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What can you wear over a black dress for a wedding?
I'm going to a wedding on Saturday and have a black (silky) dress to wear for it, it has little straps. I can't afford another dress and all my other suitable dresses are a bit big for me as I'm losing weight.
What can I get to wear over it (for not much money, as I said, I don't want to spend much as I'm still losing weight!) which will make it more weddingy?
It has pale pink visible around the neck and hem line. I have a black shrug but then I'll look like I'm going to a funeral, not a wedding!
I'm size 18 and want something to cover upper arms and keep me a bit warmer! Any ideas? I'm not sure a pashmina would be warm enough.
I went to a wedding a couple of weeks ago and someone had a black dress on with a pale peach draped blazer over it, was really nice as it lightened the whole outfit. I'd say you could also use a blush pink, just had a look at the H&M website and they have a couple of lovely ones in pinks/nudes which you get the use of again in the spring/summer over jeans and a nice top.
I went into H&M and although I liked the jackets, they looked a bit old for me on (I'm 32), I took a photo and showed my husband afterwards and he said "yeah that's a bit middle aged, think my mum has one like that". I think it's because I have massive boobs so don't have the required frame to carry them off so they look matronly.
I finally found a pale lilac shrug in TK Maxx though which goes really well. Hurrah!