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Bugsy2 Wed 09-Mar-05 11:06:25

I want to buy one of these - you know like the ones made by Diane von Furstenberg or whatever her name is, but hopefully a bit cheaper!!!!! Has anyone bought one recently?

northerner Wed 09-Mar-05 11:07:44

Ooh yes I love them too. All of the high street are doing them now. I even saw a lovely print one in ASDA recently.

I bought a black one from - very cheap!

Newbarnsleygirl Wed 09-Mar-05 11:08:03

What just the plain ones?

I have one, got it from Topshop. I wear it quite alot.

NomDePlume Wed 09-Mar-05 11:08:04

I love these. I saw some in topshop fairly recently and a couple in Debenhams, all for under £30.

TheVillageIdiot Wed 09-Mar-05 11:11:20

I love them and they're everywhere on the hiugh street...

miss selfridge

Also brilliant to hide a little bit of a tummy but careful of the material.

NomDePlume Wed 09-Mar-05 11:12:50

A gazillion at Topshop

catgirl Wed 09-Mar-05 11:14:50

are the flattering - and what does "be careful of the material" really mean???

NomDePlume Wed 09-Mar-05 11:17:07

Jersey fabric is always a winner. You want a fabric that drapes nicely without clinging, unless you've got a fabulous figure that you're 100% confident with. Nothing too shiny looking as they just look cheap and are sweaty. Ick.

Beetroot Wed 09-Mar-05 11:17:32

Message withdrawn

catgirl Wed 09-Mar-05 11:19:58

thanks NdP - lol at "unless you've got a fabulous figure that you're 100% confident with"

NomDePlume Wed 09-Mar-05 11:20:02

But Boden are madly expensive !

TheVillageIdiot Wed 09-Mar-05 11:20:31

NDP - precisely. Thanks for answering that - I was posting on your "couldn't give a f*ck" thred

NomDePlume Wed 09-Mar-05 11:21:19

The majority don't have £90+ to spend on a day-to-day non-occasion wear dress.

TheVillageIdiot Wed 09-Mar-05 11:26:23

tbh they've been around since last autumn so I wouldn't expect the style to last much past summer. Althought they do look fab with almost any kind of shoe so potentially could see you all year round.

Still I don't think it's worth buying loads that are expensive. You don't get much variation on style so they all end up looking quite same-y, just different pattern/colour/sleeve length

Pinotmum Wed 09-Mar-05 11:52:16

I bought a long sleeve, black one from Boden in their sale but haven't worn it yet.

Bugsy2 Wed 09-Mar-05 11:57:52

Wow, thanks for this. Must get out to the shops more. Might do a quick trawl at High St Ken between jobs at lunchtime. I think they would be perfect for a work outfit, that I could glam up if I was lucky enough to be going out in the evening!

NomDePlume Wed 09-Mar-05 11:58:13

In fact I'm going to buy one this week now, feeling inspired

Bearess Wed 09-Mar-05 12:00:15

I got a blue one in the Boden sale but wore it out the other night for dh b/day and looked three months gone. oasis have some nice ones.

TheVillageIdiot Wed 09-Mar-05 12:07:38

If you find you look like you have a tummy in them go for one that is fairly low cut - hoist your boobs up with a push up and invest in a really wide belt (got a lovely crocheted one from Mango at the w/e) anyway wear the belt at an angle sitting on one hip. whack on a pair of high heels and thrust your shoulders back.

TheVillageIdiot Wed 09-Mar-05 12:08:23

Oh and use tit tape to avoid any embarrassment

northerner Wed 09-Mar-05 12:09:35

A belt with a wrap dress? No - Never!

TheVillageIdiot Wed 09-Mar-05 12:14:06

Think you'd have to be careful re. colours but I think they look ok and certainly are good at disguising tummies.

Likeiwse the hide strech marks if you want to wear low cut jeans

northerner Wed 09-Mar-05 12:15:44

Hmmmm...... I can see it maybe with a patterned casual style dress, but mine's black and it wouldn't work.

Mind you - I know I need to acessorise more.

TheVillageIdiot Wed 09-Mar-05 12:27:30

Sorry had in my a day-time casual one not an evening dressy one.

NomDePlume Wed 09-Mar-05 13:52:08

Just bought one !!!! A lovely chocolate brown knee length 3/4 sleeve number from Debenhams, will be wearing it to the Worcester mumsnet meet on Fri pm

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