idea what shapes would suit a apple?

MikeTheShite Thu 18-Dec-14 19:45:32

How about this:

MikeTheShite Thu 18-Dec-14 19:54:48

Thumbnutstwitchingonanopenfire Fri 19-Dec-14 01:00:05

Well if you look up "clothes to suit an apple shape", you'll find that there are plenty of ideas out there (although there are some dodgy pics of actual "apple" shape people!) Anyway, if your waist is on the larger, muffiny side, then you still need to draw attention away from it, and the main suggestions are empire or A-line dresses; with low, scoop, wide or split necklines. Your DottyP dress neckline is all wrong still, too high and narrow sad.
Stay away from clingy dresses because if you have the bumps despite the Spanx, then they'll show; and from experience I can tell you that bias cut dresses can be less flattering than you'd like!
Can you really not get to the shops at all? You need to try stuff on, especially if this is a new shape for you. You're not going to have time to change anything if it comes by post now, if it even arrives in time (Christmas post!)

Otherwise, a longer-than-your-hips tunic style top, again empire or A-line, low/wide/scoop/split neckline over jeans might be a better option for you, depending on how glam you want to be.

LongDistanceLove Fri 19-Dec-14 01:07:01

I'm an apple shape, as in all my weight is in my stomach, I literally look like a apple with two legs sticking out.

It's a nice dress but if you are like me, it might not work.

I tend to find skater dresses work for me, as they hug my boobs, then flare out, the attention isn't on my stomach.

Like these

MikeTheShite Fri 19-Dec-14 06:57:47

I know I just wanted to look a knock out I guess hmm

MikeTheShite Fri 19-Dec-14 08:24:32

I'm collecting the red one tomorrow in store! And I got student discount so thank you!smile

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