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Help! DH wants to buy me a dress

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TheGruffaloFish Thu 03-Dec-15 19:23:14


Apart from the fact that it's ridiculously expensive and I'm not sure we have enough to get us through the end of the year.
He is raving about this dress and how we should dress up for out 10th wedding anniversary when we go to see a ballet. Then maybe once the DC are a bit older we could to to a New Year's Gala dinner. Surely this is not something that one should wear to an opera or gala dinner? I find it a little revealing and really do not think I would be comfortable wearing it out and about. He says it's the perfect, cheeky, stylish dress a class above any others he has seen.

Help me find something to counter-suggest. Please. I'm no good with fashion or dress sense or style. I have a couple of dresses already that have been in the cupboard for 10 + years, they might still fit. He's never seen me in any of them!

Branleuse Thu 03-Dec-15 19:30:59

its beautiful, but its 2 and a half grand, and it also is a negligée rather than going out dress. I mean I can look at it and think wow, thats gorgeous, but I cant actually imagine an event it would look appropriate for.
Your dh does realise that the dresses on agent provocateur are almost all expensive sex-wear, yeah, even the description says its a slip.

Greengardenpixie Thu 03-Dec-15 19:33:24

er,there is NO WAY that i would wear this out!!!!!! It is way too revealing imo!!!! Its like an underslip! Really see through shock

Greengardenpixie Thu 03-Dec-15 19:34:25

It actually says slip! No way!!!

Costacoffeeplease Thu 03-Dec-15 19:34:55

Would he expect you to wear something from ann summers to go out? Agent provocateur is just a very expensive, up market version

TheGruffaloFish Thu 03-Dec-15 19:35:01

I pointed that out, but he said, no look it's listed as an evening dress.

Greengardenpixie Thu 03-Dec-15 19:36:30

No way does that look like an evening dress!!! Does he want you to attract other mens attention?

Spidertracker Thu 03-Dec-15 19:36:55

That's an over priced night dress surely.

Greengardenpixie Thu 03-Dec-15 19:36:58

You can practically see her fanny!

Merrylegs Thu 03-Dec-15 19:37:48

You can see her pants!!! Classy for the ballet...

Greengardenpixie Thu 03-Dec-15 19:37:55

Definetly one for the bedroom imo!

Your husband described a dress as cheeky?! LTB.

There are lots of nice dresses around and at a tiny fraction of the ridiculous price here.

HairySubject Thu 03-Dec-15 19:39:29

I think Agent Provocateur is an underwear shop. That dress is most definitely expensive underwear.

Greengardenpixie Thu 03-Dec-15 19:40:10

Sorry if you are not but is this a 'joke' thread?

BathshebaDarkstone Thu 03-Dec-15 19:40:48

Don't let him!

DoreenLethal Thu 03-Dec-15 19:41:48

It is a fitted slip!

Pixie - I thought that too, but last time I asked such a question I was deleted for troll hunting! smile

Suddenlyseymour Thu 03-Dec-15 19:44:28

Erm, and unless you are 5ft 10 and built like a whippet, it is going to look bloody awful.

CainInThePunting Thu 03-Dec-15 19:45:24

That is not a dress for going out's a sex outfit.

iwantgin Thu 03-Dec-15 19:46:37


You could have a family holiday with that cash.

Loads of bargains on at the moment t in Debenham etc.

That's not a dress to leave the boudoir in.

penguinplease Thu 03-Dec-15 19:47:14

I've seen this dress at Bicester village much cheaper but it is most definitely a bedroom only item!

BooAvenue Thu 03-Dec-15 19:47:39

Goodness me, certainly not suitable for the ballet!

Seeyounearertime Thu 03-Dec-15 19:48:03

Inspired by the thread I went and looked around asos..... Funnily enough it didn't seem to suggest wearing sex wear to the ballet.... Unless I missed it?

DextersMistress Thu 03-Dec-15 19:50:33

Reminds me of that episode of friends when Rachel goes for dinner with her boyfriends parents wearing negligee grin

Sorry op, I don't think that's for wearing outdoors.

HortonWho Thu 03-Dec-15 19:53:37

I'm sorry but my first thought was that it looked like a trashy piece of lingerie you'd see flogged in the market stall on Eastenders - and when I scrolled to the price, my jaw actually dropped.

Did you read the description? Because they are saying it's underwear:
"This sinfully sultry ‘30s-inspired fitted slip is made..."

It is underwear. If you're going to spend 2,000 quid, do it on a dress you can wear in front of your mother. Or a coat. Or a handbag. Or anything else but underwear!

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