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Please help me find the perfect afternoon tea dress

(27 Posts)
mimimomma Wed 16-May-18 16:58:31

I need some help.....I've got three afternoon tea's coming up over the next few months and I'd love to buy the perfect dress to see me through them all! My budget is up to 150 pounds, I'm a pear-shaped, 5f 3 girl in my late 30's. I've recently lost half a stone and am a size 10...although am not sure how I'll keep the weight off with all these afternoon teas! Thanks for your help!

goose1964 Wed 16-May-18 17:25:51

Way below your maximum they have several on the site so it may be worth looking, they're a lot better made than the price would suggest

keeponkeepinon Wed 16-May-18 17:33:01

this stripy one?
Easy to dress up or down

othgraph Wed 16-May-18 17:58:53

Slightly above your limit but I recently got this:

I'm same height as you and the length is still flattering on me. I got a 10 but it's actually a bit stretchy so I could have sized down (but I'm pretty flat up top!)

RosinaAlmaviva Wed 16-May-18 19:17:04

Jersey tea dress I just bought the blue version and I love it.

Ava tea dress Personally if I had your budget I would go for this one, but lots of other options on this site.

Sleeveless polka dots

Yellow striped shirt dress

If you'd consider a pencil dress, this and this are in the sale at Karen Millen.

RosinaAlmaviva Wed 16-May-18 19:22:42

Oh and this at Lady V.

welshmist Wed 16-May-18 19:23:06

Monsoon might have something you like.

some have been reduced, so you could afford two smile

GrannyGrissle Wed 16-May-18 19:25:44

I'd go for a silk Kath Kidston and possibly a Lindy Bop Ophelia too for variety.

buddy79 Wed 16-May-18 20:01:53

Some nice silk ones in this website:

dibly Wed 16-May-18 21:53:00

Love this, in fact there's a few I'd buy

EdWinchester Wed 16-May-18 22:22:43

I bought this Jigsaw dress from John Lewis at the weekend.

It's lighter than it appears in the pics.

I'm wearing it on Sat with white Converse. It's lovely.

Hunter007 Thu 17-May-18 08:25:43

House of Foxy are perfect for afternoon tea style dresses. Lovely quality too

Ifonlyiweretaller Thu 17-May-18 10:55:48

Aaagh. I loved that dress @RosinaAlmaviva so have just ordered it...along with rather too many other items! When I went to payment page they all showed 20% off which was a bonus grin

welshmist Thu 17-May-18 12:49:25

Aint mumsnet wonderful smile

RosinaAlmaviva Fri 18-May-18 00:28:52

@Ifonlyiweretaller ooh which one?!?

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Fri 18-May-18 00:31:48

Marking place because there’s a brand I want to recommend but can’t remember the name of (and too tired to get up and look in my wardrobe now!). Kind of vintage-y, online only from House of Fraser.

Ifonlyiweretaller Fri 18-May-18 10:14:28

@RosinaAlmaviva I bought the blue jersey tea dress from Crew that you linked to - along with a blazer, some trousers, jeans and a top!! I've never shopped at Crew before but liked what I saw and the reviews say quality is generally really good. Lets see how much of it I keep though grin

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Fri 18-May-18 10:18:11

Jolie Moi was the brand I’m thinking of — just be careful to check the materials. Some are cheaper fabrics than others.

RosinaAlmaviva Fri 18-May-18 18:10:51

@Ifonlyiweretaller hope you like it all! The dress is good quality. The material is thick, hemline hangs evenly and it has washed well. Very versatile style too. So far I've worn it for a birthday party, two work events and an afternoon in the park.

Ifonlyiweretaller Sat 19-May-18 10:43:52

@RosinaAlmaviva I love it! Bought it in the blue and am wearing with a red cardi (very patriotic) for a Royal Wedding tea party today! Also kept a couple of other things - some striped espadrilles and a striped blazer...

Oldraver Sat 19-May-18 11:15:35

I have this Yumi dress and it's lovely on. I am 5'5 and it comes to just above the knee on me.

Ifonlyiweretaller Sat 19-May-18 20:41:27

@Oldraver I have a couple of Yumi dresses, and 3 of their cardigans. i'm sure I'm not their target market as a 56 year old... but who cares!

Oldraver Sat 19-May-18 23:09:38

I'm 53 grin

RosinaAlmaviva Sun 20-May-18 19:19:20

@Ifonly sounds very appropriate! Hope you had a lovely tea party. smile

Ifonlyiweretaller Sun 20-May-18 20:17:34

Thanks@Rosina - we had a great time, far too much of the fizzy stuff but it was such a lovely day,. I'm going to order the red version of the dress too - it was just so easy to wear!

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