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will this make me look like a sofa??

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Mamazon Fri 10-Jul-09 20:09:29

this dress

I bought it today in the sale. i can't quite decide whether i love it or hate it. it was mega cheap so be honest, i won't be heartbroken i promise

HecatesTwopenceworth Fri 10-Jul-09 20:11:03


MerlinsBeard Fri 10-Jul-09 20:11:53

We-eel, it won't make you look like a sofa


it will make you look like an antique vase

Mamazon Fri 10-Jul-09 20:12:11

cross my heart hope to be a curtain

herbietea Fri 10-Jul-09 20:12:37

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chevre Fri 10-Jul-09 20:12:39

depends what size you are.

skinny - parker knoll spindly sofa
medium - robust laura ashley trad. sofa
large - busted sofa on teh street.

Sheeta Fri 10-Jul-09 20:13:56

*looks at profile*

I think it will suit you... but hair and shoes will be all important.

Mamazon Fri 10-Jul-09 20:15:49

not sure about shoes. i was thinking yellow sandels?

hair, err. dunno what would you recommend? other than a wig

mrsruffallo Fri 10-Jul-09 20:18:03

Sorry mamazon but tis sofaesque

HecatesTwopenceworth Fri 10-Jul-09 20:19:06

Well, ok. It's not to my taste certainly.

But you are very voluptuous, whereas I should wear clothes with Goodyear printed on them. So I am sure it will look nice on you.

JonAndHate Fri 10-Jul-09 20:21:21

agree with Sheeta smile

mrsmaidamess Fri 10-Jul-09 20:21:31

If you trendied it up with some fab shoes (and NO NECKLACE) it could look great. but it's all in the accessories. I cannot stress this enough. It's life OR DEATH PEOPLE


What's it for anyway, I mean, what occasion?

Sheeta Fri 10-Jul-09 20:26:16

yes, what occasion. Think you need colourful but simple shoes, heels obviously though. Hair down and curled at the bottom. yes, agree with NO NECKLACE but maybe a bracelet?

MrsMcCluskey Fri 10-Jul-09 20:28:29

Its one of those dresses that could go either way.
Depends on how you carry it off.
On me it would look a bit 'Stepford wife'

Sheeta Fri 10-Jul-09 20:28:37

you know you're going to have to put a photo of you wearing it on your profile, don't you

brokenspacebar Fri 10-Jul-09 20:40:52

same shoes as the model is wearing, might work... it is a bit tricky that dress, with lots of confidence and the right figure then it might be quite good.... have you got lovely arms and shoulders?... they are going to be on display.

by chevre's reckoning I would be a Laura Ashley sofa, soft and quite plump.

BodenGroupie Fri 10-Jul-09 21:04:33

I love it.

Mamazon Fri 10-Jul-09 21:09:07

gosh no. no photo's of me in it, people will think im advertising DFS

mumonthenet Fri 10-Jul-09 21:13:06

could work......

as everyone has already said, shoes and hair are all important.

NOT yellow shoes.

As a general rule tis best to choose accessories in a colour from the dress but, and I stress this, the colour that is LEAST prominent in the pattern. Try it, you'll be surprised how it works.

onelittletreasure Fri 10-Jul-09 21:13:22

Needs to be carried off with bucketloads of confidence, methinks! wink

Reckon it could be good though. You might be able to give it a bit of 'rock chick' edge, esp depending what you do with your hair (model's is a bit tame).

TheRealMrsJohnSimm Fri 10-Jul-09 21:22:51

Definitely think with right accessories/attitude you could turn it from potential sofa to Carrie-esque/rock chick cool.

Mamazon Sat 11-Jul-09 10:07:52

well i have a pair of red patent shoe/boots.
how about those?
and if i curl my hair but pull it over to just one side?

very rock chick but not sure im not 10 years too old and 10 stone too fat to pull it off

trellism Sat 11-Jul-09 10:12:44

Make sure it fits. I saw a woman last night outside a City bar wearing a similar frock and it was approximately 2 sizes too small. She looked like a Victorian chintz sofa, overstuffed with horsehair.

IneedacleanerIamalazyslattern Sat 11-Jul-09 10:15:47

I personally would look like a burst couch in it I just could not carry it off but seriously if anyone could it is you.
I think you will look fab in it, (have nosed at your pics) you curve in the right places and that is what a bright print like that needs.

TheFool Sat 11-Jul-09 10:37:42

You have the right curves, but I think you amazonianesque figure could destroy the curves good work and end up with the whole sofa/vase effect blush

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