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Have purchased a frock - now need help to accessorise - purleeese.

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NigellaTheOriginal Wed 16-Jul-08 18:57:12

Having not worn a frock for at least a hundred years and with posh wedding to go to have bought a nice one


now I need a bolero/shrug ting to hide the fat arms, a hat, shoes, bag etc.

am thinking maybe cream, or pink, or gol.
what do wise ones think?

mazzystar Wed 16-Jul-08 19:01:01

Lovely dress and very flattering I should think, especially if you have curves like your namesake.
Were it me, I'd have a pashmina [poshest I could afford], a 50's-ish shoe, and a biggish clutch. In red or maybe red/cream. No hat with that dress, imo unless wedding mega posh .

NigellaTheOriginal Wed 16-Jul-08 19:10:26

hadn't thought of red. maybe....
i do think i'd be better with a cardi of sorts though - pashminas are too easy to take off and then i'd be bareing my fat bits.
and waht does a 50s ish shoe look like?

mazzystar Wed 16-Jul-08 19:16:45

a little bolero would look nice too, but I love the glamour of a pashmina

a 50s-ish shoe would be maybe a slingback, maybe pointed toe, maybe even kitten heel, but not if you are on the heavy side.

I think a bright cherry-red looks smart and funky and dressy with brown. Will have a virtual window-shop later

NigellaTheOriginal Thu 17-Jul-08 21:17:31

help? what colour to go with this frock?

LisaLessLumpy Thu 17-Jul-08 21:24:27

Red or gold imo

Lovely dress.

NigellaTheOriginal Thu 17-Jul-08 21:29:32

i'm veering towards gold but will depend on what i can find. what about turquoise?

harpomarx Thu 17-Jul-08 21:32:08

agree with your first thoughts of cream and gold. And pink, if you really like pink. But not everything pink, would look a bit matchy matchy.

Would probably also go with a bluey-green colour - sort of teal/turquoise. I would stick with a neutral/bronze kind of colour for shoes though.

harpomarx Thu 17-Jul-08 21:32:38

x posts nigella, yes turquoise!

NigellaTheOriginal Thu 17-Jul-08 21:35:27

so perhaps brownish shoes & handbag (for the lipgloss i will also have to buy) and maybe shrug & hat/feather thingy in cream or gold or bluey/turquoise.

harpomarx Thu 17-Jul-08 21:39:49

sounds fine. Agree with mazzystar about no hat though, unless you really have to!

ninedragons Fri 18-Jul-08 06:02:50

What do you have in the way of jewellery? If you favour gold, then you could go for gold, pink or cream accessories. If you have silver, I'd go for turquoise.

Do you have some jangly bangles and some chandelier earrings?

ninedragons Fri 18-Jul-08 06:05:25

Brown works well with purple, IME. But don't get everything the same colour - purple shrug, brown shoes and bag. Or purple shoes, brown shrug and bag.

Twinkie1 Fri 18-Jul-08 07:49:10

I'd go for pink with purple to be honest very now at the moment - go to Acessorise or John Lewis for a pink fascinator or a corsage and then a pink and purple handbag and some pink shoes.

For this very reason if you ever see a pair of coloured shoes in a sale in your size buy them - I have a cupboard full of brightly coloured shoes and lend them out to all and sundry (well people with clean feet!) and never don;t have matching or co ordinated shoes for an outfit!

Don't think the colour of of bling really matter - my rings are all platinum so I only wear silver/platinum/white gold and have never thought to change them if I am wearing any particular colour and it hasn;t ever not gone!!

LisaLessLumpy Fri 18-Jul-08 08:44:22

Twinkie - I have just started doing that on the shoe front, I now have bright red and bright yellow, pale pink and bright blue, also just ordered some bronze and silver in the sales. I have never really been interested in shoes but just lately something has just clicked and I can't stop buying hmm

Lola234 Fri 18-Jul-08 11:26:51

try something like that, it would brighten the purple dress up ad keep it casual.
plus its a find, as its on sale!!

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