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LadyWithLapdog Wed 13-Apr-16 23:14:53

I'm looking for a black tie/cocktail dress. I'm a size 14 and tall, so no big flowery patterns. Any suggestions? Thank you. Up to £100 or so.

whattodoforthebest2 Wed 13-Apr-16 23:17:50

The Coast website has lots of lovely dresses to choose from.

LadyWithLapdog Wed 13-Apr-16 23:23:29

m.houseoffraser.co.uk/Adrianna+Papell+All+over+guipure+lace+dress/227002847,default,pd.html

Something like this or is lace over now? Does it have to be maxi long?

LadyWithLapdog Wed 13-Apr-16 23:25:07

m.houseoffraser.co.uk/Lost+Ink+Sleeveless+Pleated+Skirt+Cut+Out+Waist+Maxi+Dress/237875381,default,pd.html Long option?

LadyWithLapdog Wed 13-Apr-16 23:28:55

I'll have a look at Coast as well, thanks.

LadyWithLapdog Wed 13-Apr-16 23:31:38

m.houseoffraser.co.uk/Coast+Donna+Crepe+Dress/238823191,default,pd.html Is this too work-like?

whattodoforthebest2 Wed 13-Apr-16 23:40:43

Sorry keep trying to link and my iPads playing silly buggers...

whattodoforthebest2 Wed 13-Apr-16 23:41:16

www.coast-stores.com/p/moiselle-lace-shift-dress/1605422?locale=en

ShotgunNotDoingThePans Wed 13-Apr-16 23:41:19

Saw some nice ones on Zalando when I was looking for DD recently.

whattodoforthebest2 Wed 13-Apr-16 23:43:15

www.coast-stores.com/p/penita-asymetric-jersey-maxi/1606884?locale=en

whattodoforthebest2 Wed 13-Apr-16 23:44:09

Yes I think the last one you linked isn't dressy enough.

whattodoforthebest2 Wed 13-Apr-16 23:45:31

www.coast-stores.com/p/lorene-lace-jersey-maxi-dress/1612020?locale=en

whattodoforthebest2 Wed 13-Apr-16 23:48:28

I've seen the Lori Lee dresses from Coast much cheaper on eBay if they're any good 😊

LadyWithLapdog Thu 14-Apr-16 00:05:45

Thank you! Those Coast ones are gorgeous. I particularly like the red one. I won't have time for eBay due to work but I'll have a look on the full Coast website and there's a big shopping centre I can go to at the weekend.

Having gone through 700 dresses online this evening, I've concluded I'm too mean & too fussy.

I'll go and look at that asymmetrical one again, it's s nice, simple cut. Thanks.

TreadSoftlyOnMyDreams Thu 14-Apr-16 11:15:14

www.jaeger.co.uk/lace-dress/631074V-05800-6.html?cgid=sale-women-dresses

www.jaegeroutlet.com/Cotton-Lace-Dress/635920Z,en_GB,pd.html?dwvar_635920Z_color=75000&dwvar_635920Z_size=6&start=6&cgid=women-occasionwear-outlet

£60 and available in black too.
www.jaegeroutlet.com/All-Over-Lace-Dress/631196R,en_GB,pd.html?dwvar_631196R_color=40500&dwvar_631196R_size=8&start=63&cgid=women-dresses-outlet&prefn1=size&prefv1=14

LadyWithLapdog Thu 14-Apr-16 17:00:23

Thank you, those are quite timeless designs and I'd get a lot of wear out of them.

wonkylegs Thu 14-Apr-16 17:19:34

What about jade velvet

Or
black lace long

Or
red lace long

TreadSoftlyOnMyDreams Fri 15-Apr-16 09:29:50

Jaeger are my "go to" for good fabrics and good sale prices. It's not always the most exciting stuff but as you say, it's timeless and usually a forgiving cut.

Match.com often has bargains too particularly in the larger sizes. I think most of their customers are in the 8-10 bracket.

whattodoforthebest2 Fri 15-Apr-16 14:15:53

I think you mean matchesfashion.com, Tread - match.com is a dating website grin - mind you I expect they have all shapes and sizes too!

SandrasAnnoyingFriend Fri 15-Apr-16 14:23:12

I recently hired a dress for a black tie event from Dream Wardrobe. You can pick two sizes, they deliver to you a day or two beforehand and provide a labelled Jiffy bag to return them after wear, you don't have to dry clean or anything.
I reasoned I wouldn't be likely to wear proper evening dress more than once as invitations of that type are infrequent and if not want to wear the same dress twice.
Cost about £60 and I got a Badgley Mischka dress that drew loads of compliments.

TreadSoftlyOnMyDreams Fri 15-Apr-16 14:27:49

Oops , Yes !!! grin blush

LadyWithLapdog Fri 15-Apr-16 22:52:08

Thank you for further examples. I can't see myself with a lacy back smile I hadn't thought of hiring, which is strange as that's what my DH is doing. Off to look at that. I have some time this weekend for a few shops as well.

superram Fri 15-Apr-16 23:14:42

I get all my cocktail/evening dresses from tk maxx. Max £60

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