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please help find me a dress (or 2)

(12 Posts)
Apathyisthenewblah Tue 09-Jun-15 09:16:56

I have my hen do coming up - afternoon tea and then cocktails in the evening and I have NO clothes!
This is not true, I have many dresses, most of which no longer fit across the bust post baby, even though baby is quite big now...
I am only 5'2 and wear a size 10 but have 34 E boobs. I really don't suit 50s dresses as high necklines make me look really matronly and big skirts make me look dumpy as aside from the breasts I am quite petite.

I would ideally like a tea dress then something for the evening.

Hayulp, hayulp? at this rate I'll be going out in my pajamas!

bigmouthstrikesagain Tue 09-Jun-15 10:26:39

This is a dress from Get Cutie They have a range of fabrics and make them into retro style dresses some include a cup size to ensure a good fit (like the one I am wearing) d-e and e-g are included (I am gg). The dress I am in is flared but they do some very neat pencil dresses as well.

Apathyisthenewblah Tue 09-Jun-15 12:43:39

that looks lovely thanks!

nottheOP Tue 09-Jun-15 13:06:12

First things first, have you been bra intervened? A size 10 and a 34 band size doesn't usually tally.

Secondly, I hate high necks, they're everywhere! Basically just one big boob... yuck!

wantthattrend.com/nude-v-neck-couture-1/?page_context=category&faceted_search=0

www.asos.com/asos-petite/asos-petite-exclusive-tea-dress-in-floral-print-with-split-detail/prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=4662598&clr=Multi&searchterm=tea+dress&pgesize=4&pge=0&totalstyles=4&gridsize=3&gridrow=1&gridcolumn=1

www.debenhams.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/prod_10701_10001_60514+FFN0022377?CMP=SSH&tmcampid=28&tmad=c&sku=P5054300009497&ci_src=18615224&ci_sku=P5054300009497&gclid=CNDC3f_IgsYCFQEXwwodIGgAog&gclsrc=aw.ds

www.newlook.com/shop/womens/dresses/orange-floral-print-wrap-front-dress_346672069

A playsuit for the evening?

wantthattrend.com/black-strata-playsuit/?page_context=category&faceted_search=0

HaplessHousewife Tue 09-Jun-15 13:13:48

I second the bra intervention. When I was a size 10 I was wearing a 30 band size!

Watching with interest for dress suggestions because I'm pretty similar proportions!

emsyj Tue 09-Jun-15 13:20:09

I really like the look of some of the dresses on The Seamstress of Bloomsbury - worth a look if you want a tea dress style.

Apathyisthenewblah Tue 09-Jun-15 16:42:15

I've not braved a bra intervention but I am definitely no longer a 30 back as my old 30DD no longer fasten! I'll take a gander at those suggestions, thanks everyone!

Apathyisthenewblah Tue 09-Jun-15 16:44:01

I've never had a playsuit! at 35 am I too old??

SaveOurBogBrushes Tue 09-Jun-15 17:56:50

www.esprit.co.uk/womenswear/dresses/weddings-special-occasions/flowing-printed-chiffon-dress-055EO1E037_960

www.esprit.co.uk/womenswear/dresses/weddings-special-occasions/fine-mesh-dress-with-a-cowl-neckline-045EO1E044_449#!ThumbSecondView

not cheap but esprit has some gorgeous stuff

CakeNinja Tue 09-Jun-15 18:01:57

I love that playsuit!
Could I wear it to Goodwood? (Current thread going on S&B about no clue what to wear!) or is it not formal enough?
You could definitely wear it for your night out OP!

leccybill Tue 09-Jun-15 20:40:15

I'm 35 and I wear playsuits, I have a few and I love the look of them for a night out.
I'm a size 10 (and 32D).
I have a fab navy geometric print one from Warehouse. It's about a bit of structure round the middle and the tailoring of the shorts bit.
Bugger to go to the toilet in though.

Apathyisthenewblah Wed 10-Jun-15 08:43:56

Thanks Leccy, I'm reassured!

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