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What is this style of dress called, and can you find me one for less than £50

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iwouldgoouttonight Mon 22-Feb-16 15:38:41

I am a fashion eejit and have no clue what styles are called (I spent an hour last night on a thread about shoes and had to Google brogues, slingbacks and Chelsea boots blush)

Anyway, this is the kind of shape dress that normally suits me but what do I Google to find something like it? I need something to wear for a party, not white but other than that I don't really mind what colour.

Please help a clueless woman.

Buzzardbird Mon 22-Feb-16 15:41:10

I would call that a 'shift' dress.

Buzzardbird Mon 22-Feb-16 15:43:49

If you Google 'shift dress' loads of this style come up for Top Shop, Boden, Boohoo etc. Hope that helps. (obviously the one in your photo is an A line shift as opposed to a straight shift)

BosomySusan Mon 22-Feb-16 15:45:14

I'd call it a tulip dress - the skirt is sort of wider over the hips and narrows down.
There's a few on JL under £50..(sorry for crappy links)

m.johnlewis.com/mt/www.johnlewis.com/closet-floral-cross-over-dress-blue/p2527542?un_jtt_v_pdp=yes&un_jtt_v_from_product=un_product_4#page_loaded

m.johnlewis.com/mt/www.johnlewis.com/closet-tie-back-tulip-dress-pink/p2209480?un_jtt_v_pdp=yes&un_jtt_v_from_product=un_product_17#page_loaded

iwouldgoouttonight Mon 22-Feb-16 15:47:09

Thanks Buzzardbird So an A line shift means it is pulled in at the waist a bit? I'd thought shift dresses were normally straight up and down (and normally make me look pregnant).

I'm off too Google sleeveless A line shift dress...

iwouldgoouttonight Mon 22-Feb-16 15:48:56

Thanks BosomySusan (nice name grin) I don't actually want one that goes in at the bottom. What I like about the one in the photo is that it is sort of pinched in at the waist and high necked with no sleeves.

LadyIsabellaWrotham Mon 22-Feb-16 15:55:23

If you hit the John Lewis website you can search for Dress and refine by Style=Shift, Price 0-50 pounds, and then select your preferred neckline, sleeve length and colours. They've got 116 sleeveless shift dresses in your budget.

Buzzardbird Mon 22-Feb-16 16:18:08

Yes OP, it is an A Line shift as it is widest at the bottom. Tulips are wider at the hip and go in at the bottom, in a tulip shape.

Loads available. Look for belted A line shift dress if you really want it nipped in at waist.

Effiethemonster Mon 22-Feb-16 16:55:25

Joy are pretty good for those style dresses

http://www.joythestore.com/louche-triyal-midi-dress

http://www.joythestore.com/lou-rose-print-round-nk-drs

http://www.joythestore.com/lou-floral-lace-insert-dress

http://www.joythestore.com/lou-bow-back-dress

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