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Help me find a dress for my wobbly body!

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YoScienceBitch Sat 22-Oct-16 22:11:55

I'm between a 12 and a 14, hour glass shape but quite stocky shoulders so anything with a high neck makes me look like a sack of spuds.
I've been trying on all day around the shops and just can't find anything flattering. Does anyone have a similar body shape that can help?

VivienneWestwoodsKnickers Sat 22-Oct-16 22:15:05

What occasion? Monsoon is great, otherwise Debenhams have lots of brands - I get a lot in there.

YoScienceBitch Sat 22-Oct-16 22:19:33

My birthday party!
Don't want to spend more than 40 though.

VivienneWestwoodsKnickers Sat 22-Oct-16 22:21:11

Definitely both of those, especially the sale rails.

YoScienceBitch Sat 22-Oct-16 22:22:47

Thankyou will have a look. What sort of style do you think?

fabulous01 Sat 22-Oct-16 22:27:02

Debenhams and ask for help. I usually nod and walk on but I had 30 mins to buy a dress for my twins christening so when the sales assistant asked if I needed help. Well I did. She got me one on sale rail and fitted perfectly. Definitely recommend it

confusedandemployed Sat 22-Oct-16 22:28:38

I have a similar figure (with pretty big norks ) and I wore a Joe Brown's dress to a wedding last week. Got so many compliments. They don't do the one i wore any more but this one is the same shape:

DianaT1969 Sun 23-Oct-16 08:04:38

CONFUSED I'm sure your dress is lovely, but i just clicked on the Joe Brown website and my eyes, my eyes! The number of horrors on there.

DianaT1969 Sun 23-Oct-16 08:20:59

OP - would something like this work? With a full torso control slip underneath perhaps? Tkmaxx usually do them for under £10.

DoorKnee Sun 23-Oct-16 08:28:10

Asos Wiggle Dresses. Very flattering and all around £40. The fabric skims rather than clings.

DianaT1969 Sun 23-Oct-16 08:32:23

I have an asos wiggle dress and I love it. Comes high on the neckline though. No v or scoop necks.

MrsT2007 Sun 23-Oct-16 10:15:02


Silverstreaks Sun 23-Oct-16 10:35:47

My shoulders are broad and the most flattering neckline for me is square. Scoop is good too.
I had a quick look at the Joe Brown's site and although I'm not keen on most of it there were some dresses that might have suitable necklines for you and any wobbly bits you can wrangle with Spanx or similar.

StillMaidOfStars Sun 23-Oct-16 13:02:37

I just bought as Asos Wiggle and it's fab. Yes it's a high neckline but I'm disproportionately broad across my sternum and shoulders (albeit in an overall small frame) and it doesn't seem to be unflatteringly high.

YoScienceBitch Sun 23-Oct-16 19:39:23

Hi everyone! I bought a dress today! Thankyou for all your help. Am I allowed to post a photo for some honest opinions?

wobblywonderwoman Sun 23-Oct-16 19:43:29

I was actually watching this thread.
Would love to see it op

YoScienceBitch Sun 23-Oct-16 19:57:20


StillMaidOfStars Mon 24-Oct-16 07:58:06

Very nice. Quite va-va-voom but you've got the figure for it. Interestingly, a neck line I never would have thought would work, but it does!

StephenKatz Mon 24-Oct-16 08:40:43


BusterGonad Mon 24-Oct-16 08:57:19

Looking good OP! wink

WhatamessIgotinto Mon 24-Oct-16 09:54:38

You have a killer figure!

Silverstreaks Mon 24-Oct-16 10:24:08

Looks great. Nice neckline.

Diggingmywayout Mon 24-Oct-16 10:28:54

I love it on you!

SpecialStains Mon 24-Oct-16 10:30:56

You look stunning. Have an awesome birthday!

YoScienceBitch Mon 24-Oct-16 19:57:21

Aww Thankyou smile

It was 25 pounds from quiz if anyone else if interested in.
(Would recommend giant Bridget jones pants to go under if your stomach is anything like mine!)

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