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cardi or jacket for over this dress?

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poppym12 Sat 04-Jun-16 11:11:36

Any ideas please? It's quite an informal event but will last most of the day and evening so an extra layer will be needed.

AstrantiaMallow Sat 04-Jun-16 11:19:01

Lovely dress!
Cropped cardi

poppym12 Sat 04-Jun-16 11:31:51

I thought cardi too. Any idea on colours?

AstrantiaMallow Sat 04-Jun-16 13:09:35

What's the event and what will you wear on your feet?

Dusty pink or amber yellow might be nice.

AstrantiaMallow Sat 04-Jun-16 13:20:34

Allalonenow Sat 04-Jun-16 13:21:13

Cardi, as the dress has a quite unstructured look, if you are dark haired I'd say a lime green cardi, or for a blonde perhaps bronze/pink.

Peppermintea Sat 04-Jun-16 14:45:42

I wouldn't wear a cardigan with buttons with that dress. The dress had long lines and a flowing look and a button down cardigan is the complete opposite to that. I would get a chunky cream knit shawl or a cream or champagne coloured pashmina. If you want a jacket a long white blazer with 3/4 sleeves but it would have to be long and relaxed fit.

Openup41 Sat 04-Jun-16 15:52:11

I would suggest a jacket - a cropped jacket.

McWeedie Sat 04-Jun-16 18:47:16

Loving the dress, where's it from? smile

Biker jacket.

BlueFolly Sat 04-Jun-16 19:21:10

I hate to say it, but I think a waterfall cardi would look right with that. Anything else would be too structured.

MotherBluestocking Sat 04-Jun-16 22:20:06

I'm with Remus - biker jacket. Definitely needs to be no longer than waist length. Flowy cardigan will swamp.
Gorgeous dress!

AstrantiaMallow Sat 04-Jun-16 22:58:24

Was thinking more along the lines of this cropped cardi in terms of shape, buttons undone obviously.

Biker could work but depends on the kind of event. Def not something long.

notagiraffe Sat 04-Jun-16 23:07:47

Biker jacket is a brilliant idea. Or if you wanted to look smarter/more conservative, a very cropped bolero cardigan. But a biker jacket would go better with that dress.

chebella Sat 04-Jun-16 23:11:04

While you're at it - what to put with/over this? Please and thank you!

chebella Sat 04-Jun-16 23:12:06

P.s. Is for a semi-formal work do in the evening... Any suggestions hugely appreciated!

SmashingTurnips Sat 04-Jun-16 23:22:03

Agree with biker jacket or wrap / shawl type thing.

Just5minswithDacre Sun 05-Jun-16 00:03:25

Where's that from poppy? It's gorgeous.

I think a shawl or a wrap might bring it into fortune teller territory. A biker or cropped jacket would be much better, I think.

Allalonenow Sun 05-Jun-16 13:10:19

I think a shawl/wrap would make it look too Laura Ashley hippy dippy, and would reduce the impact of the shape of the frock.

poppym12 Sun 05-Jun-16 16:33:49

Sorry for the delay, major Internet troubles angry
the dress is originally from the trend section of h & m. Think a lightish biker jacket may work without looking too fussy with the flappy lapels? The theme of the 'do' is glastonbury/festival so thinking about it, the more causal look would be fine.

Shoe problem though - recommendations for flats please?

Allalonenow Sun 05-Jun-16 17:55:59

If the theme is Glastonbury the footwear has to be wellies! grin

amarmai Sun 05-Jun-16 18:06:53

Gladiator sandals or short cowgirl boots.

DavetheCat2001 Sun 05-Jun-16 21:41:32

A skinny denim jacket would look nice IMO

poppym12 Sun 05-Jun-16 23:14:15

My usual footwear is converse, birkenstocks or boots so I think wellies would make a nice change grin

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