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Maxi dresses

Discussion in 'Personal' started by goonergirl2009, May 8, 2011.

  1. goonergirl2009

    goonergirl2009 New commenter

    Hi- I was hoping some of you might be able to give me some advice on this one... I am 5'8, a size 18 (still with a post baby tummy) and I am trying to find a nice maxi dress for when I go on holiday. I have looked in my usual shops but can't see anything that I think looks nice. I am assuming a v-neck will be the most flattering. Has anyone come across any nice ones on their travels? Or should I avoid them altogether? Thank you in advance!
    x
     
  2. lilachardy

    lilachardy Star commenter

    Despite my opinion of BHS, I found LOADS of dresses to try on there.
    I must have tried on about 12, and could easily have bought 5 or so of them!
    In the end, I chose 2...
     
  3. goonergirl2009

    goonergirl2009 New commenter

    I never thought to look there! Thank you!
    x
     
  4. lilachardy

    lilachardy Star commenter

    No, we didn't.
    Old fashioned, dowdy, pointless, we thought.
    WRONG!
     
  5. I'm sorry, are you me????
    I bought this in RIver Island last week
    http://www.riverisland.com/Online/women/holiday-shop/maxi-dresses/pink-tropical-print-kaftan-maxi-dress-603385
    Never normally go in there, would never normally wear soemthing like this but it is lovely on. 45 pounds i htink.

    It has a very deep v-neck, but I stuck it down with some boob tape and you could only see the bow at the top of the middle of my bra.

    The girl at the till asked if I was going on holiday, it'd be lvoely on the beach, but no,. I wore it out that night.
    Going to check out BHS now!
     
  6. BHS are 20% off online this weekend
     
  7. I agree with BHS, I can't usually find anything I like, but they did have some nice maxi dresses. Also try doing a search for maxi dresses on ebay and some good ones on there too. x
     
  8. BelleDuJour

    BelleDuJour Star commenter

    Phase Eight has some gorgeous ones too!
     
  9. andromache

    andromache New commenter

    debenhams have some lovely ones, i bought one from them online last summer and i'm very happy with it. currently i covet this one http://www.joebrowns.co.uk/sp+Womens-Dresses-Tunics-Our-Favourite-Maxi-Dress+LD223
     
  10. andromache

    andromache New commenter

    sorry about the link :(
     
  11. henriette

    henriette New commenter

    Monsoon
     
  12. inky

    inky Lead commenter

    Maxi dresses are great for hiding sandfly bites [​IMG]
     
  13. I wore them the first time round so suspect that makes them a bad idea for a woman my age.
     
  14. What's your budget? I've got a Boden maxi dress and it's gorgeous. £79 and it's the tropical maxi dress in blueberry. All the reviews are very positive for all sizes.
     
  15. Snap
     
  16. anon2799

    anon2799 New commenter

    I got a great one from apricot for £12. Nice for the beach in the daytime but easily dressed up for the evening.
     
  17. I got one from Peacocks last year and they've got some lovely ones in again this year.
     
  18. tartetatin

    tartetatin New commenter

    I'm off to Turkey this summer, so it's gonna be roasting hot. I'd love to wear maxi dresses to cover all my chubby bits, but I'm worried that I'm going to look ridiculously overdressed compared to the bikini clad brigade.
    Are maxi dresses a no-no for abroad during the day?
    Some overweight people are lucky as they have slimmish legs. I unfortunately have tree trunk legs, so prefer to keep them covered as well. This is why I'm a maxi dress fan. Now if only they made them with covered arms ....
     
  19. mandala1

    mandala1 Occasional commenter

    I'm really sorry to be the voice of dissent, but I don't think I've seen anyone wearing a maxi dress who doesn't look like they are wearing a pair of curtains. Unless you are a size 8 stoned hippy living in the 60s I'd say 'don't'!
     
  20. goonergirl2009

    goonergirl2009 New commenter

    Thank you all very much for your advice! Once I have exhausted M and S, Dorothy Perkins and Wallis, I tend to run out of ideas! Mandala- this was my worry!
    x
     

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