February 15, 2013 at 4:20 pm #15725AnonymousInactive
Does anyone know where I can buy a formal dress for a black tie event? I would only wear this dress once – so do not want to spend a lot. I have been looking at ebay and amazon and there are great deals but would like somewhere that I could actually try on the dresses.
I see coast have a few on sale – limited sizes!!February 15, 2013 at 4:23 pm #126887JedtMember
Did you try New Look? I was in the one in Marshes last week and they have loads of dresses on sale, some of them are quite dressy.
there was also a sale rail in Heaven Boutique, up beside Penney’s and they had some dresses down to a fiver and some of the stuff in there is very glam.
Dorothy Perkins does some nice structured dresses too and you can dress them up with a fascinator or fancy shoes for a black tie event
Hope some of that helps – happy shopping!!February 15, 2013 at 10:26 pm #126906
Butterflyz and Angels in Dundalk often have good value in those kind of dresses – don’t be put off by the wedding dresses in the wondows!February 15, 2013 at 11:09 pm #126910dervyMember
I know you said you would like to try on the dress, but there a page on Facebook: Glam Gúna’s that sell formal dresses quite cheap, they sell bridesmaids dresses and other full length dresses. Very reasonable, they are in Swords, it shouldn’t be too much hassle to send it back if you don’t like it.February 16, 2013 at 9:37 am #126913
I got a dress yesterday for a Black Tie Ball for €40 on a page on Facebook, Tags were still on dress .. I was delighted…February 20, 2013 at 12:46 pm #126968mammycoolParticipant
Thanks for all the replies. I did try some on in Coast and Monsoon yesterday – and the sizes are massively different!! I now know the style I want – which is half the battle!!
I might have a look at that place in Swords. I don’t know Dundalk but might take a trip up anyway.February 20, 2013 at 3:08 pm #126969Taylor5Member
Did you have a look in TKmaxx? You can be lucky sometimesFebruary 20, 2013 at 4:48 pm #126972munchinParticipant
debenhams in BlanchardstownFebruary 20, 2013 at 5:38 pm #126974ed1Participant
Shaws in the Laurance Centre have some lovely dressy dresses. Also I second TK Maxx.February 20, 2013 at 6:20 pm #126975Waffy1Member
There is a shop in Dublin if you are prepared to go that far! You rent designer dresses for 3 days at a massively reduced cost. It’s called Covet, they’re based in the Powerscourt Centre. Great if you know you wont wear it again! They have a facebook page where you can see some of their stuff before you make the trip upFebruary 20, 2013 at 6:41 pm #126976
What size are u?? Maybe could have a dress u can borrow…. 🙂 🙂February 21, 2013 at 5:26 pm #126990
Oh yeah! Good idea, Libby! If you are a S / 10 ish, I have some lovely ones – and with my bump I will not be wearing them any time soon. Mostly purchased for weddings etc. Buzz if around Dundalk. More than welcome to have a peep. No pressure. None are black, though. I like colour!February 21, 2013 at 8:41 pm #126997
I have size 20 or 22 …If u want to borrow…February 21, 2013 at 8:55 pm #126998mammycoolParticipant
Thanks for the offers ladies but I am a size 14 currently working on getting back to a size 12!!!!February 22, 2013 at 6:31 am #127003
Worth a shot – I’ve only worn some of them a couple of times (family weddings) & really pretty, but with a houseful of small kids I just don’t do the kind of socialising I used to. Plus, with four (nearly) kids in six years my belly & boobs have been constantly on the move for the last while!
Good luck with the hunt!
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