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Is it a bit tacky?

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sweetheart Thu 06-Oct-11 11:28:16

I'm going to a wedding in a few weeks and I though that instead of buying another dress I would wear one I already have.

I have a LBD which I love the shapre of (although since having my colour's done I now know I shouldn't really wear black!). I recently got these georgeous leopard print shoes and I'm looking for an excuse to wear them so what I need to know is do you think it would be really over the top and tacky to wear it all with a nice fake fur jacket? Something like this or maybe this

i also have my eye on this georgeous bag - too much do you think?

My other thought was to maybe team the dress with a bright coloured pashmina and shoes but I'd really like to wear my Kurt geiger shoes and I'd be super cosy and warm in a faux fur jacket grin

monkeysmama Thu 06-Oct-11 11:36:22

I think it sounds lovely for a winter wedding. I love a bit of fake fur & animal print grin. I prefer the grey coat. I have a beautiful one from M&S of all places & I wore it loads last winter. Zara have some lovely faux shearling scarves/wraps in atm if you fancy something you can keep on inside too.

meltedchocolate Thu 06-Oct-11 11:54:34

Oh erm, it's erm... erm... different?

NewChoos Thu 06-Oct-11 12:27:11

I love the bag but think it's too much all together. Maybe 1 feature point would be quite striking?

HotBurrito1 Thu 06-Oct-11 12:36:13

I normally don't like leopard print but those shoes are lovely. With the cream coat, too. The bag would be overkill I think. How about something black?

Angel786 Thu 06-Oct-11 12:41:24

NOT TOGETHER! Love all the items separately but will be overload altogether. The shoes and dress would look fab but go for a non animal print clutch?


You could do the jacket and clutch but then non animal print shoes?

saoirse86 Thu 06-Oct-11 12:53:08

Don't do the grey jacket, it doesn't work with the shoes at all. I think the first jacket and not the bag.

WhoseGotMyEyebrows Thu 06-Oct-11 13:11:54

Maybe the shoes (and bag?) but without the jacket. Perhaps a plain cardi instead, the beigey colour as in the shoes.

sweetheart Thu 06-Oct-11 13:55:51

How about the shoes and the coat. I get really cold wink

I wasn't especially thinking all 3 together - even I agree that is overkill smile

If no to the coat what can I wear that will go with the dress, shoes and perhaps the bag and keep me super snug and warm but also looking lovely and chic?

I'm thinking of going from a brown / beige coat (rather than the grey - that was more for style than colour) as they are "my colours" and will complement the shoes. I don't want to go dressed head to toe in black either as 1. It's not my colour and 2. I don't really like wearing black to weddings.

HotBurrito1 Thu 06-Oct-11 14:02:49

The dress assuming it's relatively simple with the fake fur coat (beige or cream) and those shoes(envy) and a simple clutch will look really good in a 1950's starlet kinda way. I get it.

sweetheart Thu 06-Oct-11 14:21:06

I love my black dress - is it simple and classic and a georgeous fit. It's a French Connection dress from about 3 (?) years ago. It has cap sleeves, a sweetheart neckline and then sort of A Line skirt just above the knee.

HotBurrito1 Thu 06-Oct-11 14:25:09

Then I think that will look great. Have fun at the wedding.

LadyClariceCannockMonty Thu 06-Oct-11 14:25:23

Agree with HotBurrito1; the shoes and a fake-fur coat would be fab (although coatwise I'd go for white, not beige or grey) and either v short and swingy, almost more of a cape, or v long, Cruella de Ville stylee).

Bagwise I'd go for a clutch in a bright colour – red, to warm the whole thing up? But with black, white and leopard (which I'm counting as a neutral), you could go for any colour clutch.

sweetheart Thu 06-Oct-11 14:28:49

ah ha - found it this is the balck dress - wish I'd brought it in white now too!

WhoseGotMyEyebrows Thu 06-Oct-11 14:32:19

I wouldn't put red with it! Red and black is not a great combination.

saoirse86 Thu 06-Oct-11 14:32:24

What about something like this?

sweetheart Thu 06-Oct-11 14:41:07

Hmm I think I like that - I'm not sure? I'm quite large of arse so I'm not sure it would flatter my shape? Also I prefer it in the beige colour on the sidebar but can't seem to actually order that one??? With 25% off it would be worth ordering just to try it and see.

I wouldn't do black red and leopard print - I'd feel a bit slutty. What about a gold bag?

BatTasteFlump Thu 06-Oct-11 14:44:53

Love the shoes but one 'bold' thing is classy, more than one is brassy grin

So go with the shoes but not the other 'accessories' IMO

incognitopenguingirl Thu 06-Oct-11 14:45:23

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YourCallIsImportant Thu 06-Oct-11 14:46:37

Two words: Bet Lynch

YourCallIsImportant Thu 06-Oct-11 14:47:03

Argh! Incognito beat me to it.

incognitopenguingirl Thu 06-Oct-11 14:49:28

Message withdrawn

myron Thu 06-Oct-11 14:52:37

My first thought was Bet Lynch too but I didn't want to be rude.....
Fab shoes
Not keen on the jacket at all
Clutch might be overkill together with the shoes.

worldgonecrazy Thu 06-Oct-11 15:00:02

Fab shoes, love the bag too though maybe not together. I hate, with a passion, fake fur. It always looks plasticy, and I hate the feel of it. Not many things in this life I hate but fake fur is one of them.

HotBurrito1 Thu 06-Oct-11 15:01:09

Don't listen to them sweetheart, they're just jealous they didn't get the shoes grin

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