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Cocktail dress

(13 Posts)
farine Sun 12-Nov-17 17:55:18

I've put on a bit of weight recently and just realised I can't squeeze into my 'posh frock'.

I've an event this coming weekend and need a new one. Thinking black (although could be easily persuaded to wear colour), cocktail type rather than ballroom. I'm short, with a big bum, tum and boobs. Size 14. In my 40s
and suddenly realise I have no idea of where to go for this type of dress or what's in fashion (not having many posh events to go to).

No chance to get to the shops now so would welcome any suggestions and links so I can order some possibles tonight and have time to try a range on. Budget of around £200.

Hit me with your suggestions please...

Smellylittleorange Sun 12-Nov-17 18:04:26

I would suggest v neck or scoop neck with some kind of wrap or ruching in skirt area or flaring out gently from under bust. If I don't want to feel completely unfashionable my go to is ASOS.

Smellylittleorange Sun 12-Nov-17 18:12:01

Do you like you arms?

Smellylittleorange Sun 12-Nov-17 18:14:51


Smellylittleorange Sun 12-Nov-17 18:17:41

This ted baker may be good as has tulip skirt

Saffron2018 Sun 12-Nov-17 18:18:17


farine Sun 12-Nov-17 18:26:41

My arms aren't perfect but I'm not generally bothered by them - more concerned about my bum and tum!

Like v neck dresses a lot.

The ted baker one might be a little bit short for me but main dislike is the zip in the back - I have a thing against them!

FlorenceandtheWashingMachine Mon 13-Nov-17 22:43:13

How about this Biba number?

FlorenceandtheWashingMachine Mon 13-Nov-17 22:44:57

Sorry, just saw that you hate zips showing.

Jax123 Mon 13-Nov-17 22:47:54

Reiss is lovely for posh black frocks and in your price zone

Mulberrysilk Mon 13-Nov-17 22:57:30

Try bombshell london.

OlennasWimple Tue 14-Nov-17 02:51:14

Dark green lace well within budget

Patterned Studio 8

Striking hi lo dress for £65

PLeated grey (if not too bulky]]

Not a V neck, but beautiful colour and shape

Blue Karen Millen

Coast midi dress

Navy lace with pretty cap sleeves

Phase 8 black and red with pockets!!

Hi lo floral

Any good? Remember JL will deliver to a Waitrose if that's closer to you

farine Tue 14-Nov-17 08:35:17

Thanks will order some of them today and get them delivered to my nearest Waitrose tomorrow. Fingers crossed one will work out ok!

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