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#1 Mischief Managed

Posted 24 January 2013 - 08:21 AM

Hi Guys - Hopefully I'm not asking too much original.gif

I'm your average jeans, tees and skateshoes mum and I don't think I've ever worn a dress.

My 5 year old DD is in a wedding and I'd like to surprise her (and everyone else) by frocking up.  

I've found a dress I love original.gif (Who ever thought I'd say that!)
http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/plum-...g-special-dress

The only problem is I don't understand what I can wear with it original.gif  I'd like boots, maybe a cardigan and something round my neck but I'm just not sure.

Is anyone able to make any suggestions and help point me in the right direction please?  Your help would be fantastic original.gif

Some things that might help...
Season: Mid Autumn
Me Height: 5'10" (near 180)
Me Size: Very large boobs and a very heavy pear shape
Hair: Short and brown
Budget: Moderate I guess, maybe a few hundred over the cost of the dress

#2 ubermum

Posted 24 January 2013 - 08:24 AM

That's not a boots dress. Get yourself a pair of heels in neutral (so you can wear them again). Over the top in Autumn I would get a nice pashmina. There is plenty to choose from on ebay.

#3 andyk

Posted 24 January 2013 - 08:29 AM

It's a lovely dress but I agree with PP in that it's not a dress to wear boots with. Also a pashmina is a great option.

#4 Neko NoNo

Posted 24 January 2013 - 08:32 AM

I'm a jeans and t girl too. ive found this site great even just for inspiration because they match clothes to body types and they offer accessory suggestions too. http://www.birdsnest.com.au/

Hope you find some thing smashing to go with that dress, it's lovely.

Eta snap swam!

Edited by Kate-ko, 24 January 2013 - 08:32 AM.


#5 twinboys

Posted 24 January 2013 - 08:33 AM

I saw a wedding party where all the bridesmaids were wearing yellow Converse All Stars in the low style.
They were wearing yellow 50's style dresses.
The look worked.......So just my 2 cents you can find a dresses that dont have to be worn with heels!

Edited by twinboys, 24 January 2013 - 08:34 AM.


#6 asdf89

Posted 24 January 2013 - 08:33 AM

Agree that boots wouldn't suit. If you're not comfortable in heels, even strappy flat sandals would look good.

I think wearing dangly earrings would look nice (if you have your ears pierced....) but a necklace would also look good.

Agree with PP suggestion of pashmina. I love them!

What time is the wedding? If nighttime/more formal dress code, i'd go with black shoes and black pashmina
Daytime, neutral/metallic shoes with pashmina that has the dress colour in it.

I'll try and find some links to explain my examples.


#7 asdf89

Posted 24 January 2013 - 08:45 AM

Statement necklace:
http://www.colettehayman.com.au/shop/stone...ace-id9134.html

Black necklace
http://www.colettehayman.com.au/shop/black...ace-id8392.html

Sparkly earrings:
http://www.colettehayman.com.au/shop/metal...ing-id7784.html

Fancy black earrings:
http://www.colettehayman.com.au/shop/point...ng--id7274.html

Strappy silver sandals:
http://www.theiconic.com.au/Emmy-70977.html

Black sandals:
http://www.theiconic.com.au/Countdown-79219.html

Bright sandals:
http://www.theiconic.com.au/San-Paulo-65718.html
(I think if you could find a pashmina/jewelry with matching colours these would look super nice!)


Go either big necklace or big earrings, not both.
(FYI I've gone with cheaper websites for examples)

If you go with open toed shoes, paint your toes the colour of your dress!

#8 Mischief Managed

Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:00 AM

Wow.

You guys rock original.gif  Thank you!

I googled "what is a pashmina and how do i use it?" - ok so if I want to wear something like the statement necklace asdf89 posted (ears not pierced in lobes so earrings are out), would I wear the pashmina around my shoulders?  Or are they not something I could wear together?

And I'm embarrassed to admit it; I've never worn shoes that show my toes, I think my toes and heels are kind of manky.  I couldn't wear black converse like twinboys mentioned?  Do those shops with the ladies in masks fix manky feet and paint toes or only finger nails?

#9 Mischief Managed

Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:07 AM

*gasp* http://www.converse.com/#/products/Sneaker...kTaylor/131719F

I think I have just found my ultimate pair of shoes....

*dies and goes to heaven*

#10 asdf89

Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:11 AM

Most of those shops will be pedicures as well (aka fixing manky feet Tounge1.gif)...
Or if you're really uncomfortable showing toes I think ballet flats would work as well...


Something like this might match the colour in that statement necklace:
http://www.theiconic.com.au/Lili-88119.html
http://www.theiconic.com.au/Metallic-Bow-Flats-91808.html
(depending how colourful you want to be)

Or this kind of style for a more neutral look:
http://www.theiconic.com.au/Capreto-Celeste-92712.html
http://www.theiconic.com.au/L%27Essence-93440.html
http://www.theiconic.com.au/Kraft--89877.html

And you can definitely wear a pashmina and necklace together... i think like this would look nice
http://www.verypashmina.com/scarf-style/ho...l-with-a-dress/

#11 twinboys

Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:16 AM

If you are worried about the shoes - Google 'dresses with Converse or Dresses with sneakers' and then you can get an idea of some dresses that would work with flat shoes instead of finding a dress and freaking out over heels.

