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Granny? Or Chic?

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Twinklestar2 Wed 29-Jun-16 16:27:36

This for an English wedding in a barn?

I say English because I am not smile

I have dark skin, size 10-12. I’m 37.

I’m torn between thinking I could pull it off or it’s too old looking?!

tinymeteor Wed 29-Jun-16 16:30:50

I like it! Avoiding the granny factor is probably about how you style it. If you go with funky, unfussy hair it will work great.

BikeRunSki Wed 29-Jun-16 16:31:28

It's out of stock, but I think it would be fine.

TheRealAdaLovelace Wed 29-Jun-16 16:32:37

I like it and think you are young enough for granny chic.
(If I do granny chic it just looks granny, being 51)

Twinklestar2 Wed 29-Jun-16 16:37:17

BikeRunSki - I tried it on in my local store, wondering whether to run back and buy it before it sells out!

HopeArden Wed 29-Jun-16 16:40:19

I think that if you are lovely and slim and pretty it is a gorgeous dress but if you were overweight it could easily be granny ish.

Twinklestar2 Wed 29-Jun-16 16:42:49

HopeArden - you're right. I tried it on with my hair tied up and with my glasses and I thought 'no'. Once I'd taken glasses off and sorted my hair out I thought 'maybe'!

ILostItInTheEarlyNineties Wed 29-Jun-16 16:47:25

My tips to avoid it being grannyish would be to wear it with your highest most amazing heels and slightly undone hair.

Does it fasten together at all apart from the belt? You might need to put a couple of stitches in to avoid it gaping open shock
Enjoy the wedding.

lovelychops Wed 29-Jun-16 16:48:26

It's gorgeous !

LaCerbiatta Wed 29-Jun-16 16:49:22

If you have dark skin those colours won't be very flattering...

Twinklestar2 Wed 29-Jun-16 16:52:54

Oh no LaCerbiatta, do you not think? I am Indian so brown skinned.

FauxFox Wed 29-Jun-16 16:56:09

I think it would be gorgeous colours on you - lovely dress, get and buy it quick! grin

Londonmamabychance Wed 29-Jun-16 17:00:15

chick, but you got to wear it with sassy heals.

Londonmamabychance Wed 29-Jun-16 17:01:26

agree as well though that the colours won't be the best for darker skin. I'd go with darker colours or something brighter.

LaCerbiatta Wed 29-Jun-16 17:17:43

It'll be fine but in terms of colours you could do better. I have dark hair and although I don't have brown skin, more olive, I wouldnt wear it because of the colours. Sorry!

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Wed 29-Jun-16 17:20:51

I really like it.

adrianabelshaw Wed 29-Jun-16 17:42:40

I like it, it looks nice and summery

amarmai Wed 29-Jun-16 21:13:46

Love the dress and it wd contrast well with dark skin.

SpiritedLondon Wed 29-Jun-16 22:38:50

I think it's perfect for an English wedding. I like the slightly tousled hair of the model which makes it look very modern. With regards the colours suiting you it obviously depends on skin tone and not hair colour. My sister and I are both blonde but she has golden honey tones to her skin and I have pinky tones so we both suit different colours. I'm sure you know if this suits you or not ( re heels I personally wouldn't do a sky scraper heels in a barn! Recipe for a broken leg)

SpeakerOfTheHouse Thu 30-Jun-16 11:47:03

Gorgeous but it needs bright red or yellow heels and clutch...

heels 1

heels 2


Twinklestar2 Thu 30-Jun-16 18:10:27

Thanks everyone smile

orangebird69 Thu 30-Jun-16 20:26:56

It's gorgeous! Bright blue or yellow shoes/accessories would be perfect with it.

TWOBANANAS Thu 30-Jun-16 20:55:50

Beautiful dress

bojorojo Thu 30-Jun-16 21:54:21

The barns that do weddings around here are pretty smart. Definitely not straw bales and hoe-downs! Have you checked out the venue on their web site? I think you should pick a colour in the pattern for shoes and a bag. It would be greatly enhanced with a hat, but it may not be that sort of wedding. I think wearing very bright "look at me" colours you are in danger of being more obvious than the bride so tuned down colours are more chic.

mrsclooneytoyou Fri 01-Jul-16 09:48:52

I have this dress and wore it to a wedding a few weeks back with killer heels and a clutch. It is so comfortable and very flattering. I have also worn it casual since with a pair of flats.

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