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Style gurus - help me look less 'stripper' and more polished please!

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h0ney Wed 26-Aug-09 10:22:15

Hi all, have a huge wedding coming up and have bought this dress to wear www.asos.com/Lipsy/Lipsy-Knitted-One-Shoulder-Body-Con-Dress/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=650165&cid=150 3&sh=0&pge=0&pgesize=-1&sort=-1&clr=Aqua and these www.vivaladiva.com/shop/product/details/show.action?pdLpUid=DM105&pdBoUid=8331&lpgUid=11188744#colou r:3694,size: shoes.
But I fear I am going to look too tarty - does anyone have any suggestions of how I can tone it down or just looked more groomed for once! I need accessories too, like a shawl and bag that go too?
I love the shoes but do you think they ar too much??
Thank you stylish ladies in advance!

TheProfiteroleThief Wed 26-Aug-09 10:26:49

Well, they are full on glamour (are you under 30? and under a size 12?)

I think if you keep fake tan the right side of mahogany, fake nails shortish and coloured rather than porn star french polish, hair sleek, then you coudl pull it off.

BUT no jewellery (or tatts on display), no hair accessories
Small, non-blingy clutch imo

Fimbo Wed 26-Aug-09 10:30:57

Are you Cheryl Cole?

Sorry but I dislike both the shoes and the dress.

How old are you and what size?

missmelly Wed 26-Aug-09 10:31:18

how bout a knee length coat grin

CMOTdibbler Wed 26-Aug-09 10:31:42

I honestly think that that dress is not suitable for a wedding. Sorry.

Bleh Wed 26-Aug-09 10:33:20

I think it is very difficult to tone down that sort of dress. VERY difficult.

Definitely no long talon french manicure nails: rather just clear polish. No fancy hair/

missmelly Wed 26-Aug-09 10:33:51

also how tall are you? that dress is very short - that model on Asos is shorter than the rest of them (I avoid anything modelled by her as it will be way to short for me)

sorry, but I dont think anything short, tight and one shouldered/strapless etc is that appropriate for a wedding

h0ney Wed 26-Aug-09 10:34:49

Oh christ I knew it! hence why I asked. No absolutely not Cheryl unfortunately. Am 5 ft 4, blond hair above shoulders, 30 and size 8, not big on fake tan and short nails! Also have no tattoos, phew. What the hell am I going to do!

h0ney Wed 26-Aug-09 10:35:43

It is just above the knee, not short short at all on me

Lizzylou Wed 26-Aug-09 10:37:10

I would get a new dress, sorry.
That dress is fine for a night out (with your figure anyway, not mine!) but not for a wedding.
Sorry!

traceybath Wed 26-Aug-09 10:37:33

Well I think it could work provided:

- lots of other guests will be suitably glam
- its not a church wedding
- its a hot day

But I'd personally worry that I'd feel a bit uncomfortable.

Could you keep it for nights out and buy something else?

brokenspacebar Wed 26-Aug-09 10:37:39

The dress does look very short on the model, I agree about a knee length coat - sorry, I know looking for clothes to wear to a wedding is hard but I just think the dress is wrong for a wedding, nice colour though.

notamumyetbutoneday Wed 26-Aug-09 10:37:50

Im 26 and I wouldnt wear that dress to a wedding- sorry. Even with a size 8 figure! envy

Do you have any summery dresses in your wardrobe which might be more suitable?

notyummy Wed 26-Aug-09 10:41:23

Either a different dress or a coat/hip length jacket as a cover up until at least the end of the meal.

I am sure you will look fab in the dress with your figure, but at a wedding people would look at you for the wrong reasons if you wore that.

Fimbo Wed 26-Aug-09 10:41:40

This looks more refined.

notamumyetbutoneday Wed 26-Aug-09 10:42:43

That is gorgeous fimbo- and cheaper than the OPs dress as well.

perdu Wed 26-Aug-09 10:44:30

Oh you'll be OK!

can you wear a nice jacket? thinking smart navy blue?

Keep your heels moderate and understated too and just wear a nice chunky necklace and bracelet rather than your 'GOLD'.

You will cause a stir but so what - all the other relatives will prob look like they bought a suit at BHS??

Like the suggestion of knee length linen coat too OR just return it and start again.
How about white linen trousers (flared to show off your tiny waist - not jealous) and a smart top/jacket with some bling.

perdu Wed 26-Aug-09 10:46:13

like the yellow dress on the ASOS page that you linked to?

Fimbo Wed 26-Aug-09 10:48:12

this type of style of shoe (note these are not my favourites).

EleanoraBuntingCupcake Wed 26-Aug-09 10:48:16

smart navy blue jacket! she will look like she pulled the night before and had to borrow her conquests jacket to get home.

LaurieFairyCake Wed 26-Aug-09 10:48:54

if you could find a knee length coat and corsage in a contrasting colour - perhaps teal or fuchsia then it could look really good. Then you could take the coat off for the evening and show off your fabulous figure.

I would go for more discreet shoes though - the combination of short, body-con dress and strappy platforms screams hooker to me.

Fimbo Wed 26-Aug-09 10:49:47

ROFL @ Eleanora! grin

GossipMonger Wed 26-Aug-09 10:52:08

Couldnt you wear that dress for the night do and have something more appropriate for the church bit?

The dress is waaaaaaaaaaaaay to much for a wedding and can you really walk in those shoes?

Not that we all need to wear Boden or M&S but what were you thinking? smile

MrsBadger Wed 26-Aug-09 10:52:11

yes you are going to look too tarty, sorry.

I am 30 and a size 10 and would not touch that dress with a bargepole even for a night out, let alone a wedding. Nothing you can do will tone it down.

return it and get the dress Fimbo suggested

perdu Wed 26-Aug-09 10:52:58

yeah wear a blokes jacket.....or maybe even a ladies fitted one. doh!

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