Ok, so it's not the world's most exciting purchase, but I fell in love with a simple black dress in the Monsoon sale. I am a total trouser girl - before this purchase I owned no dresses, and only 2 skirts - both bought this year, so obviously something is happening to me!
Anyway, what on earth do I do about shoes? Do I just go for black, or do I need some colour in there to spice things up.
Phew - didn't want to commmit a fashion faux pas in my naive new dress wearing career!
It's not the one you linked - I can't find the exact one I bought. It's got a V-neck at the front, but in sort slight of wrap across style, and is knee length and with short sleeves. It is very very simple, but it was one of those moments when I put it on and thought - gosh that actually looks good, why don't I get myself out of my sloppy jeans and t-shirts habit more often!
LL - shucks - thanks for the big vote of confidence! I think the dress must have been very old stock, as it doesn't seem to be on the website and it was the only one on the rail, just happened to be my size.
MrsB - I also have a BIG shoe problem - maybe I should start a whole other thread . My feet are skinny and long, and I have a nightmare getting shoes to fit. I was measured once and my width fitting was narrower than AAA. I have one pair of shoes for work, which I have had since 1999, and the thought of having to go out and buy another pair is enough to trigger a nervous breakdown.
Oooh - very nice shoes! Not sure if they would suit my feet - generally I need lace ups to even have a hope of getting the blessed things to stay on my feet! But I think things may have improved slighly after two pregnancies - maybe if I go for a 3rd baby my feet might get squashed out into something resembling a normal width
Ah - LK Bennett - now there's a topical subject. I recently bought a fab top from our local charity shop, which was admired by the mums in the school playground, they asked what the make was and I said "LKB", which at that point I'd never heard of, being a fashion dunce. I'm off to investigate stockists ...
Who needs Trinny and Susannah when you MNers can supply such a fab makeover service!!
Casual wedges sound very promising! Don't want to be too drastic, as you say. Am about to go off on hols to France, so maybe I can absorb some French style whilst I'm there. Also an opportunity to practise my dress-wearing where I won't meet anyone I know!