What should I wear with this dress?
June 15, 2012 11:20 AM Subscribe
How should I accessorize this flapper-style black dress
that I'm wearing as a bridesmaid? Seeking ideas on shoes and jewelry (and possibly hosiery or leg coverage).
posted by sundaydriver to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (21 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I love the dress, and the bride approves. I'm not very practiced at dressing up/coordinating for formal occasions, and my goal here is simply to look nice for the pictures and to not stand out with tackiness. Here are my questions:
- There may or may not be a purple sash. To err on the side of caution, what color/style shoes would go nicely? Lace hem hits right at my knee, if that helps. UK shoe shopping suggestions?
-Panty hose totally tacky? I'm going to try to find toe-less ones here in the UK. I really really hate my legs--they are scarred and weirdly shaped due to injuries and operations, and I feel more comfortable with coverage. I used to use that Sally Hansen spray on stuff, but I heard the formula is now sparkly, and I don't know where I can find it here anyway.
-No necklace with that lace neckline, right? Or maybe a choker?
-What color/style of earrings and other jewelry would work?
- Nice bag style that's a bit bigger than a clutch?
Any inspiration or direction is welcome, such as stuff I can look at on pinterest or etsy or ebay, and then search for elsewhere, if necessary. I do have a small window for online shopping and returning before I fly out for the wedding, so sites that ship reasonably to the UK would be really helpful (modcloth was really awesome for that, but I don't have any experience with the quality of their shoes or accessories). Real shop suggestions are also welcome, of course!
Thanks very much, mefites!