Finding a prom dress

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Hey everyone,
I'm trying to find a prom dress but can't seem to find what I want after hours of online searching - anyone know of any dresses that might be similar to what I'm looking for?

I know I'm being picky, but there's got to be a dress out of the millions out there that match my needs?

I want it to be a maxi dress (but I'm quite short - 5'2") with a little bit of embellishment/glitter somewhere
Under £100
Any colour but black/brown/grey/green
Not from one of those random american stores where you have to order online/not reliable
Without a low neckline
With straps of some sort - i.e. not one without anything on shoulders

Thanks xx
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http://www.persun.co.uk/2012-chiffon...ss-p-1050.html
how about this?
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Why don't you design it yourself and get it sewn from a tailor? It's cheaper, thats what I done, I wanted a long sleeved off the shoulder long prom dress, couldn't find exactly what I wanted anywhere so I bought the colour material I wanted & seperate sequins and stuff, and got it made for under £100, it came out good


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Here are a few suggestions
This one is £112 but I thought I'd include it anyway:
http://m.houseoffraser.co.uk/JS+Coll...efault,pd.html

A 'petite' maxi dress (no embellishment but it would probably be a good length!)
http://m.houseoffraser.co.uk/Precis+...efault,pd.html

A pink one:
http://m.houseoffraser.co.uk/Jane+No...efault,pd.html

A cream tribalish one:
http://m.houseoffraser.co.uk/Jane+No...efault,pd.html

Another cream one:
http://m.houseoffraser.co.uk/Little+...efault,pd.html

Jane Norman seems to be a good place to try, and you could always get the dress taken up/wear big heels if it's too long

This dress doesn't have any embellishment but it's where i got my dress from and I thought the quality, service etc was really good

http://m.coast-stores.com/DEBBIE-JER...uct/2310001284

The only things I'll say about coast is that the dresses are fairly long (I'm
5"6' and needed 3.5-4" heels to wear with the dress to avoid it having to be taken up. I'm also usually an 8-10 and the size 6 was just about right, it was a tiny bit loose but nothing to worry about).

Anyway hope this helped a little
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(Original post by snailsareslimy)
Here are a few suggestions
This one is £112 but I thought I'd include it anyway:
http://m.houseoffraser.co.uk/JS+Coll...efault,pd.html

A 'petite' maxi dress (no embellishment but it would probably be a good length!)
http://m.houseoffraser.co.uk/Precis+...efault,pd.html

A pink one:
http://m.houseoffraser.co.uk/Jane+No...efault,pd.html

A cream tribalish one:
http://m.houseoffraser.co.uk/Jane+No...efault,pd.html

Another cream one:
http://m.houseoffraser.co.uk/Little+...efault,pd.html

Jane Norman seems to be a good place to try, and you could always get the dress taken up/wear big heels if it's too long

This dress doesn't have any embellishment but it's where i got my dress from and I thought the quality, service etc was really good

http://m.coast-stores.com/DEBBIE-JER...uct/2310001284

The only things I'll say about coast is that the dresses are fairly long (I'm
5"6' and needed 3.5-4" heels to wear with the dress to avoid it having to be taken up. I'm also usually an 8-10 and the size 6 was just about right, it was a tiny bit loose but nothing to worry about).

Anyway hope this helped a little
I got mine from Jane norman

How about looking in TK maxx? My friend is quite short and she got a blue one from there and it is really nice! They also do it it pink. It was a halterneck and had jewels in a line under the bust.

good luck!
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im gna get mine from here you can also ask them for advice too!!

http://www.jenjenhouse.com/
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(Original post by 12win12)
im gna get mine from here you can also ask them for advice too!!

http://www.jenjenhouse.com/
when is yours?
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6th july, i havent ordered yet but they do quick shippings
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Have you seen this website? http://www.dressesonlinesale.co.uk/w...tml?hemline=75

I know it's an order online one, but it's based in the UK. Plus there's a sale on and there are some gorgeous dresses which no one else will be wearing, most importantly.
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yea i have but... being so picky... gave up on that web lol
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anyway im gettin this one, you cant say no to this beautiful dress!!!
http://www.jenjenhouse.com/Empire-Sw...20003246-g3246
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Have you tried eBay? I know some people are a bit suspicious of it but I got a really nice Lipsy dress on there for my leaver's ball for £10. If you don't want anything someone's worn before there are a lot of things that are brand new or sold by shops through eBay.

Here's all the full length formal dresses, you can narrow it down by size... http://www.ebay.co.uk/fashion/womens...%255ELOCATION~

Under the 'buy it now' section there are a lot of different ones which are very nice, and you can tell if they are reliable based on the number in brackets next to the seller's name - this is the number of positive feedbacks they've had.

Here's a good example:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ONE-SHOULD...ht_4384wt_1037

The seller has a really high feedback score and eBay has recognised them as a top-rated seller. They say they also have a made to measure service available which could be good if you're not sure if a maxi dress would be too long for you.

Have a browse I'd definitely recommend eBay, you can get some really nice stuff.

Good luck!
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Well,I feel cheap..my prom dress is a lovely long pink thing for 20 quid from Tesco..I wasn't shopping there with the intention of getting my prom dress there,but ahwell. I think its gorgeous I'll just have to tell people 'It's Versace/Chanel/other expensive brand dahh-ling' :shifty:
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honestly no1 is gna care about what brand it is :P
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Thank you everyone for your help.
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(Original post by 12win12)
anyway im gettin this one, you cant say no to this beautiful dress!!!
http://www.jenjenhouse.com/Empire-Sw...20003246-g3246
This dress is stunning!


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Thank you everyone for your help.
Hope u find a dress & enjoy your prom, mine was last year dress was from lipsy, next year leavers prom think I'm going to get it from ted baker


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Have you seen this website? http://www.dressesonlinesale.co.uk/w...tml?hemline=75

I know it's an order online one, but it's based in the UK. Plus there's a sale on and there are some gorgeous dresses which no one else will be wearing, most importantly.
:awesome: I didn't even know this site existed until now! (Slightly hijacking OP's thread here but thanks )
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:awesome: I didn't even know this site existed until now! (Slightly hijacking OP's thread here but thanks )
If I won the lottery, I'd buy one of everything.
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:awesome: I didn't even know this site existed until now! (Slightly hijacking OP's thread here but thanks )
Hahaha it's fine:L
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