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Red Polka Dot Dress - What do I wear with it?

(32 Posts)
Bestb411pm Sat 04-Jun-11 12:02:36


I've finally decided on a dress to wear to a wedding next month but I've got no idea what to wear with it jewellery/shoes/hair wise.

Anyone fancy helping me out? I'm not big on spending loads, but I can usually find a close match on ebay.

TheMostBeautifulPoster Sat 04-Jun-11 12:44:31

nice stripes?
and a chevron bag

JoPayton Sat 04-Jun-11 12:49:17

Is it 50s style? I think Mary Jane pumps look brilliant with polka dots - and deffo for a wedding. If you don't want to wear huge heels, I love these:

I'd carry a clutch for a wedding.

If you have a pic of the dress I can suggest some accessories (I'm eBay's resident fashion blogger and author of - so allegedly I know what I'm on about smile).


TheMostBeautifulPoster Sat 04-Jun-11 12:49:38


JoPayton Sat 04-Jun-11 13:28:15

I've only joined because most of my traffic is coming from mumsnet (a few people have recommended my blog - how very DARE they) - I didn't even know there was a style section on here.

I've always been terrified to post here (my son is seven) because it has such a reputation for being unfriendly - hmmm, an hour in and been told off IN CAPS already. That'll learn me.

If helping people with style stuff for free doesn't warrant a mention of my blog (which is totally independent) I shall piss off back to friendlier forums wink

moomoo1967 Sat 04-Jun-11 13:34:55

jo carry on lol its not at all unfriendly. Just friendly banter really smile

SybilBeddows Sat 04-Jun-11 13:37:02

no-one minds people recommending other people's blogs.

JoPayton Sat 04-Jun-11 13:39:03

But I'm SCARED! You hear a lot of scary things about mumsnet. Maybe an hour before being told off is good going...?

I just love talking about fashion (and v lucky to do that for a living) and I'm a mum. I would love to pop along here now and again if I can be of any help, but capital letters on a Saturday when I could be in the park with my boy ... not really feeling that!

I'll check out the rules on mentioning blogs, anyway...

SybilBeddows Sat 04-Jun-11 13:41:18

well, if you are that upset by a few capital letters you probably won't enjoy it much on here smile

JoPayton Sat 04-Jun-11 13:43:14

Ha - I wouldn't say upset, I'd say unsurprised!

It's made my DH laugh into his lunch, anyway.

Lizzylou Sat 04-Jun-11 13:43:38

Blog mentions are fine imo (and loads of people do it!).

And I love those shoes on your blog, Jo grin

Take no heed.

JoPayton Sat 04-Jun-11 13:49:15


I am obsessed with those shoes, Lizzy - but I could take El on holiday for the same money. Being a mum and having a shoe fetish is a tough call smile

Soz for hogging the thread with my "naughtiness" (?) Bestb411pm - offer still stands if you have a pic of the dress x

MissBeehiving Sat 04-Jun-11 13:50:56

Carry On Jo. Loads of blog mentions on here, although probably more mentions of Twitter <hard stare>.

Perhaps Most Beautiful doesn't fancy the competition? wink

Lizzylou Sat 04-Jun-11 13:55:26

grin MissBee <<penny drops>>

Jo, I'd kill myself in those shoes, I am clumsy, sturdy and tall with a tendency to fall over even before I have a glass of wine. But they are sooo pretty.

And yes, Op, show us the dress.

JoPayton Sat 04-Jun-11 13:56:33

Thanks, MissB - don't tell me mumsnet is competitive too!? shock

I figured that if people are asking for fashion advice online they would want to know that the person who is dishing out the tips can at least dress themselves (again, allegedly) and has a little bit of fash knowledge. I certainly would!

JoPayton Sat 04-Jun-11 13:57:52

Lizzy - you know you can get those Manolos with a kitten heel...jus' sayin' grin

TheMostBeautifulPoster Sat 04-Jun-11 13:58:15

well no. people can just judge the advice for themesleves. If everyone did that it would get dull; say you gave legal advice and put your degree down every time!
Or "i liek fairy liquid best and I wash up 20 times a day so i know!

why not just have it in your profile rather than every single post?

TheMostBeautifulPoster Sat 04-Jun-11 13:58:56

and if the blog is a business venture then you DO need to pay to advertise.

cookielove Sat 04-Jun-11 14:00:52

Jo- Those shoes are gorgeous but alas i cannot wear high heels, and i can be safe in the knowledge that they pale pink would not suit me. I love love the vintage wedding dresses in your blog (bride to be is me)

Bestb411pm - can you link to the dress? can you wear heels or do you prefer flats? how do you feel about your arms?

JoPayton Sat 04-Jun-11 14:03:50

Nope the blog is not a business venture, my dear. No advertising on there and I have refused every offer. It's supposed to be a funny look at fashion and I LOVE writing it and have great feedback from the people (many of them mums) who read regularly.

I have only just joined so haven't done my profile yet.

I think using fairy liquid is a bit different than advising someone on what to wear - but it depends if you are just being polite, or actually trying to help someone choose real accessories to wear with their outfit. Plus, OP mentioned eBay and I'm on there every day for work, scouring new items, so I might be able to help with something specific. But if the help's not welcome, I won't stick around. Just testing the water here, really.

JoPayton Sat 04-Jun-11 14:05:16

Cookie - when's the big day??? Candy Anthony seem to have some of the bestest vintage dresses around.

I am now dying to see BestB4's dress!

WillieWaggledagger Sat 04-Jun-11 14:26:47

i'm sure your blog's great and anyone willing to impart knowledge on here is always welcome. but mentioning your blog in lots of posts is not really done, that's all

WillieWaggledagger Sat 04-Jun-11 14:27:26

op - do you have a link to the dress or one similar?

SybilBeddows Sat 04-Jun-11 14:32:26

The trick is to do it more subtly by giving someone some great advice and linking to your blog in the process, then people would have gone 'Is that really your blog, wow!' rather than announcing 'I am an expert and here is my blog'. smile

cybbo Sat 04-Jun-11 14:32:28

Those red patent shoes look like Irish dancing shoes

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