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Posh daytime autumn dress
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SheWoreYellow · 23/09/2022 17:37

I have a posh do in a country hotel coming up and would love a fabulous outfit. I’m thinking a dress but open to anything. It’s a 60th birthday.
I like deepish colours, patterns, waist definition. Not too poofy a skirt - so not a full on 50s thing. I generally am very casual so I was hoping to get something kind of understated. I’ll wear flat shoes.
I’m 5’7” and a hourglass size 12-14. I’d spend £200.

Any ideas would be very gratefully received.

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Rainallnight · 23/09/2022 17:39

Have you looked at Me and Em?

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DailyEnergyCrisis · 23/09/2022 17:45

Some nice understated options at Boden and currently 20% off.

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DailyEnergyCrisis · 23/09/2022 17:55

Whistles has some lovely dressier options in their new AW collection.

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CaveMum · 23/09/2022 18:14

You can’t go far wrong with Hobbs - and they have 15% off new collection at the moment.

Have you got any “must haves” - sleeves, skirt length, etc?

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BangingOn · 23/09/2022 18:19

One Hundred Stars have some gorgeous silk dresses, they have a waisted style (Abbi) but I actually prefer their Rachel dress worn with a belt. I have it in a couple of their prints but the black stork is my favourite.

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America12 · 23/09/2022 18:32

BangingOn · 23/09/2022 18:19

One Hundred Stars have some gorgeous silk dresses, they have a waisted style (Abbi) but I actually prefer their Rachel dress worn with a belt. I have it in a couple of their prints but the black stork is my favourite.

Never heard of them , they're lovely.

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BangingOn · 23/09/2022 18:41

America12 · 23/09/2022 18:32

Never heard of them , they're lovely.

I started with one of their kimonos and from there it has been a slippery slope.

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Tigofigo · 23/09/2022 18:41

I personally love this, it's smart but not stiff, and a bit different

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Everydaywheniwakeup · 23/09/2022 18:46

Look at Nancy Mac if you haven't already. Some beautiful dresses.

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SheWoreYellow · 23/09/2022 19:55

Oooh thank you!

I will have a good look at all these ideas.

To narrow it down a bit, I’d like the tops of arms covered. Length, I guess knee to ankle. I don’t like to feel too constrained, but might have to get over that for one day. I’m a bit fat of tummy for very clingy.

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GettingStuffed · 24/09/2022 11:03

Peacocks , of all places, have a gorgeous black and white shirt dress

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