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What colour accessories to wear with my fab new frock?

(21 Posts)
LastOrders Sun 31-May-09 22:38:05

I bought this dress for a wedding, and these shoes.

But not sure what colour accessories to put with it. I'll wear a black pashmina if its chilly, but should I mix with pink, aqua or red bits and bobs?

Ideas please smile

And do the shoes go ok? cheers!

itchyandscratchy Sun 31-May-09 22:41:00

link doesn't take you to the shoes. What colour are they?

I'd go for coloured shoes and accessories to match the shoes, personally. Pink or red both good with the dress (which is lovely btw)

LastOrders Sun 31-May-09 22:53:13

These shoes which also come in red

Thinking that I should've ordered the red shoes now and gone for red accessories hmm

But need the shoes pretty neutral so I can wear them in the future with my jeans.

moondog Sun 31-May-09 23:02:24

Lovely dress.Dunno about the shoes.
They scream fat barmaid to me (sorry about that).
I'd go with some 50s style beads and big earrings. Some januty little pillbox type thing on your head.
I think matching shoes and handbag too much.

LastOrders Sun 31-May-09 23:05:18

Oh no!

I've ordered the shoes online but will pop into town this week now to look for something less barmaidy!

IDidntRaiseAThief Sun 31-May-09 23:11:14

yeah def need a smarter pair of shoes, like a little pump type thing. what's your hair like or going to be like? colour etc, that would be very important on how you should dress.accessorize this.

LastOrders Sun 31-May-09 23:18:54

I'm tall, but quite wide with extremely fat ankles, so need a heel. I live in flaties so looking forward to wearing a heel for a change but nothing high as I'm rubbish in them wink! Wedges are easy to go all day in which is why I chose them really, but I've obviously made the wrong choice - eek!

I have very short hair, dark brown. Paled skin.

IDidntRaiseAThief Sun 31-May-09 23:23:09

i'd stick with black bead necklace, either fat short one, or longish smaller beads.

it's such a retro type dress, that I think your makeup should be all about the eyes too.

LastOrders Sun 31-May-09 23:27:43

I wasn't going to wear anything around my neck as its a halter (I really know nothing about fashion and style!) but agree that the whole retro thing will look good.

IDidntRaiseAThief Sun 31-May-09 23:29:32

sorry, i forgot it was halter!! I have something very similar here hung on back of wardrobe that I've yet to wear, but it's cut straight across!!

that's good then cos you can just wear earings and bangle.

LastOrders Sun 31-May-09 23:33:20

but what colour?! Red?

IDidntRaiseAThief Sun 31-May-09 23:37:10

red or really hot cerise/fushia. or even that bright lovely adidas green. iyswim?

IDidntRaiseAThief Sun 31-May-09 23:39:24

btw, your cat looks like one in my fave book!! I only looked at it yesterday, it's ab ok caled the wild road.

a norwegian forest cat.

son is cute too!

LastOrders Sun 31-May-09 23:52:33

Cheers smile Shes just a domestic long hair but I'm sure she has Maine Coon in her somewhere along the genes!

I thought of the bright adidas green, saw a lovely shrug in Monsoon in that colour and was tempted.

Will have to trawl the shops this week.

used2bthin Mon 01-Jun-09 00:19:41

I got some lovely fuschia pink shoes in new look a couple of weeks ago, I will come back and link tomorrow. They have a heel but not too high which is why I like them, they are round toe patent leather Ithin k they would look great with that dress.

LastOrders Mon 01-Jun-09 00:25:22

Thanks used2.

I'll pop back and have a look.

Need ideas - wedding next weekend.

moondog Mon 01-Jun-09 07:10:02

Go for a chunky platform then.Glad you seen the light re barmaid shoes!

LastOrders Mon 01-Jun-09 10:58:46

How about these that also come in black?

I'm struggling, guys!!

I am the ultimate Converse girl who wears nothing but!

<LastOrders bangs head on highly unfashionable wall>

IDidntRaiseAThief Mon 01-Jun-09 14:31:43

they are really cute, i like them.

used2bthin Mon 01-Jun-09 21:44:37

Sorry just remembered this thread and have been on New Looks website and they aren't on there. Worth having a look instore though they are a bit like these but fuschia pink (a nice dark ish one) and patent leather

Sago Tue 02-Jun-09 13:52:09

I agree, second shoes are much lovlier and go more with the style of the dress.
I would stick to black shoes...
why not keep it a black and white look? though no white handbag please wink

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