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What colour shirt with a purple sweater?

(11 Posts)
sky1010 Sat 14-Nov-15 18:31:00

I bought a lovely purple knit dress in the jaegar sale but due to me being petite, the full skirt and long sleeves swamp me.

It was a bargain and is lovely and cosy so I am going to keep it- but I am thinking of ways to break it up a bit.

A statement necklace looks good, but I was thinking of maybe wearing a shirt underneath so I have an exposed Peter Pan collar- but what colour shirt with purple?

I have tried a baby blue one, and although I liked 'the look', the colour looked a bit wrong.

burnishedsilver Sat 14-Nov-15 18:58:00


Ememem84 Sat 14-Nov-15 19:07:08

White would be good. But might be a bit "safe"

I've seen loads of mustardy yellow shirts paired with navy blue tops. Maybe one of these might work....?

RoganJosh Sat 14-Nov-15 19:12:54

I'd go for emerald green if it's a bright purple, or a faded deep sage if it's a greyish purple.

Floisme Sat 14-Nov-15 22:39:31

I often wear purple with green too, although it depends on the shade.

sky1010 Sun 15-Nov-15 12:46:11

Green, interesting. Sounds a bit Daphne but I'll give it a go.

Otherwise I was thinking maybe a floral ditsy print with a bit of purple in it?

SwedishEdith Sun 15-Nov-15 12:56:20

Red can look good as well depending on the shade of purple. Or brown. Purple's a great colour, goes with lots of other colours.

WicksEnd Sun 15-Nov-15 14:21:29

Think of the peacock colours, deep blues, rich greens. A nice silk shirt in navy blue would look nice too.

Nettletheelf Sun 15-Nov-15 15:08:31

Yes to navy, and grey.

KateSpadeAddict Sun 15-Nov-15 16:41:31

I was going to suggest pale grey, denim, an embellished one or a floral print smile's-faye-boyfriend-denim-shirt/prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=5979803&clr=Blue&SearchQuery=denim+shirt&pgesize=36&pge=0&totalstyles=238&gridsize=3&gridrow=2&gridcolumn=2

amarmai Sun 15-Nov-15 16:50:34

maybe a strong pink or a burnt orange. How about shrinking the wool dress to get a better fit? Only hard to control the % of shrink.

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