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Ball gown hire (or buy) in the UK

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AgathaMystery Fri 28-Oct-16 21:55:08

Hello style gurus...

I have a ball (military) to attend this Christmas & need a knock out dress... I don't really want to spend more than £140 if I can help it as I won't get much use out of it.

I am used to going to these shindigs but the last 3 years has been wall to wall cocktail parties (no balls at all) so I got rid of my gowns & have also dropped a couple of dress sizes.

I am 5'2" with an hourglass figure and fairly big boobs/hips. And chubby upper arms. Sound delightful don't it?! hmm I'm a 12-14 in most sizes.

I am happy to buy or hire but quite like the idea of hiring as it means I don't have to cart it there/back on a plane I r eBay it afterwards. The ball is in the UK.

Please can anyone recommend anywhere decent please? It must be floor length & cannot be a cocktail dress. smile

Thank you!

wowfudge Fri 28-Oct-16 22:44:05

Try Debenhams - I just googled Debenhams Ball Dress and they have a good selection I'm various colours and designs. A few years ago now I went shopping with a friend who needed a dress for a military ball and after trying lots of things on, she found the perfect dress in Debenhams.

AgathaMystery Sat 29-Oct-16 08:50:00

Thank you - I should have said I've tried Debs/JL/HOF/Coast etc.

imjessie Sat 29-Oct-16 09:07:20

Have a look in next at lipsy Ans Jessica wrights dresses . I have bought one for a ball and it's really lovely . My friend got one too which I've seen . They are around £80 and suit my hourglass figure !

imjessie Sat 29-Oct-16 09:09:18 this one is on offer and I've tried it ..I'm a size 10 with big boobs and it was too much Jessica rabbit for me so I kept the blue one but if that's what you are after it's amazing !!

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