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Summer dress

(38 Posts)
Sallywally1 Sat 12-Jun-21 15:02:06

Am I BU to want a summer dress that is attractive, not too young for someone my age (65), with sleeves, v neck, cotton with a bit of stretch, below the knee, with the waist where a lady’s is and not below the bust, no tiers on the skirt (reminds me of the 1970s), in a larger size. Most seem to be ‘currently unavailable’ in larger sizes.

It’s all so difficult!

BigBertha1 Sun 13-Jun-21 07:27:59

Love dresses!

BigBertha1 Sun 13-Jun-21 07:28:55

Love Boden not Biden!

Atqui Wed 16-Jun-21 11:52:40

Result! I have just received my Seasalt Piper dress - not v neck , but no seams under bust or at waist , proper short sleeves and just below the knee. I probably look lie a galleon in full sail but it’s such a change to find something that doesn’t show up all the tyres !

sandelf Wed 16-Jun-21 11:56:35

Uniqlo are worth a look.

Hellogirl1 Wed 16-Jun-21 17:47:58

Zulily are worthy of a look. They`re an American site, but I`ve had things from them, my last order took 1 week, and I was only charged £3.99 postage.

sazz1 Wed 16-Jun-21 21:13:52

Have a look on eBay. I just bought a lovely floral. Monsoon dress for £25 from a dealer on there. It's 2020 stock so dealers buy these up in bulk and sell off cheaper. Was £59 in monsoon last year when i saw it. I buy almost all of my clothes and shoes on Eb as I don't want to pay full price and it's supporting small businesses.
If you don't mind 2nd hand there are some real bargains there too.

JenniferEccles Wed 16-Jun-21 23:22:33

Another Boden fan here.
I bought a dress last Spring after seeing it featured in the Mail as being one of Boden’s most popular designs
I loved it so much I bought another in a different colour!
It’s called Amelie.

Graygirl Thu 17-Jun-21 12:07:19

Check out mountain warehouse, you might be surprised. They have some made from 50+ protection material,I am 5ft4in they come just below my knee, just one thing go up a size as they are over the head bit more room

chloe1984 Thu 17-Jun-21 13:12:54

deedaa you have just given this 70 year old the push I needed to order a pair of dungarees which I have longed for since my twenties: I will wear them with pride .

OnwardandUpward Thu 17-Jun-21 13:20:58

I saw many nice dresses on White Stuff when I last looked, and Next too.

Auntybody Thu 17-Jun-21 14:34:52

If you google ‘swing dress’ or ‘tea dress’ you should come up with some. I tend to find many of the vintage style sites like Collectif go up to very generous sizes, and with sleeves, knee length+ And pockets. Although some are quirky prints, there are many others that aren’t.

Blossoming Thu 17-Jun-21 16:07:23

Right now I’m wearing a 2 year old Gudrun Sjoden dress that just covers my knees. It’s a stretchy recycled material, no darts, zips or fastenings, round neck, long sleeves, a- line shape with a bit of swing. It’s a lovely indigo colour with an allover print of stylised flowers and leaves in a darker indigo. It’s cool, light, and can be dressed up or down. Best of all it has pockets. I think it cost around £40 in a sale. Some of her stuff is too wacky for me and it’s not cheap, but she has some lovely things. I don’t like big bold prints, I’m too short.