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Need something to go with pencil skirt for wedding

(21 Posts)
bluejelly Tue 30-May-06 15:10:31

I tried to find my previous wedding outfit thread but failed.

Anyway I was loriginally ooking for a prom style dress but then found gorgeous black satin pencil skirt in Coast.

It's a great length (below the knee) and flattering but have no idea what to wear with it.

Don't normally look good in shirts/blouses (am 36 D), but don't think anything flowery, fussy or ethnic would look right...

Any ideas style gurus?

LadyCodofCOdford Tue 30-May-06 15:11:28

what abotu a nice jacket wiht nowt underneath

bluejelly Tue 30-May-06 15:14:55

bluejelly Tue 30-May-06 15:15:51

Actually a jacket would be good. Any suggestions?

LadyCodofCOdford Tue 30-May-06 15:16:13

ye sint eh monsoon little brochure thin they have that

there are lots of pencil skirts in river island - trya dnbe brave and go and see hwt they have

LadyCodofCOdford Tue 30-May-06 15:16:37

in the mag theres one caled orchid - tis balck

or a ptterend one?

LadyCodofCOdford Tue 30-May-06 15:20:10

worng colour but liek this shape too

get a plain jacket wiht a huge eff off neckalce - try EAst for htose

bluejelly Tue 30-May-06 15:26:04

Yes like the jacket a lot... a bit similar to one I've got already...

Do you think a white one with black edges would look okay? Saw one like that in Monsoon window

bluejelly Tue 30-May-06 15:27:22

Still don't know what to wear underneath jacket though. I find tops so much harder to buy than bottoms...

LadyCodofCOdford Tue 30-May-06 15:28:02

ooh y es then get a balck shell top to take wiht you if you get hot int he pm and you ca change into it wiht a fabbo neckalce

bluejelly Tue 30-May-06 15:31:07

Excuse my ignorance but what's a shell top?

bluejelly Tue 30-May-06 15:31:41

Having visions of a shell suit with pencil skirt

LadyCodofCOdford Tue 30-May-06 15:33:00

a lseeveless plain tishirt
or htere a bindy sequin top on the monsoon websute

depends whta ou look like in a vest style top relaly

go out shoppign wiht skirt and try on

nailpolish Tue 30-May-06 15:36:29

kimono style thingy 2nd row down

nailpolish Tue 30-May-06 15:38:04

polka dot blouse 2nd row down

i dont like shell tops

my mum wears them under smart jackets and then takes her jacket off in the evening, looks daft


MrsBadgerAvecUneVoiture Tue 30-May-06 15:48:14

I wear wrap blouse thing with my (one and only) pencil skirt) and don't bother with jacket.
Is a bit like this - not sure I'd advise satin top with satin skirt though.

What was hanging next to it in Coast? Would one of their bustier things work? Sometimes v good on larger norks, would also work under jacket.

LadyCodofCOdford Tue 30-May-06 15:59:32

look att he acost webs ite
lobe the sleevless shirt thing they have

indignatio Tue 30-May-06 16:01:48

How about a twinset (and pearls) - can look v stylish

LadyCodofCOdford Tue 30-May-06 16:15:53

adn on the coast site the top next to theat too

LadyCodofCOdford Tue 30-May-06 16:16:23

"fiona frill" arf

bluejelly Tue 30-May-06 20:34:10

Hi Ladeez thanks for style advice ...
Kimono top looks nice and will have a look in Coast again too. Lots of bustier tops there but I when I was there I didn't have the right bra on so they gaped somewhat and looked a bit strange.
Will go back armed with the right underwear and the skirt!

Thank god shoes not a problem, found great pair in M and S

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