My favourite work dress has died a bit. The lining is torn all down one seam, but far enough either side of the seam that I can't repair it as the lining would then be tighter than the dress itself. It was £29.50 from M&S and I loved it as it fit, flattered and went in the washing machine at 40C.
I got a new dress from M&S:-
Which, it turns out, fits better and flatters more! And was £29.50 again :o) (so this time I bought two and will keep one in the wardrobe for when the first one dies) All's well that ends well.