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Where can I find a nice, casual dress with normal sleeves and decent hemline?

(16 Posts)
CarbyDiem Sat 07-Oct-17 10:01:56

An everyday sort of dress. Knee length-ish. No flappy sleeves. No flouncy bits around the neck. Or cold shoulders.
Not too expensive but not stretchy out of shape cheap either.


KingJoffreysRestingCuntface Sat 07-Oct-17 10:04:31


CarbyDiem Sat 07-Oct-17 10:12:02

That looks nice stuff.

KingJoffreysRestingCuntface Sat 07-Oct-17 14:23:38

It is. All fair trade too!!

purplecollar Sat 07-Oct-17 14:34:09

I like the ones in Fatface at the moment.

PaperdollCartoon Sat 07-Oct-17 14:34:47


Myneaux Sat 07-Oct-17 16:04:52

I recently bought the joules daylia dress in navy (sorry can't link in phone). Really flattering, warm and seems good quality too. Easy to dress up or down. I wear it with coloured opaques and brogues.

Babytalkobsession Sat 07-Oct-17 16:26:32

I've bought this, I like it. It is very oversized though.

eyeoresancerre Sat 07-Oct-17 16:33:25

Babytalkobsession - is your dress as short as it looks on the model? It looks lovely but I'd need it knee length for work.

Butterymuffin Sat 07-Oct-17 16:39:58

Just checking some of these out. Dresses with normal sleeves are definitely something I'm after.

CarbyDiem Sat 07-Oct-17 17:27:42

Babytalk. That's nice but too short. I'm old and fat and have old fat legs that need coverage.

carolhere Sat 07-Oct-17 17:28:21

Why don't you check on Amazon or Ebay. They've got nice stuff at affordable rate.

Justchillaxing Sat 07-Oct-17 17:29:59

The Fat face dress is nice! If I was size 12 still I'd buy that. Don't think it'd suit me as size 16 though sad

CountFosco Sat 07-Oct-17 17:48:35

Babytalkobsession that's gorgeous. I've been looking for a floral dress in cotton for ages and I think you've found it for me!9 unlike the others I'm hoping it's short!

Babytalkobsession Sat 07-Oct-17 19:08:02

Nope not too short at all, I'm 5'8'' and it's just above knee at front and longer at the back. There's a pic on the website that shows the shape at the back.

I'm a 12 and it is big, still deciding whether to downsize for a 10 or keep the 12 for seasonal growing room grin

eyeoresancerre Sat 07-Oct-17 21:23:45

Oh yay! I'm going to order it. Thank you

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