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Please help me find a dress quickly for my 40th

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Bitzer Wed 11-Oct-17 06:58:48

Party is in 10 days but living abroad so would need to get it shipped.

I'm 5ft6, size 8, shortish blonde hair.

Trying to steer clear of:
- black and navy (because I'm really pale and a bit scraggy and it looks draining)
- bodycon type dresses
- v-necks (too bony)

Would like a knee-length dress but everything seems to be mid-thigh and I feel a bit old for that. I like a bit of sparkle.

Anyone got any ideas? Thanks, ladies

MrsOverTheRoad Wed 11-Oct-17 07:19:00

www.debenhams.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/prod_10701_10001_176020802840_-1

This would look lovely on a petite figure like yours.

www.debenhams.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/prod_10701_10001_60514+FFN0047681_-1

Bitzer Wed 11-Oct-17 07:21:06

Just trawled JL and quite liked the look of these. All feedback gratefully received. Party isn't super smart i.e. Some folk will be casual but I think I'll feel comfortable in a proper party dress as it's my birthday IYSWIM

m.johnlewis.com/jolie-moi-bonded-lace-prom-dress/dark-teal/p3341058

m.johnlewis.com/warehouse-printed-pleated-midi-dress-multi/p3294064

m.johnlewis.com/jolie-moi-pineapple-printed-swing-dress-navy/p3320071

And I like the style of this but would prefer it not to be black.
m.johnlewis.com/whistles-lilian-pleated-lace-mix-dress/p3250571

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Bitzer Wed 11-Oct-17 07:21:56

OOh, cross post mrs will look at your ideas now. Thank you!

Bitzer Wed 11-Oct-17 07:27:08

I really like both those ideas, mrs

I couldn't quite get a sense of the fabrics (Climate is quite hot where I am). but will have a look on a proper screen when I'm home. Thanks again

CantChoose Wed 11-Oct-17 07:31:56

As you say some people will be casual and it is hot, my pick would be the warehouse one you found. The skirt will probably feel a bit swishy too which is always fun!

MrsOverTheRoad Wed 11-Oct-17 08:14:52

What country are you in OP? Is it Australia? I'm there too.

blueskyinmarch Wed 11-Oct-17 08:18:15

The Warehouse one is lovely. Also the Whistles one comes in green as well as black.

Bitzer Wed 11-Oct-17 08:20:38

I'm in Hong Kong mrs

I kind of like the idea of trying one of these 50s fit and flare type dresses but I've never worn one of them before
www.joliemoi.co.uk/products.php?product=Jolie-Moi-Floral-50s-Wrap-Belt-Dress%2C-Navy-Floral

And I think this one looks quite fun
www.joliemoi.co.uk/products.php?product=Crochet-Lace-Overlay-Prom-Dress%2C-RED
but the 'prom' reference makes me think it's aimed at 18-year-olds not 40-year-olds...

Bitzer Wed 11-Oct-17 08:22:15

Or this one, but more prom references. Also, wonder if it's a bit starchy and formal for a party at home

m.johnlewis.com/jolie-moi-bonded-lace-prom-dress/dark-teal/p3341058

Nettletheelf Wed 11-Oct-17 09:57:45

The teal dress is a bit matronly, I think. I liked the pineapple one and the silver one.

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