cardi or jacket for over this dress?

(25 Posts)
poppym12 Sat 04-Jun-16 11:11:36

Any ideas please? It's quite an informal event but will last most of the day and evening so an extra layer will be needed.

AstrantiaMallow Sat 04-Jun-16 11:19:01

Lovely dress!
Cropped cardi

poppym12 Sat 04-Jun-16 11:31:51

I thought cardi too. Any idea on colours?

AstrantiaMallow Sat 04-Jun-16 13:09:35

What's the event and what will you wear on your feet?

Dusty pink or amber yellow might be nice.

AstrantiaMallow Sat 04-Jun-16 13:20:34

m.boden.co.uk/en-gb/womens-knitwear/cardigans/wu053/womens-favourite-crop-crew-cardigan

Allalonenow Sat 04-Jun-16 13:21:13

Cardi, as the dress has a quite unstructured look, if you are dark haired I'd say a lime green cardi, or for a blonde perhaps bronze/pink.

Peppermintea Sat 04-Jun-16 14:45:42

I wouldn't wear a cardigan with buttons with that dress. The dress had long lines and a flowing look and a button down cardigan is the complete opposite to that. I would get a chunky cream knit shawl or a cream or champagne coloured pashmina. If you want a jacket a long white blazer with 3/4 sleeves but it would have to be long and relaxed fit.

Openup41 Sat 04-Jun-16 15:52:11

I would suggest a jacket - a cropped jacket.

McWeedie Sat 04-Jun-16 18:47:16

Loving the dress, where's it from? smile

Biker jacket.

BlueFolly Sat 04-Jun-16 19:21:10

I hate to say it, but I think a waterfall cardi would look right with that. Anything else would be too structured.

MotherBluestocking Sat 04-Jun-16 22:20:06

I'm with Remus - biker jacket. Definitely needs to be no longer than waist length. Flowy cardigan will swamp.
Gorgeous dress!

AstrantiaMallow Sat 04-Jun-16 22:58:24

Was thinking more along the lines of this cropped cardi in terms of shape, buttons undone obviously.

cdna.lystit.com/photos/2013/04/05/la-via-18-purple-cropped-cardigan-product-1-7651741-387731094.jpeg

Biker could work but depends on the kind of event. Def not something long.

notagiraffe Sat 04-Jun-16 23:07:47

Biker jacket is a brilliant idea. Or if you wanted to look smarter/more conservative, a very cropped bolero cardigan. But a biker jacket would go better with that dress.

chebella Sat 04-Jun-16 23:11:04

While you're at it - what to put with/over this? Please and thank you!
www.reiss.com/downloads/Image/product/244x280/296035-20-2.jpg

chebella Sat 04-Jun-16 23:12:06

P.s. Is for a semi-formal work do in the evening... Any suggestions hugely appreciated!

SmashingTurnips Sat 04-Jun-16 23:22:03

Agree with biker jacket or wrap / shawl type thing.

Just5minswithDacre Sun 05-Jun-16 00:03:25

Where's that from poppy? It's gorgeous.

I think a shawl or a wrap might bring it into fortune teller territory. A biker or cropped jacket would be much better, I think.

Allalonenow Sun 05-Jun-16 13:10:19

I think a shawl/wrap would make it look too Laura Ashley hippy dippy, and would reduce the impact of the shape of the frock.

poppym12 Sun 05-Jun-16 16:33:49

Sorry for the delay, major Internet troubles angry
the dress is originally from the trend section of h & m. Think a lightish biker jacket may work without looking too fussy with the flappy lapels? The theme of the 'do' is glastonbury/festival so thinking about it, the more causal look would be fine.

Shoe problem though - recommendations for flats please?

Allalonenow Sun 05-Jun-16 17:55:59

If the theme is Glastonbury the footwear has to be wellies! grin

amarmai Sun 05-Jun-16 18:06:53

Gladiator sandals or short cowgirl boots.

DavetheCat2001 Sun 05-Jun-16 21:41:32

A skinny denim jacket would look nice IMO

poppym12 Sun 05-Jun-16 23:14:15

My usual footwear is converse, birkenstocks or boots so I think wellies would make a nice change grin

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