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casual day dresses with sleeves

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margaritasbythesea Mon 27-Jun-16 17:02:36

This seems to be the holy grail for me. I am always looking for them; never finding them. Having found one decent one for work recently, and seeing how useful and easy it is , I want more and I want ones I can wear out of work.

I cannot find more, or rather I have ordered lots that were no good. If you have seen any, can you post a link, please?

I cannot do tunics or anything without a proper waist. Drawstring waists look terrible on me.

If anyone is interested I will post the links of the ones I tried. There were some possible ones

Gusthetheatrecat Mon 27-Jun-16 22:59:00

I bought a couple from Sea Salt recently:

I have also had some success with dresses from Debenhams, strangely. Including one navy jersey one that was really cheap which I ordered on a whim but which has been fab.

I am a bit of a fattie so need large sizes, but am starting to think I will get some of my dresses taken up slightly so they are on the knee rather than approaching mid-calf, which is not such a flattering length on me.

I agree dresses with sleeves are the holy grail. Why aren't there more of them? Why?!

Meowlster Mon 27-Jun-16 23:02:09

I got [ this] the other day, it's lovely.

Meowlster Mon 27-Jun-16 23:03:03

Hmmm... Sorry...

braceybracegirl Mon 27-Jun-16 23:06:24

White Stuff is good for dresses

OneTwoOneTwoThreeFour Mon 27-Jun-16 23:09:49

I have some nice shirt dresses from River Island and Miss Selfridge. Not obvious shops for my demographic, but they are great

margaritasbythesea Tue 28-Jun-16 07:22:03

Thankyou. Sorry I didn't see these replies yesterday. I will check them out, although I have already looked at sea salt and white stuff and tried that ness dress on. I have a long body and it makes me look 5 because the waist is too high.

margaritasbythesea Tue 28-Jun-16 07:23:12

But thankyou and I will look again.

Meowlster Wed 29-Jun-16 09:39:32

That's a shame about the Ness dress.
Let us know what you find!

puddock Wed 29-Jun-16 09:42:25

Uniqlo can be good for dresses with sleeves (and even pockets) - not all tunic-style! - though the sizes don't go much past a 14. Cos might also be worth a look?

macnab Wed 29-Jun-16 15:16:01

Oasis have some really nice dresses at the moment (some even in their sale) and lots of them have sleeves (and proper waists!)

1moreglassplease Wed 29-Jun-16 15:41:57

Check out the range that Monsoon are doing with the woman from Issa (can't remember her name). All have waists and sleeves.

Djangor Wed 29-Jun-16 15:44:09

Have you looked at the House of Fraser website as they have loads of brands & you can specify short sleeve or 3/4 or long sleeve as well as dress style.

margaritasbythesea Wed 29-Jun-16 19:18:21

Thanks for your suggestions. I am going to do another trawl tonight.

Some of those Monsoon dresses are gorgeous - but typically I really like the ones without sleeves. sad

I tried this from People Tree which was almost but not quite on me because of the colour. Someone else might like it though. It is nice.

margaritasbythesea Wed 29-Jun-16 19:29:11

I quite like this from Pure Collection to but it is too worky really.

fandabbydozier Wed 29-Jun-16 19:45:28

Can you link the one you bought for work that you like? Thanks

Diddlydokey Wed 29-Jun-16 19:54:31

Banana Republic
Dorothy Perkins
Phase eight sale

margaritasbythesea Wed 29-Jun-16 19:57:40

It has sold out now but it is this in a different colour.

margaritasbythesea Wed 29-Jun-16 20:22:47

Nothing yet ...

Laodicean Wed 29-Jun-16 21:13:59

Try tk maxx if you like that pure one, they usually have some similar.

margaritasbythesea Wed 29-Jun-16 21:45:52

Thanks for the tip. Do you know of any good tips for Baukjen. I've just seen some possible dresses in the perfect colour ... all sold out in my size.

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