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  • #15725
    Anonymous
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    Hi there,

    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!!

    #126887
    Jedt
    Member

    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!!

    #126906
    pookie2
    Member

    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!

    #126910
    dervy
    Member

    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.

    #126913
    libby1
    Participant

    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…

    #126968
    mammycool
    Participant

    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.

    #126969
    Taylor5
    Member

    Did you have a look in TKmaxx? You can be lucky sometimes

    #126972
    munchin
    Participant

    debenhams in Blanchardstown

    #126974
    ed1
    Participant

    Shaws in the Laurance Centre have some lovely dressy dresses. Also I second TK Maxx.

    #126975
    Waffy1
    Member

    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 up

    #126976
    libby1
    Participant

    What size are u?? Maybe could have a dress u can borrow…. 🙂 🙂

    #126990
    pookie2
    Member

    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!

    #126997
    libby1
    Participant

    I have size 20 or 22 …If u want to borrow…

    #126998
    mammycool
    Participant

    Thanks for the offers ladies but I am a size 14 currently working on getting back to a size 12!!!!

    #127003
    pookie2
    Member

    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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