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That is a difficult one to answer. As Cavender said its about the quality of the fabric. I have well hanging dresses made of viscose, cotton, modal, silk and polyester. Any of those fabrics can look dreadful if they are thin but all work well of they are weighty.
I've got a couple of Mary Portas dresses from years ago that still feel and look great. Heavy fabric in forgiving cuts. I've looked and there are some in your size on Ebay.
Sainsbury is a good option for workwear with heavier fabrics and they change their stock frequently so its worth keeping an eye on.
You're going to have to feel an awful lot of fabric to find what you need. Brands are no indication of quality, they'll all try to palm off cheap fabric as high end.
yes same size here, getting triangular these days, boden ponte/denim/corduroy and i've had luck with seasalt although boden prob. more flattering. Hobbs are good, but I agree with drspouse, the a line works only if it's not very a line otherwise just emphasises the bottom half!
Yumi do great wrap dresses, lots of extra pleats coming down from shoulders to make sure the wrap actually covers boobs. Bit of draping at tum too. Fairly clingy material but the cut does the hard work.