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I'm a guest at a wedding at the beginning of September and I'm really stuck re shoes. My dress is grey chiffon, strapless and just below knee length, I'm about 5'8, size 10 but legs not my favourite part.
Do I need shoes or sandals? And what colour?? Silver, grey or bright pink etc. I rarely wear heels but would like to as they feel more dressy but a few I've tried on are either too clumpy or sky high and I can't imagine wearing them for a whole day and evening.
My budget is not huge, £50 at most. If anyone has any ideas I'd really appreciate the help. It's a big family wedding and I'd like to look as nice as possible but jeans are much more me than dresses and I don't know where to start.
It's awful isn't it Finnegans everything I try on is either ridiculously high and stiletto or really clumpy and ugly. I don't want to look like I'm going clubbing, it's a special occasion and I want to make an effort to look good.
Any chance of a link to the dress? Shoe wise I'd tend go for something in a strong colour myself turquoise, yellow, cerise. Something more neutral like silver / perwter / nude / blush pink / navy would be absolutely fine too. Grey is a very forgiving colour to combine.
Do you have a jacket/shawl, bag, shoes or jewelry that you'd like to be able to use?
Oh, sorry. What I meant to say was that closed toe would be really wise. The weather could just as likely be rainy as warm and damp toes feels awfyl. Maybe slingbacks or something with a closed toe but open sides and ankle strap.
Moutonfou - thank you I like these but just think I need a heel to feel dressed up enough and also make my slightly chunky legs look better.
Mrs Lettuce - I wish I could link to the dress but it's second hand and probably ancient. It's just strapless and the shoulders sort of gather into the waist then it flares out a bit to just below the knee. It looks better on than it sounds. I think if I do block heels they need to be quite slim blocks and about 3 inches, any lower and my legs look awful. Kitten heels just don't look good on me though I like the idea of sling backs.
Noenemee - I really like the grey Cosmos ones and I think I could wear them as the have straps to held them on. Do you think that grey shoes with a grey dress will be overkill though?
I wish I had beautiful slim legs as really a pair of sparkly gladiator sandals is what I'd wear from choice but I'd just look stupid as it is. I'm in my late forties and I've never owned a dressy pair of shoes or sandals, how ridiculous is that!
I like the Cosmos shoes too, they also stock them at Debenhams.
Send for them and try them on with the dress, you can return them if they don't look right for you, or don't fit well enough. There's nothing lost and there's nothing like seeing how something feels when it's on.
I would agree with others suggesting a neutral/nude. If anything, they won't draw attention to your feet and you can focus on drawing the eyes to your dress/necklace/hair or whatever! I wore plain nude patent courts on my wedding day and I've gotten so much wear out of them since, I can't remember what I spent on them but it was totally worth it!