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A dress to wear to court

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ProtectiveMother Thu 10-Oct-13 07:41:10

A long sleeved, knee length dress please ladies to go with navy low heeled court shoes. I am quite tall so if you know of specific tall brands, even better!

Not too expensive. I'd like to spend £50 or under. Floral pattern ok or... plain... what colours look good with navy shoes?

I don't think it should be too fashionable as I need to look responsible iyswim. It's a family court case and I am the person who is telling the truth so it should look honourable and smart. Not too mumsy though as I hate that look and want to wear it again.

A shirt dress possibly?

Thanks!!!!!! I want to feel comfortable and look my best as my future is going to be decided for me :-(

ProtectiveMother Thu 10-Oct-13 07:42:56

3/4 length sleeves also poss but Id prefer long.

Nothing made of wool and I would prefer cotton or silk to synthetic materials.

A smart jumper dress? (But I always find these lose shape when washed- is that just me?)

Much appreciated!!!!

fortyplus Thu 10-Oct-13 07:43:13

I think that sounds fine. Smart and respectful to the court. Tidy hair too. Good luck op

fortyplus Thu 10-Oct-13 07:44:38

An inexpensive jersey dress with a smart jacket on top?

ProtectiveMother Thu 10-Oct-13 07:45:21

I am actually looking for suggestions for a dress of this kind for a tall person please. Pear shape. I don't have a dress yet! :-)

ProtectiveMother Thu 10-Oct-13 07:47:06

I'm not going to wear a jacket. I just would like a long sleeved dress. Poss a shirt dress. Anybody seen any suitable for Tall?

Wereonourway Thu 10-Oct-13 07:48:33

Protective I got a lovely long sleeved dress in h and m last night. Silky material, I'll try to find a link

ProtectiveMother Thu 10-Oct-13 07:49:09

Something to go with navy shoes as these ones that I have are really nice (Jones Bootmakers) and specifically not too high as I am already tall.

Does dark purple go with navy? Charcoal?

ProtectiveMother Thu 10-Oct-13 07:50:13

Thanks we're on our way. Would love to see it!

Ps I'm a size 12. Poss a 12 on top and 14 on bottom?

Thanks everyone!!!!!

BlingLoving Thu 10-Oct-13 07:52:28

Take a look at phase 8. Might be a bit more expensive but they do a good selection of dresses with sleeves at this time of year. I bought a navy spotted three quarter dress from there this time last year. It doesn't fit me and I'd post it to you but it's a size 16. grin

ProtectiveMother Thu 10-Oct-13 08:26:45

Thanks Bling!

Will check out phase 8.

I should say that I will be sitting down at a table in court. The bottom half of me is important but top half more important. You know those dresses with buttons at top half only and a bow at the side? Think I saw one on eBay by French Connection recently. That might be a good choice...

Wereonourway Thu 10-Oct-13 18:31:09

Protective I can't find it on website, sorry!

It's a long sleeved shift dress in a blue/grey colour.

Lovely length for me, I'm a 16 and its very flattering.

If never really shopped at h and m until the summer where I got loads of lovely dresses for really good prices.

I've not got a lot of cash and the dress in question was only £15.

I plan to wear it with tights and black heels but it could equally be dressed down. Wish I could find it to link to

mewkins Thu 10-Oct-13 20:18:04

There is a lovely looking navy dress on the Topshop website at the mo. if you search navy dress it comes up. Elbow length sleeves and it looks flattering and smart. Reviews say it's a good length for work too so it can't be short.

McLoven Thu 10-Oct-13 20:33:53

I have this dress from Topshop - it's very simple, flattering & smart. Would def recommend.

ProtectiveMother Fri 11-Oct-13 07:39:37

Thanks to all!!!!

Going to hunt in my local H&M and try on that topshop dress. I hope it won't be too short on me.

Thanks so much to you 3. Anywhere else I should look? :-)

ProtectiveMother Fri 11-Oct-13 07:41:15

Also... If you were wearing, say, this navy dress from TS and my navy court shoes, would you wear sheer tights or what colour?

I'm worried now that sheer tights will look too summery or that I'll be cold now that it's got colder.

Somethingyesterday Fri 11-Oct-13 07:47:48

Is there a particular reason why you don't want to wear a jacket? There is a possibility that without one you may feel like the least powerful person in the room. (Although it should make no difference to the outcome.)

ProtectiveMother Fri 11-Oct-13 07:50:36

I do like H&M. I have a black shift dress from there that doesn't fit me anymore as I've lost a lot of weight recently (worry), I find the sleeves are longer than in some other shops. I always imagine that this is because they are Swedish :-)

ProtectiveMother Fri 11-Oct-13 07:53:43

Oh yesterday I must say it's something I hadn't considered! Do jackets make us feel powerful in a courtroom? (I'm asking this seriously) Why? I cant imagine my ex coming in a jacket. Do please tell me more. I had thought with a shirt dress I would feel well dressed enough and have an outdoorsy coat nearby.

ProtectiveMother Fri 11-Oct-13 07:54:41

The reason I don't want to wear a jacket is that I don't have one that fits me in the sleeves having only recently discovered 'tall' clothes...

ProtectiveMother Fri 11-Oct-13 07:55:56

Also, I wanted to look feminine. I'm very tall and so don't suit jackets per se. You could be onto a good idea for me though!

Somethingyesterday Fri 11-Oct-13 08:46:34

smile I think you'll be fine. All your reasons are very convincing. The Top Shop dress or something similar should work well.

ProtectiveMother Fri 11-Oct-13 09:26:17

Ok Im on route to shops while dc in school so any more ideas welcome!

Somethingyesterday Fri 11-Oct-13 09:35:17

Don't know if this would be long enough?

Somethingyesterday Fri 11-Oct-13 09:48:02

Sorry the one above is polyester but...

What about

this which is more sober...

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