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What do you make of this for a summer wedding outfit?

(19 Posts)
VladmirsPoutine Tue 18-Apr-17 17:50:18

Opinions please? Summer wedding, but I don't have a shawl or jacket or whatever to go with it. I'd basically just bring a dark cardigan if it got cold.

2014newme Tue 18-Apr-17 17:51:55

Are you tall, skinny and willowy?
If so you may able to carry it off.

GiveMeTheTeaAndNobodyGetsHurt Tue 18-Apr-17 17:55:57

I think it's gorgeous, but agree you'd need to be slim to suit that shape, especially the boxy top; if you're busty it'll look out of proportion. I don't think you necessarily need to be tall though; I wear maxi skirts all the time and I'm 5'3".

Stunning colours, too.

VladmirsPoutine Tue 18-Apr-17 18:04:51

I'm tall and thin yes. I just wondered about the brightness of the dress, it it were in a blue or purple for example I wouldn't have questioned it. I just don't want to look like an orange grin

MrsGB2225 Tue 18-Apr-17 18:05:54

I like it! Where's it from? I have a lot of weddings this summer!

Floorblob Tue 18-Apr-17 19:07:21

I think it's the kind of dress that will look fabulous on someone who looks like that model and horrid on anyone else.

GiveMeTheTeaAndNobodyGetsHurt Tue 18-Apr-17 19:50:07

It's a very soft shade of orange though. It's one of my favourite colours to wear actually, and is less in your face than red, which most people wouldn't bat an eyelid at.

As for a cardigan, I would wear a pale grey one to go with the top, or dark blue. Black really doesn't work with that colour.

happypoobum Tue 18-Apr-17 19:50:50

Can you get a cotton or linen blazer rather than wear a dark cardi and spoil the lovely dress ?

lazycrazyhazy Tue 18-Apr-17 19:53:22

What type of wedding? To me it's quite informal.

BackforGood Tue 18-Apr-17 20:01:56

I'm with lazycrazyhazy.
Unless it's a sort of a beach wedding, or out in a field or something, I'd expect a jacket or sleeves on a dress, or at the very least, shoulders covered.

TheMasterNotMargarita Tue 18-Apr-17 20:04:25

Love it.

VladmirsPoutine Tue 18-Apr-17 20:07:38

It didn't occur to me that it would be informal but I would feel 'naked' without something extra to cover me iyswim? It's not an informal wedding from what I gather of the venue and the guest list but they're not European royalty grin

give I agree black would be too harsh.

BreatheDeep Tue 18-Apr-17 20:10:44

Beautiful. I'm jealous that you are able to wear that as it'd look absurd on me.

I think jacket rather than cardigan too

lazycrazyhazy Tue 18-Apr-17 20:18:07

I was shocked at one or two outfits the young wore to my DD's church wedding, most looked lovely, loads of stunning hats and high heels (which they could walk in!) but there were one or two who IMO were inappropriate eg a playsuit which was not much longer than groin length with spaghetti straps, there was not much more to it than a swimsuit! I know when my DD went to a catholic wedding in Italy there was no admittance without covered shoulders and I was also brought up to believe this was disrespectful but I wouldn't think the outfit OP showed was inappropriate just not very weddingy. My DCS went to a lovely hippy vibe civil wedding in a field where that outfit would have been suitable. Tell us more OP!

Bluntness100 Tue 18-Apr-17 20:21:34

That's really lovely. I'd do a wrap in the same colour as the top to go with it and wear it with flat sandals. I think a jacket would be too structured in comparison .

CheeseAtFourpence Tue 18-Apr-17 20:26:17

Oh I love that - and would wear it in a heartbeat!

Asahai Tue 18-Apr-17 22:10:14

Love it OP. Where's it from?

VladmirsPoutine Tue 18-Apr-17 22:12:37


Asahai Tue 18-Apr-17 22:37:43

Agree with bluntness that a wrap would suit it. It's gorgeous & also comfortable for a wedding. (Sold out in my size - sniff sniff!)

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