Navy and cream dress, what colour shoes for wedding?

(48 Posts)
Adair Tue 09-Feb-10 21:38:37

Wedding in MArch. In Scotland (but indoors !)

Am wearing a lovely dress - Navy crochet with cream lace edging, 60s shift style. Thought I'd do cream tights and cardi and...

yellow? pink? navy? shoes?

Maybe wedges or kitten heels?

Dress is fairly short (not a church wedding)but high neck so not tarty.

Can't do proper heels anyway.

happy to look at links, but will be heading to the market/cheapy shoe shops to find a cheap copy grin


spikemomma Tue 09-Feb-10 21:50:33

What about red? Always looks nice with those colours and would give it an edge.

KristinaM Tue 09-Feb-10 21:55:29

i agree, red shoes and cardi

you will need a jacket or coat - it often snows in scotland in march

tethersend Tue 09-Feb-10 22:24:53

If you're going for a sixties look, I would wear cream shoes to match the tights. Something like this would look good.

I wouldn't do a cardi though. Better a navy coat or jacket, or a cream fur coat.

kalo12 Tue 09-Feb-10 22:27:35


runforit Tue 09-Feb-10 22:29:29
Adair Tue 09-Feb-10 22:30:00

Ooh hadn't thought of cream shoes... will keep a look out. Loving the idea of a cream fur coat, though probably couldn't justify as I will be inside. Agree cardi maybe not formal enough though.

Not sure I could do red and navy. Wouldn't it look a bit primary on me (am shortarse/petite), I think... will consider though.

Thanks all, some good ideas here!

tethersend Tue 09-Feb-10 22:33:21

You don't need to justify a fur coat. Ever. grin

Cream tights and shoes will lengthen legs...

Adair Tue 09-Feb-10 22:33:54

runforit, don't think I could walk in any of those grin. Like the red and brown ones though (and has made me def put red up there!)

Cyb Tue 09-Feb-10 22:34:53

I would do nude, patent

sallyjaygorce Tue 09-Feb-10 22:35:27

I'd wear pink shoes - bright pink. Red, navy and cream is a bit mumsy. Still - I do love a red heel.

Adair Tue 09-Feb-10 22:41:45

[ nice or disgusting?]]

Adair Tue 09-Feb-10 22:42:14
Adair Wed 10-Feb-10 14:24:22

Disgusting I take it??

sweetheart Wed 10-Feb-10 14:38:03

yep disgusting.......sorry!

luciemule Wed 10-Feb-10 14:41:07

I'm not getting the cream tights - wouldn't nude tights look better?

Adair Wed 10-Feb-10 15:01:45

Possibly. It's only cos dress is fairly short and thought looking bare-legged might be inappropriate. Plus my mum suggested cream tights <hangs head in shame>

Think I was envisaging a 60s vibe...

luciemule Wed 10-Feb-10 18:11:20

okay - so what about these shoes (not heels really)
(not with cream tights though)

tethersend Wed 10-Feb-10 18:23:48

Don't chicken out, adair! Cream tights are ace, and very now, particularly if you're going for the sixties vibe.

I quite like the shoes, but they may be a bit fussy... something plainer and perhaps patent as Cyb suggested would be good. I will look. What's your size/budget?

luciemule Wed 10-Feb-10 18:52:25

I've obviously missed the whole cream tights thing then - off to search for somegrin

Adair Wed 10-Feb-10 18:58:02

Size 4 or 5 (probably 4 with tights?)

Budget about ooh, £3.50? but really depends on versatility of shoes and if I LOVE them (and of course, could see if one of the cheap shoes shops in town have some similar - of which, there are many)

Go on, give me some inspiration!

(lucie, don't really like peeptoes, but they do look walkable in!)

tethersend Wed 10-Feb-10 19:22:56

I was thinking something like these (the cream ones, obviously)- you may not like, but I am a stickler for authenticity with the 60s look grin, or perhaps these? Those ones are wide fitting, but if you're just after a idea to go shopping with, that's what I'd go for. Try Primark.

traceybath Wed 10-Feb-10 19:23:45

Agree a bit dubious about cream tights - they do legs no favours.

I'd do either nude patent or perhaps bright pink.

tethersend Wed 10-Feb-10 19:27:11

You all need to embrace the cream tights. At once.

Look, sleepy young girls are wearing them everywhere grin

luciemule Wed 10-Feb-10 19:29:01

Hmm - still have to agree with traceybath. Think they're okay with brown cord mini skirt and brown boots for example but bright pink tights would look fab.
Have you decided against navy/patent knee length boots - could look great and you could wear nude tights and not feel 'bare'.
Would be warmer for March too.

Adair Wed 10-Feb-10 19:31:29

Will have to try on the dress with the cream tights (but I confess, my heart is sold on them now). I have good/skinny legs so think they'll be ok. And I like your pic, tethersend!

