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What to wear with this dress (from one who has no clue!)

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Izzadoraduncancan Sun 27-Nov-16 17:13:26

Hi, rather excited as I today purchased a lovely dress for a Christmas party and hope it may also be suitable for a Christmas wedding (is a bit of black still a huge no no if accesoriesed properly?).
The dress is a black lace overlaying a nude coloured underlay. What colour shoes or tights to wear? I think a shawl would do wonders covering upper arms? Any ideas oh glam ones 😬

Izzadoraduncancan Sun 27-Nov-16 17:14:05

Would help if I attached image 🙄🙄

OlennasWimple Sun 27-Nov-16 17:16:38

It's lovely!

Whether you can wear it to a wedding will depend on what sort of wedding it is, I think.

You might be able to wear a shawl, but be careful you don't start to slip into Italian Widow style wink

I would look for bronzey or rose gold accessories (shoes and bag). What size / shape feet do you have? Budget? Heels or not?

Bluntness100 Sun 27-Nov-16 17:19:20

A pashmina the colour of the underlay, and go for nude tights and shoes for the wedding, basically the same color as the underlay, you can get away with black tights and shoes for the Xmas party,

Izzadoraduncancan Sun 27-Nov-16 18:02:03

You stars... thank you. I would like to invest in a comfortable pair of nude high heels and the pashmina sounds like a great idea.

Nice dress but I'd avoid a shawl, as it will definitely veer to Greek widow, I think. For Christmas party. just a cropped black cardigan should be fine. For a winter wedding, maybe a little fur cape thing?

OlennasWimple Sun 27-Nov-16 20:08:45

This Monsoon shrug would work (though won't turn heads either)

OlennasWimple Sun 27-Nov-16 20:11:08

This dark pink feathery shrug might also look good

OlennasWimple Sun 27-Nov-16 20:11:53

Dark green would also be nice

Bluntness100 Sun 27-Nov-16 20:18:51

You can get silk and cashmere pashinas on Amazon, think they're about twenty quid as they are seconds basically, but you genuinely would never know. I have a very pale gold one, amongst others, which would go well. They are also very thin but surprisingly warm, and they look a million times more expensive than any of the woollen ones uou get on the high street. Normally they retail for well over a hundred pound, have a search on line.

I also use mine for travelling for chilly planes or hotel rooms, and they can also be folded up and used as scarves.

Silver grey

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