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albazavi Fri 13-May-16 09:22:04

Hi lovely mn. After weeks of searching, im reaching out to you for some help.

Have parents 60th bbq in two weeks and need a dress that I can wear that is bf appropriate (ds will be 8 weeks at the bbq). Would also like it to double up for a christening and baby shower later in the summer.

Trouble is all the dresses I like are high necked (I really like 1950 style dresses) and all the bf ones are frumpy.

I bought what I thought would be perfect http://m.oasis-stores.com/stripe-cowl-belted-dress/dresses/oasis/fcp-product/5788500 but it looks horrendous on.

I don't necessarily want a 'nirsing' dress but one I can whip the norms out with ease subtly, and one that is loose on the still slightly rounded belly.

I'm probs about a generous 14 now, and love 1950s styles and floral prints. Ideally don't want to spend more than £60.

If I wasn't bf, I'd buy this in a shot! http://prettykittyfashion.co.uk/products/green-pink-vintage-floral-blossom-rockabilly-swing

Thanks all x

Pantsalive Fri 13-May-16 11:24:24

How about something like this floral wrap dress?
www.newlook.com/shop/womens/dresses/black-floral-print-wrap-front-midi-dress-_374523401

Pantsalive Fri 13-May-16 11:27:13

Or you can sometimes find some nice button-front tea dresses, if you don't mind going a bit 40s rather than 50s:
Trolley Dolly tea dress

Pantsalive Fri 13-May-16 11:29:22

Found a Lindy Bop button front dress:
www.lindybop.co.uk/dresses-c1/tea-day-dresses-c2/uma-white-floral-tea-dress-p1505

Love the Pretty Kitty dress btw!

albazavi Fri 13-May-16 11:29:47

Thanks pantsalive. I like the idea of 40s witj buttons. 2nd one's lovely but would like something a bit more summery rather than black- but you've given me something else to look for. Thanks

Pantsalive Fri 13-May-16 11:39:08

The Lindy Bop one also comes in blue and is currently reduced to £23!
www.lindybop.co.uk/sale-c49/dresses-sale-c50/uma-blue-floral-bouquet-print-vintage-50s-inspired-tea-dress-p1503

I thought the black florals weren't quite summery enough.

Good luck!

Pantsalive Fri 13-May-16 11:45:17

And the Trollied Dolly comes in red: www.houseoffraser.co.uk/Trollied+Dolly+Collared+Tea+Dress/241652907,default,pd.html&_$ja=tsid:44970%7Ccid:184650115%7Cagid:9191942035%7Ctid:aud-77714418879:pla-107524915555%7Ccrid:53047330315%7Cnw:g%7Crnd:7238874207225166924%7Cdvc:c%7Cadp:4o3%7Cmt:

Pantsalive Fri 13-May-16 11:52:07

Seasalt - perhaps not smart enough
www.seasaltcornwall.co.uk/women/clothing/dresses-and-tunics/dresses/lottie-cotton-printed-tea-dress_tulips_marine.htm

Monsoon linen - rather smart but not floral:
www.houseoffraser.co.uk/Monsoon+Sandy+Linen+Shirt+Dress/241065964,default,pd.html&_$ja=tsid:44970%7Ccid:184650115%7Cagid:10298528155%7Ctid:pla-107226216355%7Ccrid:57320999635%7Cnw:g%7Crnd:11261169057863170244%7Cdvc:c%7Cadp:19o25%7Cmt:

Stopping now! smile

albazavi Fri 13-May-16 16:24:17

Thanks all- lots of good ides here. Unfortunately the lindy bop website isn't looking but will keep checking!

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