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Help! I need shoes and a cardi to go with swing dress :)

(27 Posts)
MonsterBookOfTysons Thu 16-May-13 19:07:59

I am giving my sister away for her civil partnership in August and she has let me pick what I want to wear.
I suggested this and she loves it!
I am a size 10, 5ft 6in.
Can anyone help me find shoes and a cardi or something to keep me a bit warmer as I do feel the cold.

I tend to go for black patent heels and hate open toe.

Budget is about £45 for shoes max and £30 for cardi or something. grin

MrsLettuce Thu 16-May-13 20:19:57

this sort of cardie is ideal with those dresses. Either colour would work.

these shoes?
these have got a good fifties feel too

Do you have a petticoat?

soaccidentprone Thu 16-May-13 20:28:23

Plain/ something like this?

MonsterBookOfTysons Thu 16-May-13 20:31:08

I love the last pair of shoes!
I also love the cardi, I would go with black so it matches the shoes. Thanks smile

I am looking at this petticoat here
What do you think? smile

MonsterBookOfTysons Thu 16-May-13 20:32:24

Soaccidentprone, I like the plain navy bolero smile

EricIsMine Thu 16-May-13 20:36:09

I found this little gem to go with my 50s style dresses, it's very pretty shrug cardi

MrsLettuce Thu 16-May-13 20:39:27

Well, IME the petticoat makes the dress. Hence my linking so under budget <sneaky>. I've not had a ladyV petticoat they probably are OK but the movement is likely to be stiff and it might be scratchy to wear. The excess on the accessories budget plus the petticoat budget brings these into budget. It really is worth investing, the movement is amazing and they are lovely and full but not stiff so they don't twat you in the face when you sit down. TBH I'd always go with a good petticoat black or white 'cause they go with so many dresses and make a cheap as chips dress look much pricier.

MonsterBookOfTysons Thu 16-May-13 20:42:26

Eric I had been looking at a navy one of those.
I wish I could wear white but not allowed grin

MrsLettuce that does make sense. Which colour whould you go with for that dress, I am aiming at black?

MonsterBookOfTysons Thu 16-May-13 20:42:37


EricIsMine Thu 16-May-13 20:44:47

MrsLettuce speaks wisely... I have a petticoat which I do not wear as it is many thick layers of netting which I disappear behind when I sit down blush I'm treating myself to one of those chiffon petticoats for the summer smile

Startail Thu 16-May-13 20:48:42

You are bringing back memories I used to use DMs real 50's petticoat as a fairy skirt.

MrsLettuce Thu 16-May-13 20:49:37

Either colour would be fine but I have a black one, means I can't buy dresses in very pale colours but I prefer darks and brights anyway. I can try and do some photos of the movement / sitting for you (both) if you want.

MonsterBookOfTysons Thu 16-May-13 20:52:03

Yes please MrsLettuce grin
I will have to show dh this thread to encourage him to pay! grin

Startail Thu 16-May-13 20:52:12

Meant add I love that style and my going to weddings dress is a toned down modern version. Not sure I could put my size 16 hips in a full 50's petticoat and still fit through the door.

Have a wonderful day. My DDs threw the UKIP leaflet away because it was against gay marriage. If a 12 y thinks people should just be happy why can't everyone else.

MonsterBookOfTysons Thu 16-May-13 20:52:52

Oh and I am more a dark, bright person as opposed to pale.

EricIsMine Thu 16-May-13 20:55:17

Thank you MrsLettuce, that would be fab smile

MonsterBookOfTysons Thu 16-May-13 20:55:34

Thank you Startail. smile
My sister was married before to her ex dh, he slept with my mum. Really.
She found her df and I have never seen her so happy and settled. They treat each other with mutual respect and I couldn't be happier or more proud of them smile

Ashoething Thu 16-May-13 20:59:39

i have some lady v petticoats in pink and black and i think they are great value for money.not stiff or scratchy at lady v and have 5 of their dresses now!

MonsterBookOfTysons Thu 16-May-13 21:05:35

Ashoething, I may be a regular customer of theirs to now grin

bigTillyMint Thu 16-May-13 21:26:54

I love the dresssmile
Can I ask how long it is? Does it come to above/on or below your knees?

I love fifties dresses, but as an ancient 5'8", I need them to at least come to on my knee!

MonsterBookOfTysons Thu 16-May-13 21:37:35

Tilly I don't know as I only decided on it tonight so haven't bought it yet. Sorry. sad

MrsLettuce Thu 16-May-13 21:40:17

THey give the length of the dresses (per size), have c&p'd so excuse odd formatting:

Dress is pictured using a 50s Style Petticoat to show the fullness of the skirt (Recommend length of petticoat: 25-27 inches)

Exact Measurements (in inches):

Size 8: Bust 32 / Waist 27 / Length 38

Size 10: Bust 34 / Waist 28 / Length 39

Size 12: Bust 36 / Waist 30 / Length 39

Size 14: Bust 38 / Waist 32 / Length 39

Size 16: Bust 40 / Waist 34 / Length 40

Size 18: Bust 42 / Waist 36 / Length 40

Size 20: Bust 44 / Waist 38 / Length 41

Size 22: Bust 48 / Waist 40 / Length 41

Ashoething Thu 16-May-13 21:47:35

i am 5 '6 and mine sit just on knee.if you get a petticoat they are a wee bit longer which.should make it the right length for you.Their lovely hepburn dresses are longer and sit nearer mid calf.

MrsLettuce Thu 16-May-13 22:01:43

Tec fail on the photo front here. Sorry.

ThePathanKhansAmnesiac Thu 16-May-13 22:16:43

I love the hepburn dresses, so lovely.

Can,t wait to see your pics mrsl.

You,ll look lovely at the wedding Op smile.

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