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Cool shoes for this dress

(78 Posts)
gemandjule Thu 26-Jul-18 20:33:41

https://goo.gl/images/bMah5P

Casual outdoor wedding in August so need shoes/ sandals to dress it up a bit but that will be ok for standing around all day outdoors and not too frumpy/ formal. I need inspiration 😃😲. I’m 52 so a generation older than the bride. Don’t want to look too middle aged but equally don’t want to look ridiculous 😃

gemandjule Thu 26-Jul-18 20:36:16

Ok, that link does NOT work. Let me try again

www.johnlewis.com/ie/hobbs-marci-shirt-dress-ice-blue-multi/p3623123

gemandjule Thu 26-Jul-18 20:36:36

That’s better! 😃

Mayhemmumma Thu 26-Jul-18 20:39:07

I imagine someone really tall, slim and a bit quirky would look cool in it.

Is look like a dumpy librarian trying a bit hard.

Mayhemmumma Thu 26-Jul-18 20:39:18

*I'd

Allthepinkunicorns Thu 26-Jul-18 20:40:13

Are you not going to be a bit hot in that dress in August, if the heat is anything like it is now? I would wear white wedges with this dress though.

gemandjule Thu 26-Jul-18 20:44:00

It’s really light fabric so bought it because I think it will be good in the heat.
I’m more like the dumpy librarian so need the right shoes to rescue it. It’s really comfortable and easy to wear though and looks quite good on.

DozyDoates Thu 26-Jul-18 21:00:09

I'd try and pick out the orange detail to make sure I wasn't leaning towards frumpy, something like this?
https://m.evans.co.uk/en/evuk/product/orange-bow-kitten-heel-slingback-sandals-7498795?geoip=noredirect&cmpid=ppcplaa_UKip&utmm_medium=cpc&istCompanyId=b60a50db-e373-4ec2-aca8-9fa395e9832d&istItemId=-xmxrmapawm&istBid=tztx&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIyInQ2sa93AIVzr3tCh1B-AWgEAQYByABEgLX7PD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

peanutpeanutbutterbutterandjam Thu 26-Jul-18 21:02:45

100% viscose will not be breathable though, will it?

gemandjule Thu 26-Jul-18 21:12:49

It’s very loose so fabric doesn’t need to be breathable as such. I really appreciate any help re shoes but the dress is bought now and I’m not changing it 😃.
I like the idea of picking up the orange but think the kitten heels are too “pretty” for the dress if you know what I mean.

gemandjule Thu 26-Jul-18 21:22:00

What would ye think of something like these?

m.asos.com/truffle-collection/truffle-collection-wide-fit-pom-espadrille-wedge/prd/8918608

PurpleDaisies Thu 26-Jul-18 21:23:51

www.charlesclinkard.co.uk/women-c1/shoes-c2/court-shoes-c82/briars-womens-dress-courts-shoes-p30882?attribute%5B1%5D=20307

What about these? I’ve got the black pair for work and they’re really comfy.

PurpleDaisies Thu 26-Jul-18 21:25:47

I really don’t like the ribbon tie espadrilles and I don’t think they go with the dress. Sorry!

dollyknocker Thu 26-Jul-18 21:26:30

I'd go for something like these https://m.dorothyperkins.com/en/dpuk/product/orange-sadie-block-heel-sandals-7792433?geoip=noredirect&cmpid=ppc_pla_UK_ip&utm_medium=cpc&istCompanyId=e0b51aa7-96c9-4550-a6f3-56b61a0b5995&istItemId=-xpxpqittxw&istBid=tztx&utm_content=&gclid=CjwKCAjw4uXaBRAcEiwAuAUz8MD-SJWdfiG3gHnl6Ch9vrNJZDETIMOnNMu0o5VO6EVtZ7jDReD9zxoCJmoQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

MrsMariaPolouvicka Thu 26-Jul-18 21:26:44

I'd also pick out the orange.

If orange shoes aren't something you'd wear again/often, how about this cheap faux option, I think the style channels the 60s shift dress style a bit:
www.asos.com/missguided/missguided-faux-suede-pointed-block-heeled-shoes/prd/9471613?clr=orange&SearchQuery=&cid=4172&gridcolumn=1&gridrow=7&gridsize=4&pge=1&pgesize=72&totalstyles=67

otherwise a lowish wedge
www.asos.com/asos/asos-design-holt-sandal-wedges/prd/9252738?affid=14173&channelref=product+search&mk=abc¤cyid=1&ppcadref=761030380%7C39786588603%7Caud-455407903566%3Apla-458511058934&browsecountry=GB&_cclid=v3_3db59586-3cca-5b2a-b874-7482bf166943&gclid=CjwKCAjw4uXaBRAcEiwAuAUz8PSnpP65Ab_a7uzyw9da_dWw2jWTzgA4DXLMdfFfr-JKfezKMRRU2BoC8VgQAvD_BwE

MrsMariaPolouvicka Thu 26-Jul-18 21:28:32

or these in raffia as you say its a casual dress code:

www.zalando.co.uk/carvela-komb-wedge-sandals-orange-c6111a02s-h11.html

Or if oranges shoes arent something you'd wear again, then gold would look good, and there would be tons more options. Again I'd for a low wedge for comfort and casual.

Apileofballyhoo Thu 26-Jul-18 21:29:27

I like the espadrilles, OP. I'd like to see what they actually look like with the dress though. I hate when photos on websites don't show what shoes the model is wearing, just to give an idea!

gemandjule Thu 26-Jul-18 21:30:12

Again I think the colour is definitely right, just feel they’re probably to office like.
The wedding is abroad. BBQ in a country guest house type thing so I think stylish but not formal would be ideal

Apileofballyhoo Thu 26-Jul-18 21:30:33

Oh the last pair of wedges are lovely.

Viewofhedges Thu 26-Jul-18 21:34:06

I have a pair of orange peep toe clogs from Lotta From Sweden which would look great with that dress....

gemandjule Thu 26-Jul-18 21:35:19

What about these. Am I totally off track?

youposhgirl.com/newfangled-burnt-orange-suede-wedge-sandals/

Joe66 Thu 26-Jul-18 21:39:03

Cos have some kitten heel point toes in cream, and some rather nice chunky heel grey too. Sorry I haven't mastered the art of the link.

MrsMariaPolouvicka Thu 26-Jul-18 21:40:41

If you can manage the height, then yes they look nice. I think a wedge is definitely the right track to take, it's not too smart or work like, especially with a cork or raffia sole.

PurpleDaisies Thu 26-Jul-18 21:40:43

I really don’t like those either!

gemandjule Thu 26-Jul-18 21:41:54

Cross posted with loads.
Really like the carvela
www.zalando.co.uk/carvela-komb-wedge-sandals-orange-c6111a02s-h11.html
I think the patent dresses it up but still not too formal

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