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Cloots
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I recently thrifted a black velvet dress, pretty short, with t shirt sleeves.

Im unsure of how to style it. Even though it’s a simple little black dress,
the velvet is throwing me off and I don’t want to look too stuffy in it.

What kind of things would you wear it with?

posted over 3 years ago
rhemel
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rhemel
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Wear that dress with killer shoes then you will be awesome!!!! I <3 velvet, it is so chic and sexy, specially for a LBD!

posted over 3 years ago
 
magali
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magali
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Wear it with casual accessories, I think that would look nice.

posted over 3 years ago
 
MurasakiNeko
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MurasakiNeko
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Bright or patterned tights! Just avoid lace and white to keep from looking too precious and doll-ish; think jewel tones. And if you want an edgy counterculture sort of look you could do fishnets or ripped tights.

I agree with rhemel, too, that your shoes are key to avoiding stuffiness. Avoid things like bow-adorned flats and go with some more “hardcore” shoes, like boots or some intense heels.

posted over 3 years ago
 
salutsophie
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salutsophie
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Try channelling Alexa Chung and pair it with ankle socks and brogues!

posted over 3 years ago
 
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ragsandfeathers
posts: 22

combat boots and colored textured tights

posted over 3 years ago
 
coldlight
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coldlight
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definitely with some crazy patterned or textured tights, and combat boots or wedge booties. or even wear it with a vest, a cute hat and cardigan or denim jacket, and brogues.

posted over 3 years ago
 
carina_alvarez
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carina_alvarez
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wear it with a BRIGHT pair of pumps, something to play of the texture of the dress….like a bright blue, or mustard would be really cute too!

posted almost 3 years ago
 
FashionTrendsMore
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FashionTrend...
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some statement jewelry and heels would look great with it:)

posted almost 3 years ago
 
BowsandGlitterxo
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add a blazer, bold tights and heels, or layer a grphic tee over it. theres sooo many options

posted almost 3 years ago
 
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Wear some statement tights and Nude or Black heels. I would add a chunky gold necklace and a cocktail ring.

posted almost 3 years ago
 
Crisss
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Crisss
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tights and biker boots

posted almost 2 years ago
 
saffeju
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saffeju
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Try belting it for some waist definition, and throw a nice fitted black blazer over top for an all black look. That would be killer! Just go with your instincts and have fun with it—be creative with the items in your clost!

posted almost 2 years ago
 
teenag3_dirtbag
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teenag3_dirtbag
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I think you should definitely throw a pair of Doc Martens with it.

posted almost 2 years ago
 
Vintageholic
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I definitely imagine this dress with low black heels (40’s style) or black ankle boots, black tights and a small bag. Get inspired by Dita Von Teese for more details.

posted almost 2 years ago
 
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Neat find!
I think I would wear either some bold colored or patterned tights or leggings with it. For shoes, maybe something black or grey. I could see it working with some ankle boots. As for accessories, something simple. For some reason, I picture a clear crystal-like necklace working with it.

posted about 1 year ago
 
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You should try some combat boots and maybe a leather jacket for that really cool biker chick vibe

posted about 1 year ago
 
Metric
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Metric
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You can wear almost anything with a little black dress, even if it’s velvet. Try styling it by wearing some opaque tights under with some cute shoes!

posted about 1 year ago
 
amorphous_face
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amorphous_face
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Wear about 10 different length pearl necklaces with it a la Carrie Bradshaw style.

posted about 1 year ago
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