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Something to wear over a sleeveless dress please

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Needs to be black and probably cropped. Not a blazer (live in the flipping things at work) and not a cardigan. Any ideas, please?

CMOTDibbler Sat 22-Nov-14 20:25:22

I'm a bit addicted to them, but would some Wingz work?

Thank you but no. Not my sort of thing. Sorry.

Tigercake Sat 22-Nov-14 20:30:06

Some sort of shrug or bolero?

I just worry that they look a bit, 'Ancient lady at the opera' though.

MyGhostIsFlummoxed Sat 22-Nov-14 20:39:11

Some sort of pashmina?

Nope to a pashmina - would look like a Greek widow.

NoelleHawthorne Sat 22-Nov-14 20:52:49

that Winz website has a bloke modelling one set.

is this too shruggy?

Valsoldknickers Sat 22-Nov-14 20:54:02

Something like a short kimono perhaps?


A bit too shruggy but deffo too blue! Has to be black and prob not sequinned tbh.

Kimono thing is pretty but too long and need plain black.

NoelleHawthorne Sat 22-Nov-14 20:55:04


AnnoyingOrange Sat 22-Nov-14 20:56:26

Feathery ?

Valsoldknickers Sat 22-Nov-14 20:57:41

Not exactly cropped but nice?

See, I really like the feathery thing but would look an idiot in it - and way too expensive.

Valsoldknickers Sat 22-Nov-14 20:59:29

Sorry just saw you are not going for the shiny look blush

I can't do sequins as the dress is already a bit 'busy' on its own.

noddyholder Sat 22-Nov-14 21:00:30

House of Fraser have a lovely beaded one about 45 can't link for some reason

Don't apologise! Thank you, smile

quirkycutekitch Sat 22-Nov-14 21:01:18

Can someone explain the wingz to me please!

This one Noddy? Lovely but probably too busy.

noddyholder Sat 22-Nov-14 21:03:26

Love the feathered one

ClawHandsIfYouBelieveInFreaks Sat 22-Nov-14 21:05:04

Buy a dress with sleeves.

Seriously. I'm with you...hate pashminas...they look middle aged. Those "Wingz" things are interesting but the models are a bit amateur and it looks bad because of that.

Buy something else.

Dress is already bought, and I like it. My usual go-to would be a fabric biker jacket, but it's too thick and hot for indoors.

ClawHandsIfYouBelieveInFreaks Sat 22-Nov-14 21:08:13

One of my main rules about any new dress is sleeves. It's just not practical otherwise for exactly the reasons here...what about a sort of filmy, thin bolero? My sister had quite a nice one in a beige floaty fabric but it was fitted...

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