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HELP how to dress up this black dress i look like am going to a funeral.

(55 Posts)
MrsMotherHen Thu 09-Nov-17 19:03:32

Its my one year wedding anniversary on saturday and we are off to the place we got married for a lovely meal.

So i bought this black wrap dress the pics are before and after type thing. One is with no control wear you can see my hips lots so i threw some spanx on tried it on again feel alot better in it but i didnt have a bra on it in that pic. Am off to buy a plunge bra to wear with it tomorrow.

Anyway I was going to do black shoes and bag but i feel a bit drab in all black help me dress it up a bit.

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Thu 09-Nov-17 19:24:49

It really suits you. An armful of silver bangles would look nice with it and maybe some heeled ankle boots - leopard print maybe? Or a leopard clutch? Or a Whistles wristlet, or something similar?

squoosh Thu 09-Nov-17 19:32:15

Personally I like the monochrome look. Looks better than pairing it with 'jazzy' accessories for example. What about a vivid manicure?

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Thu 09-Nov-17 19:35:45

Oh I also love monochrome.

I think it's maybe the shoes that are the problem - they look a bit 'work-ish'.

squoosh Thu 09-Nov-17 19:37:51

Yeah maybe shoes that show a bit of toe.

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Thu 09-Nov-17 19:40:00

Black suede heeled ankle boots would be nice, with micronet fishnets or not too thick opaques.

MrsMotherHen Thu 09-Nov-17 19:42:08

Think i might just stick to the monochrome look then grin
The shoes also have a little strap that goes acriss the front but i didn't fasten them. Am tginking it maybe the shoe. These are the shoes i had on.

BeanoNoir Thu 09-Nov-17 19:42:39

It might just be the angles of the photo but I think you look better in the first picture, is that the one with no Spanx? You have a lovely figure don’t hide it in those painful pants! You’ll want to take them off when you start eating anyway grin

caramelonion Thu 09-Nov-17 19:43:03

Looks gorgeous. What about some fabulously garish heels (eg red patent). I'd do great big statement earrings as well.

BeanoNoir Thu 09-Nov-17 19:44:12

Both pics look good by the way, I just think you shouldn’t wear the spanx

Rainatnight Thu 09-Nov-17 19:46:47

I'd do big earrings.

Have a lovely time!

CoffeeCupCake Thu 09-Nov-17 19:47:12

You look lovely in the dress. I like the shoes, I really don’t think boots would work but I’m no expert!

MrsMotherHen Thu 09-Nov-17 19:47:13

Yes first picture is no spanx second is spanx but no bra the bra will make a huge difference i think too.

squoosh Thu 09-Nov-17 19:47:59

I'd definitely skip the shoes in that case. Ankle straps tend to make perfectly decent legs look stumpy.

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Thu 09-Nov-17 19:51:48

Must be the angle of the pic. Those shoes definitely don't look work-ish!

littlechous Thu 09-Nov-17 20:02:50

Spanx give me wind.

I love your flooring.

Jazz it up with a red lip and choose one big accessory. Ie dangly pat butcher earrings (very in at the mo) or lots of bangles or a statement necklace.


Mrsmaudwatts Thu 09-Nov-17 20:44:06

You look lovely! Beautiful nails and a nice blow dry?

Hauntedlobster Thu 09-Nov-17 20:46:14

Glittery heels! Black if you want to stick with monocrome

Hauntedlobster Thu 09-Nov-17 20:47:27

catladyinthemaking Thu 09-Nov-17 20:53:58

I would go for plain coloured heels and either a matching clutch or coat and a nice necklace.

sourpatchkid Fri 10-Nov-17 11:09:27

I think you look better without Spanx too.

Is would just go with a red lip. You look lovely

AnchorDownDeepBreath Fri 10-Nov-17 11:17:30

Go without Spanx, you look gorgeous. Nice shoes and a bright lip and you’re good to go!

Have a lovely time!

Skittlesandbeer Fri 10-Nov-17 11:23:44

Very flattering dress, lovely figure.

I’d go bright shoes, manicure and probably lips. Fab shoes are all very well, but if they’re under a table all night...

If it’s a wedding anniversary I’d prolly go a coloured bra with eyelash lace so I could give my partner a meaningful brief flash at some point!

MrsMotherHen Fri 10-Nov-17 12:01:20

I think I might brave the no spanx.... and see what a decent bra does. I might even throw some fancy matching undies on seems as its a special day. grin

Therealslimshady1 Fri 10-Nov-17 12:06:01

I wear dresses like that a lot, where did you get it?

I'd wear it with a long gold pendant necklace (falling somewhere between boobs), a nice mani, fishnet tights and boots or heels.

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