Help! Need more black dresses - cotton jersey or viscose or similar

(17 Posts)
unim Mon 03-May-21 11:34:59


I rely on black jersey dresses as a wardrobe staple but am struggling to find ones that I like at the moment.

I have a few of the lovely Boden Abigail dresses but wear those for work. For casual stuff and just being round the house etc am looking for something cheaper and less fitted. I don't mind long sleeves, or elbow- or 3/4-length sleeves, but I'd prefer not sleeveless or t-shirt length sleeves.

Previously I've always bought these from M&S and tend to like the 'skater' style dresses that flare out a little from the waist. But I can only see sleeveless or high necked jersey dresses at the moment.

I've also tried Amazon ones but find they bobble terribly.

Can anyone suggest some that come in sizes 18-22 (I want some that actually fit and some that are quite loose as I prefer that for cycling). To be honest, some of my favourites have been £10 from M&S, but I'll happily pay £40-50 for something nice that's going to last.

Thanks so much in advance!

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goose1964 Mon 03-May-21 14:52:19

This is from marks, simply b had quit a few in you size

goose1964 Mon 03-May-21 14:54:16

Link would help

JeanGabin Mon 03-May-21 14:56:49

Biden Amelie dresses are easy to wear and summery but have short sleeves

JeanGabin Mon 03-May-21 14:57:37

PiePie926 Mon 03-May-21 15:43:41

Not sure if these are the sort of thing your after but they look quite nice!

Sunshinegirl82 Mon 03-May-21 16:10:57

I do the same OP! I've been looking at this from Yours which I might try

Beachhuts90 Mon 03-May-21 17:11:52

Lands End might be another good option. I have one from there just like what you're describing.

Ingles2 Mon 03-May-21 17:19:35

I have this and I love it...

Oly4 Tue 04-May-21 22:01:55

All I can recommend is more Boden.. they wash and wear so well!

Wegobshite Wed 05-May-21 09:55:19

There are some nice wrap type jersey dresses on freeman’s

unim Sat 08-May-21 12:06:36

Thanks so much everyone.

I have ended up getting another black Boden dress in the sale.

I am not very confident about my upper arms and so prefer to have mid-length sleeves rather than short ones, even in the summer. But maybe it makes more sense to wear something over sleeveless dresses instead. There are a couple of nice sleeveless black swing dresses on M&S now.

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waltzingparrot Sat 08-May-21 14:30:15

mrssmiling Sat 08-May-21 18:10:00

Not jersey, but very comfortable.
House of Bruar have jersey dresses.

BigDipperMama Wed 12-May-21 19:01:43

I always admire the dresses on turnblackofficial on my insta feed. Based in India, they only do (beautiful) black dresses, in plus sizes too. Outside my budget, so I can't vouch for quality, but worth a look?

icelollycraving Wed 12-May-21 19:18:18

I’m same size as you. I find Tu brilliant for stuff like this.

DidgeDoolittle Wed 12-May-21 20:31:09

I'm the same size as you and have loads of black jersey dresses from ASOS.

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