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Dressing for a wedding.... in a field....

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SandunesAndRainclouds Mon 02-May-16 16:44:21

I posted a while ago asking for opinions on a maxi dress; most people agreed that it would swamp me. I'm 5'2 / 3" ish, dress size 6 - 8.

The wedding is now only days away and I still haven't sorted anything to wear!

My only criteria is to be warm. I am that person who is still wearing jumpers while everyone else is in t-shirts... always cold. I thought a maxi dress would work well as I could layer under it and still look pretty.

I've bought a lovely fitted jacket, but just can't find anything to match. The idea was I'd wear it with skinny jeans and boots or brogues depending on weather but the wedding which was non-conventional / relaxed when it was first planned is becoming more formal and jeans are an absolute no-no. I can't find any non-jeans trousers that fit or match the colour. It is similar to this but with a tweedy style check.

Any ideas would be really, really helpful. I need a fairy Godmother and a magic wand!

MrsLettuce Mon 02-May-16 19:41:27

It's hard to say anything worth saying without seeing the blazer - is it maybe this one?

dreamerlemur Mon 02-May-16 20:14:47

A smart tunic with leggings and flat boots? The fitted jacket is good but I see it more with a pencil skirt which might not be so practical for a field?

SandunesAndRainclouds Mon 02-May-16 20:44:00

Thanks for the replies, I didn't think I'd get any!

This is the jacket - apologies for poor light.

MrsLettuce Mon 02-May-16 20:49:04

Looks good! So, if I'm seeing right it's a green with charcoal and cobalt through it?

kavvLar Mon 02-May-16 20:50:55

What about something like this?
m.asos.com/mt/www.asos.com/Reiss/Reiss-Darla-Tailored-Skinny-Trousers/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=5958413&cid=17398&Rf-200=16&sh=0&pge=0&pgesize=50&sort=-1&clr=Lavender&totalstyles=10&gridsize=3&un_jtt_v_frompage=0

kavvLar Mon 02-May-16 20:53:47

Or this

m.asos.com/mt/www.asos.com/asos-petite/asos-petite-linear-sequin-long-sleeve-maxi-dress/prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=5599434&clr=Grey&SearchQuery=Maxi+dress+petite+&pgesize=50&pge=0&totalstyles=51&gridsize=2&gridrow=21&gridcolumn=2

kavvLar Mon 02-May-16 20:56:27

I know they are very different. Close to your original brief would be slim fit trousers which you could wear with brogues and then even swap for heels if there's a venue change. The dress may be a little too sparkly but think it might contrast well and work with the jacket.

almostthirty Mon 02-May-16 20:57:38

The jacket is gorgeous!

bojorojo Mon 02-May-16 21:07:54

I think this jacket is an odd choice for any wedding. It looks like a hacking jacket. To make it look remotely wedding like, try a full pleated skirt and metallic brogues. The shops are now full of summer clothes so I think you will be hard pressed to get anything to go with tweed. Can you find a cobalt blue dress? Personally I would get a fur coat to keep warm and find a lovely dress.

Silvertap Mon 02-May-16 21:09:24

When you say 'in a field' how in a field is it? My London friends would have said they were going to my wedding in a field.

'Twas in fact a marquee with a false floor and heating.

MrsLettuce Mon 02-May-16 21:11:39

how about this with it?

MrsLettuce Mon 02-May-16 21:13:00

Good point Silvertap. Very good point. Was assuming the latter really.

nooddsocksforme Mon 02-May-16 21:13:31

what abouhttp://www.boden.co.uk/en-gb/womens-dresses/summer-dresses/wh984-blk/womens-black-jersey-maxi-dresst this in petite or would ether of these green dresses do www.boden.co.uk/en-gb/womens-dresses/smart-day-dresses/ww065-blk/womens-black-off-shoulder-ruched-dress -but in the beetle green colour or www.jigsaw-online.com/product/v-neck-lace-dress/J28372_GN025

DinosaursRoar Mon 02-May-16 21:28:54

I think that jacket would be hard to match now. What's your budget?

Pinkcadillac Mon 02-May-16 21:38:51

How about a pleated skirt www.jigsaw-online.com/product/crocus-drape-midi/J30381_GN020 with a plain top www.jigsaw-online.com/product/crocus-drape-top/J30235_BK000

Pinkcadillac Mon 02-May-16 21:47:12

this dress may work www.hobbs.co.uk/product/display?productID=0215-9042-1171L00&productvarid=0215-9042-1171L00-NAVY-12&refpage=outlet/dresses

SandunesAndRainclouds Mon 02-May-16 21:49:10

I'll have to look at links on my laptop, my phone is going straight back to the first one every time confused

Field is a proper field. Dilapidated old barn, portaloos, bring your own tent, kegs of cider.

SandunesAndRainclouds Mon 02-May-16 21:54:43

I had thought of something like this so I could wear leggings & t-shirt underneath and layer with a warmer coat.

m.missselfridge.com/h5/product?productId=23580526&bi=0&ps=40

There is no heating sad <- blue with cold 😂

nilbyname Mon 02-May-16 21:59:46

I would wear one of the dresses with your jacket, nude tights, heels and a little bag and when the sun goes down go and change into jeans, vest, top, jumper, jacket etc etc

SandunesAndRainclouds Mon 02-May-16 22:02:09

I think that's a sensible solution nilbyname. I'll have a look at the dresses tomorrow.

Bride has absolutely vitoed jeans at any point of the day. I might wear a fleece onesie in protest wink

MairzyDoats Mon 02-May-16 22:04:49

I'd go full length full skirt and a sparkly sleeveless slightly cropped top. That jacket has a hint of victoriana about it and a long skirt will work well (and you can wear leggings underneath or thermals

SandunesAndRainclouds Mon 02-May-16 22:09:25

Mairzy - I've had four children. There will be no cropping!! But yes, a long skirt is good.

I love the sparkly Asos dress (links working hoorah!) but I think it is too much given the rural location. The Hobbs dress is lovely but I see cold legs. Sorry - I'm very difficult to please.

SandunesAndRainclouds Mon 02-May-16 22:10:48

A sprinkle of sparkles and long skirt...

www.very.co.uk/little-mistress-petite-embellished-maxi-dress/1600062352.prd?variant=3

MairzyDoats Mon 02-May-16 22:11:01

This black maxi with pleated skirt is gorgeous...

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