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What to wear over this dress!

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pollypomegranate Thu 16-Mar-17 21:48:40

So I was thinking of wearing this dress to a wedding next week. I'm just a bit stuck about what type (and colour) of jacket to wear over it. I am planning to wear nude closed toe shoes, unless anyone has any better ideas?

Bluntness100 Thu 16-Mar-17 21:50:56

That's really nice. I'd do a navy jacket, nipped in at the waist and quite cropped, just below the waist length.

pollypomegranate Thu 16-Mar-17 21:58:07

Thank you smile I will see if I can find a suitable navy blazer.

I am also worrying also about whether the whole floral thing has been done to death and is too common?! I am not really one to jump on trends, I go more for things that suit me. However I can never find dresses that suit me - petite size 8 but with a bum and boobs - and this one fits just right and is v flattering (I have the same hair and colouring as the model in the pic). I just don't want to turn up and find lots of people wearing very similar dresses confused

skippy67 Fri 17-Mar-17 09:44:01

Lovely dress! Where's it from?

DataColour Fri 17-Mar-17 10:00:26

Oh love that dress! Where's it from? I'm petite size 8 too. How short is it?

Redtartanshoes Fri 17-Mar-17 10:05:40

Love it too. Agree navy short jacket

Bluntness100 Fri 17-Mar-17 10:06:08

www.houseoffraser.co.uk/Hobbs+Georgina+Bolero/258916859,default,pd.html&_$ja=tsid:44970%7Ccid:207133315%7Cagid:10144310875%7Ctid:aud-131079952360:pla-279082484852%7Ccrid:56045926315%7Cnw:g%7Crnd:8221924570225566030%7Cdvc:t%7Cadp:1o14%7Cmt:

Something like this would work., ,I wouldn't worry about the floral, a lovely dress is a lovely dress.

Gah81 Fri 17-Mar-17 10:18:05

I think the cropped, fitted navy jacket is a great idea. If you can't find one that matches/is suitable, I also think something similar in cream would work (with the nude accessories and there's cream in your dress too).

Gorgeous dress!

pollypomegranate Fri 17-Mar-17 21:11:06

Thank you so much for all your helpful replies!

The dress is from Oasis.

How about this jacket perhaps? Totally blowing my budget but I could definitely get lots of use out of it for other occasions, work events etc

https://m.johnlewis.com/coast-deandra-peplum-jacket/navy/p/3132838#product-detail--reviews

pollypomegranate Fri 17-Mar-17 21:12:55

I also like the dress modelled with it but fear at 5'3" I'd look ridiculous in it and it's not a style that would look right if taken up - might be a bit revealing grin

inisfree Fri 17-Mar-17 21:17:54

What does anyone think of this, it's pale shell pink in reality

https://m.zara.com/ie/en/woman/outerwear/coats/frilled-sleeve-coat-c710515p4440525.html

Foncy87 Fri 17-Mar-17 21:23:17

I think a nice navy pashmina/wrap would look lovely 😊!

multivac Fri 17-Mar-17 21:27:42

The Zara coat is just daft. Looks like a doll's dressing gown. Normally the word 'peplum' would make me run a mile; but I think the Coast jacket would work beautifully with your dress, OP.

tissuesosoft Fri 17-Mar-17 21:53:34

These are lovely and similar to the Coast one-
m.houseoffraser.co.uk/Uttam+Boutique+Ponte+Tailored+Jacket/236016138,default,pd.html
m.houseoffraser.co.uk/Roman+Originals+Heavy+Textured+Jacket/261163910,default,pd.html

pollypomegranate Fri 17-Mar-17 22:00:57

Oh gosh, now I have too much choice! confused

pollypomegranate Sat 18-Mar-17 08:20:17

Next question!grin

I am having gelish nails done next week - what colour polish do you reckon with this dress?!

walruswhiskers Sat 18-Mar-17 08:25:38

Id wear a grey biker jacket and rock it up. Much warmer too - if it's warm you can dispense with the jacket, if cold you'll be cosy.

emilybrontescorset Sat 18-Mar-17 08:26:27

If go for a very pale/ nude pink on my nails.

BigGreenOlives Sat 18-Mar-17 08:27:19

I think the Zara coat would look much more stylish than a navy jacket - a coat coming to the same length as the dress will look good.

TheBreastmilksOnMe Sat 18-Mar-17 08:30:37

Is wear a short denim jacket, tan leather strappy sandals and French polished nails.

MaryLennoxsScowl Sat 18-Mar-17 10:16:43

I think a navy blazer will look so dull! I can't see the Zara coat as on mobile, but how about a leather jacket? When you say nude shoes, do you mean those awful platform things Kate Middleton wears? If so I'd go with blue or tan shoes instead, I think the nude shoes would look very dated (though I never liked them anyway so am biased).

pollypomegranate Sat 18-Mar-17 10:36:10

No definitely not platform ones! They are a bit like the ones in the picture of the dress but with pointed closed toes, and a grey/nude colour.

pollypomegranate Sat 18-Mar-17 10:46:22

I only have a black leather jacket confused am still really not sure what to wear with it sad

I've just looked at the weather for next week and it says 10 degrees shock

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