Pink and purple, do they "go"?

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  1. lucybelle

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    For my wedding I'm thinking of wearing these shoes, with a soft, lilac colored petticoat. (we're keeping the wedding a secret from the public for a variety of reasons so I don't have girlfriends to ask!!) My dress is short so the petticoat will show. Opinions?

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    That petticoat would not be my choice to go with those shoes, but it's your wedding so if it's your taste then go for it. I don't think it's horrible I just don't care for lavender with dusty pale pink. The shoes are super cute, though. :)
     
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    The shoes look a bit 'Minnie Mouse' and not wedding like at all. :sorry:
     
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    I know you're not doing the traditional thing (and I didn't either), but I don't think they match.
     
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    I'm guessing you didn't ask for us to sugar coat our answers, so I'll give you my opinion...I don't like the shoes! I think they look like something a very old lady would wear, with a hair bow attached.

    Sorry! I don't mean to be rude. Maybe they go with your dress, but I don't think they match the purple.
     
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    Thanks for the replies!

    I'm having a super hard time finding shoes. I don't want white shoes and I want something fun and funky. And they need a low heel which has been almost impossible to find. Those are the best things I came across!

    I'm also definitely wearing a petticoat, just need to decide the color. I was thinking yellow, but evidently my novio thinks yellow is the most awful color on the planet :rolleyes:
     
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    Why not a red petticoat and red shoes? I've seen several brides wearing red shoes lately. If you did a lavendar petticoat, you could probably do darker purple shoes.
     
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    I think the shoes are cute! Are you able to find a different colored petticoat? How about just white or a matching dusty pink?
     
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    Thanks for the suggestion but I'm not a big fan of red. I prefer a more subtle color I suppose.

    Thanks! They actually do have a petticoat that looks like it's the same pink color. And of course they have white. But I'm not really a matchy matchy person. Plus I'm attempting to convince my novio to wear a matching bow tie and there's no way in the world he would wear pink. :rolleyes:

    There's not much of the wedding that is "wedding-y" really.:cool:
     
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    I will be different and say that I love the shoes. In fact, where did you get them? I do agree though that I don't think the lavender petticoat matches, although I really like the idea of one.
     
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    Here's the link to the shoes!

    I haven't bought them yet since it's a whole complicated thing of sending them to my friend's parent's house in the USA, then my friend will go fetch them in November and then bring them to me. So I have to be pretty sure I want them. No way to return!;)
     
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    Pink & purple go together if you're goal is to stand out in a ghastly way. Sorry! But hey, it's your wedding. Wear whatever you want! :)
     
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    A bit harsh??

    I like the petticoat but not the shoes.
     
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    I'm not a "matchy-matchy" kind of person, so I totally get the non-traditional thing. However, there is a fine line to walk.

    The shoes say "fun & quirky". The lavender petticoat is a fun & flirty piece. The two together say, "I got dressed in the dark" to me because you've got lavendar, white, light pink, and fushia going on . . . plus whatever else you are wearing. IMO, that's too many colors and not enough neutrals. A statement piece is great, but too many are . . . well, too many.

    Have you considered a funky shoe in neutrals? Maybe the shoe itself is funky, not the colors? Then have the petticoat be the pop of color. Or switch it around and go with a neutral petticoat and a flashy shoe.

    I had a friend pull off a cute look with a ivory tea-length dress, a champagne petticoat, and a funky hot-pink shoe.
     
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    Yeah you're right. It's so hard for me to find shoes. I was also thinking about these:

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    Although to be honest, if I got those I would probably glue gems or glitter onto the wedge heel part.:haha: Maybe silver or gold glitter to keep it "neutral";)

    I'm really avoiding white shoes because I know I would never wear them again.
     
