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Lovemusic33 Wed 15-May-19 19:08:35

Looking for a couple summer dresses but struggle to find anything I like. I need to be able to wear a bra so nothing strapless or strappy, I’m only 5”3 so most dresses are too long on me (would like slightly above knee), nothing too floral or bright. I am a young 37 size 12 with size D boobs. All the dresses I have looked at seem to have no shape, I look like a sack of spuds in most of them. Please help, what dresses are you wearing for the summer?

sleepismysuperpower1 Wed 15-May-19 19:41:00

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Thinkle Wed 15-May-19 19:43:51

Would a play suit be better?

Lovemusic33 Wed 15-May-19 19:55:25

I’m open to the idea of a playsuit as long as it’s not too short.

WineCheeseSleep Wed 15-May-19 20:01:21

This is probably hideously unfashionable but I've bought quite a few dresses from Mountain Warehouse the past few summers, I just really like the way they fit (same age/size as you) and the fact they have pockets!

Lovemusic33 Wed 15-May-19 20:51:07

Thanks wine I like the look of those, I’m not very fashionable, looking for something basic and comfortable and they look perfect.

YahBasic Wed 15-May-19 20:52:30

Next and Vila have great summer dresses that skim the figure & are lightweight.

fedup21 Thu 16-May-19 09:21:53

The Next linen summer dresses are lovely-about £25 and come in different lengths.

Lovemusic33 Thu 16-May-19 15:21:02

There’s hardly anything left on the Next site in my size (they don’t seem to have much stock anymore) and they have less designs in the petite range. I ordered a couple playsuit and one dress from next to try as it’s free to return.

YahBasic Thu 16-May-19 15:24:46

I find the Next app better to filter as you can select in stock only etc.

There are 215 size 12 dresses in Petite length on the app, and even fewer on the actual site for some reason!

SansasSnatch Thu 16-May-19 15:26:16

I like these dresses from whitestuff

I’m 5.3 and a size 12 with big boobs

Lovemusic33 Thu 16-May-19 15:34:22

Thank you, I will instal the Next app.

I like the white stuff dress, looks a bit more fitted than the next ones.

BatshitCrazyWoman Mon 27-May-19 09:20:22

Late to this love but I found the much-recommended Next linen dresses spectacularly unflattering. I'm a small 10, DD or E boobs, 5ft 3, and if they fit on the bust they just hang shapelessly down and bypass my (small) waist.

Something with a bit of stretch is better - I quite like Anna Field dresses from Zalando and am going to check out Mountain Warehouse too ....

MrsCasares Mon 27-May-19 17:18:11

Seasalt do petites now. Plenty of lovely summer dresses.

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