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Posh do! Excited but please help me find a dress like this

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Chorltonswheelies422 Sun 31-Jan-16 13:40:35

I've been invited to my first proper posh do at end of March- I absolutely love the dress that Vesper wore in Casino Royale - can you help me find something similar please? I'm a 5' 3" hourglass

<I already have the scowl she's wearing in the first pic grin>

ThirtyNineWeeks Sun 31-Jan-16 13:44:08

Oh crikey that's too much cleavage, love. By 'hourglass' do you mean you carry some weight? No offence meant.

Chorltonswheelies422 Sun 31-Jan-16 13:53:40

No offence taken thirtynineweeks. I'm a size 8/10 with full bust and my bust and hips are about the same size and my waist is very small.

herecomesthsun Sun 31-Jan-16 13:58:17

You will look so stunning!!

CaveMum Sun 31-Jan-16 14:16:20

Budget? Colour preference? Black is very safe, but sometimes colour is better.

herecomesthsun Sun 31-Jan-16 14:19:32

As a small-waisted hourglass/pear though I have found that you can't beat trying stuff on to check that it suits your bust-waist -hips.

Also, if you are going for a style like Vesper's, bust support will be important. It might be with the right (very well-made) dress that you don't need a separate bra even. However, slip dresses are majorly on trend, but they often don't allow either for supporting boobs or for subtly incorporating solid underpinnings.

I have looked on TK Maxx, Bustier and Monsoon so far and not found anything...

BooAvenue Sun 31-Jan-16 14:21:24

How big are your boobs? I think if your boobs are above a C that dress could look a little obscene! It's lovely though.

Chorltonswheelies422 Sun 31-Jan-16 14:32:33

Thanks everyone -

Budget is £500 - I just had a birthday and a bonus so could stretch to that and I really do want to look good.

Black would be perfect.

Boobs are a 28c

CaveMum Sun 31-Jan-16 14:34:46



Purple - my favourite grin

CaveMum Sun 31-Jan-16 14:37:29

Cross-posted, with that budget you could buy all three of my suggestions!

Look at House of Fraser, Debenhams, Asos.

YellowTulips Sun 31-Jan-16 14:38:50

icklekid Sun 31-Jan-16 14:43:01

This obviously doesn't have the straps but is stunning and there are others on their site (they even have a bond girl dress section)

YellowTulips Sun 31-Jan-16 14:45:19

herecomesthsun Sun 31-Jan-16 14:50:36




Matches sale - long black and slinky but not really similar necklines I'm afraid.

VirginiaWoofs Sun 31-Jan-16 14:54:16

Loving all the body shaming here. So what if youve got big boobs? Where whatever you like. I've got 32e and I would wear that dress. I'm not covering up just because other people think that a certain body part being exposed is wrong. Eurgh.

<hijacks thread>

love Vespers dress OP. Have no advice where to find one like it but is beautiful.

BooAvenue Sun 31-Jan-16 14:58:43

Well I'm an F and if I wore that dress my boobs would be literally falling out of it. It's not body shaming to point that out. I never said the OP shouldn't wear it if she had big boobs, just that it might be a little unflattering.

Mytholmroyd Sun 31-Jan-16 14:58:43

in black red or cobalt. french crepe and boned bodice - great quality dresses IME for the price although well within your budget

thatstoast Sun 31-Jan-16 15:06:20

Chorltonswheelies422 Sun 31-Jan-16 15:09:07

Truly grateful for all your store recommendations - I lurk about in style and beauty and have learnt about lots of stores I'd never heard of <am normally found in dog walking/active gear or woollen dress for work>

great suggestions - working through them

Cavemum - the purple is my favourite too - thank you

Icklekid - thank you - lovely dress - I haven't come across this company before

Herecomesthesun - the matches one is lovely

Virginiawoofs - agree with you - I should make the most of my <ahem> natural assets.

Just once I would love to make a few heads turn

SnuffleGruntSnorter Sun 31-Jan-16 15:12:38

Is it black tie or white tie?

subtly sexy?

Towardsthesun Sun 31-Jan-16 15:12:47

Beautiful suggestions. I think any of them would look amazing.

SnuffleGruntSnorter Sun 31-Jan-16 15:15:31

reasonably similar?

FauxFox Sun 31-Jan-16 15:20:05

embellished shoulders

cathyandclaire Sun 31-Jan-16 15:25:22

It looks like a Narciso Rodriguez dress I think, so maybe worth keeping an eye out on Ebay/ vestaire collective?
Something like this one but don't get excited even in the sale it is still eye-wateringly expensive.

starsinyourpies Sun 31-Jan-16 16:47:16

With that budget I would definitely look at Vivienne Westwood, brilliant for hourglass.

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