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I've decided (again!) it time to get out of my mum uniform (skinnier plus plain top) and just smarten up a bit.
I'd like some dresses that I can wear everyday with tights and boots/trainers. Nothing too smart or glamorous, just simple and casual. I'm 5'8, long legs and good waist but no boobs! Where's a good place to look? I'm also a bit of a hot bod (as in temperature-wise) and so would prefer dresses with natural fabric. And maybe a bit of pattern, if I'm going crazy.
Gap? I bought a few in the sale, couple of jumper dresses and a couple of shirt dresses. I'm also 5'8 and find gap dresses a nice, just above the knee, length. H&M also do good everyday dresses, they're often cotton.
I'm almost the same shape/height but sadly shorter legs. GAP, People Tree always use natural fabrics and are a good length, occasional Reiss and Cos can be fine if can find the right shape and Jigsaw worth a look. If you find any gems please share, I am always looking for non-synthetic daytime dresses.
Jumping - do you also shop at White Stuff? How do the People Tree sizes compare - on paper they are exactly the same but I have read they are normal to small. I need bust room if that makes a difference.
I've not familiar with WS sizing, I would say slightly small for people tree, I'm a large 10, my PT dresses are all 10s but pretty snug. However, I'm pear shaped 32C and I would say things are cut for flatter chests- maybe just the things I've picked though!
Have just bought a 3/4 sleeve shift denim jersey dress from White Stuff. Knee length on me (5'5") at size 10. Very useful indeed as it has pockets and dresses up or down. I got it in the sale for £45, but at a local shop, not in WS.
In case anybody is interested re the People Tree sizing, I have just tried two dresses in the larger of the two sizes I ever am. Both are too tight and fitted around the hips and thighs (and snug on the top half). Both dresses contain lycra. Disappointing as the length is great.