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faye134 Thu 17-Mar-16 10:57:26

Hi, i am looking for a dress to wear to an event. I'm having a nightmare finding anything that suits and fits me on the high street. I'm a size 16 and ideally looking for a dress in a non stretch material that has a sarong wrap skirt but i don't want a stretchy fabric. I've been looking everywhere but can't seem to find anything. I love what Nigella wears and just love her but again finding something similar is proving so difficult. Am i looking in the wrong places? Can someone offer any advice?

RaisinGirls Thu 17-Mar-16 12:03:37

What body shape are you?

faye134 Thu 17-Mar-16 13:01:06

Well i'm 33.5 inches waist, hips 44 inches and bust 40 inches

RaisinGirls Thu 17-Mar-16 14:10:10

What about something like this

http://www.damselinadress.co.uk/shop/dresses/occasion-dresses/preppy-full-dress.aspx

Other places to try are coast, lk Bennett and try debenhams online to search

RaisinGirls Thu 17-Mar-16 14:11:19

Actually ignore that just realised you said you want a sarong wrap skirt. Not sure what they are!

MrsNoraCharles Thu 17-Mar-16 15:04:29

Apparently Nigella Lawson wears a lot of Saint Bustier. ££ though so it depends on your budget.

FauxFox Thu 17-Mar-16 15:22:03

Viv of Holloway do a range of tailored sarong dresses

faye134 Thu 17-Mar-16 15:50:41

Thank you for the suggestions. I have tried Vivienne of Holloway but i'm looking for a more elevated product eg silks and cottons as i am in desperate need of a dress for an event!

RaisinGirls Thu 17-Mar-16 15:57:46

Any good? http://www.bombshellhq.com/collections/moss-crepe-dresses

faye134 Thu 17-Mar-16 16:31:38

YES thank you so much!! Looks exactly like what i am looking for!! I have just researched and apparently Nigella bought 12 of their dresses and they do Cotton and Silk dresses so this is perfect!

RaisinGirls Thu 17-Mar-16 17:52:35

Gorgeous aren't they. I'm debating buying one for myself!

faye134 Fri 18-Mar-16 09:39:43

I've just found Bombshell on Facebook and they are at the Country Living Fair this week so i may pop down with my daughter tomorrow to have a look at their stand. The show is always brilliant! The dresses are absolutely gorgeous. I have my eye on one of the beautiful Silk Crepe de Chine dresses, can't believe i haven't heard of them until now!!

faye134 Wed 23-Mar-16 14:40:51

Hi girls, just wanted to let you know i ended up purchasing the Bombshell Silk Crepe de Chine in Rose Xanthe. I've attached a picture of it. I can't tell you how happy i am with it so thank you RaisinGirls for recommending this wonderful brand - so pleased i have found them!

RaisinGirls Wed 23-Mar-16 20:39:01

Oh that's a gorgeous one. Glad you like it. I am going to treat myself to one after Easter if I stay away from the chocolate buttons!

faye134 Wed 23-Mar-16 20:55:06

I have just got an email this evening from Bombshell saying they have 25% off their Liberty collection! I should have held out!! But the code is TREAT and is valid until Monday!

faye134 Fri 01-Apr-16 14:48:44

Hello ladies, i just wanted to share that i bought another Bombshell dress today. I can't thank you enough RaisinGirls for introducing me to this brand. They have a 50% sale on at the moment and i just really couldn't resist their beautiful Hot Pink Cap sleeve dress! Their dresses have solved all my problems!

RaisinGirls Fri 01-Apr-16 15:09:09

Just taken a look and sadly the dress I wanted is sold out in my size sad

WhiteHairReally Fri 01-Apr-16 15:44:43

As ever, late to the party, but I too was going to suggest Bombshell ( with a nifty % off). Glad you found them OP. I bought the archive Lilac mid sleeve last year for several 'dressed up events', with and without hat. As the website suggests, with a proper sleeve, a long enough skirt and a waist that did the right things in the right places, I felt confident and happy. No surreptitious yanking the skirt down whilst sitting and bingo wing concerns. Really hope you enjoy your new frocks OP!

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