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Help me find this dress from about 20 years ago!

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BadTasteFlump Sun 16-Apr-17 19:28:32

It's the dress Gwen Stefani wore in the video for Don't Speak. I wanted it then and never managed to find one similar.

Yesterday I saw the video and still loved the dress. I've been googling madly since and still can't find one like it. Gwen Stefani said she bought it from a thrift store around 1990 and it was made of a rayon material so draped beautifully.

Can anybody help? I have never coveted an item of clothing so long in my life!

Heirhelp Sun 16-Apr-17 19:29:37

I think your best option would be to find a good dress maker.

namegechanged Sun 16-Apr-17 19:31:19

Laura Ashley used to have dresses like that.

namegechanged Sun 16-Apr-17 19:31:34

Sorry - a long time ago!

OdinsLoveChild Sun 16-Apr-17 19:34:04

Not exactly the same but this one is similar, maybe add your own buttons? www.lindybop.co.uk/dresses-c1/tea-day-dresses-c2/juliet-navy-polka-dot-tea-dress-p143

Okite Sun 16-Apr-17 19:34:14

www.joythestore.com/louche-cathleen-spot-print-tea-dress
How about this?

emsyj37 Sun 16-Apr-17 19:34:29

Try The Seamstress of Bloomsbury.

Crispbutty Sun 16-Apr-17 19:35:14

www.lindybop.co.uk/dresses-c1/tea-day-dresses-c2/juliet-navy-polka-dot-tea-dress-p143/s1257?utm_medium=ppc&utm_term=apos-juliet-apos-navy-polka-dot-tea-dress-size-12-juliet-12&utm_campaign=froogle&cid=GBP&gclid=CjwKEAjwrMzHBRDW3saA88aT80MSJACbvo1THYFhSzbF3m1PMe6D2sROWCBMGN4ZwdLJHpe4TncqmRoCk-Lw_wcB#fo_c=1085&fo_k=c4d8d4caa0f799dff17ea08534ed9f18&fo_s=gplauk&fo_oid=2137&pdg=kwd-293443011815:cmp-749220121:adg-39625186059:crv-176799231589:pid-1257

This is really similar

Crispbutty Sun 16-Apr-17 19:36:04

Lol! Beaten to it by Odin grin

BadTasteFlump Sun 16-Apr-17 19:39:54

Ooh so many replies so quickly! Am off to investigate all of them grin and and stupidly excited!

Mammamooandboo Sun 16-Apr-17 19:46:08

i was going to say the lindy bop juliet too. I have this dress and its lovely smile

Semaphorically Sun 16-Apr-17 20:05:04

What about this? It's viscose so it should drape nicely.

calilark Sun 16-Apr-17 20:14:07

Coming along to say that this was absolutely not 20 years ago. No way. Nope. Christ I am old.

BadTasteFlump Sun 16-Apr-17 21:56:07

Well I've just ordered the Lindy Bop one but am now hankering after the Nancy Mack one too - it's gorgeous! And since it's a different pattern maybe I should have both grin

And yes cali I feel old too grin

AndNoneForGretchenWieners Sun 16-Apr-17 22:04:04

The Lindy bop Ionia dress (sorry link won't work) is also similar. I love her look in this video.

Floisme Sun 16-Apr-17 22:36:33

I had at least two two like that. One was from M&S and I can't remember where else. Anyway the point is, there were lots of them around so I would try vintage stores, websites and weigh and pay sales. Then find someone who does alterations if you need to.

MadameSimoneSartre Sun 16-Apr-17 22:43:44

I LOVED this dress and the song, too! Thank you for this thread, OP, I've ordered the Juliet, too. Shame I won't look anything like Gwen Stefani though...

NapQueen Sun 16-Apr-17 22:47:35

www.etsy.com/uk/listing/295362639/vintage-1940s-1950s-navy-polka-dot-rayon?&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=shopping_uk_en_gb_-clothing-other&utm_custom1=331a47e6-3434-4859-9b73-455d235d71b5&gclid=CjwKEAjwrMzHBRDW3saA88aT80MSJACbvo1TcZi4Ya_KoPfM71Rc6X8CSgo891YtNyczLLDeponTuBoCV2fw_wcB

Could have the neckline altered?

Euphemia Mon 17-Apr-17 08:46:50

I've always been a bit obsessed by that dress too!

I recently got this one from L L Bean and it's gorgeous!

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