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What colour shoes with a royal blue dress?

(34 Posts)
KurriKurri Mon 11-Jul-11 21:10:06

Dress is royal blue with lighter blue sort of flowery pattern (like outlines of flower shapes) - sorry can't link because it was from a little independent shop.

Should I try to match the blue with shoes and a bag, or better to go for a contrasting colour?


KurriKurri Mon 11-Jul-11 21:11:39

Meant to say I looked at a lot of blue shoes today, and none match particularly well (they look as if I've tried to match and failed)

emsyj Mon 11-Jul-11 21:12:42

Tan leather??? Tho hard to say without seeing the dress...

MrsCog Mon 11-Jul-11 21:13:50

Cream? Or Silver/some kind of metallic? Depending on the dress a bright contrast might also look cool.

ajandjjmum Mon 11-Jul-11 21:15:03

Nude - a la Kate

FoundWanting Mon 11-Jul-11 21:17:21


Going somewhere nice? Is this for the graduation, or has that happened already?

BerryLellow Mon 11-Jul-11 21:18:53

If it's a pattern I would definitely say nude/tan

I wore leopard print beauties with my (plain) royal blue dress.

KurriKurri Mon 11-Jul-11 21:28:57

It is for the graduation FW - I gave up on looking for green, and eventually bought a dress in ...wait for it... Head in The Clouds grin - obviously I'll have to wash it in case there's any sniffer dogs at the Graduation!
I tried on every dress in every shop and was despairing, but saw this in HITC and thought I could dress it up a bit - its not too floaty and ethnic.

I've got some nude shoes but they don't look quite right with it, I think silver/pewter might go though.

KurriKurri Mon 11-Jul-11 21:30:50

Sorry everyone, I meant to say thanks very much for suggestions so far. smile

wallstreet Mon 11-Jul-11 21:32:55

nude shoes and clutch baf.

wallstreet Mon 11-Jul-11 21:33:19

bag blush

FoundWanting Mon 11-Jul-11 21:33:37

What make? If it is Adini, they are online.

<<off to have a look, 'cos I is nosey>>

FoundWanting Mon 11-Jul-11 21:39:23

I love Head in the Clouds, I've had some lovely dresses from there. It's just round the corner from my dentist and I'm going in next week. grin

ristretto Mon 11-Jul-11 21:41:09

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KurriKurri Mon 11-Jul-11 21:46:30

I love it too FW - the dress is not Adini, its Ghengis Kahn, - I can't find it online. I had a long chat with the woman on the till about Stevie Nicks grin

ristretto -thank you, I'll look that up, budget probably not high enough thouhg grin

JoleneJoleneJoleneJoleeene Mon 11-Jul-11 21:47:26

Silver or pewter

KurriKurri Mon 11-Jul-11 21:50:00

they are lovely ristretto, but way out of my budget. I can't have very high heels because I've got to walk a bit of a way to the graduation building.

jenniec79 Mon 11-Jul-11 21:53:27

Nude courts/pumps or metallic sandals

FoundWanting Mon 11-Jul-11 21:58:50

Have you had a look in Dune? They had some low-ish wedges in metallics.

Or Jane Shilton in Jarrolds?

KurriKurri Mon 11-Jul-11 22:05:43

Haven't looked in Jane Shilton yet FW, where's Dune - is that the one in Debenhams?

FoundWanting Mon 11-Jul-11 22:08:09

They've got a shop next to Office at the entrance to Chapelfield. Don't know if they are in Debenhams - I only ever seem to cut through there to my bus-stop.

FakePlasticTrees Mon 11-Jul-11 22:09:28

Red shoes! At any possibly opportunity, red shoes, they always make you feel cheery. Red shoes are the way to go.

KurriKurri Mon 11-Jul-11 22:19:59

oh yes - I know where you mean, - I'll look tomorrow.

FPT - I would actually love to wear red shoes, but would they go with the blue dress?

FakePlasticTrees Thu 14-Jul-11 21:15:11

yes, the red shoes would go with a blue dress, as long as it's a blue red not an orange red. Go buy red shoes.

GnocchiGnocchiWhosThere Thu 14-Jul-11 21:18:17

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