I hate wearing heels (I do have one pair of black ones) and I freakout at the thought of going somewhere formal and having to wear heels all night!


#12 Mischief Managed

Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:32 AM

I googled dresses with cons and Kristen Stewart keeps coming up... *laughs* original.gif

So black pashmina, black round the neck thingy like the iconic one are ok for an afternoon wedding and evening reception?

Shall head off to find ones like you've posted asdf89 that are in my size - I'm totally Big Foot original.gif

Things like these aren't really wedding shoes that would go with the purple dress right?

http://www.fluevog.com/code/?w%5B0%5D=size...p;colourID=3683

http://www.fluevog.com/code/?w%5B0%5D=size...p;colourID=3492

Thanks again guys; I'm honestly really floundering here and your help is awesome original.gif


#13 Chaos in stereo

Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:49 AM

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Edited by Chaos in stereo, 26 August 2013 - 05:01 PM.


#14 crazyone2989

Posted 24 January 2013 - 10:04 AM

DO NOT WEAR BOOTS OR CONVERSE

Something like this is low and neutral: http://www.boohoo.com/aus/high-heels/faye-.../invt/azz53269/

#15 wilding

Posted 24 January 2013 - 10:23 AM

If you don't want to wear heels, maybe check out toms.com , they have a wedding selection which people wear to proms and also weddings. They're not everyones cup of tea, but it was just another suggestion.

#16 andyk

Posted 24 January 2013 - 12:48 PM

Or have a look at a peeptoe wedge.

#17 GreenEyedGirl

Posted 24 January 2013 - 03:46 PM

I recommend birdsnest they have a great range of already styled outfits so you can choose the look and just click and buy + everything's on the one site. Clothes, shoes, accessories & they are excellent with returns and questions if you are unsure about something email and by the next day they reply.
If you go with the dress you linked I would def wear flats or some blingy flat sandals (new look do nice ones)  if you want to avoid heels. If you do heels then a wedge heel would be best as they are easy to walk in and comfortable.
But def look at the outfits on the birdsnest site. Even if you don't buy from there you can get a good idea of how to and what to put together plus you can filter it by occasion so you are not trawling through hundreds of outfits not any good fir a wedding. However I love looking through their styled outfits as you get some great ideas even for a jeans n tee girl, which I am too

#18 pinkcupcakes

Posted 24 January 2013 - 04:15 PM

http://www.mr-shoes.co.uk/Products/banana-...oes-beige-suede

#19 beaglebaby

Posted 24 January 2013 - 04:25 PM

Love the dress and the statement necklace a pp posted.

A pashmina could just be worn over your shoulders and then tucked back under your arms so the necklace is still the highlight.

If you're really self conscious about your feet you could get some cute ballet flats to go with the dress, or something a little more formal with a heel - but you'd probably get more wear out of the ballet flats.

#20 PrincessPeach

Posted 24 January 2013 - 04:26 PM

http://www.easysteps.com.au/estore/style/idolneg55s12.aspx

They are flat - also come in black.

Or for a heel:

http://www.dianaferrari.com.au/shop-collec...219&cat=102


#21 Spider Fingers

Posted 24 January 2013 - 05:19 PM

http://www.schuh.co.uk/womens-silver-red-o...ter/1164527660/

http://www.schuh.co.uk/womens-purple-irreg...bar/1158873650/

If you like the fluevog's these 2 brands might have something you like, irregular choice are just a bit too out there for some people, the shoes are amazing in real life though.

#22 Peppery

Posted 25 January 2013 - 02:02 PM

I have an aversion to heals so with the dress you posted, i would wear something like this

http://www.ninewest.com.au/flats/oneday/w2/i2209399_1433824/

i hope the link works.

#23 hazelhazel

Posted 25 January 2013 - 02:08 PM

no necklace and nude coloured heals or flats

#24 Kalota

Posted 25 January 2013 - 02:33 PM

The dress you posted is lovely and sounds like it would suit your figure! But like others have already suggested, I don't think I'd wear boots with it original.gif A pair of flats would look nice, though! That way, you can look all "frocked up" but also not have to wear heels!

#25 k-lo

Posted 31 January 2013 - 09:49 PM

That's a cracking dress OP! You're going to feel gorgeous in it.
If possible, I wouldn't put black accessories with it - it will make the colour look a bit dull. Instead try navy, deep red or emerald green - even a deep pink would be amazing. Buy the dress first and then take it out shopping for acessories - you might find something surprising.

I find pashminas can get a bit annoying; personally I'd run a cardigan or cropped jacket.

Check out this jacket: http://www.theiconic.com.au/Rocket-Queen-S...cket-70552.html
Its a bit crazy, but sounds like it might be your kind of cool... (and you can always wear it with jeans and a t-shirt later!)

As for shoes, a peep-toe wedge is an easy way to get a bit of a dressy heel going without showing too much of your foot (if you prefer to keep them hidden).

Here is a beige one, but if you could find a nice colour (as above) it would be more interesting...
http://www.modcloth.com/shop/shoes-heels/a...up-wedge-in-day





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