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Please find me something (shrug, cardi etc) to wear with this dress

(23 Posts)
CantSleepWontSleep Fri 29-Jun-07 21:42:37


Needs to be smart enough to wear for dd's Christening next month, and needs to come in a size 22/24.

Quite like this but not sure if ivory goes. Struggling to work out what does tbh!

JackieNo Fri 29-Jun-07 21:43:49

I'd be inclined to look for something in chocolate, I think. Will search...

mckenzie Fri 29-Jun-07 21:49:01

the ivory might be okay but personally (not that i'm a style guru by any stretch of the imagination) i'd pick out the orangey colour or better still the greeny/aqua colour.
I love the style of the ivory shrug though.

CantSleepWontSleep Fri 29-Jun-07 21:49:47

Yes interestingly they call the colour of the dress chocolate, even though there's no chocolate in it . Choice gets really limited at this size unfortunately.

CantSleepWontSleep Fri 29-Jun-07 21:50:33

Maybe I could get the ivory one and dye it <<woman who has never dyed anything in her life emoticon>>.

JackieNo Fri 29-Jun-07 21:51:30

I wonder if the coral option would work? Or how about this, though I suspect it's a bit too long - something more cropped would be better.

JackieNo Fri 29-Jun-07 21:53:32

Or something like the jade colour cardigan?

JackieNo Fri 29-Jun-07 21:54:00

Oh bother - I thought the vest was separate on that one, but it's not. Sorry.

JackieNo Fri 29-Jun-07 21:55:41

Aha - Chocolate one?

CantSleepWontSleep Fri 29-Jun-07 21:58:41

They only have sizes 10 and 26 in stock in chocolate on that last one . I too found the coral one whilst you were posting, but I don't think the colour is quite right. Agree that shorter would be better.

CantSleepWontSleep Fri 29-Jun-07 22:04:44

This is choc, but I know that I'll get no use from the cami part, so bit of a waste, and I think I'd prefer shorter sleeves.

JackieNo Fri 29-Jun-07 22:04:50

Bother. How about this?

CantSleepWontSleep Fri 29-Jun-07 22:07:33

Can I really be bothered to buy from the US?

Furball Fri 29-Jun-07 22:07:38

size 22

Furball Fri 29-Jun-07 22:09:54

another one

CantSleepWontSleep Fri 29-Jun-07 22:10:28

Ooh - that could be a go-er Jackie! Well done! Still happy to consider other suggestions until I have something in my hands that I'm happy with!

BettySpaghetti Fri 29-Jun-07 22:11:36

I had a problem recently trying to find a cardigan/shrug type thing for a wedding (as Furball will confirm ) -there seem to be very few around in the High St.

In the end I bought a pashmina which was a good colour match so you could consider one of those if you can't find anything.

CantSleepWontSleep Fri 29-Jun-07 22:12:27

Second one only available in 8 or 10 furball, but dh is showing enthusiasm for the first, as am I. Been a long time since I bought Monsoon (used to live it in back when I was a 14/16) - is their sizing generous these days?

CantSleepWontSleep Fri 29-Jun-07 22:13:54

Yes, that had crossed my mind Betty - am just a bit worried about the practicalities of it when I'm trying to cope with cooking food for 40 children, and playing hostess to 60 adults!

yorkshirepudding Fri 29-Jun-07 22:14:47

Message withdrawn

JackieNo Fri 29-Jun-07 22:17:46

If you do go for the Monsoon one (gorgeous colour), I wouldn't do up the buttons - I suspect not v flattering. V-neck would be more flattering.

Furball Fri 29-Jun-07 22:21:25

sorry about the second link - i just assumed it would come in the same size as the other one

CantSleepWontSleep Fri 29-Jun-07 22:34:22

This one comes in size 22 though furball - might order both and see which (if either) fits best and is most flattering.

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