Both shoes look appropriate and where my head was heading... Liking the 60s theme of cream shoes and tights. Nude NO WAY. Hot pink, I like the idea, if I could find some...

luciemule Wed 10-Feb-10 19:32:58

Having looked for boots - am now thinking might not be a good look if your dress is a delicate pretty one.

traceybath Wed 10-Feb-10 19:35:16

Skinny legs fine in cream tights smile.

tethersend Wed 10-Feb-10 19:37:31

Sorry lucie, but the idea of a brown cord skirt and brown boots just made me a bit sick in my mouth...

Each to their own though, eh? wink

luciemule Wed 10-Feb-10 19:45:40

okay - I feel as though I have to justify my brown boots/brown skirt, vomit inducing scenario; I was imagining someone on a freezing cold beach with some funky 'fatface' style boots, maybe cable knit cream tights and a cord /denim skirt (mini)- didn't have to be brown, wearing a big puffa/warm type coat and a beanie cable knit hat. I reckon they'd be walking a scruffy looking dog too.
Hope this kind of makes up for the pukey feeling you got Tethergrin.
Will slink off now and leave you all discuss cream tights some more wink.

tethersend Wed 10-Feb-10 20:04:00

I think it just made it worse, lucie! I break out in a rash just passing fatface shops!

The words 'cable' and 'knit' in the same sentence also make me come over all unnecessary.

The puffa jacket and denim mini are just too much for me.

I am undone.


<cream tights get covered in mud>


tethersend Wed 10-Feb-10 20:05:05

Arrgh, that sounded nasty. It wasn't meant to be. I am just stuck in my ways wink

hairyarseddave Wed 10-Feb-10 20:12:30

You might get away with a metallic wedge (silver) - sometimes works as a neutral

Not sure what your budget is but these are quite comfortable (though expensive) here LTEC recommended them to me and they are lovely (plus they have a navy too which could work)

wubblybubbly Wed 10-Feb-10 20:16:08

love the mary jane link from tethersend, think they'd look great with cream tights and navy/cream short dress. Very chic.

Adair Wed 10-Feb-10 20:29:34

Yes, I agree re Mary Janes, think that's what I am looking for (and has a bit of silver glitz too). What's an EEE though?

Thanks! Would never have thought of cream shoes grin

tethersend Wed 10-Feb-10 20:41:18

They have them in an E fitting here also- they will be wide, but shouldn't be too much; most normal shoes are a D width. EEE would probably be too wide for you I think.

Adair Wed 10-Feb-10 21:40:26

Right, dress is similar to the Crochet Tunic (scroll down) but has no pockets, has a cream lace trim on the hem, cream beads on the bib/collar part and looks, ahem, a bit more expensive. It's by Yumi too, but can I find an image?!

I am considerably shorter than Sienna I think so it's not so mini. With cream tights and shoes, it's ok for a wedding, isn't it?

luciemule Wed 10-Feb-10 21:48:35

blush at Tethersend comment.
I was kind digging myself in deeper and I had this kind of Boden/fatface-esque picture in my head that went skew-wiff.

Adair - glad you've put a piccie on - the dress is stunning and very vintage cute. Contrary to my previous posts, most of the time, I'm okay at matching up clothes for outfits. And in my book, if you've got slim legs, you can wear pretty much anything!
Have a fab time at the wedding.

tethersend Wed 10-Feb-10 21:58:47

Oh lucie, I'm sorry! I'm sure you would recoil in horror at some of the things in my wardrobe grin

Love the dress Adair, great for a wedding, you will look stunning smile

What are you doing with your hair/accessories?

Adair Wed 10-Feb-10 22:16:20

My hair is short, bit like Sarah Harding, though shorter (and not bleached at the moment). So won't really do anything with it! Might have to have a bag.

(ps I actually really like the whole Boden/fatface/Joe Brown's thing!)

Adair Fri 12-Feb-10 20:27:23

I know you're all bored by now but


perfect! and there is a Peacocks in town too... hurrah!

Now to find cardi/jacket. And bag...

wubblybubbly Fri 12-Feb-10 22:45:26

Ooh yes Adair, they look good smile. What colour are you going with for the jacket/cardi?

Adair Fri 12-Feb-10 22:55:32

<wails> I dont' know!! Gonna have to go to some real shops soon. And try stuff out...

tethersend Fri 12-Feb-10 23:41:28


But if you get a cardi, I will have to kill you grin

This and this are waaay over budget but could look great- perhaps there is something similar in Primani? I also like this but understand if you don't.

Or perhaps something more luxurious in this style?

wubblybubbly Sat 13-Feb-10 10:50:58

Adair, I dreamt about your outfit last night!

Have you checked out LaRedoute? I spotted this cardi (shhh - don't tell tethersend)

They've got stacks of stuff, loads of jackets too and the prices start off pretty low.

Adair Sun 14-Feb-10 19:23:33

Ahhh, thanks all. I am veering towards a smart indoor jacket or <whispers> cardi as it will all be indoors. Am not really a blazer person though... swing style I think good though...

BUT I tried the dress and tights on last night and it is Very Short blush so am now wobbling. And my cream tights - hmmm...

Will take pics and let you lot decide!!

wubblybubbly Sun 14-Feb-10 20:39:05

Ooh yes, piccies please smile

tethersend Sun 14-Feb-10 21:11:03

<Gets drawing board ready just in case>

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