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And Other Stories dress - opinions please!

(10 Posts)
onwego Sun 05-Feb-17 20:07:13

I ordered this dress in the sale from and other stories and I'm not sure whether to send it back. The material is quite stiff black velvet, and it has a white collar. I'm not sure when I'd wear it - it looks too smart for work/day time but a bit funeral ish for night. I'm size 10 and 5"2 (if that helps?) I guess if I'm asking, I should probably send it back but I'd like to know what others think. So, opinions please!

(I hope the link works)

Judydreamsofhorses Sun 05-Feb-17 20:11:16

The link doesn't work, but I know the dress and love it - I almost bought it full price before Christmas. I didn't, however, buy it in the sale because I felt I probably wouldn't wear it now. If it helps at all, in my head I styled it with polka dot black opaque tights and black Stan Smith trainers.

Trills Sun 05-Feb-17 20:13:09

If you don't have any events in your life where you would wear it, then what's the point in having it?

Sukitakeitoff Sun 05-Feb-17 20:13:34

Here it is

I really like it. Very Twiggy (obviously!)

onwego Sun 05-Feb-17 21:43:59

Thanks for linking Sukitakeitoff and for the comments.

user1471503992 Sun 05-Feb-17 23:31:59

That was reviewed by someone on The Pool who described it as looking like Pauline's m'audition dress from Ballet Shoes so I immediately wanted it! High necked things are iffy on me though so I didn't risk it. I would wear it to the pub with flats or boots and a leather jacket though.

BusterGonad Mon 06-Feb-17 05:02:37

I like it, it's got a 60s vibe, I have loads of dressy dresses and now I'm older and more confident I wear them to work, to meet friends for a coffee, I dress up all the time. It makes me happy and I like to feel a bit glamorous on a day to day basis.

Trills Mon 06-Feb-17 08:02:00

I think it looks awful, but maybe it looks better on a person.

Trills Mon 06-Feb-17 08:06:18

That's not really the kind of opinion you were after.

If you like it and will wear it - do it.

If wearing it would need you ti have a different kind of life, or become a different kind of person, you can probably think of something better to do with your £35.

MrsMarigold Mon 06-Feb-17 10:37:18

I like it, however I bought something similar and my husband asked if I was going to a fancy dress party as a nun!!

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