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A S&B stylista challenge - please help style a MOB......

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Chottie Mon 02-May-16 15:09:55

I am a MOB and I have been looking for a suitable dress for ages.....

I am 5' 6", size 10, with blonde hair and fair skin and aged 60. Ideally I would like a dress in a cornflower blue shade (plain or floral) but not stripes or spots. A sort of special tea dress, it must be below the knee too and with some sort of sleeve.....

The shops seem full of 50s styles dresses which are not me. I don't want to look mutton-as-lamb, just elegant and part of my DDs special day. The wedding is not super formal, DD is wearing a gorgeous off wedding dress with crystal and pearl beading and SiL will be wearing a grey silk Italian suit. And the wedding is in July in the UK.


MrsLettuce Mon 02-May-16 15:31:59

What sort of budget OP? would, for example, this be enough sleeve? It claims to be cornflower but the colour is maybe too subdued.

Andthereshewas77 Mon 02-May-16 15:38:01

I'm a MOB this summer too do I've seen ALL the dresses - how about this?,mon1.2/9520150214??_$ja=tsid:48544%7Ccid:356445682%7Cagid:27083615122%7Ctid:pla-171070839682%7Ccrid:87709736962%7Cnw:g%7Crnd:12776525283198356682%7Cdvc:m%7Cadp:1o1&gclid=CMeBu9jOu8wCFUg8Gwode3sD6g

ChinUpChestOut Mon 02-May-16 15:48:37

Andthereshewas77 gosh that Monsoon dress is gorgeous!! I'm desperately trying to think of an occasion when I might wear that so I can justify getting it!

Chottie Mon 02-May-16 16:37:30

Thank you Mrs Lettuce and Andthere, lovely dresses, but I would like a deeper colour (not that I'm a Mobzilla smile ) and something more swishy as there will be dancing in the evening.

My budget would be 200-250 GBP.

MsBlandingsBuildsHerDreamHouse Mon 02-May-16 16:45:06

This is Issa. Does it have enough "sleeve"?

MsBlandingsBuildsHerDreamHouse Mon 02-May-16 16:46:58

Although I've just seen you'd like swishy. Which it isn't...

Andthereshewas77 Mon 02-May-16 17:00:56

Andthereshewas77 Mon 02-May-16 17:01:46

Sorry - I can't do short links ... How do you do it? Maybe not on the phone app.

tethersend Mon 02-May-16 17:09:19

might not be the right colour

tethersend Mon 02-May-16 17:11:34


CaveMum Mon 02-May-16 18:32:35

Definitely try Chi Chi London, they've got loads of gorgeous dresses.


Or this

There's loads on the website so have a look, I've just ordered 3 for myself blush

Turbinaria Mon 02-May-16 18:51:52


Pippin8 Mon 02-May-16 19:11:26

Any of these?

Chottie Mon 02-May-16 21:54:54

Thank you everyone. I'm busy clicking through all the links now.

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