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Stripey Breton dress - big purchase please help!

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monkeysmama Wed 04-Nov-09 21:39:37

My beloved sister is 30 next month (expect a few more threads which refer to this fact)

She asked our darling mum to knit her a Breton style dress. Mum did a trial run but it's just not right (she's going to make the sample into a scarf for me insteadgrin)

So, we've seen a French Connection dress which seems to fit the bill. It has to be stripey, slash neck and have sleeves. She's a 12 with 34F chest.

Has anyone seen this in RL or tried it on? Have you seen a similar dress anywhere?

Thanks very much in advance


noddyholder Wed 04-Nov-09 21:42:40

I have big boobs and tight and stripes would be horrendous on me!But that dress is lovely although looks the sort of thing you'd have to try on

Pollyanna Wed 04-Nov-09 21:44:50

I have that dress, and it is lovely. but my boobs are smaller than your sister's.

Pollyanna Wed 04-Nov-09 21:45:22

(I'm following you around style tonight Noddy)

monkeysmama Wed 04-Nov-09 21:45:56

I know and I have the same sized boobs (though had to breastfeed to get themenvy) but she is very into the stripey Breton style stuff and pulls it off like a Parisienne.

monkeysmama Wed 04-Nov-09 21:47:22

Pollyanna - how tight is it and how accurate is the sizing?

noddyholder Wed 04-Nov-09 21:55:27

grin Thats lovely although I am officially frump of MN so what do I know?

Pollyanna Wed 04-Nov-09 21:55:31

fine - the 12 fits me ok and doesn't pull across the chest at all. I have the bigger size in the black too which is looser, but I got this because I felt that the tighter one was less forgiving on my tummy than my chest. but I am a 32 c/d .

Pollyanna Wed 04-Nov-09 21:56:26

well I don't think so Noddy! (although obviously I am sexless if I have that jigsaw dress).

allaboutme Wed 04-Nov-09 21:59:06

I am 12 with 34E boobs and I would look like a sack of shit in that dress
The neckline is too high for big boobs and it looks a bit clingy on the tummy...

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