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Gorgeous fit dress for curvy women from Debenhams, smart work or going out.

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twinsetandpearls Sun 21-Sep-08 09:45:54

biught this yesterday from Debenhams I have bought a shrug cardigan for bingo wings

I will be wearing it with purple patent shoes for work, with some pinnage or a cami top underneath as although it makes my boobs look gorgeous I may prove a distraction to the boys in my classroom.

The dress has some lovely detail to the back which made my bum look amazing.

notthebubblyseaweed Sun 21-Sep-08 09:52:39

Fabulous. When it gets chilly are we talking polo necks?

twinsetandpearls Sun 21-Sep-08 09:55:53

My boobs are always warm grin and I have a feeling I woould look awaful in a polo neck to stick to my shrug and thick tights. I did think polo though when I saw it.

notthebubblyseaweed Sun 21-Sep-08 10:30:10

You might surprise yourself re polo! I'm just loving the dress.. Where are your purple shoes from?

PersephoneSnape Sun 21-Sep-08 11:01:49

thats smashing! theres a lovely dress on bravissimo at the mo - here that has the added attraction of covering bingo wings!

AuntieMaggie Sun 21-Sep-08 11:12:46

you could wear a long sleeved top under the dress in the winter with a scoop neck

I love the dress - only wish I could afford it!

Ronaldinhio Sun 21-Sep-08 11:36:34

twinset that is a lovely dress and a bit la westwood at a squint!!

StarlightMcKenzie Sun 21-Sep-08 11:44:21

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MarlaSinger Sun 21-Sep-08 13:55:14

Persephone - what's the sizing like in the Bravissimo? Just about to order in black if it's fab I'll get the purple too...

I do like the dress in the OP, what size are you (if you don't mind!)? Might be a bit smart for me though.

twinsetandpearls Sun 21-Sep-08 14:55:31

I am a size 18 and can assure you I have curves. I have a belly which is often enclosed in magic knickers, but the top has almost a corset effect which takes your eye away. Ina nutshell my tits look so fantastic no one looks at my belly.

Ronaldinhio it is a bit westwood actually, have bought some coloured tights but am not sure if I would look a complete twat.

I had someone helping me choise outfits starlight and when she picked it up I said the same as you. But it looks fabulous on. I am someone though who carries her weight with confidence and dress quite flamboyantly.

AuntieMaggie the scoop neck had not occured to me.

The Betty Jackson collection was also very good, I tried on a pencil skirt which I can never usually wear and I looked amazing. Dp said he wanted to shag me on the spot when I walked out the dressing room.

twinsetandpearls Sun 21-Sep-08 15:01:59

this is the pencil skirt, the most flattering skirt I have ever worn

This looked good on bottom half but the top was too bulky, I think I may ahve been better in a size smaller tbh.

There was another betty jackson dress in a 1950s stlye that was pink/ purple colour with a flower print at the bottom which was my second choice but I can't find it on the website.

StarlightMcKenzie Sun 21-Sep-08 15:36:03

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PersephoneSnape Sun 21-Sep-08 15:38:10

i'm an 18 as well, with a big job interview upcoming. i think i love that dress. and i concur about the tits, with a good bra no one looks past your bust,

marla, the bravissimo sizing is quite generous with this dress i think - it's quite stretchy

twinsetandpearls Sun 21-Sep-08 15:38:27

I have never really thought about my hips which suggests mine are not an issue.

twinsetandpearls Sun 21-Sep-08 15:39:10

Not sure if I would wear it for an interview unless your top half was looking very modest.

twinsetandpearls Sun 21-Sep-08 15:40:33

I have a dress like that purple one that i wear to work and it looks fab on. I really suit purple

StarlightMcKenzie Sun 21-Sep-08 15:42:37

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bamboostalks Sun 21-Sep-08 15:43:15

That dress looks black to me, is it a tiny check?

PersephoneSnape Sun 21-Sep-08 15:43:34

I'd need to wear it with polo neck underneath anyway due to extensive tattoo coverage - and if not ( i will pop by debs and have a try on) it sounds like it would be a celebratory purchase anyway

twinsetandpearls Sun 21-Sep-08 15:44:16

I am curvy as in I have big boobs, 36/38 DD, big belly and a big bum. Also have large thighs hence I wear a lot of dresses.

twinsetandpearls Sun 21-Sep-08 15:45:14

No it is quite a large check but not in your face.

It is a grey base with a purple and black check.

bamboostalks Sun 21-Sep-08 15:47:44

Is it really low cut? Do you need a vest thing? Is it lined throughout? Does it have a belt? Really like it too. Also at school so can't be low.

StarlightMcKenzie Sun 21-Sep-08 15:48:57

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twinsetandpearls Sun 21-Sep-08 15:49:30

It is quite low cut, I think I will pin it for work. It is lined throughout and has a small belt in the same fabric.

bamboostalks Sun 21-Sep-08 15:50:08

See the belt on description but is it too long? Hate when belts make the dress look messy iykwim.

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