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Grey silk cocktail dress , have looked everywhere??????????

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melsy Mon 11-Aug-08 15:20:25

I seem to have a fixation on this as wanted a top the same a few weeks back. I have several occasions that call for a dress , but I want one quite modern and drapy and preferably on the knee as this suits my leg shape.

I bought one in Wharehouse on Saturday (although not on their website) and just showed it to my sis who thinks its far from flattering, Im beginning to agree!

Tis a shame as the top half around the chest area is nicely designed - long rever collar that ends in a drapy knot with satin sheen,low v, folded back short sleeves and the body area is more matt. It feels good to the waist, but the bottom half combines a drapy tulip shape with a 1920's style deep gusset thing and I look severly pear shaped in it and come to think of it frumpy!!!

JackieNo Mon 11-Aug-08 15:24:23

Not quite grey, but 'porcini' (presumably a bit more taupey), but rather nice.
and 'Sage' - looks grey to mehmm.

missblythe Mon 11-Aug-08 15:27:44

Could you have something made?

Will be hard to find something this specific, and if you found a pattern you could the exact fabric that you want.

Have a look at designs here:

www.sewdirect.com/acatalog/V_Day_Dresses.html

www.sewdirect.com/acatalog/DRESSES.html

JackieNo Mon 11-Aug-08 15:29:24

Suspect this isn't really what you're after.

JackieNo Mon 11-Aug-08 15:37:57

£££.

JackieNo Mon 11-Aug-08 15:44:49

Not sure what your budget is, but am going for a few £££ onesgrin
shirt dress
Burberry prorsum
Lovely
Not silk, but fab

melsy Mon 11-Aug-08 15:46:22

That last ones quite nice, quite similar to a black ted baker one Ive bought.

The 1st 2 linked are a bit too formal for me, or may be structured is the word. They are nice though.

My 1st party is this coming weekend, missblythe alhough I do have the Ted baker one.

JackieNo Mon 11-Aug-08 15:49:15

bit too summery?

melsy Mon 11-Aug-08 16:04:53

weird my post related to your 1st post , but could equally work with the post with all the net a porter links as my ted baker dress is very similar to the black one.

Alas budget only as far as £100 , but that shirt dress was perfect [disappointed emoticon!!!]. All spot on design wise though jackie no.

melsy Mon 11-Aug-08 16:05:04

weird my post related to your 1st post , but could equally work with the post with all the net a porter links as my ted baker dress is very similar to the black one.

Alas budget only as far as £100 , but that shirt dress was perfect [disappointed emoticon!!!]. All spot on design wise though jackie no.

melsy Mon 11-Aug-08 16:05:06

weird my post related to your 1st post , but could equally work with the post with all the net a porter links as my ted baker dress is very similar to the black one.

Alas budget only as far as £100 , but that shirt dress was perfect [disappointed emoticon!!!]. All spot on design wise though jackie no.

melsy Mon 11-Aug-08 16:06:08

ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh silly poooooter

maidamess Mon 11-Aug-08 16:15:36

just seen this on KEW website

melsy Fri 15-Aug-08 22:05:02

lovely colour , a bit to tailored for what Im looking for.

Ive got a thing about unstructured more urban looks like this , but noooo way can I wear that jumpsuit! (see cube in the middle row SS08 collection).

See once I get a fixation I will not stop till I find it. It has to exist somewere!!!

G2B Fri 15-Aug-08 22:27:24

My favourite is the first 1:
www.lookagain.co.uk/Amara-Taffeta-Wrap-Dress/productdisplay.stm?An=0&Ntt=dress&A=67X575%5F8&N=0&Nty= 1&Nao=10&Au=P%5FMasterItem&Nu=P%5FMasterItem&Ntx=mode%2Bmatchallpartial&Ns=P%5FColour%7C0%7C%7CP%5FS ize%7C0&Ntk=PRIMARY

www.lookagain.co.uk/Lace-Prom-Dress/productdisplay.stm?An=0&Ntt=grey+dress&A=38C906%5F8&N=0&Nty=1&Au =P%5FMasterItem&Nu=P%5FMasterItem&Ntx=mode%2Bmatchallpartial&Ns=P%5FColour%7C0%7C%7CP%5FSize%7C0&Ntk =PRIMARY

www.lookagain.co.uk/Warehouse-Scarf-Print-Dress/productdisplay.stm?An=0&Ntt=grey+dress&A=66B377%5F8& N=0&Nty=1&Au=P%5FMasterItem&Nu=P%5FMasterItem&Ntx=mode%2Bmatchallpartial&Ns=P%5FColour%7C0%7C%7CP%5F Size%7C0&Ntk=PRIMARY

www.lookagain.co.uk/Organza-Camisole-Dress/productdisplay.stm?An=0&Ntt=grey+dress&A=64H046%5F8&N=0&N ty=1&Nao=20&Au=P%5FMasterItem&Nu=P%5FMasterItem&Ntx=mode%2Bmatchallpartial&Ns=P%5FColour%7C0%7C%7CP% 5FSize%7C0&Ntk=PRIMARY

www.lookagain.co.uk/Morgan-Print-Dress/productdisplay.stm?An=0&Ntt=grey+dress&A=67X965%5FL&N=0&Nty=1 &Nao=30&Au=P%5FMasterItem&Nu=P%5FMasterItem&Ntx=mode%2Bmatchallpartial&Ns=P%5FColour%7C0%7C%7CP%5FSi ze%7C0&Ntk=PRIMARY

Do any of these help?

G2B Fri 15-Aug-08 22:32:38

Any of these come in grey:

www.asos.com/search/pgeSearch.aspx?q=grey+dress&pge=1&pgesize=100&sort=-1&sh=0

melsy Fri 15-Aug-08 22:42:25

I liked the 1st one, but a bit too formal for me.

I like this look although more casual, Ive just bought a chiffon top very similar!

ohhhh I LOVE this one , but <<<<< sharp intake of breath>>>>>>>>> £235!!!!!!!!!!!!!

G2B Fri 15-Aug-08 22:45:51

That is lush isn't it? And look at the £95 shoes next to it! They're hot.

melsy Fri 15-Aug-08 22:49:48

ahhhhh Wharehouse now have the dress online that I described in the OP.

Im wondering if anything could be done to it to make it more flattering? Have the Hem/gusset bit removed?

melsy Fri 15-Aug-08 22:52:10

ahhhhhh I didnt see those shoes, doooooooooooooooooont. Its painful to look grin. They are gorge!

Now thats my kind of outfit.

G2B Fri 15-Aug-08 22:54:26

That dress is lovely but I too am one of those who cannot pull off that tight bit at the bottom look. No idea how you can change it though. There must be a way.

G2B Fri 15-Aug-08 22:57:06

www.asos.com/search/pgeSearch.aspx?q=grey+dress&pge=1&pgesize=100&sort=-1&sh=0

Long shot but you'll see what I mean.

How about river island, top shop, dorothy perkins, etc?

QueenyEisGotTheBall Fri 15-Aug-08 22:57:42

this is nice its not grey but its a nice shade of mid purple and an unusual shapesmile
xx ei xx

melsy Fri 15-Aug-08 22:59:29

Im referring to the tulip dress btw because that looks silly on the toosh as the pleats at the back go back in under the bum and make ones derrier look HUGE!!!!

melsy Fri 15-Aug-08 23:02:28

Thats lovely Queeny, but doesnt feel quite it for these occasions.

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