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Please help me accessorize this wedding guest outfit.

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SkaterGrrrrl Fri 03-Jun-16 16:43:21

I've bought this dress for a wedding this summer. Need some sort of coverage in case it's chilly, but what?

Fluffy shrug, satin bolero, linen jacket? I can't wear pashminas - instead of elegant draping, I look like a homeless person huddled in a blanket.

And what colour - black, navy, silver, gold or something bright?

Aiming for mildly edgy look
even though am middle class mum so is a linen jacket too Country Casuals?

I'm a size 10 and budget about £40 -£50.

SkaterGrrrrl Fri 03-Jun-16 16:44:21

In terms of accessories I have a big rose-gold & leather cuff and hoping to wear silver shoes ( if you think silver works with this dress colour).

LondonSpoon Fri 03-Jun-16 17:10:47

Not great at accessorising but love the dress!
With the rose gold you'll have to make sure it doesn't clash though

SkaterGrrrrl Fri 03-Jun-16 19:59:43

Thanks LondonSpoon smile

AwkwardSquad Fri 03-Jun-16 20:25:30

Way over budget, but I'd try this with it:


This is in budget but not edgy:


SkaterGrrrrl Fri 03-Jun-16 20:58:55

The jacket is stunning, cheers Awkward. Sea blue a good look with blush then d'you reckon?

SkaterGrrrrl Fri 03-Jun-16 21:10:49

'Highgate' shrug?

AwkwardSquad Fri 03-Jun-16 21:36:50

I think the blue would work as it has a slate tone, especially as you're thinking of silver shoes.

The shrug is a bit meh...

Catgirl83 Fri 03-Jun-16 23:12:12

Love the dress. I think the jacket would drown out the structure of the dress, I think you need something that ends at the waist, so am voting for the cardigan. Statement necklace and a box clutch bag would look fab with it.

TSSDNCOP Fri 03-Jun-16 23:20:01

I would need to pull out that coloured hem with these shoes

MotherBluestocking Fri 03-Jun-16 23:29:24

Over budget I know; or

ephemeralfairy Sat 04-Jun-16 00:58:54

I agree that you need something that ends at the waist, but I think something as everyday as a cardigan would spoil the drama of the dress, if you see what I mean? I think you need a boxy jacket, something very simple with clean lines, and elbow or bracelet length sleeves.

Statement necklace, boxy clutch, shoes in a different but tonal colour.

No shrugs or stoles, that dress is minimalist and modern (and amazing!!)

SkaterGrrrrl Sat 04-Jun-16 15:36:41

Thanks for such helpful advice and nice comments about the dress. smile

Runningupthathill82 Sat 04-Jun-16 15:42:12

Love love love the dress. No suggestions for accessories I'm afraid, aside from please don't ruin it with a cardigan or shrug! I'd probably do silver/grey/pewter heels and bag, something simple so all the emphasis is on that bloody gorgeous dress.

Openup41 Sat 04-Jun-16 15:50:57

I agree that you should avoid shrugs or cardigans - these will bring a casual element to the dress.

I suggest a fitted jacket that sits just above the waist. Unsure about the colour though.

Love the dress and the colour!

Portobelly Sat 04-Jun-16 16:07:00

A good pal wore the black version of this at a wedding last weekend, so I've seen it in real life.
Lovely shape. Definitely edgy.
But with the volumous skirt I'd suggest you need a short and slim fitting jacket. Otherwise you could look quite bulky/shapeless.
No specific items to suggest.
Slim fit cashmere cardi?

SkaterGrrrrl Sat 04-Jun-16 16:33:48

If a jacket is needed I can nudge the budget up as I'll wear it more (to work possibly; or with trousers) than I would a very weddingy fluffy bolero, say.

I will go and have a rummage on

SkaterGrrrrl Sat 04-Jun-16 16:50:08

Best mate has a boxy clutch I can borrow. Tick.

Will probably wear my silver heels as I can actually dance in them all night rather than change to flats - love the tangerine strappy shoes posted above but can only manage about an hour in heels that high.

Coast knitted but sheer cover up in navy?

Love the dress. I think you need something fitted and slightly cropped. No to a furry shrug thing in summer though.

Too casual?

Beautiful suede biker

Not sure about the colour



Lace Love this!

More lace

SkaterGrrrrl Sat 04-Jun-16 22:50:35

Love the lace ones, especially the dove colored ones.

Thanks for the links.

Was considering [[ a plain white jacket]] but now tempted by Remus' suede, lace and textures.

ephemeralfairy Mon 06-Jun-16 10:51:57

That grey lace jacket is perfect!

I think you should definitely try the lace one, fairy - and the earring that she's wearing with it too. smile

AstrantiaMallow Mon 06-Jun-16 21:54:29

Lovely dress.

Think it really needs to be short cropped, anything eating into the waistline will kill the look of the dress so in that sense the Coast knitted and the ASOS crop blazer are fine. I actually quite like the sheer back of the Coast cardi. The Natural version would work well too.

Not sure about the green-grey lace, don't find it too edgy. Also maybe a bit long.

Way over budget: Close to your ASOS choice Skater Bit too boxy maybe. Lovely statement necklace on one of the pics! Maybe suitable for your dress? And more lovely necklaces on their site. More edgy than lace imo if you're going down that road Lovely but perhaps a bit too 'pretty', especially for the price.

In budget (sort of) Not sure it's short enough.

SkaterGrrrrl Wed 08-Jun-16 22:04:55

Thanks for the links Mallow... wowzers, what stunning clothes. I think I might need to rob a bank!

Really appreciate how helpful you all are.

The last family wedding I went to I was 9 months and 3 days pregnant and look like a whale in all the pics (DD totally worth it) so I really want to look nice at this one.

You lot are great.

SkaterGrrrrl Sun 26-Jun-16 19:51:13

Just to update, I bought and returned a couple of lace and linen jackets and then found a cropped cotton jacket in the Jigsaw sale for £29 down from from £59 in dark blue (Atlantic, not navy) and it works really well.

Thanks everyone for your advice, I usually post in Books and Feminism not S&B and was touched by so many helpful friendly posts.

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