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Tropical print dress - what do I wear with it?

(11 Posts)
Seeeeriously Thu 11-May-17 22:00:36

I've bought this for an outdoorsy wedding abroad in July.

I am planning on wearing tan sandals with a chunky heel.

I need some sort of jacket for the evening - I think a cardie would be too casual. Am
I right? What sort of jacket?

I could also do with a hangbag / earrings / thing for my hair that isn't bits of plastic feather. (mid length messy wavy bob). Ideas? Really struggling!

(Second question is what should DH wear. He doesn't want to wear a suit).

Seeeeriously Thu 11-May-17 22:02:05

Here's the dress in case of clicky link fail:

BifsWif Thu 11-May-17 22:09:18

A cropped jacket in cream would work, or you could pick out one of the colours from the dress if you're feeling brave!

Again with the bag, a large clutch in a similar shade to your shoes. I love the dress!

BifsWif Thu 11-May-17 22:11:28

Like this...

MrsLettuce Thu 11-May-17 22:32:24

Ooh, I like that.

Is the tie up bit at the back actually a tie bit, or sewn? If it does tie then it'd give an awkward bump in the back of a jacket, I fear. Same with a cardy. One of those short shrug things would be odd with the cut of the back too. So, TBH, I think you pretty much have to go with a wrap.

I think I'd go with a cream bag and one of the colours from the dress for a cover up.

Are you looking for some sort of actual hat or more a hair clip/comb type hair decoration?

BifsWif Thu 11-May-17 22:34:19

Didn't notice the back!

I agree, a wrap would be better.

bojorojo Thu 11-May-17 23:50:01

Go for a straw hat. It would work well with the tropical print. A floppy one or even a panama. Tan shoes and a cream bag are fine together. I think a wrap is better than a jacket. I have seen a suede biker jacket go well with this sort of dress. You can't really make this print look like an ultra smart formal dress so don't try. I really like it and Warehouse have upped their offerings recently.

Seeeeriously Fri 12-May-17 06:51:22

Ah thanks everyone. I'm really pleased with it - the back is great, and the tie might be small enough for a cream cropped jacket to work. It's also really well positioned so I can wear a proper bra.

I did order five Warehouse dresses and to r honest, some of them were just weird. A yellow one that was really see-through. A very smart chunky lace one with a v neck that was sort of 'sewn' up at the top so it just gaped. Odd.

Seeeeriously Fri 12-May-17 15:48:22

Found this cropped jacket, which might work - see how the bump from the tie works:

BifsWif Fri 12-May-17 21:25:26

I like that!

MrsLettuce Fri 12-May-17 21:49:55

Yes, that's nice. Thing is it matching the exact cream of the dress isn't very likely at all. Screens don't show colour accurately, but it looks (on my screen) to be a pale, cool cream, while the dress seems to have a deeper, warm cream. When there's a marked difference in texture then a slight miss-match isn't jarring but I think it woul dbe with this.

SOmething that works with the tones of the dress but doesn't necessarily exactly match would be easier, this would work really well. Maybe a biscuity or apricotty 'nude', [[ this]] is grat but maybe not really weddingy. this would work well but is maybe over budget.

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