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06-21-2013, 08:31 AM
Hi all, I bought a black formal gown for a wedding that I have to attend. It's long chiffon. http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/lauren-ralph-lauren-sleeveless-shirred-dress/3459986?origin=category-personalizedsort&contextualcategoryid=0&fashionColor=&resultback=366&cm_sp=personalizedsort-_-browseresults-_-2_2_D

I actually think it looks better on me than it does on this model hehe. But I need help accessorizing so it's not so black and blah. I have some ideas of my own but could use a little inspiration, help?

06-21-2013, 10:42 AM
WELLLLLL I do love accessories ;) Everyone's tastes are different of course but I'd go with (you'll need to look them up on the nordstrom site, I can't post links yet):

'Elements - Cordova' Multistrand Statement Necklace
'Grotto' Stone Pendant Necklace

Or do a larger earring like 'Vintage LuciteŽ' Hoop Earrings and use a simply necklace.

I'm not saying those exact things but something like that :) I tend to go towards classic looks with a modern feel.

06-21-2013, 12:05 PM
What is your style? I am a retro girl so tend to gravitate toward a designer like Betsey Johnson or more classical pieces but your style may be different. The dress is black, and you are going to a wedding so I would suggest huge pops of color or white for your shoes and clutch and jewelry. Depending on what you have.

06-21-2013, 01:32 PM
I am a huge fan of rhinestone jewelry.

06-21-2013, 06:44 PM
My style is somewhat bohemian and fashion forward and though I'm not used to wearing jewelry that is huge I also don't go for "classic" dainty stuff. I like to make a statement. I'm thinking color! I've got gold scrappy sandals that might work but I was hoping to find sandals with multiple colorful jewels. Haven't found any yet.

Missy Krissy
06-21-2013, 07:46 PM
Pretty dress!

I might do a longer necklace with a big pendant and bright colors. Maybe something like this?

http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q693/KrissyMissyMe/peacocknecklace_zpsf90fc6ae.jpg (http://s1354.photobucket.com/user/KrissyMissyMe/media/peacocknecklace_zpsf90fc6ae.jpg.html)

06-21-2013, 09:07 PM
I really like this Kate Spade necklace: http://www.katespade.com/bungalow-bouquet-short-necklace/WBRU6088,default,pd.html?dwvar_WBRU6088_color=143# start=12&cgid=ks-jewelry-necklaces

I also need help with a dress so I'm going to post my photo on another thread. I love your dress, btw!

06-21-2013, 10:07 PM
It's a beautiful dress, good choice.

Quiet Ballerina
06-21-2013, 11:20 PM

any of those work for the shoes you're looking for?

06-22-2013, 08:57 PM
I'd go either short chunky necklace or a very long pendant.

A bunch of bangles?

06-23-2013, 09:01 AM
Short chunky necklace for sure. Long pendants are beautiful, wish I could wear them but my bust is pretty large and I don't like the way they hang over my chest.

Bangles, yes!!!