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Would this be ok for lunches out type dress?

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CatSwag Sat 09-May-15 09:51:09


violetwellies Sat 09-May-15 09:56:54

Depends where you're going and who with. Also what body shape you are. I think this would look fantastic on someone petite, with a big hat and vertiginous heels, at a wedding, but for me, ancient, tallish, not so good.
It wouldn't be for me

CatSwag Sat 09-May-15 09:59:03

I'm sort of hour glass/pear
Tried it on and it's a good fit

Behooven Sat 09-May-15 10:07:17

Very pretty!

shadesofwinter Sat 09-May-15 10:13:04

I think it's a lovely dress but may be too much for lunches, depending of course on where you go for lunch.

QueenBean Sat 09-May-15 10:17:22

I think it's lovely and would easily suit lots of body types

polyhymnia Sat 09-May-15 10:17:22

Pretty but OTT for lunches unless they are very formal.

QueenBean Sat 09-May-15 10:17:39

Ps, where are you going for lunch??!

Eliza22 Sat 09-May-15 10:17:56

Hourglass could wear it well IMO. It depends how "posh" you lunch and what others are wearing. You may feel a little dressed up if your fellow diners are more casual chic.

alwayshavepeckham Sat 09-May-15 10:20:22

Lunch at a fancy hotel, perfect
Lunch at the garden centre whilst buying compost, too dressy.

Have you tried it on? The mesh description sounds like it might be very sweaty.

TheHappinessTrap Sat 09-May-15 10:30:58

A formal lunch, yes. Be careful though, it looks from one of the photos that it isn't lined.

Judydreamsofhorses Sat 09-May-15 10:31:29

Lovely dress with a beautiful print, but for me it's a bit formal for lunch unless it was a posh family do or similar. But I'm more of the skinny jeans/nice blouse school for lunch so a bit more casual.

DorothyBastard Sat 09-May-15 10:52:25

It's lovely. I'd wear it out for lunches happily, probably with a denim jacket or a little cardi to make it look a bit more casual. I only wish I had £100 spare to buy it myself!

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Sat 09-May-15 11:01:27

It's a very pretty dress and As you say it's a good fit. The. What's not love.

cashewnutty Sat 09-May-15 11:03:43

I love those Phase 8 dresses. I have three in that sort of style. I am wearing one to a fairly formal lunch on Sunday. They are comfortable, stretchy and very flattering.

dexter73 Sat 09-May-15 11:21:51

I would wear it to lunch. I think it is really pretty.

Floisme Sat 09-May-15 11:44:02

The pattern's a bit too full-on for me personally (I'm too short) but I'd like it on someone else. I'm not sure about wearing it to lunch - unless it was with the queen but then I just don't have that kind of lifestyle.

dexter73 Sat 09-May-15 11:56:27

I don't have that kind of lifestyle either. I just like dressing up at any opportunity! I wore a dress and heels to the pub last night and everyone else was just in their jeans!

burnishedsilver Sat 09-May-15 12:03:50

Yes. I think it could work.

CatSwag Sat 09-May-15 19:40:04

i can be an bit of an over dresser, but suppose I should really care if I fit in, and if I like it get it.
I really like the pattern, but I tend to wear a lot of florals
so its quite me
I think a white/cream cardi, might help dress it down, any other ideas that could help dress it down a bit

bishboschone Sat 09-May-15 20:43:16

You could wear it with wedges which would dress it down . Possibly a smart denim jacket too

SomeKindOfDeliciousBiscuit Mon 11-May-15 19:00:43

I really wouldn't wear that with a denim jacket. Neat black cardi if anything will tone it down a bit.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Mon 11-May-15 19:22:59

That looks a bit too weddingy to me, lovely dress though. I agree it looks see through from one of the photos.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Mon 11-May-15 19:31:53

Yes a neat black cardi would work well I think.

Twinklestein Mon 11-May-15 19:39:42

It's only see through at the bottom, you can see there's a slip that stops a couple of inches above the hem.

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