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    The dress you posted a while go was nice...I don't think it's going to look right with a 'petticoat'. I'm quite into shoes. I haven't liked either pair you've posted..I wouldn't wear either anywhere... Have you looked on Zappos? I did a search for heels less than 2 3/4 inches in colors that may work for you...some of what came up are quite nice: (some arent:dizzy:)

    http://www.zappos.com/women-heels/C...wAEB4gIGBwEYAhUI.zso?s=recentSalesStyle/desc/
     
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    I was a bridesmaid twice in one month. Both brides selected our dresses at a place called Bridaltown in Philadelphia. The BUILDING was pink and purple.

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    I think it's the muted pink that I don't care for--I think if you're going with lavender, you should go for bright pink!
     
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    cza-I'm currently fantasy shopping on Zappos!
     
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    Google 'pink and purple wedding' images. Many pictures ith tasteful ideas of beautiful dresses, cakes, flowers.
     
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    Oh, cza...I just bought shoes today (shhh, don't tell my hubs!) and you go posting that link. You are going to get me into trouble! :lol:
     
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    Payday's Friday...treat yourself. Tell dh it's my fault...or don't tell him at all...I sneak my shoes into the house.:D
     
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    If you just want the pouf from a petticoat, you can shorten it from the waistband so it won't show. I had to have that done for my formals back in my pageant days.
     
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    I miss heels. I'm jealous of everyone with their original ankles!!


    Edited to add- But I am very happy that I can walk, so really missing heels is not such a big deal.
     
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    Oh, I covet BM shoes...so glamorous! I wish I had more places to wear them!
     
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    I do that too...of course it's a lot easier when he's not here. ;) I do it with clothes too. :)
     
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    I divorced my husband, so shoes come freely into my house now.

    I also think the shades of pink in the original shoe were what turned me off. Many pinks and purples go together. The second shoe seems too casual to me.
     
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    I think pink and purple can go together, but it depends on the shade and the intensity of the colors.
    I don't really like the shoes, though, mostly it's the bow that just stands out.
     
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    These shoes are low and come in many colors, although I can't see the colors on my iPad.

    http://www.lightinthebox.com/satin-...-party-evening-shoes-more-colors_p378888.html

    This is a nice light pink shoe

    http://www.lightinthebox.com/leatherette-stiletto-pumps-for-party-office-more-colors_p265894.html

    Also comes in many colors and has beading

    http://www.lightinthebox.com/satin-...ding-shoes-more-colors-available_p308164.html

    Another pink but a bit little girl

    http://www.lightinthebox.com/patent...ow-for-party-evening-more-colors_p265898.html

    That site has a lot of options and I don't think they show all the colors you can get. If you did light pink shoes and a light pink petticoat it could work, although I don't remember your dress.
     
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    Oh boy... this thread is a fashion disaster :(. Can you post a picture of your dress?

    Pink and purple DO go together... with other colors mixed in. I'm wearing my favorite plaid shirt right now: bright pink, light purple, dark purple, black, white, grey.

    Lavender petticoat? Not with those shoes. The shoes could work... but it depends entirely on the dress.
     
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    The shoes are "fun" and I'm thinking they fit your personality? I would choose another color dress though, something to tame the whole outfit down a bit. You don't want to end up looking like a clown with polka dots and your "tutu" sticking out. It's your wedding, not a birthday party.
     
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    I like the idea. like everyone else, I do not care for those shoes with that petticoat.

    What about blue? Then you have the traditional "something blue." That's what I am doing. In fact, the blue shoes are the only thing I HAVE bought or decided on for the wedding. I was just excited that I found a pair of blue heels in an extra wide. http://www.zappos.com/bouquets-starlight-turquoise-patent Of course, if they don't look right with the dress, they will be going back!
     
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    Ahh, the voice of reason...from a guy!! I'm trying to picture this fashion combo of dress/petticoat/shoes but I really can't. If you're going to go with lavender for the petticoat I would pick a more like sparkly or silver shoes. I know they are hard to find in a low heel though since I have been looking for the same thing for a few months.
     

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