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Are there any cotton sun dresses about?

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dailyfix Sat 09-May-15 16:59:47

I'm so old for shorts & find a dress to be most comfy in hot weather.
I had old Boden one years ago; a cut on the bias linen one with spaghetti straps.
Not for a special occasion, just lolling about in the garden or wearing on holiday.
I'm a tall 12 with no bosoms and wide hips.

LIZS Sat 09-May-15 17:02:38

Fat face?

70isaLimitNotaTarget Sat 09-May-15 17:14:59

Do you want cotton/linen/stretchy fabric?

One that you need to cover underwear straps or do you not wear under sundresses?

What sort of price are you looking for?

What colour/print?

And do you Not want to the The-World-And-It's-Wife wearing the same as you?

I saw some nice cotton/mix dresses in Sainsburys - lovely chambrey shirt dress type, bit SamCam looking; but everyone will have the same ( same goes for M&S)
I don't do dresses really (thick waist) but I could be tempted this year.

dailyfix Sat 09-May-15 17:19:55

I think I'd prefer plain cotton, linen at a push.
Need to wear a bra, but strapless would be fine.
Plain colour (navy or grey) would be ideal, definitely not too jazzy a print.
Would happily look like SamCam but it's sadly unlikely grin.

I've trawled through the JL website but will definitely look at Sainsburys. Thank you.

Cranagh Sat 09-May-15 17:40:15

I have this, it's flattering on (I think) . Pale grey, cotton, comes in longer length and it's on sale!

70isaLimitNotaTarget Sun 10-May-15 15:16:40


They have a nice lineny dress (more formal though) an long straight stripey TShirt dress (not flattering to my shape at all) and ......

A drawstring waist cottony jersey polkadot dress in black/white, orange/white, pink/white or navy/white. Round neck and straps about 1.5" wide so will hide underwear straps.
£14.99 , I went for the navy (but I have pink sandles so I might get that one too)

ThursdayLast Sun 10-May-15 15:22:09

I have this light denim dress from new look.

I find it very flattering - but do have to wear it with a strapless bra.

Pippin8 Sun 10-May-15 15:32:25

I have this

It's so comfy & good quality for the price. I think they do it in other colours too.

dailyfix Mon 11-May-15 07:27:43

Thanks for the tips.
Have ordered ones from Uniqlo, New Look and Gap.

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