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Mildy smart work dress with pockets

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Swannykazoo Fri 05-Feb-16 13:31:41

I am currently suffering a 1000 pop ups with Gina Bacconi lace sleeve dresses after doing the JL style questionnaire based on a thread yesterday.
Thought I'd ask if anyone has seen any decent dresses that might cover an arse for work, and have pockets. As I have ginormous boobs looking for v-neck or scoop neck. All I can see are skater style high neck dresses that look great if you're slim and small of nork but would make me look like matron.
My work isn't suit smart, more smart causal and a dress means I only have to find 1 clean item to leave the house, but carrying a bleeper and pen are a pest without pockets.
Thanks in advance S+B superstars....

snowypenguin Fri 05-Feb-16 13:33:56

Have a look at the Windser London Miracle dress. I have mine on today. Nice V neck and pockets. I feel fabulous in it! They are on JL and the have their own website. You have just missed the sale on though.

Swannykazoo Fri 05-Feb-16 13:51:18

That looks bloody brilliant snowythank you though my bank balance won't

Stumbletrip40 Fri 05-Feb-16 13:53:44

Seasalt has some stuff that I could get away with wearing to work - i'm pretty tall though and they sometimes seem a bit short - today I'm flashing a bit more of my chunky upper legs than is sensible for my weight and age! Good prices and wash easily though.

Swannykazoo Fri 05-Feb-16 13:56:45

Funnily I wore a seasalt skirt with pockets yesterday - bought in a wee shop on holiday so I shall look online too

Stumbletrip40 Fri 05-Feb-16 16:51:07

i quite like boden's ponte range too but they're a bit pricey for the quality these days, I had a lovely ponte dress but after a couple of years it looked a bit tatty.

CMOTDibbler Fri 05-Feb-16 16:57:31

I have a ponte one with pockets from Pepperberry like this one, or this current

OvertiredandConfused Fri 05-Feb-16 18:44:25

How about this Seasalt one?

DelphiniumBlue Fri 05-Feb-16 20:10:41

White Stuff have quite a few dresses with pockets.

turkeyboots Fri 05-Feb-16 20:12:38

Lands End do some nice dresses with pockets. About £70 full price but some are in the clearance section.

Swannykazoo Sat 06-Feb-16 09:58:09

I like the Seasalt dress but feel I'd look like I was wearing a sack. I'm actually really disappointed with Seasalt just now - maybe its just the shoes but the model looked frumptastic. And if the model looks frumptastic......
I'll have a look at Boden too. Winser had all better no fit and need to go back as I've gone a wee bit crazy

didireallysaythat Sat 06-Feb-16 10:03:37

Kaliko ? Lots of dresses on sale on their website. I have a navy one with pockets for work. But conservative but washes well, pocket for lipstick, easy to dress up.

blodynmawr Sat 06-Feb-16 11:44:50

Snowy and Swanny please report back on the Winsers as I really want one now I've seen this thread! But would like to understand the fit better before ordering smile. Did you buy your usual size or did you size down like they advise on the website? TIA smile

snowypenguin Sat 06-Feb-16 14:19:37

Size down. I am a 12/14. 14 in tops due to ample boobage. 12 is a lovely fit. Very comfy dress and certainly something I will be buying more of.

andadietcoke Sat 06-Feb-16 14:31:09

Boden Clementine (in the clearance bit). Flattering fit, and pockets.

SugarDiabetes Sat 06-Feb-16 19:25:08


PickleSarnie Sat 06-Feb-16 19:31:45

I have this one

Looks dressier with big jewellery

Backingvocals Sat 06-Feb-16 19:42:48

I've just bought the very thing in Cos. Will try to find a link. I am booby and hippy with a waist and it looks really good even if I do say so myself.

Backingvocals Sat 06-Feb-16 19:45:23

It's very fitted on me whereas this looks more tunicy than it really is on a woman with boobs and hips.

blodynmawr Sat 06-Feb-16 20:25:41

Thanks * Snowy* smile.
Will check the Boden one out too * Pickle*.

Swannykazoo Sun 07-Feb-16 09:50:09

Parcels arriving soon so will report back. I would describe me much like Snowy so hopefully the 12 will work. Also a "suedette" shift dress in M+CO with pockets ordered....
And Pickle may have just led me astray again. I have a cowl neck dress very like that Boden one from Banana Republic a few years ago and it is so great I am contemplating taking it to a seamstress for a copy dress. in my dreams

OvertiredandConfused Sun 07-Feb-16 13:00:11

I'm going to try the Seasalt one when I'm in one of their big shops in Cornwall next week and will report back!

StarJumpAlertTakeCover Sun 07-Feb-16 13:12:25

Try this one

I have it, it washes and wears beautifully. Much better than it looks on the website. I love it.
And great pockets!

Toohardtofindaproperusername Sun 07-Feb-16 20:42:07

i'm just marking the thread as useful links .. thanks all (and op for starting)

cathyandclaire Sun 07-Feb-16 20:55:40

Another Boden rec...I have this and love it
Ottoman shift

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