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A black dress for a wedding guest....

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slowreadingprogress Tue 22-Sep-09 13:08:56

Ok I need style advice and thought of the MN stylistas first!

I am going to a wedding, and I have found the most gorgeous black dress. It's a very classic long sleeved cross over dress quite 1940s in style and I want to wear it, even though black may be a wedding faux pas!

My question is, do I wear coloured accessories/bag - or what? And what colour if so? I guess I have to 'wedding' it up somehow but how to do this stylishly??? Heeeelp!

Heebeejeebee Tue 22-Sep-09 13:18:52

I had the same dilemma as you and came up with the following..

Can you wear, say, a different coloured jacket (white/red?) or bolero? Maybe a coloured belt? Once you get to the reception, and take your jacket off no one will really notice.

My sister in law wore a black dress with a white jacket to my wedding and I thought she looked fab!

slowreadingprogress Tue 22-Sep-09 13:27:32

hmm...I don't think a jacket would be that comfortable with it - but a coloured belt is a good idea......I am so clueless with colour, guess that's why I've gone for a black dress! What's best together - black and white, black and red, or maybe a dull/subtle metallic silver or gold?

<clueless>

oh and does one wear black shoes with a black dress or go for coloured shoes to match whatever colour you accessorise with?

<double clueless>

Heebeejeebee Tue 22-Sep-09 13:33:58

Hmm... When is the wedding? If it is soon (i.e. autumn/winter-ish) I saw a dress in Coast that was black with a patent red belt and thought it looked fabulous, so I would be tempted to go in that direction, with possibly black patent shoes (red shoes always reminds me that at school we used to say "red socks, no knickers" <childish emotion>

However, if it was spring/summer next year, I would probably go white/silver belt with silver strappy sandles!

slowreadingprogress Tue 22-Sep-09 13:45:26

It is spring next year - April (planning ahead!) Actually I am really liking the idea of white or silver with strappy sandals.....ta!

and I shall remember the 'red socks' thing, wouldn't want to be seen as the wrong type of girl!!! grin

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