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Cheap but nice multifunctional dresses

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TrillianAstra Wed 03-Jun-09 09:37:14

I want to wear more dresses. Preferably ones that can be worn in a variety of situations (not too beachy, not too dressy, not too worky).

My favourite dress in the whole wide world is actually from New Look, it's jersey material, deep V-neck, sleeveless, black blue green and white, and just above the knee. I can wear it in winter with thick tights or im summer with bare legs, I can put a little top under it to make it less nork-revealing if I want but I don't have to.

Please find me some pretty dresses, up to a maximum of £40 each? I know you can do it.

I'm 5'7, slim on top, not very significant norkage, waist and bum are fine but chunky calves so dresses need to be above the knee, anything that stops below the knee or on the calf is bad.

TrillianAstra Wed 03-Jun-09 09:51:49

Pleeeease help me find something nice? Or just recommend some websites that are cheap but not too bad quality?

TrillianAstra Wed 03-Jun-09 10:15:21

Alternatively just come and tell me not to buy this. It's not even one-functional, let alone multi-functional! There are approximately three days in the year that I could wear it, and two of them have happened already this year!

TrillianAstra Wed 03-Jun-09 10:42:00

So do they not exist or does no-one care?

princessmel Wed 03-Jun-09 10:48:54

I care!
That asos dress is nice but doesn;t fit your description of not too beachy, not too dressy grin

Have you looked at Joules?

SheherazadetheGoat Wed 03-Jun-09 10:54:28

don't buy the asos dress.

princessmel Wed 03-Jun-09 10:56:50

This looks very wearable. I want it!

princessmel Wed 03-Jun-09 10:58:18

And this one

SheherazadetheGoat Wed 03-Jun-09 10:58:33

i like this but want the longer lenght in navy

princessmel Wed 03-Jun-09 10:59:38

Only £10 in the blue!!

princessmel Wed 03-Jun-09 11:01:37


princessmel Wed 03-Jun-09 11:02:06

Loads more on there

TrillianAstra Wed 03-Jun-09 11:07:07

I am going into town this afternoon, will definitely look in New Look (save postage if I can). I like the second one but is it going ot be all baggy around the waist? Like the shape of the red umbrella one but not sure about having pictures on my clothes.

ASOS dresses always do look rather short, don't they Sheherazade?

TrillianAstra Wed 03-Jun-09 11:08:23

I know the ASOS one I liked to in no way fulfilled my requirements, but it had no back!

OrmIrian Wed 03-Jun-09 11:09:45

Those are all very pretty but I want a dress that I can wear into the office and don't want to shove me (very minimal) cleavage in anyone's face, nor do I want that much leg on show. Why are so many dresses realy really short?

SheherazadetheGoat Wed 03-Jun-09 11:10:08

i know that is why i got excited by the long option.

OrmIrian Wed 03-Jun-09 11:12:24

But the norkage goat, the norkage! shock

notwavingjustironing Wed 03-Jun-09 11:15:56

Tesco have had some really nice "day" dresses in. I bought one for £8 a few weeks ago when they were having a promotion and I've had loads of nice comments about it.

littlelamb Wed 03-Jun-09 11:18:16

I love this dress

SheherazadetheGoat Wed 03-Jun-09 11:22:22

wear a vest underneath

OrmIrian Wed 03-Jun-09 11:24:05

Ooh d'ya think? A nice pink one with some embroidered flowers. Or a Damart special grin

SheherazadetheGoat Wed 03-Jun-09 11:27:34

a disney princess one

TrillianAstra Wed 03-Jun-09 11:42:11

Littlelamb that gives a dead link, so can't see the no doubt lovely dress.

Norkage is fine and great - I'm happy to wear vests under stuff for non-nork occassions!

littlelamb Wed 03-Jun-09 11:59:16

try again

littlelamb Wed 03-Jun-09 11:59:58

Bastard thing
It's the marrakech dress. Tis lovely

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