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Deianira Sat 26-Nov-16 12:23:44

I've recently bought this dress for a graduation: - and am a little stuck on the tights/shoes question. I normally have no problem at all with a navy dress + black tights and black shoes (sorry, to those who hold to this rule!) but the event is reasonably formal, and am wondering whether this will still work. Navy shoes are an option, but matching shades of navy always seems quite difficult to me - and then what tights would you wear?

I also probably need to wear a cardigan as spending some time outside (briefly) - again, I normally go for navy dress, black cardigan, but keen for any suggestions of something else that would look good!

I'm really just looking for new/different ideas. To complicate matters, I am going to be wearing wearing academic robes in a horrible burgundy colour for at least some of the event - so contrasting colours (green, pink etc.) may not be an option, as then there would be 3 colours (navy, burgundy + something else) going on all at once, which would not be ideal.

MoonlightandMusic Sat 26-Nov-16 22:01:38

Would you consider 'nude' tights and a pale gold or silver shoe & cardigan/velvet shrug?

Either colour would work well with both the navy and the burgundy and is 'on point' for this winter.

Mungobungo Sat 26-Nov-16 22:05:14

Nude tights and either nude or navy shoe.
As for the cardigan, it won't be hugely visible under the robe unless you have it done up. You could go tonal with a berry shade, which would tone with the robe or maybe just a pale grey or beige to try to tone in with the print of the dress.

EsmeCordelia Sat 26-Nov-16 22:05:15

With a navy dress I would wear mustard or orange or silver. Not black. Nude tights.

burnishedsilver Sun 27-Nov-16 00:27:05

Burgundy shoes.

Deianira Sun 27-Nov-16 09:31:16

Mustard is a definite no - not with the robe as well! However, I hadn't even thought of gold/silver, and that's definitely given me something to consider about - thanks all!

bojorojo Sun 27-Nov-16 09:45:38

Nude tights and navy shoes . Navy suede is best. I think this dress would look great with suede ankle boots with heels. Not clumpy one but thin heels. There are plenty around and many are black suede. No-one is really looking at your feet. I would have a fur jacket available to keep warm! A cardi sounds a bit mumsy. A long sleeved dress might have been easier in the circumstances.

Gillybobs Sun 27-Nov-16 16:36:40

I recently wore a navy dress with navy tights and burgundy shoes and it was lovely. You could pick up a burgundy cardi too?

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