Remember a while ago I asked you to help me style this vintage floral dress? I got some great suggestions, both via the blog and on twitter! Unfortunately I soon realised that this dress really is just too big for me, so I didn’t persist with trying them all out. Though they would have been great had that dress been the right size for me. And in any case, there was a fair bit of overlap between suggestions.
How about wearing it over a polo-neck or long-sleeved t-shirt with boots and a belt
Which resulted in this, which you’ve actually already seen (not this particular photo though):
* top under – vero moda * belt – charity shop * shoes el naturalista * necklace – gift 8 hat – fabhatrix *
I saw on flickr that you had a somewhat pinkish cardi? That would like nice plus a belt over the cardi”
I think you need to steer it down the pink and purple route. I love the ‘berry’ family together, the pink looks kind of cranberry so maybe a blackberry coloured jacket or cardigan over the top with prune tights. For a little extra ‘Franca-ness’ then perhaps a contrasting belt in cream.
I can’t get back to those tweets now, but there was much love for pink cardigans on twitter too.
With apologies for the overexposedness:
* cardie – used to be my grannies * belt – charity shop * shoes – clarks *
And finally Teeny, who obviously knows my flickr wardroberemix set, said:
okay, i hope you know i’m a weirdo with clothes, and have a particularly grannyfying lean…i’d wear it with your green cardy or diamond print jumper and either maroon tights or blue ones. And small heeled dark coloured mary janes?
No Mary Janes (too cold), but those are maroon tights, well, reddish purple.
* jumper – swap * boots – camper
I’m really sorry not to have done everyone else’s brilliant suggestions! And next time I do this kind of post, I promise I’ll try out the suggestions properly!
Now of course that dress is far far too big, but what do you think I should do:
* shorten it to make it into a slouchy mini dress?
* donate it?
I don’t like it enough to have it taken in properly by a tailor, so it’s either just shortening or passing it on. If there are any (UK) size 16 ladies out there who want it and are willing to pay postage, give me a shout.