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Dress for work Christmas party

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KittyB52 Sat 07-Nov-15 22:29:59

I am looking for a dress/outfit for our work Christmas party and I am struggling a bit. I am short (5 foot), pear-shaped (saddlebags) and I'm an Autumn (so don't wear black/white/grey).

The problem with a lot of dresses seems to be that they have either a high neckline (which gives me a boob shelf - I'm a FF cup) or they have a decent neckline but they're 'bodycon' (no good for my lower half).

I would like something that shows a tiny bit cleavage (I have decent boobs and a small waist - might as well show them off a wee bit) but don't want to go too boobalicious (have tried a few dresses that have 'boob windows' - too much for a work do). I don't have great legs, so don't want anything shorter than knee length. I would prefer to have a dress with sleeves if possible, but could do sleeveless.

I'm going to end up wearing a tunic over skinny trews again this year, aren't I? grin

Dowser Sun 08-Nov-15 08:06:10

When ineed a special occasion dress I always look here first after a kind mumsnetters sent me here after my wedding dress meltdown. The dress I chose is on the page, white, shot through with a bit of gold £39 instead of £140. Beautifully constructed dress. If they haven't got your size don't be afraid of getting a slightly bigger one and having it altered to fit.

At those prices youcan afford too. I got a 20 for the comfort of the waist as I was getting married in a hot climate and had to allow for abit of fluid retention. Alterations came to £15 to be taken in on the shoulders and bust.

I like several on there. For you you might like the petrol blue with long sleeves...looks a bit like a top and skirt.

I'd also be partial to one of the coral ones as well.,default,sc.html?prefn1=brand&prefv1=Eliza%20J&ajaxLoad=true&spcl

This is the sale. You can also look at full price if you want to push the boat out.

Let us know how you get on.

BrendaandEddie Sun 08-Nov-15 08:14:41

Get my drape top on the other thread

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