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how about this dress for a summer wedding...

(31 Posts)
policywonk Fri 06-Jul-07 16:37:40

here? Is it too plain? (I'm not the bride.) What would you wear with it?

quadrophenia Fri 06-Jul-07 16:38:21

love the fact that its called 'plain'

Stargazing Fri 06-Jul-07 16:38:46

it's a little plain for my taste but would be less so with fab fushia heels and bag?

quadrophenia Fri 06-Jul-07 16:38:53

btw I love it, don't really go for OTT I'm at a wedding type attire.

doughnuts Fri 06-Jul-07 16:42:02

MMM, it is a bit plain but you could have god accessories and it'd look nicely elegant and understated,which is a lot better in my opinion

doughnuts Fri 06-Jul-07 16:42:40

by god accessories I don't mean crucifixes !

quadrophenia Fri 06-Jul-07 16:43:15

If I were tall and willowy I would wear it with a floppy, simple hat.

quadrophenia Fri 06-Jul-07 16:43:29

lol doughnuts

policywonk Fri 06-Jul-07 16:47:40


Am tall, but not particularly willowy.

Are we really thinking pink shoes? Don't know if I could pull that off. Although can see that pink might set it off quite well.

Stargazing Fri 06-Jul-07 16:56:06

I personally would go pink shoes as I love shocking pink and pale green - think it's a winning combo. If they are on the strappy side it's not so in-yer-face, as it's not a solid block of colour, iykwim.

Other good colours might be teal or a vivid, jade green. Chocolate brown would work if you are feeling colour-shy but I do think that a bit of colour is what that dress needs to take it from borderline drab to fab.

Stargazing Fri 06-Jul-07 16:58:05

also, the button front makes it a teeny bit librarian-ish (don't get me wrong, I like the dress) so I think you need a 'wow' colour to edge it away from that.

policywonk Fri 06-Jul-07 16:59:11

<whispers> Stargazing, what is teal?

Stargazing Fri 06-Jul-07 17:04:14

it's this nice, no?

ahundredtimes Fri 06-Jul-07 17:05:27

Ooh I just bought dark pinky/purple shoes to go with wedding outfit. Am very excited by them.

Stargazing Fri 06-Jul-07 17:06:05

my kinda girl. Post a pic!

Beetroot Fri 06-Jul-07 17:09:02

I think it is incredibly boring. Ilove plain but that is a dress to wear to work

littlelapin Fri 06-Jul-07 17:10:17

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

ahundredtimes Fri 06-Jul-07 17:11:59

Okaaay I will try but to be honest, I have mixed success with linking. Do you want to see the dress I got too? Was all in sale.

policywonk Fri 06-Jul-07 17:12:37

ooh yes, that is nice.

Beetroot - I'm a home-based freelancer. I wear paint-spattered bogging jottoms to work.

policywonk Fri 06-Jul-07 17:14:19


Understated sophistication!

100x is going to show me up now.

(Crosses fingers and hopes that 100x will be unable to link.)

ahundredtimes Fri 06-Jul-07 17:17:42

lol at total inadequacy. Actually they weren't on the website, probably as are in sale?

Shoes from Hobbs, wedge sandals, suede in pink/plum. Dress black/white polka dot (I know black but ok I think) and has jolly swishy skirt bit, black bolero and have a rather nice (I think, might be naff not chic) white mac.

Whaddya think?

Erm sorry Policywonk, am going to look at your dress now and stop going on about me, but am proud as wedding tomorrow and clothes bought TODAY, so phew.

ahundredtimes Fri 06-Jul-07 17:21:08

Policywonk - are you great looking? I think you need to be a stunner to wear that dress with confidence.

Oh god, don't listen to me, I'm going in b&w, and am unnecessarily theatrical and attention-seeking.

policywonk Fri 06-Jul-07 17:23:59


I love Hobbs but they won't let me in. I was barred for scrapping. Drink had been taken.

(Not really, just can't afford it.)

policywonk Fri 06-Jul-07 17:25:06

Oh, arsebiscuits.

Stargazing Fri 06-Jul-07 17:26:35

show us your dress, 100x!!!

policy - are you convinced on the colour front yet? Pleeease say yes.

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