Post # 1
So I love this black and gold dress. I actually like the way it looks on me, which almost never happens. I would love to wear it for engagement pictures! But the problem is that it our pictures are next week, so I would need to cover my arms and legs. I’m in central Texas, so a cardigan and some tights are all I need for warmth, but I would need to figure out what colors to wear. Normally I’d wear black tights and black cardigan, since I wear all black all the time, but I’m worried it would look strange for epics.
What I’m thinking instead is maybe wearing sheer black tights instead of opaque, and a white, cream, or gray cardigan. Do y’all think that’ll be cohesive enough, especially with the gold pattern? which color would be best? I even thought about a wine/fig cardigan, but my other outfit has a red top, and I’m unsure if that would be too much? Does anyone have any amazing ideas? Should I just say “screw it” and wear all black? Is the entire dress just awful for epics? [freaking out intensifies]
The dress in question:
Post # 2
I would say sheer black tights would be good. An alternative is colored tights if that is your style. As for the top, do you really need to cover your arms or can you suck it up?
Post # 3
stevonnie: There are a number of possibilites.
a bright colored jacket
a gold metallic cardigan- this one is from H&M- perhaps wear some edgier black booties with this
a black suede or leather jacket with some gold- e.g zippers exposed
Post # 4
Don’t freak out! This is going to sound cliche, but the fun and smiles will totally set the tone for the pictures! Whatever you wear will look great, and since you love the way you look in that dress, its absolutely perfect. That said, I love the way jewel tones warm up winter pictures. So one option is to wear the wine/fig color and have that the be the transitional color between the two outfits. Another option is a lurex cardigan! They have a subtle sheen that look amazing in pictures, and the metallic color will go perfectly with the gold in your dress. And if you want to wear all black, go for it! There’s a reason Coco Chanel wore it all the time
Post # 5
julies1949: You read my mind and posted a minute before me! Love the suggestions!
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Post # 7
I’d recommend colored tights (plum are my favorite!) and a grey or cream cardigan. That way you get some color in there without having to do a similar color cardigan as your other outfit.
I wouldn’t do all black. I think that’s too harsh.
Post # 8
julies1949: Love the bright turquoise!
Could also do a red cardigan and red lips.
Post # 9
I dont get the whole engagement photo thing -but go with black tights and spanx to suck you in in all the right places. I do shoots all the time and we always bring multiple options for the models, so bring a few looks. Colored tights were a thing here in NYC two years ago and are very out now. They will be very distracting.
Post # 10
I would probably wear nude tights and s black cardigan.
Post # 11
stevonnie: I really love the first inspiration pic that julies1949 posted. If you could find a coloured blazer with a little bit of structure to it and pair that with some slightly sheer black tights then I think you would get the best of everything. Even better if you add shoes with a gold detail to tie it all together. Otherwise a nice chunky gold bracelet would be gorgeous.
I love black too, but I’d be hesitant to wear a black cardy over that dress for photos, mainly as I think you’d loose the shape altogether. Even a black blazer would probably work better than the cardigan, just to make sure it doesn’t all smoosh together too much. That said, you never know until you try it all on. If you like the way it looks on then it will probably be great – go with your gut!
Gorgeous dress, by the way. Hope you have heaps of fun on your shoot 🙂
Post # 12
stevonnie: I would go with a sheer black tights (with maybe a subtle pattern like the ones posted above) and either a gold/tan cardigan or another color cardigan that will tie in whatever your Fiance is wearing.
On a totally unrelated note, I love that dress…..where is it from??
Post # 13
I would do sheer tights as PP have suggested, but would opt for a blazer over a cardigan. The dress isn’t very structured, so having a nice structured blazer would pull it all together for me. I think tights and heels would be enough though if you’re willing to bear the cold – that’s what I did! It was a very cold day in DC when we did our pictures and I did a sleeveless black dress with tights and heels. Freezing, but you can’t tell in the pictures!