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What's your favourite website for dresses?

(51 Posts)
TwoNoisyBoys Mon 26-Oct-15 18:32:41

I'm looking for something LOVELY for New Year's Eve....after spending the last five in by myself, I'll be on a cruise this year so I'm VERY excited! I'm looking for something that's really beautiful, but maybe a bit unusual/quirky? I don't really want to go for the classic LBD (although I'm not ruling out black). I think the dress code will be dressy, but not ball gowns, iykwim? I'm 5'2", long blonde hair, size 14, fairly curvy, (won't do much more than 2incjes above the knee though as I hate my legs!) and I suppose my budget would be up to about £100.....(though I'd prefer less!) Anybody know of any websites to inspire me? Thank you!

rockabillyruby82 Mon 26-Oct-15 18:40:35

Collectif clothing. My fave shop ever!!!!

MmeGuillotine Mon 26-Oct-15 18:54:45

Haha, I clicked on this to say Collectif too as I just this minute bought yet another dress from there! grin

rockabillyruby82 Mon 26-Oct-15 19:09:27

Amazing dresses! Ideal for the curvy lady looking for something unique. Use code REE10 at checkout for 10% offsmile

LoadsaBlusher Mon 26-Oct-15 19:14:27

Chi Chi London

TwoNoisyBoys Mon 26-Oct-15 22:25:20

Ooh lovely! Thank you so much....I'm off to have a look now.....

NotTodaySatan Mon 26-Oct-15 22:48:13

Also came to recommend Collectif grin What have you bought Mme?

I am awaiting delivery of this foxy number>(the black version) for the Xmas party season. Woo!

Dowser Mon 26-Oct-15 23:11:56

Love chi chi but don't own anything from them. I like quiz.

MmeGuillotine Tue 27-Oct-15 09:36:55

NotTodaySatan Ooh that's lovely! I bought this pink leopard number as I've been waiting for it to come out ever since I spotted it in the A/W lookbook! I think I'm going to wear it to see Garbage next month! smile

NotTodaySatan Tue 27-Oct-15 10:14:55

I almost bought that one Mme!!!

It's gorgeous. Deffo wear it to go see Garbage. Very jealous envy

MmeGuillotine Tue 27-Oct-15 14:20:40

NotToday It's turning up tomorrow! I can't wait! I love the one that you got as well - it looks really elegant!

I may have a BIT of a Collectif problem but their clothes are just so nicely cut (for me anyway!) and look amazing!

TwoNoisyBoys Tue 27-Oct-15 21:47:07

Found a dress on the Collectif website....yay! Every time I try to order it it says "order failed" sad Have emailed them but no response yet....have put my credit card details in twice already, don't really want to do it again. Hope it works out ok though, it's a really pretty dress (and earrings wink)

rockabillyruby82 Tue 27-Oct-15 21:57:16

Yay!! They're customer service is usually pretty good. You'll become a fan now though confusedgrin

NotTodaySatan Tue 27-Oct-15 21:57:34

Ooh that's really odd Two. Their website usually works like a dream.

Which dress is it? <nosy face>

There's a site called which stocks all Collectif's stuff. I think they're in Holland but they deliver within 2-3 days. Could be worth trying them if you can't get Collectif's site to work?

TwoNoisyBoys Tue 27-Oct-15 22:39:13

I hate Mumsnet on my phone! Just typed a long reply and it's disappeared!'s a red wiggle dress called 'Mel'.....I'll try to get a picture. It's lovely, and I got some deco-style diamond-look earrings too......if my order ever gets processed! Wah! I'm thinking my trusty nude patent heels and sparkly bag......opinions, please? smile

MmeGuillotine Wed 28-Oct-15 00:22:48

That's lovely! It's the red version of the pink leopard dress that I posted further up the thread so a nice mix of that and the one that NotTodaySatan got! Best of both worlds! grin

The Collectif site can be extremely a bit temperamental round about sale time so it is prone to some wobbles at times. It always rights itself in the end though so I expect your order will go through soon if it hasn't already! They're super quick delivery wise so it should be with you by the end of the week.

And a definite yes to nude heels and a sparkly bag! You're going to look cracking!

rockabillyruby82 Wed 28-Oct-15 07:21:39

Good choice. There are quite a few online retailers but when you order from Collectif you normally get a cute bag and compact mirror free!

TwoNoisyBoys Wed 28-Oct-15 08:57:03

Aww, thank you! I'm really looking forward to it arriving....I expected to get something a little bit more 'quirky' really, but I just really loved it....and I'm hoping with the accessories I can quirk it up a bit! I've recently lost 10lbs (and still going) so I'm hoping I'll look alright grin Going to go online in a bit and see if there's any updates....

MmeGuillotine Wed 28-Oct-15 14:42:40

My dress has just arrived (see what I mean about them being pretty quick!) and is LOVELY. The fit is a bit weird though as it gapes a bit around my shoulders and top. I don't know whether to get it adjusted or send it back and try to squeeze into the next size down.

NotTodaySatan Wed 28-Oct-15 14:51:51

It looks fab Mme - I'd probably get the shoulders nipped in a wee bit.

Mine arrived too!

rockabillyruby82 Wed 28-Oct-15 15:02:54

Look at you ladies looking all fab! I'm 21 weeks pregnant, my collection of dresses are retired until spring blush

MitzyLeFrouf Wed 28-Oct-15 15:04:17

Va va voom Satan and Guillotine!

PenelopePitstops Wed 28-Oct-15 15:26:54

Oh I love these!

Anyone tried the Regina bengaline? I want it in purple!

LittleMamaJama Wed 28-Oct-15 15:53:52

Chi Chi London
Net-a-porter (just to dream) grin

MmeGuillotine Fri 30-Oct-15 16:07:59

Thanks Mitzy!

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