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3littlerabbits Sat 30-Apr-16 21:44:23

I've ordered this dress for a wedding in a month http://m.coast-stores.com/p/floral-stripe-millana-dress/1575698 The 16 wouldn't close due to excessive norkage so hoping the 18 does. I can't believe I'm wearing an 18, but too late for worrying about that now. So, can anyone advise on accessories please? I was thinking black pointy with heels (clearly not a shoe expert) but looking at the photo on the website the model is wearing silver shoes - would those be better? I'm 5ft3. Thanks for any advice. Also any recommendations on upper arm exercises would be welcomed smile

BiftasWifta Sat 30-Apr-16 21:47:06

Love the dress, but think black shoes would be too much black, especially for a wedding. Could you wear brighter shoes/bag to give a pop of colour?

RaeSkywalker Sat 30-Apr-16 21:52:43

Definitely not black shoes. I'd probably go silver, but you could go for a pop of colour, like hot pink or cobalt blue (with a clutch bag in the same colour). You could potentially get away with nudes as well but I wouldn't.

Upper arm exercises: tricep dips and tricep kickbacks always sort me out smile

MrsLettuce Sat 30-Apr-16 21:53:15

I'd go with the teal colour in the dress for shoes and a silver / grey / pewter bag. What cover up do you have in mind?

FuckityByes Sat 30-Apr-16 21:55:34

I'd go for bright shoes like yellow, bright pink, turquoise etc with a matching bag or pashmina/bolero to lift it a bit.

MrsLettuce Sat 30-Apr-16 21:59:09

Looks like there's lilac in the dress as well as teal?

MrsLettuce Sat 30-Apr-16 21:59:50

hmm random pretty shoes.

here, I meant

rubberducker Sat 30-Apr-16 22:01:41

I agree with pps and would go for bright shoes/bag/pashmina to add a pop of colour. Black shoes with that predominantly black dress is going to look a bit morbid for a wedding!

FuckityByes Sat 30-Apr-16 22:02:29

That looks like just black and white to me unless my eyes are going funny.

MrsLettuce Sat 30-Apr-16 22:04:16

no, there is a dab of colour. link above is bigger image.

3littlerabbits Sat 30-Apr-16 23:23:32

Bright shoes? Really? Ok, am I that brave?

3littlerabbits Sat 30-Apr-16 23:27:16

m.office.co.uk/view/product/office_catalog/2,37/2419694397 What about these?

3littlerabbits Sat 30-Apr-16 23:35:12

Thanks for the responses!

MrsLettuce Sat 30-Apr-16 23:54:18

The link isn't working but I think you mean these. They're very silver but they would work.

3littlerabbits Sun 01-May-16 00:00:29

You think too silver? To be honest I don't think I could walk in them anyway blush

MrsLettuce Sun 01-May-16 00:12:08

I certainly couldn't walk in them! Am always amazed when people can TBH.

Is there colour in the print? There's a lilac like this one I thought. [[ www.yoox.com/GB/44986818/item?tp=60712&utm_source=direct_uk&utm_medium=affiliazione&utm_campaign=shopstyle_uk&tskay=B84CE7A2&dept=women&cod10=44986818FD&utm_content=feed#cod10=44986818FD&sizeId=Thes]]e look like they'd work with that and the teal-y blue. Both are still pretty high (to my mind) though.

FuckityByes Sun 01-May-16 17:01:35

Honestly, shoes in an eye-catching colour or design can make a huge difference to an outfit. One of my very favourite outfits for work before I stopped wearing heels as much was a conservative black dress or skirt and shirt, but with brightly coloured heels. I got so many compliments.

Looking again, I do see colour in your dress. Will see if I can find some links for you.

FuckityByes Sun 01-May-16 17:23:12

www.johnlewis.com/carvela-kross-stiletto-heeled-court-shoes/p2473306?colour=Blue%20Suedette

www.dunelondon.com/cliopatra-studded-t-bar-court-shoe-0095503940005186/

www.dunelondon.com/bambi-bejewelled-bow-detail-court-shoe-0084508750003179/

www.kurtgeiger.com/adonis-silver-leather-38-carvela-kurt-geiger-shoe.html

www.houseoffraser.co.uk/Jacques+Vert+Twist+Bow+Platform+Shoe/241861564,default,pd.html

www.houseoffraser.co.uk/Office+On+to+point+courts/241072945,default,pd.html

www.houseoffraser.co.uk/L.K.+Bennett+Fauna+single+sole+court+shoes/237929546,default,pd.html

3littlerabbits Sun 01-May-16 21:47:23

Thank you both for the links! Obviously I love the mega bucks l k Bennett ones best 😀

3littlerabbits Sun 01-May-16 21:50:31

Really like that first John lewis link, and love the lilac ones too. Coming round to the idea that bright colour will set the outfit off better, plus I like my legs/ankles ok so I guess it it makes sense to draw attention to them. Ok. Shopping tomorrow!

3littlerabbits Sun 01-May-16 21:53:45

I need bag to match the shoes / same colour, right? Also, I can't manage a pashmina, I would feel awkward but would a tiny cardigan / shrug that's just basically arms be ok? I mentioned the norkage issue, the shrug would have to be black, I couldn't draw attention in that direction.

3littlerabbits Sun 01-May-16 21:54:17

Thanks again for all the help - I really need it and appreciate it!

cissyfuss Mon 02-May-16 14:57:00

I recently bought these in red for a 'do' and they look amazing on....

http://zln.do/1rqSu3o

You could then add some colour with a clutch, lippy etc

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