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TwoHoots74 Fri 07-Aug-20 20:17:21

I recently ordered a dress but unfortunately it looks more like a dressing gown than a sexy dress

I'm looking for a sexy-ish but understated dress. Budget £150
Hourglass figure size 14 big boobs
Would like red or bright pink preferably but open to all suggestions.
My style is quite simple and unfussy but I'm happy to embrace the change!

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TwoHoots74 Fri 07-Aug-20 20:51:23

Is nobody bored tonight to help me look?

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Bouledeneige Fri 07-Aug-20 20:57:05

We need a few cues OP. Is it posh or summer informal? What's your usual style? Are you heels and fake tan or what?

Bouledeneige Fri 07-Aug-20 20:58:23

Here's one i like

www.whistles.com/product/devina-diagonal-floral-dress-31493.html#cgid=Dresses_Clothing_WW&is=false&sz=60&start=0&pid=devina-diagonal-floral-dress-31493&pos=42

Bouledeneige Fri 07-Aug-20 21:07:10

Or this

www.ghost.co.uk/verity-dress-navy-df51ca-k10

Or too pricey this:

rixo.co.uk/products/marilyn-polka-dot

Bouledeneige Fri 07-Aug-20 21:10:03

Or this other pricey number

uk.maje.com/en/ready-to-wear/collection/dresses/220renilde/MFPRO00777.html?dwvar_MFPRO00777_color=0515#start=25&sz=24

TwoHoots74 Fri 07-Aug-20 21:12:44

Budget is really £150

I'm quite casual but do like to dress up. It's a dinner date in a nice hotel with my partner I've not seen since beginning of lockdown.

I'm only short too at 5'3"

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TwoHoots74 Fri 07-Aug-20 21:14:35

This was my original choice but certainly doesn't look the £150 I paid!

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Bouledeneige Fri 07-Aug-20 21:23:49

Its pretty in the picture. Does it not look like quality in real life?

TwoHoots74 Fri 07-Aug-20 21:59:59

No it's shocking. It's like a thin satin dressing gown. It's not lined and two cheap press studs keep it together!

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covetingthepreciousthings Fri 07-Aug-20 22:13:50

https://www.johnlewis.com/oasis-ruffle-satin-maxi-dress-burgundy/p4361136

How about something like this?

TwoHoots74 Fri 07-Aug-20 22:15:59

Don't like that oasis one. It's too long. I'd either prefer knee length or mid calf length.

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NeverTalksToStrangers Fri 07-Aug-20 22:29:17

www.very.co.uk/monsoon-eleanore-shift-dress/1600487862.prd

www.very.co.uk/ted-baker-keyhole-detail-midi-dress-pink/1600398215.prd

www.very.co.uk/ted-baker-poshan-keyhole-detail-midinbspdress-pink/1600458611.prd

Lockdownhairdontcare Fri 07-Aug-20 22:31:36

A quick google gave me these three. All great bargains too.

NeverTalksToStrangers Fri 07-Aug-20 22:41:31

I'm a similar shape and size so tried to find something I thought would suit me but I actually can't wear wrap type dresses at all so those Ted Baker ones might not be good.

www.debenhams.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/prod_10701_10001_038020616903_-1

TheVeryHungryTortoise Fri 07-Aug-20 22:43:26

https://www.tedbaker.com/uk/Womens/Outlet/Clothing/Dresses/SYRRINA-Cross-over-wrap-midi-dress-Bright-Red/p/156507-BRT-RED?cpkey=iwtHi4sceGfgofZDTpQHFdlymhZqw2wrak9tlZrJxtB7EGCnGlAVUA4QLVsXPzznJlAXQivoX_UTt5xQ-2PHiw~~&cmpid=ppc~google~PLA~shopping_generic_uk_allproducts~62677101529~156507-BRT-RED-4~na~na~UK&gclid=CjwKCAjw97P5BRBQEiwAGflV6aX_eR6CrCFC8xWzzoLmkzNSD0ELi0tQyfddtfUKo-vTuUb8j1sV2xoC18AQAvD_BwE

Is this any good? I wish I had the money to throw at it!

TwoHoots74 Fri 07-Aug-20 22:43:47

Love the ted baker ones although not sure if they'll be forgiving on my hips!

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TheVeryHungryTortoise Fri 07-Aug-20 22:50:07

If you're an hourglass that dress would hug you in at the waist (where you are smallest) and then skim over your bigger hips. I think it would look lovely!

I wish I had an hourglass shape and could wear something like that but unfortunately I'm built like a rectangle with absolutely no waist to show off!

TwoHoots74 Fri 07-Aug-20 22:55:57

Is that the red one or coral one?

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Palavah Fri 07-Aug-20 23:07:39

www.coastfashion.com/wrap-front-pleated-skirt-dress/ACC98206-152-31.html?istCompanyId=ea18716d-5d4c-45d1-97b5-44f5ccef03c7&istFeedId=15e89e48-8c84-4c1f-bd11-58b3f11f6df5&istItemId=ilrmpmiqt&istBid=t&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=paidsocial&utm_term=ROIHUNTER&utm_campaign=--UK_W20_FBIG_PRO_PUR_ALL_DRESSES_LAL-WEB_10_PUR180_18-65_F_CAR_PRO&utm_content=at1%2124056820&utm_id=at1%2124056820&fbclid=IwAR0q2Y3v5rW2srh6Pq0O3GBrrTrNYESM8x85IiMim3KXj-XmWeJqdgL9vnI

goose1964 Sat 08-Aug-20 11:24:39

This week to set your wishes www.coastfashion.com/lace-frill-hem-wrap-dress/ACC98469.html

Palavah Sat 08-Aug-20 11:40:44

www.coastfashion.com/ACC98206-152-31.html?istCompanyId=ea18716d-5d4c-45d1-97b5-44f5ccef03c7&istFeedId=15e89e48-8c84-4c1f-bd11-58b3f11f6df5&istItemId=ilrmpmiqt&istBid=t&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=paidsocial&utm_term=ROIHUNTER&utm_campaign=--UK_W20_FBIG_PRO_PUR_ALL_DRESSES_LAL-WEB_10_PUR180_18-65_F_CAR_PRO&utm_content=at1%2124056820&utm_id=at1%2124056820&fbclid=IwAR0q2Y3v5rW2srh6Pq0O3GBrrTrNYESM8x85IiMim3KXj-XmWeJqdgL9vnI

Or try Silkfred?

TwoHoots74 Sat 08-Aug-20 13:16:39

Love that pink one goose. Is it more wedding like or be ok for dinner?

What's the quality like from silkfred?

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peachypetite Sat 08-Aug-20 13:22:01

www.jigsaw-online.com/product/short-wrap-dress/J42033_RE064?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIquv7mcyL6wIVg-7tCh0V-gmCEAQYCiABEgL2I_D_BwE

rottiemum88 Sat 08-Aug-20 13:30:22

I bought this in the sale, it's a really lovely/flattering fit

https://www.debenhams.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/prod107011_1000133678+073544011_-1

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