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I need a knockout dress for my 40th birthday party!

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user1477249785 Thu 06-Apr-17 01:59:30

I'd be really, really grateful for any help or suggestions.

Criteria as follows:
- Short
- fitted but not clingy (tight is fine but I need structure)
- budget anything up to about 250 pounds.

I have very toned shoulders and arms so would like to show them off. I'm slim (size 6 usually, sometimes less) but I can't do dresses which cling to my bum which is def my worst bit….

Has anyone got any suggestions? I really want to look and feel great….

Thank you!

user1477249785 Fri 07-Apr-17 00:03:51

Hopeful bump

Neverknowing Fri 07-Apr-17 00:09:25

Ooh exciting I love a thread like this!
Could you post some pics of dress styles you usually like or even colours you like?

Neverknowing Fri 07-Apr-17 00:11:05

Also what kind of occasion is it? Do you need a night out dress or an evening more formal dress?

user1477249785 Fri 07-Apr-17 00:26:03

oh great! thanks for your interest! So DH is throwing a big party. I'm really looking for night out kind of dress. Let me try and find photos now if the kind of thing I like...

user1477249785 Fri 07-Apr-17 00:30:58

Should add, I don't like fit and flare and I am short...

user1477249785 Fri 07-Apr-17 00:37:52

struggling to find photos of dresses i like. But i really like halter necks, or strapless so long as they are fitted and not clingy...

Twinkie1 Fri 07-Apr-17 00:40:19

Get a Herve Leger bandage dress off of eBay. Classic dresses that will make you look amazing and there are always xs ones on there.

user1477249785 Fri 07-Apr-17 00:46:31

I often look at those Twinkie and really like them. But I worry that they would just cling so much to my backside. I am slim but the weight I carry, I carry there and gravity is taking its toll….

bialystockandbloom Fri 07-Apr-17 00:47:52

Maybe worth looking at the Outnet site? I got an amazing Diane von F dress on the Outnet recently - not the usual wrap dress but a cocktail dress. Fitted but not clingy, and beautifully cut. There are some good bargains to be had if you search.

Twinkie1 Fri 07-Apr-17 00:48:55

They are magical dresses. Seem to just yank everything in that needs yanking in, I'd not be concerned about your arse. Could always get the Spanx that mound it into a peachy shape and hoik it up too.

NewPantsforaNewYear Fri 07-Apr-17 01:16:05

Bombshell dresses, which I heard about on here, are fantastic and very flattering.

AteRiri Fri 07-Apr-17 04:15:11

I'm so jealous - I'd love toned shoulders and arms!

If I have your figure, I'd wear these:

Mrsmaudwatts Fri 07-Apr-17 20:11:21

Have a look at Reiss, I LOVE their dresses

Mrsmaudwatts Fri 07-Apr-17 20:12:09

Mrsmaudwatts Fri 07-Apr-17 20:13:24

RealHouswifeofBury Fri 07-Apr-17 22:46:09 love this

bellarosa81 Sun 09-Apr-17 22:21:23

The Outnet !
I have bought 2 dvf Dresses recently...they have some amazing gowns and cocktail Dresses .

Specialagentblond Mon 10-Apr-17 14:25:13

I love Byron lars at anthrpologie x

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