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What colour of bag with red dress?

(31 Posts)
Whirlytastic Wed 25-Apr-18 16:43:35

Going to a wedding in June. Wearing a red dress (knee length, short sleeves). Shoes - will wear nude sling-back heels. But what colour of bag? I want it to be smart and summery but also slightly practical - a teeny clutch won't do the job.

What would work?

eggcellent Wed 25-Apr-18 16:56:47

I'd say match the bag to the shoes. Something like this? www.dorothyperkins.com/en/dpuk/product/nude-patent-chain-shoulder-bag-7296373?geoip=noredirect&cmpid=ppc_pla_UK_ip&utm_medium=cpc&istCompanyId=e0b51aa7-96c9-4550-a6f3-56b61a0b5995&istItemId=wxwrlwlilr&istBid=tztx&gclid=CjwKCAjwzoDXBRBbEiwAGZRIeMcqQJcFIJoxUw4D0R3Ll5zL7MoDPrrEJTLmdmhLYa5DseT_1l5LiRoCrLgQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

Whirlytastic Wed 25-Apr-18 17:01:20

I wasn't sure if matching shoes and bag was still the best approach - thought maybe a bit old-fashioned? Or I may be entirely wrong! Thanks for suggestion - will look at it.

Mulberrysilk Wed 25-Apr-18 17:18:04

Matching was very old fashioned but I think its gone full circle and its back again.

Whirlytastic Wed 25-Apr-18 17:53:59

Ah. Still hoping for something slightly more interesting that doesn't look wrong.

Gah81 Wed 25-Apr-18 19:04:49

How about a pale/dark metallic? I think that can look quite chic. Colour would depend on your jewellery. So in my head: gold jewellery + pale gold clutch. Or silver jewellery + pewter clutch?

Gah81 Wed 25-Apr-18 19:05:50

I would make sure the clutch is a simple shape and design. No dangly bits or embellishment (as it might look too much if you have anything other than the simplest jewellery) IMO.

winterisstillcoming Wed 25-Apr-18 19:07:02

A nice tan bag could work to edge up the outfit and complement the nude shoes.

winterisstillcoming Wed 25-Apr-18 19:08:59

A suggestion

Gah81 Wed 25-Apr-18 19:09:06

Something like this maybe? J crew.

TroubledLichen Wed 25-Apr-18 19:09:57

Gold would look great with a red dress and nude shoes!

AdaColeman Wed 25-Apr-18 19:13:57

Another vote for a metallic bag, maybe dark old gold.

Whirlytastic Wed 25-Apr-18 19:38:28

Gold - now we're talking! Had wondered if that would work. Thank you!

Still hoping for a non-clutch though. I struggle with them! Partly they don't hold enough, and partly I don't have enough hands. I need my hands for holding a glass of champagne and gesticulating while I talk - how to manage a clutch without dropping champagne un-chic-ly?

Laska5772 Wed 25-Apr-18 19:44:09

[[ www.johnlewis.com/ted-baker-safron-leather-circle-lock-shoulder-bag-bronze/p3368033 this?]]

TroubledLichen Wed 25-Apr-18 19:44:50

I’m with you on the clutch, it’s very important to have your hands free for champagne chugging! Many clutches come with a chain shoulder strap though so just look for one like that. Sorry can’t search for you as not in the UK but gold and a chain strap shouldn’t be too hard to find.

Laska5772 Wed 25-Apr-18 19:45:10

Sorry for the rubbish link How about this?

BobLoblawLawBlog Wed 25-Apr-18 21:26:22

Red with hot pink is in at the moment. Wasn't sure about it at first but it actually does work really well with accessories.

BobLoblawLawBlog Wed 25-Apr-18 21:27:50

http://www.vogue.it/en/fashion/trends/2018/02/07/trend-spring-summer-2018-red-and-pink/

Fabellini Wed 25-Apr-18 21:30:16

I’m a big fan of leopard with red, but then, I consider leopard a neutral!

halfwitpicker Wed 25-Apr-18 21:30:41

Red with hot pink would look fab. With silver accessories.

halfwitpicker Wed 25-Apr-18 21:31:06

Leopard print too would look fab.

mumsiedarlingrevolta Wed 25-Apr-18 21:31:38

TBH finding some of these underwhelming-what about this
www.google.com/search?q=zara+embroidered+red+bag&client=safari&rls=en&tbm=isch&source=iu&ictx=1&fir=20ZuXp0464XCpM%253A%252ClrvLe-2I2mZrLM%252C_&usg=__8OaKQEw-tjN2yU9olD0jhUX0k-8%3D&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjlurmmotbaAhVEBcAKHVINChwQ9QEwAnoECAAQMA#imgrc=20ZuXp0464XCpM:

mumsiedarlingrevolta Wed 25-Apr-18 21:33:10

^^ didn't copy exactly as I intended-but first one or scroll a little and it's a larger image. Zara have lots of fun occasion bags which would be ideal with a solid red dress

Whirlytastic Wed 25-Apr-18 21:41:17

mumsie I really like these.

WhiteBobbles Wed 25-Apr-18 21:43:25

I think gold works best with red.

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