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Need a cocktail dress whatever that may entail

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Polkadot1974 Wed 06-Dec-17 21:57:47

I’m going to a sales meeting (yawn) and one night entails s posh dinner. Men suited and booted (easy for them), ladies in cocktail dresses. I’ll be skint after Christmas and need something cheap but ok enough for one wear. I’m dumpy size 12 and short. Decent boobs in a bra; disastrous without. Big tummy. Can anything be done or should I get room service and stay in pjs?!

Lucked Wed 06-Dec-17 22:13:16

Phase eight have a sale on at the moment, what is your budget?

shakeyourcaboose Wed 06-Dec-17 22:13:38

Would you eBay shop for 2nd hand?

Redken24 Wed 06-Dec-17 22:15:18

Vinted or mercari?

Polkadot1974 Thu 07-Dec-17 16:55:37

Ideally up to £30. What shape should I go for with my delightful figure? Thanks all

Mrsmaudwatts Thu 07-Dec-17 17:33:39

Omg, search on eBay for monsoon velvet dress. There are 2 that are stunning! Both size 12. Vintage twilight dresses. I have the long one which I've just had altered to be knee length and it is STuNNING on!

Mrsmaudwatts Thu 07-Dec-17 17:36:28

eBay item no. 182945832917

This is the short one. I wear a strapless bra but you could pin the straps to the top part.

Mrsmaudwatts Thu 07-Dec-17 17:39:34

eBay item no.372156692243

Long one. This was floor length in me (I'm 5 foot) but I had it altered t be knee length. The straps don't sit like in the pic. The velvet is really luxurious and thick and the bones in it will give you s Jessica rabbit figure

MyBrilliantDisguise Thu 07-Dec-17 17:42:09

Are you the seller, MrsMaud?

Mrsmaudwatts Thu 07-Dec-17 17:43:29

This is also nice
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Mrsmaudwatts Thu 07-Dec-17 17:44:55

Haha, nope, I was just looking to see if I could get it in another colour, and I need a 14.

They are the most amazing dresses!

Mrsmaudwatts Thu 07-Dec-17 17:47:57

Ahh, here is a better pic of how you look in the long one
https://www.google.co.uk/search?rlz=1CDGOYIenGB745GB745&hl=en-GB&biw=375&bih=591&ei=d34pWsCBOMHxauLvmKAI&sjs=4095&q=monsoon+vintage+velvet+dress&oq=monsoon+vintage+velvet+dress&gss_l=mobile-gws-serp.3..0i22i30j33i22i29i30l2.17160.21536..22062.......75.1181.19............mobile-gws-wiz-serp.......0i71j35i39j30i10j0i13i30j0i30j33i160.yUws%2BkywYvY%3D#imgrc=w5G1b45ZeJ-BOM:

Mrsmaudwatts Thu 07-Dec-17 17:48:42

https://www.google.co.uk/search?rlz=1CDGOYIenGB745GB745&hl=en-GB&biw=375&bih=591&ei=d34pWsCBOMHxauLvmKAI&sjs=4095&q=monsoon+vintage+velvet+dress&oq=monsoon+vintage+velvet+dress&gsl=mobile-gws-serp.3..0i22i30j33i22i29i30l2.17160.21536..22062.......75.1181.19............mobile-gws-wiz-serp.......0i71j35i39j30i10j0i13i30j0i30j33i160.yUws%2BkywYvY%3D#imgrc=w5G1b45ZeJ-BOM:

Mrsmaudwatts Thu 07-Dec-17 17:50:29

Pic

Polkadot1974 Thu 07-Dec-17 21:24:13

Ooh nice. Was thinking velvet might work.
Shoes- what style?

OfficerGrant Thu 07-Dec-17 21:29:41

Cocktail dress just means short, knee length type, rather than full length ball dress. Wear dress/ skirt and top/ trousers and top combo. Or a jumpsuit?!

Polkadot1974 Thu 07-Dec-17 22:02:20

Am I too short for jumpsuit? I’ve bid on one frock but it’s longer. Fail!

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