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Summer dress - is it too sack-like?

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LobsterQuadrille Sat 27-May-17 06:31:01

I haven't bought more than one summer dress in the last 14 years - when I returned to the UK. All my overseas dresses are wheeled out for the few days a year that we have hot weather. Found this (Next, £26) yesterday. Loved it on the hanger but it feels like a sack on me - is this what it's meant to look like, in MN view? I want to like it!!

PetalMettle Sat 27-May-17 06:32:58

I think it would be fine with cap sleeves but with the straps it looks a bit nightie. But I'm not the most stylish of people do feel free to ignore

LobsterQuadrille Sat 27-May-17 06:33:33

That was exactly my thought (nightie) from the photograph!

BusterGonad Sat 27-May-17 06:44:08

I personally think that you are too petite for it, the dress is wearing you, rather than you're wearing the dress. It's not terrible but you look like you have a lovely figure so if I were you I'd get something that shows it off a bit more.

PetalMettle Sat 27-May-17 06:59:41

Agree with that. How about a lovely straight cut shift - higlight how slim you are - something like this? www.houseoffraser.co.uk/women/betty-barclay-sleeveless-shift-dress/d685605.pd#242552184&_$ja=tsid:44970%7Ccid:207133915%7Cagid:10144344955%7Ctid:pla-297286437545%7Ccrid:191449278959%7Cnw:g%7Crnd:4296802320021786876%7Cdvc:m%7Cadp:1o14%7Cmt:

LobsterQuadrille Sat 27-May-17 07:08:22

Ooh thank you Petal I like that! I think this one's going back. Agree about it wearing me too ... it's a size 6 (Next so not really a 6) so I assume it's meant to fit like this.

namechange20050 Sat 27-May-17 07:22:08

The shoes don't go with it. You need something more strappy or open toed.

namechange20050 Sat 27-May-17 07:22:55

I think the dress is quite pretty. And the whole underwear as outer wear is very on trend.

NoCapes Sat 27-May-17 07:28:42

Agree it looks like a nightie
But I'd just like to express how impressed I am that you're up, dressed and have hair and make up done at 6:30am on a Saturday!
You're like the grown up I wish I was

LobsterQuadrille Sat 27-May-17 07:37:03

NoCapes I have a regular meeting .... one I've been going to for years and would rather I didn't have to go to! Just off now, not in that dress ....

neveradullmoment99 Sat 27-May-17 09:09:07

Dress looks lovely on you. Its smart and stylish. I like how it is loose. I think it looks great.

LobsterQuadrille Sat 27-May-17 12:12:12

Ah thank you neveradullmoment but I took it back. I did like it but it felt big, even though that must have been its style.

AllPizzasGreatAndSmall Sat 27-May-17 16:17:31

I like the look of it but can't find it on next's website - any chance of a link?

LobsterQuadrille Sat 27-May-17 17:11:13

Allpizzas I've never used the Next website and I can't find it either - all the dresses seem to be Lipsy! Happy to go into my local Next and find an item number (or stock number) if you'd be interested?

LobsterQuadrille Sat 27-May-17 17:14:25

Here's the number I hope:

Rockaby Sat 27-May-17 18:00:36

I really like it! You look fab to me, but if you aren't comfortable in it then send it back.

Rockaby Sat 27-May-17 18:01:22

On sorry you already have! Hope you find a nice alternative smile.

LobsterQuadrille Sat 27-May-17 18:05:07

Thank you! This was the alternative:

AllPizzasGreatAndSmall Sat 27-May-17 19:55:10

Thanks, I did see that dress on the website but thought it wasn't the one you were wearing, as it doesn't look metallic in the photo. I actually like the shape, but want something more casual than the metallic.

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