Is this okay for an August wedding?

(22 Posts)
GrendelsMother23 Tue 17-May-16 14:23:29

The groom is one of DP's work colleagues - I've met him once, his fiancee never, but plenty of DP's other work colleagues whom I do know will be there. The wedding's in rural Kent: ceremony, afternoon tea, dancing, hog roast.

I haven't been to a wedding for YEARS. I've just ordered this dress but am feeling proper nervous about it now. Please tell me it's ok?!

Also: would love to get these shoes to go with it, but can't afford to spend £50 on them at the moment - does anyone know of a cheaper option but similar style?

MrsLettuce Tue 17-May-16 14:40:58

The dress is good! Don't worry any more smile

The sandals are also quite nice but not so much for with that dress for a wedding, I'm afraid. Is it flats with a strap over the for that you're after? Can have a rummage for you if you like.

CakeNinja Tue 17-May-16 14:52:30

The dress is really pretty!
Sadly I really don't think the sandals you've chosen really go with the dress, have you seen anything else that you like?

burnishedsilver Tue 17-May-16 15:01:44

Yes to the dress.
Massive no to the shoes. I can't stress that one enough.

skippy67 Tue 17-May-16 15:09:54

The shoes are all kinds of wrong. Nice dress though.

UsernamesAreAPainInTheBalls Tue 17-May-16 15:13:07

^^^ What the last two posters said the dress is pretty but those shoes are horrific. They're not even nice in their own right let alone with the dress ✋🏼
I know your saying rural affair so maybe you don't want sky high heels but what about red or navy wedges maybe? Something like this?

NapQueen Tue 17-May-16 15:13:40

Dress is nice though it looks a sort of midi length which looks better the taller and more willowy you are.

No to the shoes. Dear God no to the shoes.

FashionLover1 Tue 17-May-16 15:14:07

Agree with burnishedsilver. Yes to dress, no to shoes.

NapQueen Tue 17-May-16 15:16:41

www.freemans.com/products/arizona-sandals/_/A-621247_4.5?utm_source=GoogleProductList&utm_medium=PLA&utm_campaign=Footwear_WomensFootwear_SandalsAndFlipFlops&utm_content=621247&ns_campaign=Footwear_WomensFootwear_SandalsAndFlipFlops&ns_mchannel=PLA&ns_source=GoogleProductList&ns_linkname=621247&ns_fee=0&ordermedia=F0096&name=25PERCENTOFF&orderoffercode=M3BP&entry=3 could you pick out the pink?

NapQueen Tue 17-May-16 15:18:05

m.asos.com/mt/www.asos.com/ASOS/ASOS-HONEYBEE-Heeled-Sandals/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=6130266&istCompanyId=6f061ed0-7427-4b6c-bb90-987c0bd08468&istItemId=atxmilqmi&istBid=tztx&affid=14179&channelref=product+search&utm_source=google&utm_medium=ppc&utm_term=179487338901&utm_content=&utm_campaign=&cvosrc=ppc.google.179487338901&network=g&mobile=1&search=1&content=&creative=84679775661&ptid=179487338901&adposition=1o10&r=2&mk=ab&gclid=CjwKEAjwguu5BRDq8uSKhaKIzDkSJACQ7WJlIy9pgfGuArHtLEpTjA8THcBhhRID-LXy95FuPS6HGhoCYxTw_wcB&un_jtt_application_platform=newPlp&un_jtt_redirect or stay safe with black?

MrsLettuce Tue 17-May-16 15:28:34

I was trying to be kind about the sandals but, yes, they are indeed "All kinds of wrong". Certainly with this dress

GrendelsMother23 Tue 17-May-16 16:02:20

sad I can see why the shoes wouldn't work with the dress, now I think about it, but I thought they looked nice and Edwardian/vintage-y. No? I'm not brilliant at this style thing

Love those red peep wedges though, Usernames. And the other two, actually! But should probably stick to wedges or v v low heels given that I am a most enthusiastic dancer.

Thank goodness the dress is ok!

SymbollocksInteractionism Tue 17-May-16 16:11:19

[[ m.asos.com/mt/www.asos.com/ASOS/ASOS-FLASH-Wide-Fit-Embellished-Flat-Sandals/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=5926375&cid=4172&Rf989=5025&Rf-200=4]],2,9&sh=0&pge=3&pgesize=50&sort=-1&clr=Black&totalstyles=193&gridsize=3&un_jtt_v_frompage=3
Flat sandals

CakeNinja Tue 17-May-16 16:14:09

I'm really sorry, they look frumpy to me, although to be fair, I've never seen a par of flat sandals that don't look frumpy (to me) so I'm not the best person to ask!
They don't go with the dress at all, which is really lovely, just keep looking for shoes! I'd be tempted by wedges, (is the wedding in a field?) they're okay for dancing in!

SymbollocksInteractionism Tue 17-May-16 16:17:04

These are nice, in pale pink or black.

Dangerouswoman Tue 17-May-16 16:18:39

Like the dress. If you have to get flat sandals (I wouldn't) please get ones that go.

GrendelsMother23 Tue 17-May-16 16:22:36

Yeah CakeNinja I think you're right! Oh well. There is a streak of old lady in me, which would explain it, but I need to be steered away from it!

Symbollocks (nice name), those are lovely, I'm seriously thinking about those.

SymbollocksInteractionism Tue 17-May-16 16:23:00

Sorry previous sandals were supposed to be pink flats!! I agree flats can look frumpy with a dress but it depends what OP is looking for.
[[ m.asos.com/mt/www.asos.com/ASOS/ASOS-FRESCO-Bow-Sandals/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=6327861&cid=4172&Rf989=5025&Rf-200=4]],2,9&sh=0&pge=0&pgesize=50&sort=-1&clr=Palepink&totalstyles=193&gridsize=3&un_jtt_v_frompage=0

UsernamesAreAPainInTheBalls Tue 17-May-16 16:24:55

Wedges will be fine for dancing they don't have to be really high. The dress is lovely don't ruin it with flats that kind of style screams out for sexy shoes. defo don't do flats for a wedding unless your over 75 or have a back problem 👌🏽👌🏽 <can you tell I'm 5feet tall and would wear heels while sleeping if I could> 😂

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 17-May-16 19:25:26

Dress is lovely, shoes definitely not!

AllPizzasGreatAndSmall Tue 17-May-16 19:35:35

I'm not sure about the dress, it looks ok but is stretchy polyester - it may be hot and sweaty in August.

GrendelsMother23 Wed 18-May-16 09:11:23

AllPizzas I wondered about that but I think it will be okay! If not, I have a backup.

Right, so definitely going to go with wedges, probably in pink or navy blue - thanks, team! smile

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