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Who would like to find me a cocktail dress?

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bratnav Thu 30-Oct-08 13:50:31

I have an awards ceremony to go to for work. I have been told that it's not full on ball dresses, but definitely smart dress and suits/DJs for the boys.

Less than £100 if you can, size 14-16, not much in the norks department, rather large bum and thighs.

Please help, I have no clue blush

Pannacotta Thu 30-Oct-08 13:55:38

SOmething like this maybe?

www.monsoon.co.uk/invt/35213148&bklist=icat,5,shop,women,dresses,eveningdresses

What colours do you like, what colour hair/eyes/skin do you have?

samsonara Thu 30-Oct-08 13:59:22

That's nice Monsoon dress. What about something like this with front pleating to disguise tummy area?
black dress

bratnav Thu 30-Oct-08 14:46:36

Love the Monsoon one, not so keen on the debenhams one, I do like quite tailored things, not too many flounces.

Hair is mid chesnutty brown, eyes can be green or brown or somewhere in between. Quite fair skinned, more yellow than pink toned IYKWIM

Thanks for the help so far.

bratnav Thu 30-Oct-08 14:47:55

love this

would it work do you think?

samsonara Thu 30-Oct-08 15:20:40

That's nice but isnt it too clingy for bum and thighs, maybe try it on as they don't often have as much stretch as you hope and can be tight in the wrong places. Do you like green, it would be lovely to wear something to bring out your eye colour.

priceyp Thu 30-Oct-08 15:21:05

I was just about to link this one [http://www.coast-stores.com/fcp/product/-/Little%20Black%20Dress/Melody-Beaded-Dress/2224650780 LBD] from Coast. Your Red one looks lovely too!

priceyp Thu 30-Oct-08 15:23:44

Sorry LBD

bratnav Thu 30-Oct-08 16:07:52

ooh, nice but pricey

priceyp Thu 30-Oct-08 16:19:33

how about this Long black dress

priceyp Thu 30-Oct-08 16:22:36

Or maybe this www.laredoute.co.uk/style/LA-REDOUTE-CREATION-Sequinned-Dress.aspx?ProductId=324154436&DocumentId=40 9408&CompanyId=R&Path=17512698/17513309&source=

LIZS Thu 30-Oct-08 16:24:25

Nice ones here

Pannacotta Thu 30-Oct-08 16:28:32

Would this one look good with your colouring?
www.principles.co.uk/fcp/product/-/DRESSES/Teal-Opera-Neck-Dress/9169

priceyp Thu 30-Oct-08 16:29:04

LIZS they are nice, particularly this one
nice frock

priceyp Thu 30-Oct-08 16:33:22

I like that one too Panna, might order it myself grin

LIZS Thu 30-Oct-08 17:09:43

Love that one Panna, nearly bought htisoneyesterday but a 12 was too small blush

Pannacotta Thu 30-Oct-08 17:28:28

I think teal and green/brown eyes sounds a lovely combo, the ruffle dress is pretty LIZS, shame sizing not right for you.

blinks Thu 30-Oct-08 17:35:40

www.next.co.uk/shot.asp?b=G44&p=0&s=1&n=Women&pid=447-440&exclude=00A00

www.topshop.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?beginIndex=0&viewAllFlag=true&catalogId=195 51&storeId=12556&categoryId=103409&parent_category_rn=42344&productId=900264&langId=-1

www.topshop.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?beginIndex=0&viewAllFlag=&catalogId=19551&s toreId=12556&categoryId=58916&parent_category_rn=58914&productId=799767&langId=-1

www.topshop.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?beginIndex=0&viewAllFlag=&catalogId=19551&s toreId=12556&categoryId=134591&parent_category_rn=58914&productId=920220&langId=-1

samsonara Thu 30-Oct-08 18:12:24

like the squinned dress, the longer ones's too frumpy plain for a posh wedding, blinks next one is perfect for that type of do

bratnav Thu 30-Oct-08 20:44:19

love love love the Next one, will have a try on at the weekend.

Sorry, but have a 'thing' about mesh, so no good there. Thanks you all so much for your help, if you see anything else then post as I am out shopping at the weekend

blinks Thu 30-Oct-08 23:26:31

yeah, the next one looks much more expensive than it is i think...

bratnav Sun 02-Nov-08 09:36:38

Went shopping and chose this one love it!

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