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What would you style this dress with?

(14 Posts)
odetothewestwing Sat 11-Dec-10 18:56:43

Have bought this Mint Velvet dress for a party next week, it is nice and simple. mint-v/fcp-product/488

What would some of you experts style this with? I was thinking either some sort of cuff OR a statement necklace? Or I have 5 very tiny diamonds on a very delicate short chain that I could wear around my neck - but maybe this dress requires more?

On feet it will just have to be some not terribly trendy high heeled black shoes, the budget will not stretch to anything new!

thenightsky Sat 11-Dec-10 19:07:12

MMmmm its lovely. big chunky silver cuff would be fab. Not sure about necklaces as I can very get them right myself.
What are the shoes like?

thenightsky Sat 11-Dec-10 19:07:41

never get them right myself.... grrr at stupid keyboard

odetothewestwing Sat 11-Dec-10 19:10:35

nightsky, it is lovely on - think Mint Velvet could be my new one-stop shop! The shoes - well ... the are high-ish black suede pointy LK Bennett numbers - a few years old but pretty classic. Would prefer something maybe a bit more up-to-date but think they might be ok with some black opaques?

Am veering towards a cuff, in fact Mint Velvet have a rather nice one on sale - not so much a cuff, more of a chunky bracelet.

I am normally a 40-something frazzled mum in jeans and so any sort of dressing up constitutes a slight panic!

tethersjinglebellend Sat 11-Dec-10 21:01:07

You need red shoes with that dress. Then you can wear a cuff (I would do gold, but silver ok) with pride.

Will look for something cheap.

tethersjinglebellend Sat 11-Dec-10 21:08:28

Cheaper than socks



Round toe

tethersjinglebellend Sat 11-Dec-10 21:10:35

Dress is gorgeous BTW.

FaffTastic Sat 11-Dec-10 21:55:56

Think a cuff would look fab with it.

With grey I tend to wear silver or black jewelery, though a purple or red cuff/bracelet would look nice with grey too.

Add a nice pair of earrings and you're ready to roll.

odetothewestwing Sat 11-Dec-10 22:17:34

ooh thanks! But - if red shoes - then wot tights? Was hoping I could wear black opaque - but not with red shoes?

domesticslattern Sat 11-Dec-10 23:25:17

Have you thought of a bib necklace? New look do a cheap one, but they are in loads of stores. Sorry i can't do links on phone bur a quick google turns up loads, from a tenner to a hundred quid. My feeling is if you have a zingy neckline then you can get away with your plain shoes, just about.

BelligerentGhoul Sat 11-Dec-10 23:27:14

Oh you lucky person - I tried that on and it looked bloomin' hideous on me.

Black opaques and black heels and a big black bib necklace on a ribbon would be lovely.

tethersjinglebellend Sat 11-Dec-10 23:35:02

I think a bib necklace would detract from the detail on the dress... and I would wear nude tights or grey opaques with red shoes.

FaffTastic Sun 12-Dec-10 00:20:31

Agree that black tights would look awful with red shoes with that dress.

Love bib necklaces but do think that one would detract from the detail on the dress and would be a bit too much.

Better to keep the necklace nice and simple if you're going to wear one. Think due to the detailing on it, it doesn't need a necklace, think a cuff and earrings woould be enough.

odetothewestwing Sun 12-Dec-10 09:12:39

Thank you very much everyone! Am going to go with statement cuff (need to buy), earrings and just the black shoes and tights. Guess I need a clutch, too (don't have one!)

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