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Cocktail dress needed for 18 year old DD

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hellsbells99 Wed 20-May-15 22:33:06

DD needs to dress suitable for her school leavers party that will also be ok to go 'clubbing' in afterwards! Any advice on shops etc? She is a large size 10, small size 12 and doesn't suit clingy bodycon lipsy style dresses. She also is quite pale, so don't want something too wishy washy. Any advice/suggestions gratefully received - thanks!

hellsbells99 Wed 20-May-15 23:47:15

Forgot to say she normally wears play suits and the only dress she found//liked for an Xmas do was a shift style.

hellsbells99 Thu 21-May-15 07:17:41


Pantsalive Thu 21-May-15 08:30:10

How cocktaily does it need to be? What's the budget?
Does a skater dress style suit her?

Would she like a something a bit vintage looking?

ThinkIveBeenHacked Thu 21-May-15 08:36:41

A really smart jumpsuit may work!

Ill have a google....

MinimumPayment Thu 21-May-15 08:46:54


I love this, but I'm not 18

BumbleNova Thu 21-May-15 09:02:10

Asos have a great selection of dresses - they also do free delivery and returns so you could try a couple on?

that would be great with some 60's style make-up - winged eyeliner and slightly beehive hair.

topshop is always a good option - a skater style is very flattering. something like this?

or leopard print, this is really fun

50ShadesOfSummer Thu 21-May-15 11:02:19

If she is not happy in dresses and mainly wears playsuits, why not get a smart one? Or a jumpsuit?

Pantsalive Thu 21-May-15 11:23:16




Pantsalive Thu 21-May-15 11:24:20





hellsbells99 Thu 21-May-15 13:11:24

Thanks for all your replies! I will have a look through them tonight with DD. She definitely wants a dress and not a playsuit - for once grin

hellsbells99 Thu 21-May-15 17:07:42

I could see her in the Asos dress that Bumble linked to except the colour. She would not go for the nude one and would like something other than black as that is what she normally wears.
Any other suggestions? Thanks

coffeenut Fri 22-May-15 06:24:38

loads of cute bright shifts at oasis:

blue lace




hellsbells99 Fri 22-May-15 08:06:35

Coffeenut - I think you've 'nailed it' to use 18 year old's speech
We will be off to Oasis - thank you!

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