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RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Fri 27-Dec-19 17:32:25

I 'may' be having a significant birthday soon. I was hoping to get a dress made but two local dressmakers have proven useless, so might want to buy one instead.

I'm size 14, used to be hourglass but now a bit rounder, busty. I'm very fussy! I want something that feels dressy but could equally well just be worn with ankle boots and a biker jacket to the pub. Would prefer it to have at least short sleeves, and not be polyester. Black or red probably my best colours, or maybe a dark print.

Budget up to about £200 for something really amazing.

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Fri 27-Dec-19 17:33:11

I really like this but would prefer sleeves.

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Fri 27-Dec-19 17:40:20

And it's poly, but it feels lovely irl.

Trumpton Fri 27-Dec-19 17:45:18


RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Fri 27-Dec-19 17:46:39

Thank you but not fond of that. Looks like a work dress.

HollowTalk Fri 27-Dec-19 17:47:29

OP, that one looks like it's caught in your knickers!

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Fri 27-Dec-19 17:51:43

Maybe that's why I like it? grin

Trumpton Fri 27-Dec-19 17:53:23


RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Fri 27-Dec-19 17:54:49

Sorry but don't like that Bombshell one at all.

BestIsWest Fri 27-Dec-19 17:57:23

Reiss but no sleeves.

Trumpton Fri 27-Dec-19 17:57:57

Oh that bombshell might not be right but worth a mooch .
Lindybop ?
Vivienne of Holloway ?

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Fri 27-Dec-19 17:59:28

It's definitely got to have sleeves.

I don't really like the retro sites, tbh.

BournvilleGreen Fri 27-Dec-19 18:00:02

I was going to suggest phase8, too, as they have lots of dresses in similar style to the all saints one you posted. What happened to VW? Does she no longer suit?

AriadneO Fri 27-Dec-19 18:00:38

Can you post a few dresses you like so we know what your taste is like? For what it's worth, I like dresses from Maje and Sandro. Very chic.

Mammyloveswine Fri 27-Dec-19 18:02:19

Mammyloveswine Fri 27-Dec-19 18:03:47

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Fri 27-Dec-19 18:04:10

The only VWs I can afford are the very clingy jersey ones, and I'm a bit too fat for them now!

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Fri 27-Dec-19 18:04:55

Sorry but that gold one is about as far from something I'd wear as it is possible to get!

Mammyloveswine Fri 27-Dec-19 18:05:16

switcharoo Fri 27-Dec-19 18:05:30

Sorry not sure how to do clicks links

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Fri 27-Dec-19 18:06:46

I like this but again no sleeves.

Mammyloveswine Fri 27-Dec-19 18:09:56

Mammyloveswine Fri 27-Dec-19 18:11:09

So a sort of steel/grey colour wrap/drap with sleeves?

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Fri 27-Dec-19 18:11:53

Thanks for the links but that white one is (imvho) not nice at all. It's like something off Dynasty.

I don't do bling, or gaping cleavage or anything like that. I'll look at Phase 8, although it's not somewhere I'd generally find anything I like.

iklboo Fri 27-Dec-19 18:12:10

Could you wear a sleeveless one with a bolero or shrug over it?

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