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Shrug or capelet or cover-up for december wedding reception

(13 Posts)
Elfontheedge Fri 19-Oct-12 20:58:53

I've got a lovely long brown dress that I fit into again after losing 2.5 stone but it has really thin straps and I want to cover the tops of my arms. I need something that I can keep on so not a wrap as it'll just annoy me but not too warm as we'll be indoors in a nice pub. Inexpensive would be a bonus too!

notMarlene Fri 19-Oct-12 21:28:10

Could you maybe link to the dress or put a photo on your profile? It'd be handy to know what shoes and bag you're going with too? (HAt?)

Will have a look about

Elfontheedge Fri 19-Oct-12 21:40:59

Not got a pic unfortunately but it's a very simple bias cut dress with thin straps in chocolate brown. Sort of a long slip dress style to mid calf. Shoes are metallic brown with high heels and I have a dark gold clutch bag. No hat. It's not too formal an affair - think groom in suit and skater trainers so anything goes really. HTH!

ruby22 Fri 19-Oct-12 21:43:52

I have got a silver faux fur cape/shrug thing that I wore to a wedding last winter, it was from la redoute, will see if they still have them, was super cheap.

Teeb Fri 19-Oct-12 21:50:02

Would something like this work with the dress?

DameEnidsOrange Fri 19-Oct-12 21:50:42

How good are you with your hands?

notMarlene Fri 19-Oct-12 21:50:43

cream? Too pricey?

Elfontheedge Fri 19-Oct-12 21:56:39

Bride is wearing faux fur shrug so don't want to look too similar but monsoon a possible. Maybe something darker?

Elfontheedge Fri 19-Oct-12 21:57:47

Around £40 is a good price though.

Teeb Fri 19-Oct-12 22:06:02

What are your thoughts on a cropped jacket maybe? Or do you think that would be too warm?

Elfontheedge Fri 19-Oct-12 22:08:00

Would depend. Everything I've seen is a bit too "mother of the bride".

Teeb Fri 19-Oct-12 22:10:20

Mm I know what you mean, they can look a bit stiff and structured. Is this colour any better?

Do you like a bit of glitz?

Elfontheedge Fri 19-Oct-12 22:15:05

Glitz is good. It's a bit of a treat to buy anything at all at the minute so it needs to be just right you know!

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