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The black Vera Wang

(35 Posts)
UnexpectedItemInShaggingArea Mon 12-Oct-15 21:33:20

Does anyone like this dress? And not just for the West Wing reference...


I have a black tie do coming up. Thanks smile

HappyGirlNow Mon 12-Oct-15 21:38:40

Not the way it fits here I don't sorry.. It's oddly shapeless confused

UnexpectedItemInShaggingArea Mon 12-Oct-15 21:46:59

Hmm shapeless you say?

This is a picture of it on another site (I think)

Buttwing Mon 12-Oct-15 21:53:30

Stunning it's not shapeless it's ruching (sp?) I love it but you need to be tall and willowy.

UnexpectedItemInShaggingArea Mon 12-Oct-15 21:59:39

I am neither tall nor willowy sadly. Could a short, curvy 42 year old woman pull it off?

comeagainforbigfudge Mon 12-Oct-15 22:00:49

Ha ha I only clicked because I thought "West wing"

It looks like a lovely dress but the model doesn't do it justice. (It does kind of look a bit shapeless ON HER.)

Buttwing Mon 12-Oct-15 22:03:27

Yes to be fair the first pic isn't great.

42 and curvy will be fine as long as you feel good in it, and you need good underwear. Spoken by a slightly taller curvy woman Spanx and a good bra will take you anywhere!!grin

BigGreenOlives Mon 12-Oct-15 22:04:16

Lots of different height & women have worn it on that website & they all look fabulous. I bet you will too.

UnexpectedItemInShaggingArea Mon 12-Oct-15 22:05:13

So should I risk it? It's a lot more I would normally spend on an eBay dress...

Lucked Mon 12-Oct-15 22:07:48

Looking at the photos of women on the other site I think it suits curvy and hourglass figures. I think it is swamping those with an athletic or straight up and down shape.

You need to allow the time to get it altered to fit you perfectly, that will make all the difference.

UnexpectedItemInShaggingArea Mon 12-Oct-15 22:15:31

Do is mid November so might have time if I BIN. But it is a lot of money. I could maybe try to resell if it's awful on me.

UnexpectedItemInShaggingArea Wed 14-Oct-15 14:40:05

Hopeful bump for more opinions smile

Stevie77 Wed 14-Oct-15 14:59:57

I like it. Could you return of it doesn't fit/fit well?

With that material, definitely good underwear and heels!

lurkingabit Wed 14-Oct-15 15:43:27

Love it. It's gorgeous.
But it does look very odd in the first pic. Gorgeous in the second pic. Well worth a punt.

UnexpectedItemInShaggingArea Wed 14-Oct-15 17:27:30

Right. I'm going for it! Will report back...

UnexpectedItemInShaggingArea Wed 14-Oct-15 17:29:55

I've done it shock I've never spent that much on eBay ever. Fingers crossed it won't come back to bite me on my (black silk covered) bum.

comeagainforbigfudge Wed 14-Oct-15 17:41:15

Oooooh I'm clapping my hands excitedly for you. grin

UnexpectedItemInShaggingArea Sat 17-Oct-15 10:36:59

Oooh it's here smilegoing to have a quick shower then try it on.

UnexpectedItemInShaggingArea Sat 17-Oct-15 12:11:41

Ok, pictures attached. I reckon it's a keeper. It's incredibly comfortable and has quite a bit of give in the material. I need to get some inches chopped off the bottom.

I need to lay off the cakes for the profile shot to be slightly more acceptable.

(Apologies for the visible bra strap in the rear view).

BritabroadinAsia Sat 17-Oct-15 12:56:10

It looks lovely on you - great choice!

InkleWinkle Sat 17-Oct-15 12:57:50

I think it's really good on you!

comeagainforbigfudge Sat 17-Oct-15 14:09:22

Oh it's lovely! I'm so glad it worked out grin

UnexpectedItemInShaggingArea Sat 17-Oct-15 19:47:45

Thank you and <phew> the thought of wasting that much money on a dress that didn't suit was very scary.

Looking forward to the do now smile

WipsGlitter Sat 17-Oct-15 19:51:42

Gorgeous. Really lovely.

lurkingabit Sat 17-Oct-15 21:59:29

It's really lovely. You must be delighted!

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