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Help please with finding a black dress

(10 Posts)
Neolara Sat 22-Apr-17 23:31:04

So I'm graduating next Saturday and they have a really, really stricky-pants dress code. Its either a plain black skirt and plain white shirt, or a black dress, at least knee length and with long sleeves.

I am old and fat and don't wear dresses or skirts. Ever. Black and white are both terrible colours on me, so I am unlikely to wear anything I get for the graduation again (unless someone dies....) So I don't want to spend a lot - maybe £70 absolute tops.

I think I would prefer to wear a dress rather than shirt / skirt.

Oh, black dress with long sleeves - simple!, I can hear you say. But noooooooo - it's not. I saw nothing in town today. I was relying on Boden as a back up but all their long-sleeve dresses in a size 12 are sold out. I've looked online and because I'm flat-chested, dresses that have no shape at all look like a sack on me. I'm way too old and lumpy for anything body-con-ish. Skater-type dresses look ridiculous on me as I've got quite a boyish figures.

Has anyone got any ideas? Thanks.

Acornantics Sat 22-Apr-17 23:42:07

I have a black jersey 3/4 sleeved dress from Jaegar that I wear to death, it was about £50 and I think they still have them on the Jaegar Outlet website.

It's scoop necked, shaped but not fitted and has pockets, knee length, perfect for work for me.

Neolara Sat 22-Apr-17 23:44:21

Fab. Will take a look. Thanks. Jaegar site is down at the moment.

Just checked Boden again, and there do seem to be a couple of options so have ordered and will send back if they look rubbish.

queenofawkward Sat 22-Apr-17 23:48:16

Do you have graduation robes? If so, be careful- you need something like a button at the front of the dress to hook the robes onto

Astro55 Sat 22-Apr-17 23:48:58

How about this?

Ruffles to help with the flat chest long sleeves and lose to cover bumps

Acornantics Sun 23-Apr-17 08:44:12

I'll try to link if I can but am rubbish at it!

BarchesterFlowers Sun 23-Apr-17 09:02:41

Try Hobbs, click on the outlet tab on the main site. Beware though, unless you pay for next day delivery they don't pick/send your order for a couple of days.

justaweeone Sun 23-Apr-17 09:07:20

Loads of black dresses on boohoo$ja=tsid:77520%7Ccid:294788705%7Cagid:20988291065%7Ctid:pla-180633219425%7Ccrid:85426807865%7Cnw:g%7Crnd:12704394736495602190%7Cdvc:m%7Cadp:1o13&gclid=CPDq0LGPutMCFUONGwod-jkORw

justaweeone Sun 23-Apr-17 09:10:18

Not sure about length in real life

Lucked Sun 23-Apr-17 09:36:50

I have this from M&S I am a 14-16 and got the 16 and it hangs nicely. I am 5'10 and it isn't too short on me, similar to the model.

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