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What goes with this dress?

(19 Posts)
Yayne Thu 25-May-17 19:29:34

I've got a dress I love and that I'd like to wear to a work dinner and dance thing. Got a nice necklace but I'm a bit stuck on the other accessoires - I would really appreciate your ideas for some kind of shrug and clutch bag. And has anyone an idea about comfy shoes that would go with it but that don't have high heels - smaller heels are ok but I suffer a lot from back problems and it involves a lot of standing around.

Your help would be much appreciated as I left it late and need to sort this weekend.

FancyPantsDelacroixTheFirst Thu 25-May-17 19:58:56

What's the necklace like? Is it in the picture (I can't see it clearly) If it's gots lots of oomph I'd go simple clutch and shoes, dark green or gold maybe?

FancyPantsDelacroixTheFirst Thu 25-May-17 20:02:51

Also I'd go shawl rather than shrug, it's a lovely dress, makes me think of Lauren Bacall for some reason.

OlennasWimple Thu 25-May-17 20:11:27

I would go for a shawl too, along with some chunky heels, maybe some Mary Janes

What's your shoe budget?

toffeeboffin Thu 25-May-17 20:14:36

I swear there was an almost identical dress on here a couple of days ago!

I'd wear silver with it.

toffeeboffin Thu 25-May-17 20:16:16

CrispyBathTowel Thu 25-May-17 20:39:50

It's a lovely dress OP. I've always thought that green and black look very sophisticated together for a dinner dance. If you can't wear high heels - what about black suede kitten heels or low heeled/block heeled black suede strappies? A black clutch bag and then maybe a different coloured shrug/shawl.

gojettersgo Thu 25-May-17 20:47:17

I think a pale gold could work in shoes or a scarf. It's beautiful, so let it speak for itself x

TittyGolightly Thu 25-May-17 20:51:18

I have that dress. I wear it with a cream shawl and my wedding shoes, plus silver jewellery.

BestIsWest Thu 25-May-17 20:53:34

Lovely dress OP. No advice for you, but it's lovely.

Maudlinmaud Thu 25-May-17 20:56:08

My god that is stunning.

TittyGolightly Thu 25-May-17 21:08:27

I first wore that dress 11 years ago at a wedding! Just shows how classic it is!

Yayne Thu 25-May-17 22:29:30

Brilliant ideas - I missed that other thread! Thanks everyone, shawl it is. I'll need to look up kitten heels smile

SnowBallsAreHere Thu 25-May-17 22:32:50

I love that dress. I have it in red & it is so flattering. Definitely shawl rather than a shrug.

MyGastIsFlabbered Fri 26-May-17 07:56:26

It's a gorgeous dress. Where is it from?

TittyGolightly Fri 26-May-17 08:37:44

Monsoon. About 12 years ago.

SnowBallsAreHere Fri 26-May-17 08:40:28

You can still find them on eBay MyGast, search for Monsoon Oriane

dudsville Fri 26-May-17 08:54:04

Gorgeous dress and beautiful colour! I'd say no to the shawl or shrug. That dress wants to be seen, and covering it would take away from the glamour, in my opinion. For shoes I'd search out something era-appropriate and I'd keep it simple and get a great hair cut.

MyGastIsFlabbered Fri 26-May-17 09:13:52

There's quite a few on eBay. Which colour to go for? I have a wedding in June to go to.

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