What are you supposed to wear on top of 'going-out' dresses?

(31 Posts)
TeddyMercury Thu 23-May-13 20:30:30

I wear dresses a lot. I live in England. Therefore the dresses on their own tend to be chilly.

For work dresses, I wear a blazer or jacket. For weekend dresses, maybe a cardi. For the life of me I cannot work out what you're supposed to do with a cocktail dress.

I suspect a cardi is wrong? In the nineties I used to be wedded to the pashmina, but that's wrong too now, isn't it? The answer cannot simply be 'just get cold' can it?

higgle Fri 24-May-13 13:24:40

A vintage cashmere beaded cardi?

Pandsbear Fri 24-May-13 16:29:24

Oooh well! I have a couple of small velvet shrug things, or a vintage lace shrug thing, a couple of fake fur jackets, a couple of sequin shrug things, a very neat fitted midnight blue velvet blazer. Plus some thermal vests if I can get away with them under whatever I am wearing.
I have to add these have been collected over a few years and they go with various styles of dresses and I get chilly!

Trill Fri 24-May-13 16:38:44

My plan for weddings in chilly churches is to wear a long dress and leggings underneath...

I think a bolero is basically "a short cardigan that doesn't do up", so it comes only part way down your back.

Wiggy29 Fri 24-May-13 17:29:50

Had to hunt around my blog but eventually found this post:

sandersonsmithstory.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/ice-cream-and-30-seconds-in-night-club.html

The last photo shows what I mean in my earlier post about a soft denim shirt over a dress, I used a belt to try to make it a bit smarter. I'm 31 now so trying to bridge the gap between too young/ too frumpy! Not sure I always get it right but hey ho! [big grin]

Wiggy29 Fri 24-May-13 17:30:29

Or even grin

Wiggy29 Fri 24-May-13 17:42:12

Was looking at the vogue style file recommended on another post and think this is a nice look too:

www.vogue.co.uk/spy/celebrity-photos/2011/05/03/style-file-alexa-chung/gallery/556906

Casual yet sexy (imo)

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