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Please help: Are you a size 16 or 18 and have either of these Boden / Phase Eight dresses you would be willing to sell?

(33 Posts)
JoyceDivision Thu 20-Apr-17 18:23:13

Hi everyone,

I'm desperately trying to track down either of the following dresses:

Phase eight dress

Boden dress

I've tried ebay, outlets, emailing the companies, but to no avail.

Do any of you lovely mumsnetters have one of these dresses, pref a size 18 but maybe a 16, that you don't wear and would be willing to sell?

I'd be grateful for any help!


annandale Thu 20-Apr-17 18:25:29

Sorry - bumping for you. I do have a Boden dress in an 18 but nothing like as nice as those (not sure which is the one you want?)

JoyceDivision Thu 20-Apr-17 19:14:13

Aw thanks for the reply annandale

To be honest I'd be happy with either, I hate hate hate wearing dresses but there is something I will have to be formally dressed for and it will focus on my family, so I need to find something I will feel comfortable in and feel not stressed about how I look as I won't be able to hide

annandale Thu 20-Apr-17 19:39:39

Why not do a thread asking for dress help? I love those threads Always happy to do a bit of searching.

I'm no style maven and can see this is quite different from the ones you wanted, but like it anyway?
boden shirty dress

TheDevilMadeMeDoIt Thu 20-Apr-17 19:46:00

This one?¤tpricerange=10-180&pgesize=36

JoyceDivision Thu 20-Apr-17 19:52:01

TheDevil....The black wrap one is nice and a poss back up, thank you, but really reall y want one of the two sad

JoyceDivision Thu 20-Apr-17 19:52:23

But I really really appreciate you talking the time to help!

I'm crap at frocks

JoyceDivision Thu 20-Apr-17 22:00:58

Bump smile

ShebaQueen Thu 20-Apr-17 22:19:58

Hi OP, which Boden dress is it you're looking for? The link leads to lots of different images. I do have 2 navy Boden dresses size 18, one not yet worn but I'm not sure if either are what you're looking for.

NewPantsforaNewYear Thu 20-Apr-17 23:42:37

I think OP is after this dress - navy Beatrice - but in 16 or 18

JoyceDivision Thu 20-Apr-17 23:46:11

Hi Sheba and Newpants, thanks for replies, yes newpants that's the particular boden frock... appears I'm crap at links as well as frocks blush

NewPantsforaNewYear Thu 20-Apr-17 23:46:43

I think this is a Beatrice in a different navy fabric in a 16

JoyceDivision Fri 21-Apr-17 04:01:03

Hi NewPants, `it does look a simialr shape to th navy & black one but it's the navy and black one I would like, it's a plainer / darker colour I'm needing, plus I'm 5 ft so not sure a longer length might look a bit out of shape on me?

but do appreciate you helping out!

NewPantsforaNewYear Fri 21-Apr-17 08:25:22

I thought it might be a bit loud.
I do hope you can find one. Both very elegant dresses.

ShebaQueen Fri 21-Apr-17 08:41:41

Ah sorry Joyce I can't help, I don't have that particular dress. Good luck though!

NewPantsforaNewYear Fri 21-Apr-17 08:51:59

Just a thought, have you tried Facebook? I think there are various Boden selling pages.

CurriedEggs Fri 21-Apr-17 08:55:46

This dress was on another thread and is very similar.

RandomWordsandaNumber5 Fri 21-Apr-17 10:08:09

If you have time, could you take the photos to a Dressmaker and have them made up? They don't look to be too complex for a professional to do.

SuburbanCrofter Fri 21-Apr-17 17:15:54

I second annandale - tell us what you are looking for and we will find you the dress smile

From the two dresses you are looking for, I'm guessing you are after
Long sleeves
Muted colours
Jersey/soft material

The Phase Eight dress looks a bit like a dress to hide behind, rather than wear. Are you feeling self-conscious?

JoyceDivision Fri 21-Apr-17 21:04:27

hi everyone!

Thanks for replies, Ilike the bofden dress as it's got a good sleeve length, nice neckline and the waist pleats will help with structured skirt hiding my huge stomach!

The phaseeight dress, i love the cape part and it will slighlt hide my huge norks!

I don't like v necks, i like plain high round necks and sleeves!! not prepared to bare my arms!, also simple plain silhouettes nt fussy details.... i am a pain....

I live in jeans, but sadly I am being very very sensible and trying to find a dress for a funeral I will have to attend where it wil be for an immediate family member and I won't be able to hide at the back / skulk off anywhere, so I really want to be prepared to brave it out sad

i would just like to say i really appreciate people taking the time to help out

BarneyRumbleton Fri 21-Apr-17 21:12:34

I don't have either of those but I do have this, worn once (loads of compliments) and now doesn't fit due to weight loss. Not sure it fits your criteria but thought I'd put it out there in case it's any good. It's very flattering.

BarneyRumbleton Fri 21-Apr-17 21:13:37

Oh I've just seen your update. Sorry for your loss flowers

SuburbanCrofter Fri 21-Apr-17 22:33:12

Sorry for your loss Joyce.

These have longer skirts, would that be flattering to your figure?
This has a v-neck, but it's a small one!
This is my favourite I think
This comes in 16 but not 18

Are any of these along the right lines?
I love doing this, its like shopping but without spending any money smile

Joinourclub Fri 21-Apr-17 23:29:32

This has sleeves and a high neck, but v neck

Dark with sleeves

High neck

Lovely in size 18

Size 18 DP bargain

Grey, v neck but nice shape and sleeves

Black,flattering shape but vneck

wheresthel1ght Fri 21-Apr-17 23:38:12

I am desperately trying to find a pic of my dress - I have a black knee length (I am 5'3) short sleeved phase eight dress with a cowl neck and rouching to the sides/tummy that is very flattering in a size 18. I am not selling but happy to loan it to you if it helps.

it is similar to this

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