Interesting Summer Work Dress

(42 Posts)
lurkingmurking Wed 13-May-15 17:21:30

I am going out to NYC in June for a 3 day workshop and need some good dresses. I am a wobbly size 12, pale with reddy/blonde hair and green eyes. Legs are ok but will probably wear sheer tights and definitely nothing too short.

Any ideas? I'll be sitting in a hot conference room all day so nothing too tight or restrictive.

So far I like Cos1
too hot?

lurkingmurking Wed 13-May-15 17:24:10

nice colour

CloserToFiftyThanTwenty Wed 13-May-15 18:16:28

I like all of them (esp the cotton tunic one as it has pockets!)

Are you sure the conference room will be hot? You might want a scarf / pashmina with you in case you end up sitting under an air con vent and have a draft on your neck <bitter>

No to the too hot one.

LOVE the black wrap one - my favourite by far. I wish Cos dresses weren't ridiculously too long on me, because it's gorgeous.

Pantsalive Wed 13-May-15 19:10:31

Someone on another thread bought a dress from here. I thought they had some interesting things and good prices.

Pantsalive Wed 13-May-15 19:13:01

You might need to look beyond the models' very miserable faces.

tiredwitless Wed 13-May-15 19:13:10

the first one is lovely. I would imagine there would be air
conditioning in a conference room in NYC.

nottheOP Wed 13-May-15 19:15:41,mon_11.1/7454666508,mon_11.1/7440584608,mon_1.38/7455407906

<melts at hot office in tights>

Duckdeamon Wed 13-May-15 19:38:02

Won't there be fierce air con?

BikeRunSki Wed 13-May-15 19:42:54

I love Cos2

NightsOfGethsemane Wed 13-May-15 19:46:27

I love the second one but do take a pashmina or cardi with you because although it will be boiling in the taxi en route, the air conditioning in the conference centre is likely to be Arctic!

TheFallenMadonna Wed 13-May-15 20:00:53

Ooh Remus- are Cos dresses long? Are they long bodied? Because otherwise I cannot do a wrap...

Bearleigh Wed 13-May-15 20:06:31

How about this:

I have another dress by thei brand and it's lovely.

Bearleigh Wed 13-May-15 20:08:08

I have this and have had so many compliments when I war it (without the leggings):

dottygamekeeper Wed 13-May-15 20:16:12

How about this one (has pockets too, though you can't really see them in the pic:

lurkingmurking Wed 13-May-15 21:39:38

Amazing thanks! Good point about air con. The rest of the office is boiling though and we'll be having drinks etc after work.

lurkingmurking Wed 13-May-15 21:41:59

I really like that John Lewis one.

Hippychickster Thu 14-May-15 07:36:41

I love your first one. I really don't like the second one - I think it looks like a nurse's uniform and I think the third one is lovely but too hot.

BadgersArse Thu 14-May-15 07:41:54

Hate all cos apart from the print one

sorry the wrap one remus - RILLY?! grin

lurkingmurking Thu 14-May-15 09:06:24

Yes I think the second Cos one will definitely have to be tried on. I prefer the blue to the black. It is rather nursey isn't it?

The monsoon prints are a bit 'aztec' though I do like the shapes.

How about these?

Jaeger Silk


jaeger again

lurkingmurking Thu 14-May-15 09:07:53

this could be good with the right jewellery

luckingaround Thu 14-May-15 11:04:33

I really like your first Cos dress.

I know there's a bit of love going on for the Cos wrap dress. I tried it on. I know I'm hippy (as in large of hip not happy clappy) but it was truly sad on me. Close to hideous.

tethersend Thu 14-May-15 11:17:25

I thought of that site too, pantsalive- I like this.

tethersend Thu 14-May-15 11:23:54

Have a look at other stories too:



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tethersend Thu 14-May-15 11:26:03

I quite like this but maybe not worky enough.

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