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Wild, colourful, different (but elegant) shoes to go with a lbd please

(18 Posts)
HidingBehindANewNickname Sun 04-Jan-15 13:27:02

Going to a party. A normal 40th at a hotel function room. DH and his best friend are (for reasons I will not go into here grin ) going dressed up. Big style, statement fancy dress.

There is no dress code as such - but am guessing lbd is a safe bet. I love my lbd. Understated. Elegant. Hides the flabby bits. Do not want to go to the expense of a new dress. And for similar reasons to why DH going in fancy dress I want to play the outfit fairly safe.

But god it feels a little bit dull. especially next to the flamboyant ones The neckline of the dress means I cannot liven it up a bit with a statement necklace. I could try a bracelet - but again - anything to chunky/statement ruins the look the dress is aiming for. The dress is actually perfect. With my black heels I will feel great. But dull. The one time I felt super brilliant is when I wore it with some bright pink heels (on a hen do so not quite as tacky as it sounds). It really livened the whole outfit.

Do not want to do the pink shoes again (too scuffed and meh). But I think I would like to liven up the whole outfit with something a bit different.

So, size 5. Not tooo high (though can cope for the length of a party).
I do have wide feet though - so not too strappy.
Also have slim ankles so not too chunky (looks wrong).
Budget - hmmm...Sale bargains gratefully received. Will consider up to £70...

Am about to start googling myself - but intrigued and would love to see anything S&B gurus may have seen recently please. flowers

DropYourSword Sun 04-Jan-15 13:28:56

Not sure if it'll blow the budget, but they might have a sale on. Try united nude - I have a few pairs of their shoes and they have always impressed!

TravelinColour Sun 04-Jan-15 13:36:55

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HidingBehindANewNickname Sun 04-Jan-15 13:55:59

Wow, those united nude ones are fab though some are too wild and yep over budget.

Height wise - am OK with the 11cm actually. Think I would just rather avoid anything too platformy iyswim

Love the chunky ones - but really, truly I look awful in chunky shoes. Wonder if I could take a hack saw to them grin

blodynmawr Sun 04-Jan-15 13:56:11

Aware they are marmite on here, and some styles are really quite hideous, but Irregular Choice?
I bought a pair of their least flamboyant looking shoes for a wedding last year and they fit my wide size 8s fine.
HTH smile

DropYourSword Sun 04-Jan-15 13:59:03

I love irregular choice!

I hate marmite

Theenduringmoment Sun 04-Jan-15 14:05:52

How about Mojito by Julian Hakes?
I've tried them on and they're surprisingly comfy and flattering but my arches are too high.

HidingBehindANewNickname Sun 04-Jan-15 14:07:36

Brilliant grin some of those would go with DH"s hideous outfit better than mine. Love quite a few of those (once I got over the shock of some of them). Am currently trying to resist the scottie dog ones (not for the lbd just because I like them).

tethersend Sun 04-Jan-15 14:18:53

I'm a big fan of leopardprint shoes with black dresses.

tethersend Sun 04-Jan-15 14:20:48

Although red suede would be knockout.

AmberNectarine Sun 04-Jan-15 14:59:03

Over budget but yum

Laska42 Sun 04-Jan-15 16:00:34

I have those Dune Alina leopard print .. so yummy and not too high .. they have them here at HOF in a 5

but how about these Dune shoes instead?

WhereYouLeftIt Sun 04-Jan-15 16:11:30

Slim ankles would look fantastic in these but not sure if they'd be wide enough.

TheBuskersDog Sun 04-Jan-15 18:32:12

I agree with the leopard print, liven up a black dress and can be worn again with lots of other things e.g jeans.

HidingBehindANewNickname Sun 04-Jan-15 19:09:57

Am loving the idea of the red suede...but just thinking about another party I am off to where I am wearing this top and skinnies.....leapard print heels with this - what do you think?

HidingBehindANewNickname Sun 04-Jan-15 19:10:34


bluewisteria Sun 04-Jan-15 22:38:18

Yes yes to the red suede- delicious!

Electric blue suede goes well with lbd's if you spot any.

Those mojito shoes are WOW!

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