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What do you think of these People Tree dresses?

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ItsAllGoodMan Thu 02-Jul-15 10:09:41

I'm looking for some summer dresses to wear to work (dress code smart casual) and maybe on the weekends if I'm doing something nice.

I came across these on People Tree and am worried about looking a bit twee...

I'm early thirties and have a big bust and am carrying a bit of extra weight on my belly at the moment. 5ft4, size 12, apple shaped I think.
dress1
dress2
dress3
dress4
dress5

I'm hoping to narrow it down to one or two so any opinions would be gratefully received, thanks

Bananasandchocolatecustard Thu 02-Jul-15 12:02:29

I like the first and last dresses. I think they fit the "smart casual " category.

Letmegetanamechange Thu 02-Jul-15 12:13:39

Like dress 1, love dress 5, dress 2 I'm not keen on because of the shoulders, dress 3 and 4 I can't see. The links won't work for some reason confused

NomiMalone Thu 02-Jul-15 12:18:40

The links to 3 and 4 don't work.

Like the shape of 1 but really dislike the fabric.

Hate 2.

Again, the shape of 5 is OK and the teal is a pretty colour but the novelty cat print is a no for me.

AngelWings74 Thu 02-Jul-15 12:20:58

I love number one and five.

APlaceOnTheCouch Thu 02-Jul-15 12:23:55

I like 1. I quite like 2 but it would depend on how the shoulders and neckline looked when it was on. I love the colour of 5 but dislike the cat pattern for work.

ItsAllGoodMan Thu 02-Jul-15 12:34:56

Sorry about the links ... hopefully they'll work now
Dress3
Dress4
Thinking about it now, dress 4 might be a bit too wedding guest?

Agree about the cat print dress... really need to stop being tempted by novelty prints!

Letmegetanamechange Thu 02-Jul-15 12:49:38

Love dress 3! Dress 4 is a really nice shape but not too sure about the pattern or colours.

Bunbaker Thu 02-Jul-15 12:52:18

Dresses 1, 3 and 5 do it for me.

Pagalee Thu 02-Jul-15 12:55:50

I like 1 and 5 - nice shape, look like they'll feel cool. Also like 3, nice fabric.

Hullygully Thu 02-Jul-15 12:58:14

1 and 3 like shape of 5 but not cats

EElisavetaOfBelsornia Thu 02-Jul-15 13:00:02

I like 1 and love 5.

Gatekeeper Thu 02-Jul-15 13:02:17

1,3 and 5

MelanieCheeks Thu 02-Jul-15 13:03:15

3 is my favourite - nice flattering shape, and a versatile print that would work in many situations.

woodleydoodle Thu 02-Jul-15 13:11:19

I like the cat print one.

SoupDragon Thu 02-Jul-15 13:14:13

I like 1, 3 and 5 but I do think the cat print takes it past smart-casual into just casual.

stripytees Thu 02-Jul-15 13:59:29

I like the flared ones the most, so that's 1, 3 and 5.

Saying that, I find People Tree dresses are mostly designed for straight figures. Even as a size 10 elsewhere I've often found a People Tree 12 too tight, or the proportions generally all wrong i.e. too tight in one place and way too loose in another. Also their sizing is quite inconsistent in general, I've had trousers from there in a 10 that were huge and others in a 12 that didn't do up at all.

I want to like them but I'm just disappointed every time I buy from there.

NKfell Thu 02-Jul-15 14:07:28

4 is my favourite, I like 1 and I do like 5 but I don't like cats!I don't like 2 or 3.

nannyplumislostinspace Thu 02-Jul-15 16:38:24

I like 1 and 3

Sometimesjustonesecond Thu 02-Jul-15 20:26:37

1 and 5 are lovely

ItsAllGoodMan Thu 02-Jul-15 20:36:41

I ordered 1 and 3 in the end. That's interesting about People Tree sizing stripytees, I've never bought from them before

PeterParkerSays Thu 02-Jul-15 20:51:17

Also, what is your colouring? I think, from your description, you'd suit a V neck, so not dress 2, but dresses 4 and 5 would suit very diferent skin tones / hair colour so it's difficultt to judge.

Darkchocsprinkles Thu 02-Jul-15 21:05:57

Love People Tree.

Yes, their sizing can be a little variable but imho that's a small price to pay for beautiful, ethical clothing.

Hope you like your choices OP!!

1,3 and 5 are the best. I love the colour of 5 but I'm not a cat fan, still very pretty though. Although I don't think it could pass as a fully casual dress but hey ho!

slightlyeggstained Fri 03-Jul-15 12:14:58

It's worth having a look at reviews for any comments on sizing. Haven't found it too bad myself, but I've only bought dresses from them.

My only complaint is that fewer of their dresses have decent pockets now! Still better than most though.

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