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I have a dress for an afternoon/evening wedding...

(10 Posts)
threestepsforward Fri 10-Jun-11 13:19:45

...after seeing it mentioned on another thread (possibly 2) and thought it was lovely. Could you tell me if you think it's okay for an afternoon wedding and evening reception.


I normally exist in baggy boyfriend jeans / t-shirts / sneakers and dressing up takes me way out of my comfort zone!

If I wore it, what shoes would work with it? Could I get away with flat pretty sandals of some description? And if it gets cold? A shrug? In grey? Or summat! Help!

Thank you in advance Style Gurus of Mumsnet smile

threestepsforward Fri 10-Jun-11 13:20:34

Not my wedding obviously - I will be a guest at said wedding!

TinyBubbles Fri 10-Jun-11 18:22:02

It's lovely! And yes...think you'll have to glam it up your the navy or the brown one? A bolero cardi would be pretty and keep the nice line of the waist on the dress showing. I like this bright pinky red but cream, brown (or navy if it's the blue dress) would also be ok...if you did go with red/pink you could have pink shoes

threestepsforward Fri 10-Jun-11 18:36:28

Oh My God - I didn't even see that it came in brown!! I hope I've ordered the navy one but we'll see tomorrow when it arrives grin

Thanks TinyBubbles smile

I really like the bolero you linked to - perhaps cream?

Is there any chance I could get away with flat sandals (pretty sandals!) do you think? I'm really bad with shoes living as I do in converse type plimsols most of the time!

[goes off to see if she can check exactly what dress she's ordered...]

TinyBubbles Fri 10-Jun-11 18:49:35

gorgeous flats come in gold/silver

threestepsforward Fri 10-Jun-11 20:08:25

ooo - I like those Tiny!
Lots of lovely flats there actually...will have a thorough look and a think...
Thanks so much for your help smile

threestepsforward Sat 11-Jun-11 22:02:23

It arrived, and it's navy <heaves sigh of relief!>
It feels quite, erm, fitted, but I'm sure I got the right size, I just always wear loose-fitting clothes, so anything fitted feels strange.
It does look really nice though and am going down the bolero route to go with it.
Having said I would prefer to wear flats, what do you think of these with it:


I think they'd look nice, but I don't know if they're smart enough for a wedding - I honestly am crap with smart occasions though, so please tell me if they're not suitable!!

Thank you smile

grumpypants Sat 11-Jun-11 22:06:39

I wore something like this to a similar do - but fitted sleeves, not bell ones. Bare legs, high heels, worked fine.

threestepsforward Sat 11-Jun-11 22:13:40

Hey grumpypants!
Were you linking to the dress? It's fab but I hate my legs so am embracing the maxi trend this year!! Was it a good do?
Do you think those shoes would work with the dress, or are they too casual? I haven't even factored in that I have quite broad trotters feet, so they may not even work for that reason!

grumpypants Sun 12-Jun-11 09:44:08

Yes, the shoes are lovely. Plus, you can wear them again - wedding was brilliant, and so much fun. Hope you enjoy yours

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