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PLEASE HELP......look at this dress and help me! Running out of time

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triffictits Mon 06-Jul-09 23:23:33

I am going to a ball this weekend, I have the ballgown (same one as last year but different people there!). Last year I wore a pair of strappy shoes with it that matched the colour of the gown. The only problem was that they had a small heel on and as I am quite tall, the front of my shoes showed under the bottom of the dress - i think the heel just made it look the tiniest bit too short.

So... this year, I want to wear completely falt shoes. The dress is below in a dark red/wine colour. Gem is colour on website, but it looks deeper red in the flesh.

watters.com/product.php?coll=watters&showid=744

I have a pair of unworn black satin jewelled flip flop shoes....do you think that I will get away with these in the slight chance anyone sees them under the dress? They are dressy but not too much. I would take a black satin bag too if I could wear them.

What do you think to both black shoes with the dress and also with them being flip flop style?

nevergoogledragonbutter Mon 06-Jul-09 23:26:41

lovely dress.
are you sure it's too short with the same colour shoes.
i think seeing the toes of shoes is ok, as long as we don't see your ankle.

Lulubee Mon 06-Jul-09 23:29:16

Wouldn't wear flip flops with a ball gown as they will end up being seen at some point - what on earth is wrong with the front of your shoes being seen? Ankles, yes, looks wrong, but not the toe of the shoe. Particularly if they're the same colour...

Lulubee Mon 06-Jul-09 23:29:41

Gorgeous dress btw!

triffictits Mon 06-Jul-09 23:30:16

well there is a question...I think it looks too short - when i walk in it, you can see my toes as the strappy sandals are too high i think. You think that look is ok?

I havent got and cant find anywhere a bag to match though, so would have to use black satin clutch.

Rindercella Mon 06-Jul-09 23:30:38

I presonally think that seeing a little bit of your foot/ankle would be preferable to (albeit smart) flip flops with your very beautiful dress.

Black shoes would be fine with the dress imo, but you need something dressier than the ones you are planning. Sorry.

Rindercella Mon 06-Jul-09 23:31:43

Also, coloured shoes & black bag are fine imo. I actually think that matching bag & shoes can look a little dated now.

Lulubee Mon 06-Jul-09 23:34:46

Me toooooo... SO over matchy matchy shoes and bag. And I really like to see people's shoes under dresses, otherwise you just like you've got rollerskates on grin

triffictits Mon 06-Jul-09 23:39:07

thank you ladies smile

No need to say sorry Rindercella, i wanted honest opinions and dont mind the truth wink when i say flip flops, i dont mean rubber ones, i do mean dressy ones!

BUT.....I am glad you all think it is ok to see the front of my shoes.....so its ok if the front of dress doesnt quite touch the floor? The back is ok as it has a tiny train on it so is long enough.

And a black satin bag with it? The material on the dress is kind of shot through satin that has a slight look of black in the shot, if you understand...crap at explaining these things.

My other shoes are very similar to this, but in same colour as dress
Silver Asymmetric Sandals
www.next.co.uk/shopping/women/shoes/33/12

triffictits Mon 06-Jul-09 23:39:59

but mine are much more delicate in the straps than ones above

Lulubee Mon 06-Jul-09 23:42:16

Yep, they're perfect, and I think a black bag will look absolutely fine with it all. If it makes you feel a bit more co-ordinated you could always wear a jet necklace or ear-rings. Def no flip flops though - promise us. wink

triffictits Mon 06-Jul-09 23:46:24

thank you Lulu.

You do understand what I mean by dressy flip flops? lol.

I am also quite tall so paranoid about looking too tall or things looking too short on me which is why i thought of the flip flops. Dress would touch the floor and hang much better....or so I thought.

I am going to wear diamond necklace and earings so no probs there.

Ok.....if you really insist I will try and promise you!

triffictits Tue 07-Jul-09 21:51:33

Well I have tried my dress on with both shoes now and my DP agrees with you all!

I do think that they look a little better too, and the dress not quite touching the floor is becoming more bearable!

Thanks ladies smile

triffictits Mon 13-Jul-09 23:01:46

Update....you know I wasnt happy with those shoes.

I went shopping at weekend and bought some more in black with a slightly smaller heel. They are lovely and what a flippin bargain..reduced from 45quid to 16! Result!
Ball is this Friday so all set now.

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