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Hekp me find shoes to go with this dress for brothers wedding - Please!!!

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Happysea Thu 21-Apr-16 18:45:49

I am trying to find shoes and a cardigan or jacket to go with this dress from Phase Eight for my brother's wedding in August.

I am size 18 and find it so hard to find things that fit (size is mostly due to IBS swelling around stomach) and this one fits and was flattering so I am determined to find something to wear with it to cover up arms!

The lady in phase eight told me to NOT wear black with the dress - but what should i wear instead?

Please help me - I am rubbish at things like this!
Thank you

MrsLids Thu 21-Apr-16 18:54:23

How about nude colour? Or Navy?

MrsLids Thu 21-Apr-16 18:55:24

Not a nude cardigan, sorry,

HerRoyalNotness Thu 21-Apr-16 18:56:03

I just saw these online at ted baker, I think they would look great

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MrsLids Thu 21-Apr-16 18:58:30

And a little shrug?

BikeRunSki Thu 21-Apr-16 18:59:34

I'd wear a red cardy/jacket and silver sandals.

Happysea Thu 21-Apr-16 18:59:45

I wondered about a beige colour cardigan (?!?!) and nude shoes but just can't find the right thing anywhere that looks smart enough and not just like an old cardigan! Also, i need something to wear in/on my hair. Do people still wear fascinators?

Absolutely love the shoes but forgot to say ideally looking for low heels as I broke my ankle a while back (I am painting a really good picture of myself aren't i!).

Happysea Thu 21-Apr-16 19:00:12

Is the dress nice? Or should I look for another?

YouSay Thu 21-Apr-16 19:03:35

If you want to cover up your arms all day go for a dress with a sleeve. I think shrugs/bolero's are old fashioned and scream 'I hate my arms.' Much better to go with a dress with a sleeve.

HerRoyalNotness Thu 21-Apr-16 19:04:14

The dress is lovely. Stick with it

MrsLettuce Thu 21-Apr-16 19:35:45

Oh yes, that is a nice dress!

Something like this would work well with it, I think

Littleallovertheshop Thu 21-Apr-16 20:01:15

The dress is gorgeous and has a jacket to go? I wouldn't wear a nude/cream shrug with it, I think it would look odd.

M and s is my go to for comfy shoes:

Salfordlass Thu 21-Apr-16 20:06:04

I love nude shoes but wouldn't wear with red, it's the wrong tone. I agree silver or navy could look nice but personally I'd probably choose another bright colour like electric blue or bright yellow. One of the housewives on real housewives of New York I watched today had a bright red dress on with zingy yellow stilettos and it looked fab!

Littleallovertheshop Thu 21-Apr-16 20:06:05

The monsoon jacket is nice actually. Primark have similar if you're on a budget smile

Salfordlass Thu 21-Apr-16 20:07:26

Sorry maybe not stilletoes just saw about ur ankle!

Littleallovertheshop Thu 21-Apr-16 20:07:44

Comedyusername Thu 21-Apr-16 20:13:13

Silver or jewelled sandals would look fab. But I don't see what's wrong with a black sandal - something not clompy could look elegant

Happysea Thu 21-Apr-16 20:15:18

That would be perfect Litttlealllovertheshop but I have already checked and they only have it in a size 8 or 10. Boooo. Thanks for confirmation about dress being nice - I thought it was but my mum told me it would look too christmassy for a summer wedding so I was starting to doubt myself! I shall ignore her! I like the idea of going for a totally contrasting colour like electric blue! I just worry that navy and red is the uniform for Virgin airways staff!

kavvLar Thu 21-Apr-16 20:16:34

What about Mary Janes? Gold should go

Littleallovertheshop Thu 21-Apr-16 21:06:13

Sorry, I checked after I'd posted and of course no where has it in stock. There a couple of other red phase eight jackets in stock at HOF - worth a look on the off chance they match?

You won't look like you're in uniform, don't worry smile a nice navy wrap would look good (or cream I guess) and be less cardiganny...

PedantPending Fri 22-Apr-16 06:21:05

Can you not get the matching jacket to go with the dress? You could then go navy or black for shoes, hat and bag. Grey might work too.
Lovely dress!

BigGreenOlives Fri 22-Apr-16 06:40:17


Whosthemummy16 Fri 22-Apr-16 06:40:17 - with silver shoes ? Debenhams usually have a good range.
Or a cream pashmina ?
Are you on Pinterest ? If I struggling with an outfit I go on there, or Polyvore x

Nettletheelf Fri 22-Apr-16 06:47:23

The dress is beautiful. Excellent pick.

A beige shrug or cardigan will deaden it. So will black. I'd try silver; it's a wedding so you can glam it up. If you can find a jacket in the same colour red, that would work even better, but it would have to be the same red.

Shoes: I'm with the poster who recommended a contrasting colour. It's August so why not go for sandals? You should be able to find a fairly low pair.

Fascinators are a bit of a yawn now. If you don't want to wear a hat (and if you do it has to be a statement, not some £9.99 apologetic looking thing that's neither one thing or another) go for a gorgeous red jewelled hair slide.

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