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Help find me a dress for a black tie do!

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Battyoldbat Tue 05-Dec-17 14:22:45

I’ve got a black tie do to go to next week. I have several posh frocks from years back and assumed I’d wear one of those. Just tried them on and they’re all too tight <sob> I can squeeze into them but they don’t look great, I have to say.
So if I can find one in time for next week, I’d rather get a new one.
I’m tall, early 40s, need a size 18 (or a looser-fitting 16!). Big boobs so nothing strapless as I can’t deal with having to find a strapless bra in time as well. Most of my weight is around my middle.
Deep or bright colours look best on me, nothing blush/nude/pale.
Budget up to £200 or so. Heeeeelp!

habibihabibi Tue 05-Dec-17 14:30:52

Try Bagley Miskcha on the Outnet . I got an amazing dress from them .Very elegant come up big and lots have sleeves .

Battyoldbat Tue 05-Dec-17 15:23:53

There are some lovely ones there, but a bit out of my price range.

RestingGrinchFace Tue 05-Dec-17 15:26:59

I really like this one from John Lewis

AnaViaSalamanca Tue 05-Dec-17 19:11:11

check out banana republic, they have a sale today, all dresses are £60

Battyoldbat Tue 05-Dec-17 22:42:19

I’m not a huge fan of the dipped hemline thing. Beautiful colour though! Couldn’t see anything on banana republic that was black tie enough - not in my size anyway.

Itscurtainsforyou Tue 05-Dec-17 22:49:01

Anything you fancy from Scarlett and Jo

Battyoldbat Wed 06-Dec-17 18:34:20

I found this!
It’s very flattering and classic looking, lovely thick fabric. grin

Oblomov17 Wed 06-Dec-17 21:02:40

Looks lovely. Go for that!

Battyoldbat Wed 06-Dec-17 21:38:52

Thanks Oblomov, I already did! 😊
And the good news is it’s so long, it won’t really matter what shoes I wear so that sorts the next issue out nicely 😁

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