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need to find a cheap but WOW dress!

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beanhead24 Sat 05-Dec-15 21:47:22

age 37, 5' 3", size 10ish.

Need v neck (definitely NOT high neck)
need some sleeves of some sort - maybe 3/4?
needs (ideally)to be to the knee
close fitting (maybe body con at a push?)
ideally black, red or blue, or a bit sparkly.

cheap and wow without looking tarty/chavtastic. £40 max.

Have looked at Dorothy Perkins & Asos, no joy. help me please!

desperatelyseekingamovingdate Sat 05-Dec-15 21:51:27

I want to buy every other item on this website
topvintage.net/en/clothing/dresses

Aciderwouldbenice Sat 05-Dec-15 22:03:10

I've just ordered a satin midi dress from ASos, might be a little long as you are petite but comes in black and red and only £16.50 in sale. Looks very flattering, simple but sexy and classy

Kristy99 Sat 05-Dec-15 22:04:33

I found missy empire last week, some fab dresses on their site.

MayhemandMadness Sat 05-Dec-15 22:07:11

Google Roman clothes, some lovely stuff

Donge13 Sat 05-Dec-15 22:13:25

www.missguided.co.uk/dresses/double-strap-cross-over-detail-bodycon-dress-navy something like this?

JumpandScore Sat 05-Dec-15 22:14:06

If you want sequins wow they have some good ones at Quiz in Debenhams

Yseulte Sat 05-Dec-15 23:36:30

something different

eternalopt Sun 06-Dec-15 08:06:04

www.krisp.co.uk/clothing-c1/krisp-drape-skirt-contrast-wrap-dress-p12157

Zola1980 Sun 06-Dec-15 08:28:19

Tesco (I know!) have a few including the second one that I wore for my Xmas do and had lots of compliments...

www.clothingattesco.com/womens-dresses/f+f-sparkle-v-back-dress/invt/bd523444

Or
www.clothingattesco.com/womens-dresses/f+f-sparkle-kimono-dress/invt/bd523479

DamsonInDistress Sun 06-Dec-15 08:52:25

Any good? Shame the blue is sold out.
www.clothingattesco.com/womens-dresses/feverfish-lace-scallop-dress/invt/by521555

www.clothingattesco.com/feverfish/feverfish-bolero-dress-with-belt/invt/by526031
I've got this one and the neckline and waist are very flattering indeed, and with the right jewellery and shoes it can go almost anywhere. Sleeves may not be quite right for you though?

Mincedpie Sun 06-Dec-15 09:33:01

H&M have a nice silver sequin pencil skirt, think it was £25, would look great with a black fine knit jumper (Primark £6) and a long silver necklace.

beanhead24 Fri 11-Dec-15 17:19:03

thanks all, no joy as yet, any more suggestions?

whatisthisthing Fri 11-Dec-15 20:31:42

I've bought several dresses that sound like just what you want; they're from Phase Eight and Damsel in a Dress. They're usually about £100-£150 but I've bought them all from Ebay for about £30. I'd suggest you buy one that's only been worn once, and that's machine washable, so you don't have to fork out for dry cleaning before you wear it.

beardsrock Fri 11-Dec-15 20:34:13

"Miss Candyfloss 50s' dress on the Top Vintage site is awesome!

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