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can I wear this dress?

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Donge13 Thu 28-Apr-16 20:28:46

As a size 16 Apple, would this dress suit?

MrsLettuce Thu 28-Apr-16 20:40:05

You can certainly wear it, yes. Have you tried it on?

People will say you maybe shouldn't and yes, Technically there are 'better' shapes for apples. Bugger that though. IMO people usually look best wearing something that makes them feel fab and reflects their personality.

DianaT1969 Thu 28-Apr-16 20:50:45

Lovely dress. Definitely worth a try.

Laska5772 Thu 28-Apr-16 20:56:52

lovely dress, where is it from?

Laska5772 Thu 28-Apr-16 20:57:53

oh I have seen now . Elsies attic .. will go and look..

MrsLettuce Thu 28-Apr-16 20:58:44

It's this, isn't it?

Donge13 Thu 28-Apr-16 21:00:47

Yes it is Mrs. They have some lovely things.

flanjabelle Thu 28-Apr-16 21:02:05

No. In my experience when you are slightly larger and especially apple shaped, dresses that are nipped in at the waist like that are not flattering. They eccentuate the lack of a waist and really make the muffin top show. This is my experience from being a size 16/18 apple shape for years. I can only wear these sorts of dresses now that I have lost 3.5 stone. By all means try it on, it could be cut amazingly and not cause any issues, but every dress like this that I tried on at your size and shape was a disaster.

civilfawlty Thu 28-Apr-16 21:04:07

Of course you can. All these stupid rules. Try it on, and if you feel lovely, you'll look wonderful.

Laska5772 Thu 28-Apr-16 21:05:42

The only thing I have found with these sort of dresses is that they do tend to come up small, especially around the waist , I would buy for your waist measurement . and be prepared to size up , ( and maybe also get the bodice altered by a dressmaker )

MrsLettuce Thu 28-Apr-16 21:28:53

I was going to say to try the LindyBop Ophelia or LadyVLondon Madison if the fit isn't quit right 'cause they are the same style. But there aren't many ophelia's ATM. Seems it's actually a LadyV dress anyway - here . 15 quid cheaper from source too. Bonus.

MrsLettuce Thu 28-Apr-16 21:31:48

(Forgot the ophelia link)

Laska5772 Thu 28-Apr-16 21:41:10

I have just bought this and I have apple tendancies! but had to buy the XL (16) and I am a size 12/14

MrsLettuce Thu 28-Apr-16 21:59:54

Yes, a lot of the repro' dresses are made to old sizing. Always worth checking measurements against their size charts.
Looks like a great dress Laska!

Donge13 Fri 29-Apr-16 09:56:50

Thanks for the advice everyone. Will check the sizing,but will probably up size

shovetheholly Fri 29-Apr-16 10:01:41

I think it's actually quite flattering as a shape for women who aren't a size 4 - the waistband is really high, practically under your boobs, which means the flare is very concealing!!

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