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How would you style this dress?

(15 Posts)
Floorblob Tue 18-Apr-17 19:11:57,mon_1.2/2432496108

I've just bought it for a summer wedding, church then country hotel reception.

I look nothing like the model - I am 5'2", blonde and a size 18. It's floor length on me and I only wear flats due to back pain.

Not sure what to go for in the way of an extra layer? Blazer, cardigan, what else?

Help please smile

ShesAStar Tue 18-Apr-17 19:22:34

Black wrap with black sandals?

LonginesPrime Tue 18-Apr-17 19:24:33

Hang on - it's navy though!

If it's on the floor, I'd have it taken up as it even looks rather long on the model.

ShesAStar Tue 18-Apr-17 19:26:45

I'm not adverse to navy/black. It can look very chic.

Floorblob Tue 18-Apr-17 19:47:18

longines Its a maxi dress, it's supposed to be long! I bought it because of the length. It's shoe length rather than floor length I suppose but still very long.
star thank you.

twostepsister Tue 18-Apr-17 19:47:34

Silver wrap
Dune metallic sandals
Katie Loxton bag

twostepsister Tue 18-Apr-17 19:50:43

Floor the Katie Loxton bag is the silver one not pink smile

LonginesPrime Tue 18-Apr-17 19:53:29

Ah ok, I'm short too and had visions of you tripping over, OP! I think I'll just stay off the fashion threads from now on..

happypoobum Tue 18-Apr-17 19:55:09

Navy cotton or linen blazer.

Something like this?

The waistline looks really high on the model but as you are shorter that should look better on you than it does on her smile

ShesAStar Tue 18-Apr-17 20:18:43

No Longines, all opinions are good!

Arealhumanbeing Tue 18-Apr-17 20:36:36

Definitely a blazer but cropped, so it hits your waist.

Red clutch bag.

Floorblob Tue 18-Apr-17 20:47:13

twostep thanks, I like the idea of silver.

longines no, don't do that. I promise I'm used to long dresses and I probably won't trip up <much>

Floorblob Tue 18-Apr-17 20:48:22

happy & human thank you. Blazer shopping it is then!

LonginesPrime Tue 18-Apr-17 20:54:37

Ha, thanks OP and Star - for the record, then, I'd go for a lighter-coloured wrap too!

BusterGonad Tue 18-Apr-17 21:32:00

River Island have a great selection of blazers.

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