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OK URGENT - I need a smart (but not excessively formal) dress for this Saturdays London meet -up

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ComeOVeneer · 14/11/2006 14:51

Havespent 3 hours this am looking for someting with no joy. Everything is just plain or covered in sequins etc. I have nothing in my wardrobe that will do. Obviously it can't be something online as time is ticking. Please help. I am a 12-14 5ft 6ins, (pale skin blue eyes blonde hair) .

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ComeOVeneer · 14/11/2006 14:52

I have to do the school run in 10 minutes, but will be back later.

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CountessDracula · 14/11/2006 14:52

you are wearing a dress?

(only kidding!)

There are lots of patterned wrap dresses around but not v eveningy

(sorry am being crap)

NomDePlume · 14/11/2006 14:53

what colours suit you ?

Do you want to show your arms ?

Short ? Long ? Knee legth ? Which do you feel most comfortable in ?

How about shoes, so you have the right shoes too ?

ComeOVeneer · 14/11/2006 14:57

I am still carrying a bit of baby belly (can I still call it that nearly 2 years on). Prefer knee/calf length, not long or short. I like burgundy, autumnal colours. Never really been brave enough to try vibrant colours like red etc. Happy to show my arms. I own way to many shoes so more than likely will have some (or cold buy some). Must go now will check back soon.

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Flossam · 14/11/2006 15:00

Don't laugh, but I found my dress for my xmas do (not the MN one ) in tesco. Florence and fred. It is a goldey layer underneath with black lace over the top, wrap over design at top, about knee length and with a gold bow in the middle (covers up my two year old baby belly beautifully). It was £40 so can't go to wrong. Fits me really well. I brought it home to try on and was quite delighted with it. They had a few others too so might be worth a quick look in one of your larger tescos! How are you BTW?

ComeOVeneer · 14/11/2006 15:59

The tescos near us only does kids clothes, but thanks anyway Floss (sorry you can't make it on Saturday). I doing reasonably well considering the stressof this buying/selling/moving malarkey.

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JackieNo · 14/11/2006 16:06

Which shops can you easily get to? What's your budget?

Flossam · 14/11/2006 16:06

I reckon it's worth going a bit further afield for a look personally! Been round lots of shops and found nothing. Are you set to move yet?

JackieNo · 14/11/2006 16:09

Laura Ashley has this , not sure if it's the sort of thing you were thinking of? More/less formal?

ComeOVeneer · 14/11/2006 16:27

Can get to Monsoon, Kew, Zara, John Lewis, River Island, Benetton, M+S, New Look, (most shops I can think of tbh. Time is running out so I was hoping to discoer a dress from home and just go and get it.

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ComeOVeneer · 14/11/2006 16:28

Budget is £80ish pounds (Maybe a little more). I would like something that I can wear for other outings (and perhaps xmas day).

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JackieNo · 14/11/2006 16:29

Bit like the galaxy dress ?

cadbury · 14/11/2006 16:31

ComeOVeneer - you could be wearing a black bin liner and will still look wonderful on Saturday

JackieNo · 14/11/2006 16:31

Black wrap dress with sparkle ?

ComeOVeneer · 14/11/2006 16:52

Black bin liner it may be. Thanks though . Jackieno they are a bit ...erm... not quite me.

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sallystrawberry · 14/11/2006 16:55

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Flossam · 14/11/2006 16:55

not sure this will be either then but here is my dress The bow looks better at the front BTW.

sunchowder · 14/11/2006 17:21

How about this: monsoon

or this one: monsoon2

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ComeOVeneer · 14/11/2006 17:27

Love the strapless one sunchowder (btw long time no see, how are things with you?), but not sure it is right for the venue.

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sunchowder · 14/11/2006 17:29

So glad you like it, so less formal then? I am doing well, on Weight Watchers so a little obessed with meal planning, but things going well. We are going on a cruise December 17, so looking forward to that!

JackieNo · 14/11/2006 18:14

Hmm - do you like this wrap dress at all? (sorry if not ).

ComeOVeneer · 14/11/2006 18:17

I do like that jackieno, but not able to get todebenhams (well I could but it involves taking a 2 year old on the tube to Oxford street) and delivery is 5 days so not enough time.

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ComeOVeneer · 14/11/2006 18:41

OK have been searching, what do people think of this ? Not my usual colour but quite fancy the idea of this with red heels. Yay or Nay?

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WelshBoris · 14/11/2006 18:42


tis lush

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