WIW to a fall wedding

I saw the color of this tunic dress first. It is a beautiful shade of sunset orange. This is a twin to the black and white tunic I wore earlier this week. 

Originally I was thinking I would pair this dress with turquoise accessories as well but I did not think that was elegant enough for a wedding so I went with pearls which are also high contrast color with the orange. I finished off the look with silver metallic heels and bracelets. What color(s) would you pair with this shade of orange?

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  • cheryle (Dianthus) replied 9 years ago

    I love how you used the pearls and metallic shoes with the vivid dress to dress it up.  Beautiful outfit for a wedding DV.  

    I would probably use navy with the bright orange.  I usually put a bright with a neutral.

  • greycat6 replied 9 years ago

    You look lovely as always!!! Good call on pearls vs. turquoise for a wedding. Very elegant but still festive and fun.

    I tend to veer towards cool colors so I would probably pair orange with a pink that matches its intensity. Or perhaps a blue if I wanted to tone it down a bit.

  • Missey replied 9 years ago

    Well you are just all kinds of gorgeous in that dress! That tomato red just makes your skin pop and shine. I love the simple, casual, elegance of this dress. You look amazing!

  • shedev replied 9 years ago

    You look radiant, Day Vies.

  • Runcarla replied 9 years ago

    Purple? Beautiful orange colour on you, and nice length--reveals your great legs without being too short.

  • Day Vies replied 9 years ago

    Dianthus - I love this shade of orange with tan or beige. I love the navy suggestion, but then I've never said no to blue.

    Greycat6 - I love the pink suggestion. I was actually considering a very pale pink -- almost neutral. But a fuchsia shade of pink with this orange would work as well -- it would be very mod.

    Runcarla - Purple is a fabulous choice. Depending on the intensity of the shade, purple could take this outfit in many different directions. I'll have to play around with purple accessories.

  • Elly replied 9 years ago

    Medium grey and reds are always good options with orange-- as is brown, which is probably why you look so stunning!

    One of my favorite colors.

  • Suz replied 9 years ago

    I love your choice of silver here -- very festive and pretty. And what a great dress for the unexpected warm weather. You look lovely. I like the way the lines of the necklace echo the straps of your sandals. 

  • jackiec replied 9 years ago

    Wow!!! When you said pearls, I thought it was going to be conservative - but I LOVE how you've tied those at your neck! So fun!!! I love your idea of pairing it with turquoise. I think that pairing would look outstanding. Hot pink would be fun too.

  • Nebraskim replied 9 years ago

    FAB. I would echo turquoise (and add a third color of chocolate). Also think about cobalt blue. And the bright pink would be great, too.

  • Echo replied 9 years ago

    Wow, this outfit is beautiful, classy and all kinds of fab. I never would have thought to wear a rope of pearls that way, and it really works and looks great. The colour is amazing on you. 

    I rather like this without another color competing, though I would agree that navy might work. But I'd almost be tempted to keep things more neutral with the bright dress and stick with white/cream.

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  • Greyscale replied 9 years ago

    What an AMAZING color! On you especially.I'm a minimalist about color (mostly through lack of practice) so I think it looks best with the simple white and silver. But I like the idea of a blue somewhere between cobalt and navy, too.

  • mirrorlight replied 9 years ago

    This looks beautiful, love how you styled the dress with the pearls + shoes! I love the idea of turquoise with this color, too.

  • Kristin L replied 9 years ago

    Great idea pairing pearls and silver shoes with your orange dress. That color looks fab on you! I like the purple and navy suggestions as well. 

  • catgirl replied 9 years ago

    This color is insanely amazing on you, and I love how the styling of the pearls add a twist (ha!).

  • Karie replied 9 years ago

    Gorgeous - and I love how you've styled the pearls. Navy, purple, pink, turquoise, and beige all would be good colors with this.

  • Caro in Oz replied 9 years ago

    If you want "pop" hot pink &/or red are amazing with orange.

  • Aubergine replied 9 years ago

    Great dress!

    I like the idea of turquoise with orange, but think the elegance of the pearls and the silver shoes really works for something like a wedding.

  • Day Vies replied 9 years ago

    This was a very easy dress to wear. I have loved this shade of orange since high school. I have/had lipstick and nail polish in this color. I remember being sad when I could no longer wear an orange silk camp shirt I had in the same color (it fell apart from so much love).

    Elly - I love your medium gray suggestion. I really fell for brights/neons + neutrals. I am already working through gray articles of clothing in my mind.

    Suz- The weather was absolutely perfect. The reception was outdoors (under the stars)on the lawn of a 19th century mansion. There was no wind, there was a perfect level of humidity and the temperature could not have been better. I've never been to an arts & crafts/ art nouveau themed wedding -- it was perfect for fall.

    jackiec - I cannot take credit for coming up with a "new" way to wear a rope of pearls. I got this idea from Pinterest.

    Caro - thanks for the inspiration. I love the color palette, I am mentally reviewing my closet to see if I can copy or reinterpret that outfit.

  • SarahTheWhite replied 9 years ago

    Good heavens, you look amazing in this! I think that you styled it to perfection! For more casual events, I love your idea of turquoise. I also thought that the suggestions of navy and cream (not together) were good ones.

  • Jaime replied 9 years ago

    Gorgeous! The pearls make it for me!

  • Beth Ann replied 9 years ago

    Sounds like a wedding I went to at the Cuneo Gardens. 

    You look positively stunning -- mod and regal all at once.  Love the way you're wearing the pearls and the fit of the tunic is drapey but not overwhelming.

  • MsLuna replied 9 years ago

    This dress is gorgeous on you, Day Vies! I think this is my first time seeing you in a tunic dress as you often poly for more fitted cuts. You wear this dress so well! Highlights your nice legs!

  • thimblelina replied 9 years ago

    Really gorgeous! I love that color. You could probably just work your way through the gems: turquoise, eneralds, jade, etc against that color as a backdrop.

  • bj1111 replied 9 years ago

    LOVE the pearl as scarf

  • Sara L. replied 9 years ago

    Wow - you look fabulous!  I love the pearl necklace with the orange dress.

  • TraceyLiz65 replied 9 years ago

    Stunning!  I love the pearls , especially for a wedding...

  • Transcona Shannon replied 9 years ago

    WHOA...seriously stunning! I love the simplicity of that bright red frock - letting the gorgeous shape and color speak for itself. And your choice of necklace (love how you're wearing it) and footwear is just spot on.

  • Firecracker (Sharan) replied 9 years ago

    This outfit is stunning on you, and the pearls and silver sandals are perfect for wearing to a wedding. I was also admiring the way you tied the pearls--such a creative touch and very flattering on you. Your hair is gorgeous, too.
    I like a lot of the ideas you've received for pairings with orange. I do like turquoise, although I confess it always makes me thinks of Howard Johnsons motels (ubiquitous on the highways during family trips as I was growing up)! That wouldn't keep me from wearing the combo, though.

  • deb replied 9 years ago

    Wow, you look spectacular!!!!

  • Joy replied 9 years ago

    Elegant and gorgeous! I love the way you styled the dress for a wedding. It looks like it can also be worn more casually too.

  • CocoLion replied 9 years ago

    Beautiful in every way!

  • Ornella replied 9 years ago

    What happened to my comment? It must have stayed in my head only because I am sure I was oh- and ah-ing over this look days ago.

    The colour looks stunning on you. And I love your hair (I always love your hair :-) ) But, how clever are you to wear the pearls in such way?? 

  • Angie replied 9 years ago

    Sensational. xo

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