I found this http://www.feverdesigns.co.uk/ and promptly treated myself to this:
Darcy: in olive
sorry about rubbish picture, but can't get a larger one
And this one
which is called, rather alluringly, Cheetah
They arrived promptly and very well wrapped. And I can honestly say that I have worn Cheetah INTO THE GROUND since I bought her. She looks fab with a pair of black boots or smart black Mary-Janes. I don't look like mutton dressed as lamb or mutton dressed as mutton even.
Sonshine and Tartarus decreed that the top one, Darcy, was lovely, but made me look like someone from Wartime Farm. I don't care, I luff it. It's to be my Winter Frock.
And, for the first time in 30 years, I had to buy underskirts! The frocks don't creep up your legs though, but I thought that an underskirt would finish the look off properly.
I also had a look at Mrs Make Do's blog and she pointed me in the direction of VIYELLA of all places. They have an Ella range, geared for the younger folks, and I was pleasantly surprised to scroll through much of their stuff. This Downtonesque frock is only £35.00!
This one is only £40, but has limited sizes left. Very Duchess of Cambridge
So, if, like me, you've never given Viyella second glance because its just NOT you, don't be so hasty!
Now, I must go and lie down with a few Tarot decks and a copy of Mein Kampf to return to my normal dictatorial self......