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Can anyone find me a dress similar to

(29 Posts)
Jbck Tue 28-Oct-08 11:30:41

this but with a lower neckline, preferably scooped. Budget up to about £50 DH has evening graduation next month & is wearing dark kilt. Dressing it up with big bling necklace & metallic bag.

Would prefer high street to try it on but online doable.


PortAndDemon Tue 28-Oct-08 11:38:52

This at Peacocks?

Jbck Tue 28-Oct-08 11:44:10

Lovely P&D but I'm a size 14, maybe it's just not available online, I'll try our local one to see if they've bigger sizes instore. Need the scoop neck for my 36Es.

PortAndDemon Tue 28-Oct-08 12:00:57

Possible? But not a scoop neckline...

Jbck Tue 28-Oct-08 15:16:13

Sadly I don't suit that look because of my bosoms. The bolero bit just sits in an odd place same with all these tops with the shrug bits on them. Scoop or V is fine tho'.

Have seen some lovely ones online but an awful lot are sleeveless and I'm a bit too self conscious of my flabby bits. blush

Sputnik Tue 28-Oct-08 15:49:37


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Aefangedkiss Tue 28-Oct-08 16:44:14 mwidth=500&zoomheight=600&windowtitle=Oli%20Zoom%20Window&vc=image%3dOttoUK/68K044OLIL

I am crap at linking to oli, the above is £75, French Connection, (I know over budget but fits your remit?) Oli might be worth a look.

Jbck Tue 28-Oct-08 19:42:51

Really like the Principles one sputnik saw it on the Debenhams site.

We've a DPs locally too so I'll have a look at those ones LD*

love the name will you keep it till Burns night? Really don't want to go over £50 as I've an all day wedding next month too & need the whole shebang for that so it's getting the big bucks. Sadly the day after each other or I'd maybe have gotten away with the same thing.

SlasherGoober Tue 28-Oct-08 19:51:05

How about this?

Aefangedkiss Tue 28-Oct-08 19:57:12

ooh so you are looking for two outfits? what will you wear to the wedding?

oli has some dresses about £40 mark, some Maria Grachvogel ones she designed for Oli... but you would have the hassle of mail order... will have another look about.

Yes, I think I will keep my name, changed it for Burn's night and it stuck... though I might change it for Burn's night briefly again.

Jbck Tue 28-Oct-08 20:33:57

SG wouldn't you think they'd show you the back to entice you further? smile

AFK Wedding I'm not too sure, something similar but with bigger & brighter accessories tbh. Doing jewellery, shoes, bag & wrap or jacket for that one too tho'. Thinking black or dark grey with big colourful corsage & opaques (purples, mulberry sort of hue) to match. Am hoping it'll hit me in the eye when I venture out into the real world instead of online browsing. For most stuff I'm an online shopper but really want to get something first time & not have the hassle of returning. Will have a scout round the Oli site for inspiration tho'. Did think I'd go on John Lewis site & see it all but no luck, hoping instore will be more fruitful.

bellabelly Tue 28-Oct-08 20:37:10

Could you try the Debenhams one in your original post and if it fits ok and you really like it, pay to get it altered? Am thinking £25 for the dress is quite a bargain which leaves you lots of money to get the neckline sorted out...

bellabelly Tue 28-Oct-08 20:40:22

This from Topshop? They do up to size 16.

bellabelly Tue 28-Oct-08 20:41:55

oops, linked to plum instead of black but they do it in black too

Cremolatorium Tue 28-Oct-08 20:46:53


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gigglewitch Tue 28-Oct-08 20:50:30

oooh, i tried that one from Debs on, it is nicer on than off, but agree that a lower neckline would be more flattering.
think i've seen something in Wallis <off to hunt>

bellabelly Tue 28-Oct-08 20:52:17

This is only £25 from New Look - lace is not my thing personally but it is supposedly bang on trend!

gigglewitch Tue 28-Oct-08 20:53:10

here's one, but not the one i meant hmm

gigglewitch Tue 28-Oct-08 20:55:03

any use?

Aefangedkiss Tue 28-Oct-08 21:22:58

shift dress £56.70, maybe a bit too Miss Moneypenny?

Aefangedkiss Tue 28-Oct-08 21:27:42

I know! but it is only £28 grin

<resigns gracefully>

gigglewitch Tue 28-Oct-08 21:34:30

the £59 version?

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