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I've got the dress but need to dress it up!

(11 Posts)
puddle Thu 18-Aug-05 20:00:52

I'm going to a wedding early next month and want to look gorgeous. I have a lovely dress that has already done good service at two weddings and I'm bringing it out for this one too (three completely different sets of freinds so the only person who will have seen it before is dh), It's lovely, it's black but has a lot of embroidery and beading on it that gives it colour and a bit of a vintagey feel. It's quite clingy and is sleeveless with a lowish front and back.

As I'm not buying a whole new outfit I feel justified in spending some money on accessories. What I need are:

- a pair of shoes that are a bit vintagey in feel - something with a bit of a heel but not too much. Wouldn't mind something in a colour.

- Something to keep me warm! A jacket would look silly but what else can I wear? The dress is quite flimsy material so something like a pashmina wouldn't look right.

Any ideas, style goddesses?

Whizzz Thu 18-Aug-05 20:05:05

How about a nice big scarf/wrap type thing. Thinner than a pashmina but just enough to put round your shoulders.
Monsoon have some lovely stuff in lovely colours !

twirlaround Thu 18-Aug-05 20:06:42

shrug/bolero cardigan is very current!

puff Thu 18-Aug-05 20:09:34

I've seen chiffon wraps about in the shops which are lovely. The dress sounds gorgeous btw!

compo Thu 18-Aug-05 20:12:53

couple of nice bolero/wraps here

PennyLess Thu 18-Aug-05 20:17:35

look at these shoes

PennyLess Thu 18-Aug-05 20:19:30

try again

PennyLess Thu 18-Aug-05 20:20:56

Why isn't it working?
last time

PennyLess Thu 18-Aug-05 20:21:39

That's worked. Click on mail order.

mancmum Fri 19-Aug-05 11:57:34

pennyless -- you are so well names after showing me that web site -- the best shoes ever -- wow -- about to fritter away several months child allowance!!

Nickyfen Fri 19-Aug-05 13:00:43

Office do really nice shoes - i bought my wedding shoes from there as my dress was vintage. you can order on line as well.
Also john lewis have a good selection of shawls / oragnza wraps etc and as whizzz said monsoon / accessorise

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