I sewed Simplicity 2579 out of Italian silk jacquard that I bought at Joel and Sons in London. I wore it once to my sister's wedding 2 years ago.
Sadly the pictures that show the dress well on my old blog were lost. Here are two that were taken socially at the wedding.
Formal dresses cost time and money to make and don't get worn much. My children's school is having a Spring Ball to raise money for the school. It's really more like a dinner dance. Most men will be in dinner jackets (tuxedos) but some will wear their best suit. A few women will be in long dresses, but most go short. A full on ball gown would be too much.
So I am thinking I could give this dress another outing, if I find the right shoes to make it a little dressier. I can't cope with really high heels. My feet just can't take it. I am hoping to find some shoes that might work with other outfits down the line. At the moment the only high heels I own are a black silk pair that I have had for 15 years. So a second pair in red, wouldn't be too extravagant, but rather a welcome addition to the closet. For this reason, I am leaning away from shoes with cute little details like bows, etc. because I want to the shoes to last a while.
I have found two contenders. Let me know which you think would be best.
First up, LK Bennet's Sabira Shoe in Ruby:
|Quite a deep red.|
|This shoe is more coral than deep red.|
Now don't click on the links, look at the prices and faint. Remember, I am re-using the dress, and intend to buy shoes that I can use again, when something dressy comes up, and I don't want to use the black silk shoes that are still going strong.
Any thoughts or suggestions ladies? Which would look best with the dress? Which would I get the most use out of overall?