I've posted a little here and there about this formal wedding reception coming this Saturday. I had to scrap my original maroon dress because it looked terrible on me once I added a corset back (see the "troubles" thread if you want details).
But I lucked out - MAJORLY - and got another dress right away.
The question I have is what would be a good color shoes to wear with it? At this point, I do not have the money nor time to have a pair custom-dyed to match the dress. I did a little thrift store hunting today to try to find shoes in the same color or a light-colored satin pair I could dye myself (I'm pretty good at that). No luck thusfar, though I have a lot of stores to search tomorrow.
I had already bought black shoes & a black purse to go with the maroon dress, into which I had put a black satin corset back. I was going to wear a black satin wrap with that to pull everything together. Now, with this dress, I already have a wrap that matches the dress, and I'm really not sure what to do about shoes. The dress has beaded flowers at the bustline, and the beads are the same color as the dress but with an aurora borealis finish.
The dress itself can be seen here. It should come up in Apple Red, the actual color of the dress.
Also, with the other dress I was going to wear, which can be seen here, I was going to go very 40's. Grace Kelly finger-waved hair, rhinestone choker & matching dangly earrings. With THIS dress, I'm admittedly flummoxed. I have no clue what to do. I don't want to clash with the beadwork at the underbust.
I'd appreciate any suggestions. I've got short time. If I don't find something by Tuesday evening, I'm going with the black because I have to hem the dress and don't want to save it until the last minute.