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Please help! Summer dresses for an (admittedly v fussy...) petite hourglass. Am I asking the impossible?!

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KondoAttitude Thu 12-May-16 20:27:03

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KondoAttitude Thu 12-May-16 20:33:32

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Marmaladeday Thu 12-May-16 20:38:32

To be honest I am a little terrified of responding as you are so specific but have you tried lady v london?
Maybe something like this ?

KondoAttitude Thu 12-May-16 20:47:01

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GreenGoth89 Thu 12-May-16 20:48:07

Pepperberry might be worth a shot

banivani Thu 12-May-16 20:57:42

I adore your specific requirements that are absolutely not insane or bizarre, but sadly for you fashion at the moment is all sad sacks for tall willow people. (Not bitter oh no) If you spend loads of money on the sad sacks, in desperation, I'm sure the shops will suddenly be inundated with exactly what you're looking for. sad

AgathaMystery Thu 12-May-16 21:02:03

Def pepperberry.

KondoAttitude Thu 12-May-16 21:03:04

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KondoAttitude Thu 12-May-16 21:26:23

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orchard13 Thu 12-May-16 21:29:21

Hi Kobdo, I am nearly the same proportions as you! (1 inch taller and 1 year older!!) so far this season I've found a lovely navy polka dot wrap dress from the petite section in Miss Selfridge, and a stripy one from the Henry Holland range in Debenhams... Let me find the links...

I know it's not what you're looking for, but I also have a play suit from Boden (not a popular choice on here!) and a jumpsuit from Abercrombie kids which are more appropriate at playgroups!!x

KondoAttitude Thu 12-May-16 21:45:44

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SorrelForbes Thu 12-May-16 21:49:52

Watching with interest as I am 5'3", size 12, 30H, curvy and have exactly the same requirements!

KittyB52 Thu 12-May-16 21:50:35

Yes, you are asking the impossible. I'm shorter than you, and a good 10 years older, and there are NO dresses out there. Actually, I am struggling to find any nice clothes at all, not just dresses.

orchard13 Thu 12-May-16 22:18:16

The Miss S one is quite short! I have it in an 8 and it's a perfect fit, the wrap tie makes it adjustable and is flattering on the waist. Will let you know if I find anything else smile

RaisingSteam Thu 12-May-16 22:21:39

Can you sew? I'm wondering about breaking out the sewing machine for this one. If I was a size 10 like you I definitely would.

KondoAttitude Thu 12-May-16 22:38:34

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museumworker Fri 13-May-16 06:20:28

Lost last post... Grrr.


Late for work... Be back later

ihatethecold Fri 13-May-16 07:00:39

I am the same size at you op with 32gboobs.
I recently bought 2 dresses from fat face in the sale that have shirt sleeves. No cleavage on show and they finished at my knees.
They were only £20 each and are very flattering.
I'll try find a link.

ihatethecold Fri 13-May-16 07:01:49

banivani Fri 13-May-16 11:23:07

Kondo, if it's too short for you it must be the length of a fecking French maid sexy outfit, no offence. I'm 170 cm and I'm plagued by all "dresses" being frankly tunic length - had bitterly/blithely imagined that you shorties had it easier in that respect. ;) That said, I have a petite daughter who moans that the waist of dresses hits her on the hips, so that's a problem. It's a bit hard to lift the waist of the dress, I can hem stuff but re-sewing the waist is trickier! Also - to hell with breasts. Why do we have them when fashion companies won't sew for them.

Oh, but have you looked at the Polish companies? and

daftbesom Fri 13-May-16 13:46:34

Drive-by suggestion - John Lewis website has brilliant filters that allow you to specify all sorts of things when searching for dresses: neckline, sleeve, short or long, colour etc, give it a try.

hollinhurst84 Fri 13-May-16 13:52:46

Was just about to suggest biubiu!

LadyReuleaux Fri 13-May-16 14:46:29

Have you tried emily & fin? This is just one option but they have lots more. I'm tall and their dresses are much too short in the waist for me which makes me think they might work for you.

Sonotkylie Fri 13-May-16 15:34:25

I have this one. Its beautiful and fits perfectly. I have 30g and long waist and the waist is (almost perfect)! Fantastic quality and true to size.

KondoAttitude Fri 13-May-16 17:52:55

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