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Help - shoes with this dress...

(40 Posts)
TheBeaconsAreLit Fri 23-Jun-17 10:44:19

So I'm wearing this dress to a wedding in Greece next month, and I'm completely stuck on what colour shoes to buy! I've asked around for opinions and so far have been told: nude to calm it down, gold to jazz it up, black to contrast, bright blue to contrast, and brown because I'll have a tan by the time of the wedding. confused
Please help?!

If it makes any difference, I'm thinking of buying some ribbon in the same colour as whatever shoes I get, to add a third strip between boobs to cover bra strap, and to go around the hem (it's not really hemmed at all and looks a bit cheap).

I'm looking for fairly high heels, definitely sandals because it'll be boiling.

If anyone has any ideas on which colour to look for, or even any particular shoes you've seen, that would be amazing!

TheBeaconsAreLit Fri 23-Jun-17 11:40:46

Bump? smile

jeaux90 Fri 23-Jun-17 12:17:00

I can't work out whether that is a burnt orange or normal orange. Colour wise loads go with it. Sky blue, tan, white, gold.

I would take the dress out with you and try different styles and colours. Personally I would go with minimal strapped heeled sandals.

burnishedsilver Fri 23-Jun-17 14:47:16


allthebestplease Fri 23-Jun-17 14:52:05

I'd do gold. Beautiful dress. Or a multicoloured orange shoe.

burnishedsilver Fri 23-Jun-17 14:54:50


PuffTheMagicDragon1 Fri 23-Jun-17 15:01:18

I think something pale but maybe with a different colour heel. Can't go wrong with silver either

Madonna9 Fri 23-Jun-17 15:05:07

I agree with jeaux90. Take the dress with you and see what works best.
Dress looks beautiful on you by the way.

DragonNoodleCake Fri 23-Jun-17 15:15:59

I vote gold

SleepFreeZone Fri 23-Jun-17 15:20:10

I Think a gladiator sandal would look lovely.

skippy67 Fri 23-Jun-17 15:56:59

I saw that dress in H&M yesterday. Lovely.

Refilona Fri 23-Jun-17 16:03:16

I'd definitely go for some really chunky cool silver ones. Statement ones! Think Alexa Chung. It'll look really cool and you've got the figure for it.

rightwhine Fri 23-Jun-17 16:05:11

i think silver but if you want to add ribbon that may be difficult. Black could contrast nicely if not.

milkysmum Fri 23-Jun-17 16:07:29

I woukd go with gold I think

TheBeaconsAreLit Fri 23-Jun-17 16:43:03

Thanks all, I think this is my issue - there are so many options!

jeaux90 taking the dress into town is a good idea, I'd not thought of that. It's more of an orangey-yellow - from H&M

I'd been thinking I'd probably go for tan sandals, but I'm now wondering if it wouldn't look wedding-y enough? I think the colour would look good, here's an example I found if I could just find that exact dress and shoes combo I'd be sorted

Silver or gold seem to be winning at the moment, I'll have a look around!
rightwhine I went out at lunch and bought some ribbon in the same colour as the dress instead, so it'll neaten the hem up but won't stand out smile

TheBeaconsAreLit Fri 23-Jun-17 16:49:28

And thank you Madonna9 and Refilona grin I'm pretty happy with it!

jeaux90 Fri 23-Jun-17 21:10:20

Make sure you post back with an update on the shoes grin

HolgerDanske Fri 23-Jun-17 23:30:32

I think a contrasting colour would be much nicer and more interesting. Purple, maybe. Or a teal, or the right shade of blue. Pink? Tan seems a bit, uh, pedestrian? But it's really hard to say without knowing the exact shade of yellow/orange, and also the colour of your bag.

junglebookisthebest Fri 23-Jun-17 23:53:21

I would go with either silver or a bright blue.

GingerLDN Sat 24-Jun-17 01:19:04

Gold strappy ones

TerfwithaNerf Sat 24-Jun-17 01:24:30

Farking hell OP you look amazing in that dress 😍.

I don't think contrasting coloured shoes would work. The colour of the dress is so unusual it's the focal point of the outfit imo.

I'd go for a muted warm metallic, preferably bronze-y. Or a really nice tan leather sandal with a wooden or cork heel that has a slight 70's vibe.

Definitely not black (too stark) or silver (too cool toned and the unflattering opposite of the dress).

jeaux90 Sat 24-Jun-17 06:58:49

I'm with you terf I think gold but if she takes the dress into town then she can see what works. I agree she looks amazing in the dress. Perfect for a wedding in Greece.

Intransige Sat 24-Jun-17 07:08:43

I think tan / nude with that colour looks good.

Or you could go with a contrasting colour like turquoise?

user1494187262 Sat 24-Jun-17 07:11:13


SloeGinRocks Sat 24-Jun-17 07:27:43

Metallic or neutral nude / tan leather. Great dress grin

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