Why are all dresses so short :-@

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  1. big bear

    big bear A bear on a mission!

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    I'm looking for a dress to wear to my children's christenings on the 1st May. I've looked at loads of shops & all the dresses are really short.

    I've got knobbly knees & I'm size 16/18 hourglass shape so it's either fitted dresses or prom style that suits me. I just want one that goes to my knees or just below.

    I don't suit long dresses or maxi dresses & leggings look really stupid on me.

    What am I going to do? :cry:
     
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    Have you tried monsoon?
     
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    Ive just bought my daughter a lovely dress, its from bhs, the sophie grey range. There are some really nice dresses there, she got a white one with black and grey flowers on it x
     
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    Could try diva??? they have lovely pencil dresses? or if you try haloboutique thy have a range called killer curves xx
     
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    bunnylovesalan Proud Mama :)

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    They have loads of maxi dresses in Primark and New Look :)
     
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    put it over smart black skinny jeans.
     
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    How about something like these from Monsoon
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    There are so many to choose from on their website. These are just a few of the 1950's ones which would look great dressed up for the christening and then be great for after.
     
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    Oh I like those I'll have a proper look at Monsoon, thanks X
     
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    I can't help with dresses but I feel your pain. I have a long body and short legs and nearly all (low end) high street dress hems stop at my bum or a an inch or two below. I like Monsoon for posh frocks :)
     
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    Those monsoon ones are gorgeous, I love that whole vintage look. I have a dress upstairs that one day I am determined to wear - its a fifties original, pale blue silk with a star / polka dot pattern all over, to the knee with a matching belt. Its probably a size 20 - and best of all it belonged to my gran! I even have a photo of my great uncle's wedding where she is wearing it!
     
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    Can I just say as a (relatively) normal male, they're not!!
     
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    When im skinny and rich :D My whole wardrobe is going to come from Vivien.
     
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    Believe me if you seen my fat ars$, big thighs & hips you'd be saying get a long dress..lol X
     
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    Thanks I'll have a look. That's not far from me at all X
     
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    Wow, those dresses are AMAZING. I have never been a dress sort of person but I need to find something that I can wear for a family wedding in September. I think those prices are out of my range - but they are so lovely!!!
    (May have to start a secret slush fund :D :D)
     
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    They often come up on e-bay, as people buy them for occasion wear. Just be careful of the sizings and check the website, and double, double check measurements with e-bay sellers!!

    I find their 'vintage' 16 is like a modern 12.
     
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    What about trousers? A nice floaty pair of trousers is very summery. Or smart black trousers with a flowery top.
     
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    my bro gettin married in june, hoping to wear a dress for it too. will be the first time i've worn a dress since i got married 8 years ago :( would love to feel feminine and sexy for once, not frumpy and covering up every inch!!
     
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    will def have a nosey in monsoon, those dresses are gorgeous!!!!
     
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