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Where to find cotton summer dresses for work

(34 Posts)
Honey1975 Sat 17-Jun-17 21:02:53

I've been to the shops for 4 hours
today to look for cotton or linen dresses that I can wear for work (smart casual office). I came home with absolutely nothing!

Where can I find these, does anyone know? I went in all the major shops hoping too get something of decent quality in the sales but found nothing, it was all polyester & similar which made me feel hot just looking at it!

I'm 5'3 so do find lots of dresses too long, I'm size 12 and find shift fitted style suits me well.

Thanks in desperation for any suggestions.

Sostreesedoutrightnow Sat 17-Jun-17 21:04:20

Have you tried white stuff?? I have some great cotton dresses from there

MostIneptThatEverStepped Sat 17-Jun-17 21:05:57

Watching with the greatest of interest...also interested in cotton trousers that don't make me look ballon shaped.

Birdsbeesandtrees Sat 17-Jun-17 21:10:31

Boden ?

camtt Sat 17-Jun-17 21:12:01

white stuff, as above, although I haven't seen much I have liked there recently. Boden had some I thought would work for me, also 5ft 3,
don't know if this link will work!

Mamia15 Sat 17-Jun-17 21:12:47

NEXT has linen dresses - these are sleeveless though

camtt Sat 17-Jun-17 21:12:59

you could also try Mistral, or Seasalt, although I find Seasalt often have pretty fabrics but oddly unflattering shapes, at least for me

originalbiglymavis Sat 17-Jun-17 21:14:26

I got a couple of cotton ones from Oliver Bonas.

KanyesLunchbox Sat 17-Jun-17 21:14:48

Just bought this from Closet. Have seen cotton trousers in h&m too.

FritataPatate Sat 17-Jun-17 21:24:08

I've just bought this: Joules Beth dress

Honey1975 Sat 17-Jun-17 21:34:03

Yes I did go in White Stuff & had high hopes for their sale but they didn't have any dresses in my size that I liked. The ones they did have I wasnt keen on the colours. Full price seem quite expensive.

I've looked at Boden, never bought from there before. They do have some nice dresses but even in the sale they are quite a lot of money for me. I'm not used to spending much on clothes but I'm getting desperate and I presume these more costly clothes are better quality and so will last longer than me buying a load of items from cheaper shops.

minipie Sat 17-Jun-17 21:35:23

Boden. I'm 5'3 and have the Margot (modal/cotton mix) and Phoebe (100% cotton). The "casual jersey dress" is cotton too and so are various others if you look through.

Gap and H&M also worth a look though their cotton ones may be too casual.

Honey1975 Sat 17-Jun-17 21:44:39

Thanks minipie, do you order the petite? I think I'm just going to spend a bit more money & build up a collection gradually.

leccybill Sat 17-Jun-17 21:49:24

This is nice for work. Can't see if it says what it's made of though.
TU coral dress

MiddlingMum Sat 17-Jun-17 21:49:50

Some of Adini's dresses are cotton, but may not be your style.

KavvLar Sat 17-Jun-17 21:50:22

Go on eBay and buy second hand. Honestly the only way I shop now. Search cotton shift dress size 12 and have your pick of the Boden or whatever you like.

scissormister Sat 17-Jun-17 21:52:47

Just got a sleeveless navy linen one in next. Wore today with a bright cardigan, it was perfect.

scissormister Sat 17-Jun-17 21:54:17

It wasn't very expensive either.

leccybill Sat 17-Jun-17 22:01:15

Both Debenhams.

Funnyfarmer Sat 17-Jun-17 22:05:11

I got some lovely dresses from H&m today. £8.99. There was loads. Different lengths, different styles. All very cool material.

Funnyfarmer Sat 17-Jun-17 22:08:03
In-store they had all different colours and designs. There so comfortable too.

Funnyfarmer Sat 17-Jun-17 22:09:09 olive green
Some more

Funnyfarmer Sat 17-Jun-17 22:11:03

Sorry last one now. I just think there brilliant!

Funnyfarmer Sat 17-Jun-17 22:12:33
Sorry one before didn't work

toffeeboffin Sun 18-Jun-17 00:43:09

So many sleeveless dresses! Grr sad

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