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Postchildrenpregranny Fri 10-Jul-15 10:07:02

Does anyone know where I can buy a 'proper' sundress,other than the supermarkets ?
I mean a fairly bare front and back , slightly fitted on bust with broad enough straps to wear a bra . Not too tight skirt and not too short Preferably cotton.
Tried an acceptable one on in Pepperberry but it was above my (ancient) knees And I 'm only 5ft 3"
Have booked a holiday in sun (rare for us) in October and am OK for tops, cuts offs, but sometimes a dress is cooler

Chillywhippet Fri 10-Jul-15 10:33:17

5ft1 here and this is great. I was really surprised. Needs halter neck/multiway/strapless bra or go braless


colafrosties Fri 10-Jul-15 12:31:24

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nottheOP Fri 10-Jul-15 12:58:40

nannyplumislostinspace Fri 10-Jul-15 13:21:29

I've just bought several from FatFace.

Djangor3725 Fri 10-Jul-15 15:39:42

Emily and fin? Think sale due any minute now

FranBrodie Fri 10-Jul-15 17:13:33

Sounds like Mantaray to me!


FranBrodie Fri 10-Jul-15 17:15:27

knee length

They have lots in similar styles, and it looks like there's a sale on grin

Postchildrenpregranny Fri 10-Jul-15 18:34:22

Thanks FranBrodie - love the Mantaray ones Just going to see how far down my legs 36.5 ins comes (we dont have a local Debenhams I've scoured John Lewis and Rackhams and House of Fraser . Is this their own make?)

LIZS Fri 10-Jul-15 18:39:43

Mantaray is a Debenhams own brand

Postchildrenpregranny Fri 10-Jul-15 18:44:05

WhiteStiuff about to open locallychilly will keep an eye out! Annoyingly they don't give the length

Postchildrenpregranny Fri 10-Jul-15 18:47:39

The allium dress is lovely But again annoyingly they dont give the length !But will assume models are generally tall ....

Postchildrenpregranny Fri 10-Jul-15 18:48:51

I have lots of fatface clothes but never thought to look there for sun dresses ..

goodasitgets Fri 10-Jul-15 19:20:41

Dorothy Perkins have some called twist dress, in the normal range and the tall section. I got a blue floral and a black and white striped one, they cover bra well

colafrosties Fri 10-Jul-15 21:49:17

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legoqueen Mon 13-Jul-15 22:25:35

Love the Alium B dresses - I've succumbed (well, they are in the sale) - thanks for the tip grin

Postchildrenpregranny Wed 15-Jul-15 22:07:44

Have ordered an alliumB one-it's on it's way .Will report back .The one you posted is sold out !

Postchildrenpregranny Thu 16-Jul-15 13:10:01

Dress has come and is nice-grey with yellowy orange daisies . Very fine cotton (good in heat) but not quite see through . It does cover my knees (just)
I ordered a 16 (mostly a 14)and am glad I did as it's quite straight . (The shirring at the back means the bust is OK). Will have to move the buttons to shorten the straps as I am very short from shoulder to waist but that's easier than taking in shoulder seams which I often have to do . Now if I can lose the 8lbs extra weight I am carrying (before Oct 9th) it will look even better.
It's more elegant than a lot of sun dresses so I think I could even wear for dinner. The pink one is mysteriously available again . Am very tempted

colafrosties Thu 16-Jul-15 14:24:17

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Postchildrenpregranny Thu 16-Jul-15 16:59:22

Thank you colafrosties Will keep an eye on this brand .

Postchildrenpregranny Fri 17-Jul-15 17:20:21

Have succumbed and ordered the pink one (they sent me a code for 20% extra off sale items this weekend )

BlairWaldorfLovesShopping Fri 17-Jul-15 17:28:39

Allium B are closing down. I just bought the turquoise Eliza, not bad for £36! Thanks for the comments on fabric and fit smile

ygritte Sat 18-Jul-15 07:06:00

Has it gone back up in price Blair or did you have a code? I can't hide wide bra straps under many dresses and this looks perfect.I liked them last year and obviously can't delay for another year. What a shame they are closing down.

stripytees Sat 18-Jul-15 08:13:02

Can anyone compare Allium B sizing to Boden or White Stuff? I'm really in between sizes at the moment and can't decide but really like one of the dresses they have.

Postchildrenpregranny Sat 18-Jul-15 11:19:20

As I said above I bought the16 but I think that's the style (don't have Boden or White stuff) I went by my hip measurement
The code I used was DRESSES 20 if anyone wants to try it
Yes. My dress was £36 too . Shame they are closing

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