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Right, style gurus....am I asking the impossible?

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TheMoistWorldOfSeptimusQuench Mon 03-Sep-07 22:58:18

Please help me find a fabulous grey autumn day dress smile

Specifications:

- Must be plain
- Nice fabric, pref wool
- Fitted, perhaps - but not necessarily -with a pencil skirt.
- Size 10 but fit over my GG norks
- Smart enough for the office but just ever so slightly sexy

Have looked blardy everywhere, to no avail...

JackieNo Mon 03-Sep-07 23:02:56

Not quite..

TheMoistWorldOfSeptimusQuench Mon 03-Sep-07 23:07:51

Hi Jackie. Nice. But aren't wrap dresses a bit, erm... passe?

Great mask on your recommendation BTW, arrived today!

TheMoistWorldOfSeptimusQuench Mon 03-Sep-07 23:09:04

Please tell me I'm wrong, because I really like my wrap dresses... just not sure if I shoud be buying any more smile

JackieNo Mon 03-Sep-07 23:09:50

NOt sure whether they're passe or not - I'd say, if it's flattering, wear it, but I accept it doesn't really meet all your criteriagrin.

Glad the mask site lived up to the pics - I haven't seen them in rl, but they looked great.

LaCod Mon 03-Sep-07 23:11:11

www.marksandspencer.com/gp/product/B000TUE6UQ/sr=1-5/qid=1188857431/ref=sr_1_5/026-3059310-0092432?i e=UTF8&node=43092030&m=A2BO0OYVBKIQJM&keywords=&mnSBrand=core&size=9&rh=&page=

JackieNo Mon 03-Sep-07 23:11:18

If it wasn't for the norkage, there are dresses like this around, which I love, but really wouldn't work, I don't think. And the price of that particular one is rather shock.

TheMoistWorldOfSeptimusQuench Mon 03-Sep-07 23:14:39

No, you're quite right, tis a vey flatterng shape. Just wish I could afford a Diane Von Furstenburg grin

JackieNo Mon 03-Sep-07 23:16:27

Mmm - would be lovely. I like that one Cod linked to too. Maybe MrsBadger will be along - she's good at this.

LaCod Mon 03-Sep-07 23:16:49

I AM THINKIGNT OF TRYING THAT ONE oops wiht bright tights

TheMoistWorldOfSeptimusQuench Mon 03-Sep-07 23:18:46

Ah Jackie, wouldn't let me see the link sadly.

Like that one Cod. They've just refitted my local M & S so I can't find anything. Might persevere & have a try of that one though. I bumped into some suprisingly nice knitwear when I was looking for a sandwich the other day

LaCod Mon 03-Sep-07 23:19:19

order it ont he phone to be slivered to your store
just ring your branch wiht the number

TheMoistWorldOfSeptimusQuench Mon 03-Sep-07 23:20:40

I like the way you're thinking Cod. Purple tights? Perhaps with my lovely olive green wedges?

JackieNo Mon 03-Sep-07 23:21:40

It was this sort of shape but in 2 tones of grey flannel. Not a good neckline for norks, though.

LaCod Mon 03-Sep-07 23:22:10

i was htinkign maybe shoes nad tights hadv to go

LaCod Mon 03-Sep-07 23:23:24

www.greatplains.co.uk/ProductDetails.aspx?language=en-GB&ProductID=J8C5J&CategoryID=dresses&pageno=2

TheMoistWorldOfSeptimusQuench Mon 03-Sep-07 23:36:15

Jackie's link = gorge. Just the kind of thing I fancy. But as you say wrong neckline for the more bustular, sadly.

Great Plains one is nice too. You girls are good

Thank you smile

sugarmatches Mon 03-Sep-07 23:42:56

Love this knit dress from Boden. I am thinking about it myself.

www.boden.co.uk/col.asp?segname=Women&styid=WH082&segid=6&gpname=Dresses&desname=Knitted+Ribbed+Dres s&gpid=6&gen=

It has a great neckline and since it is knit, it has a bit of stretch. I really love it. There is also a colourblock version.

TheMoistWorldOfSeptimusQuench Tue 04-Sep-07 10:29:45

I was looking at the Boden one earlier - lovely, but 8 weeks wait! I want instant gratification grin

flowerybeanbag Tue 04-Sep-07 10:32:40

I read this thread earlier and then received through the post my kew catalogue, which has several nice dresses in which might meet your requirements.
On reading it I thought, hmm, one of these might be nice for Septimus. However going to the website, none of them are on there to link for you!

You'll have to take my word for it!

MrsBadger Tue 04-Sep-07 13:07:17

drool

MrsBadger Tue 04-Sep-07 14:20:48

cod is giving M&S knitwear tips on another thread
grey dress to fit brief with good neckline for norks

TheMoistWorldOfSeptimusQuench Tue 04-Sep-07 20:32:08

Oh Mrs B that is fab. I love it grin
Thanks everyone, you are sartorial geniuses

Going shopping tomorrow!

Beetroot Sun 09-Sep-07 15:28:22

love this

twinsetandpearls Sun 09-Sep-07 15:34:44

Marks and spencer have one a bit like Jackie No's one. I noticed it the other day, I will look for it and post a link

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