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Winter wedding guest, need cover up to stop me freezing!

(40 Posts)
Squirrelfruitandnutkin Sat 21-Oct-17 20:15:31

I'm off to a wedding in December. I've decided on this skirt with a black vest/ cami. I need a cover up though as I will freeze in December in a vest!

What do you suggest - I'm a bit wary of over doing my inner ballerina!😉

Definitely need long sleeves!

Squirrelfruitandnutkin Sat 21-Oct-17 20:16:11

Would help if I added a pic!

NewMummy579 Sat 21-Oct-17 20:34:29

How about just a pashmina/wrap? Black would be nice? I got married 27th Dec 2015 and bought a gorgeous vintage mink shrug and wraps for my bridesmaids - it was gloriously sunny and I was roasting hmmsmile

Squirrelfruitandnutkin Sat 21-Oct-17 20:55:01

I've worn wraps to weddings before and they aren't that warm imo. Also don't want to have to much black.
Was thinking maybe light grey/ silver?
Maybe I could find a warmer fabric for a wrap.... but I'd like sleeves for warmth.

GalaVanting Sat 21-Oct-17 21:08:03

Splurge and get a cashmere bolero or cardi - they’re super warm! But it’s definitely a splurge!

Can’t help on the style front, only the warmth, as that’s one of my winter goals!

Squirrelfruitandnutkin Sat 21-Oct-17 21:46:22

I can't afford too much of a splurge. Probably £40-50 max if it was something I could wear again. I think cashmere is going to be out of budget.

CountFosco Sat 21-Oct-17 21:55:56

Do you want to go all out and wear a marabou jacket? Not sure how warm they are though? There are a few velvet jackets that are about this year that would look good as well. Gorgeous skirt by the way.

TisapityshesaGeordie Sat 21-Oct-17 22:01:02

I have a little white faux fur jacket for these sorts of occasions - it's very warm.

Squirrelfruitandnutkin Sat 21-Oct-17 22:02:16

Just googled marabou! I think dh and ds would spend the whole day sneezing! 😂

The skirt sits quite high on me. Should I go for a cropped cardi/ jacket. Or would any length be ok?

TisapityshesaGeordie Sat 21-Oct-17 22:02:53

TisapityshesaGeordie Sat 21-Oct-17 22:03:36

Photo didn't post. Anyway, something like that would look lovely with your outfit.

Doyouremember Sat 21-Oct-17 22:08:12

Monsoon can be good for fancy cover up things in your budget. I got a really nice cream bolero cardigan from their website for a wedding last year.

665TheNeighbourOfTheBeast Sat 21-Oct-17 22:08:16

Why not ditch the vest and avoid layering. This seems to work

Squirrelfruitandnutkin Sat 21-Oct-17 22:12:00

I do like that jumper, but tbh I have no idea what the venue will be like. It's a big old building so could easily be freezing, or equally it could have lots of heating/ open fires and be toasty.
Plus I'm hoping there will be plenty of dancing later on, so layers are needed I think.....

SunnyL Sat 21-Oct-17 22:12:07

A wrap cardigan would go with the ballerina look. Sorry don't know where you can buy such things. I'd just get my mum to knit me one grin

HurtyTeeth Sat 21-Oct-17 22:16:54

My first thought was wear a fur type fluffy thing over the top.
Or a chic cashmere jumper with a nice big flower brooch accessory pinned to the front.
Something like that.

Squirrelfruitandnutkin Sun 22-Oct-17 09:15:59

Thanks for all the suggestions ladies!

A velvet jacket would be lush but I doubt I'd find one in budget.
Would a ballet wrap be too much? Too ballerina-ish? I don't want to feel like I'm in fancy dress!

DontCallMeCharlotte Sun 22-Oct-17 12:34:01

Ooh thank you for reminding me I bought a ballet wrap weeks ago which I haven't worn yet. Scuttles to wardrobe ..

DontCallMeCharlotte Sun 22-Oct-17 12:34:45

Love that skirt by the way.

Squirrelfruitandnutkin Sun 22-Oct-17 12:50:07

dontcallmecharlotte - where was your ballet wrap from?
I'm struggling to find a cover up within budget that will look neat enough to balance the width of the skirt iyswim.
I might just go the full ballerina 😄

mais Sun 22-Oct-17 13:10:41

Silver shrug available in Monsoon or you could layer on top of your cami with a black thin jumper & take it off when the dancing starts,mon_1.84/3412600151 or if you could push your budget a really cute black velvet jacket

Squirrelfruitandnutkin Sun 22-Oct-17 14:28:27

That velvet jacket is lovely but just too £££. There's no way it would get enough wears to justify the price.

FusionChefGeoff Sun 22-Oct-17 14:45:31

Fake fur cropped jacket - charity shops / eBay often have lots of these type of cover ups as they’re bought and worn for 1 wedding. In my town there are now almost as many decent charity shops as there are normal clothes shops!

What size are you?

Ps love the skirt

FusionChefGeoff Sun 22-Oct-17 14:47:10

NC4now Sun 22-Oct-17 14:52:25

This white furry jacket looks nice and is comfortably in your budget.


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