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Right, so I went to Wallis to get THAT dress

(28 Posts)
MarthaFarquhar Tue 03-Nov-09 16:17:37

..and it was reet dodgy. v.sack like, although it was a good length. disappointing.

tulpe Tue 03-Nov-09 16:20:33

Martha - is this for your black tie wedding do?

MarthaFarquhar Tue 03-Nov-09 16:24:08

yes tulpe.

I hate shopping for occasions. Saw loads of fab jeans and jumpers, but was very uninspired re more formal stuff.

tulpe Tue 03-Nov-09 16:26:14

Okay. Are you set on a black dress? Or will you consider other colours?

Do you want something that covers up and is perhaps more funky than traditional formal black tie attire?

Budget?

Size?

Megglevache Tue 03-Nov-09 16:27:01

OOh what dress was it. I am liking Wallis again this season.

The jersey dresses are lovely, I am too lumpy to wear them mind you

MarthaFarquhar Tue 03-Nov-09 16:31:20

meggle it was this. very nice in the flesh, not too short (am 5'9"), just seemed really boxy and unflattering.

might be fine on folk who are not pear shaped?

Amandoh Tue 03-Nov-09 16:32:02

Was it the velvet one?

MarthaFarquhar Tue 03-Nov-09 16:33:20

tulpe - any colour apart from clear reds is fine. size 12-14 pear, (16 bottom on bad day), no norks, good waist and tum, terrible thighs, don't mind less formal.

tulpe Tue 03-Nov-09 16:37:51

how about this one from Coast? It will balance out a pear as the sleeves will add width to your top half.

tulpe Tue 03-Nov-09 16:39:47

also good for pear balancing

MarthaFarquhar Tue 03-Nov-09 16:40:25

tulpe that is very pretty, and I like the waist. it does look worryingly short though - have you seen it in the shop?

MarthaFarquhar Tue 03-Nov-09 16:40:57

the first one that is, not sure re second.

tulpe Tue 03-Nov-09 16:42:12

lovely shape to emphasise gorgeous waist and will balance out pear as the shoulders go right to the top of your arm rather than "straps", iyswim. Black would be a great option and an LBD this shape will be in your wardrobe for years to come

tulpe Tue 03-Nov-09 16:43:15

Not seen in the flesh - just cruising the Coast site now

As a rule, Coast don't do "too short" though, ime.

NorksDrift Tue 03-Nov-09 16:43:58

Any good? (The Kenwood fitted dress)
I don't think it's that short in real life.

MarthaFarquhar Tue 03-Nov-09 16:45:28

ooh, that might work too, norks, if it's a bit longer in RL.

MadreInglese Tue 03-Nov-09 16:47:23

I wore this for a posh wedding last month, it's much more of a darker emerald green than on the pic and is lovely and swooshy

There's a knee length green version too, and one in dark blue

Megglevache Tue 03-Nov-09 16:47:40

have you seen the Adelaide Dress from Monsoon, very subtle, quite slinky so I don't think it woudl be boxy.

Would look amazing with gold shoes/or bag.
dress

MarthaFarquhar Tue 03-Nov-09 16:56:49

I did see the adelaide dress, but found the sequins a bit weirdy in RL. However that might have been because it was surrounded by a fair few monstrous dresses, so I was generally a bit disparaging in Monsoon (although I loved it last season).

Madre - I'm afraid I'm definitly not petite!

Megglevache Tue 03-Nov-09 16:57:36

No worries. grin at weirdy.

MadreInglese Tue 03-Nov-09 16:58:05

oh no, I'm not either, I didn't realise it was petite until after I'd tried it on and was paying for it

MadreInglese Tue 03-Nov-09 16:58:42

There were some fab Betty Jackson dresses in Debenhams also

AlaskaNebraska Tue 03-Nov-09 17:04:18

the velvet one
YES too baggy on hem

WayneKai Tue 03-Nov-09 17:07:02

i can't believe hobbs have a dress called kenwood. surely that is taking the whole home counties frumpiness too far.

Ronaldinhio Tue 03-Nov-09 21:13:14

I bought the 10 in it and like it well

I. am. not. a. 10

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