I bought this emerald green lace dress (pic 1) during the summer sales and now I'm a bit unsure about how to style it. It is a fit and flare style, which I have never worn before which may be what is throwing me off a little. I am also new to wearing dresses and this one is just so girly and sort of fancy that I am afraid I will style it all wrong.

The first thing I am confused about is footwear. I feel like ballet flats look best with this style, but I have only two at the moment. My sandals look okay, I think. Not sure about oxfords with such a feminine style, but I did try one pair. Would black ballet flats work?

Also, what toppers could I wear this dress with? It seems to work well with my cropped denim jacket, but nothing else. Would it work with cardigans?

This colour is also new to my wardrobe, so I am not sure what other colours 'go' with it! Any suggestions?

Sorry for sounding so freaked out! I love this dress, despite how I may sound. The colour is perfect, it shows off my waist and my husband picked it out! I just don't want it to become an orphan.

Here are the many different ways I tried styling it today:

Pics 2-6 show it with my belt wardrobe.

Pics 7-9 show some different shoe options including rose oxfords, floral flats and red flats.

Pics 10-12 show some jewellery options. Sorry one of the pics is blurry.

The last two pics show the two toppers I tried. Not sure about the blazer but the denim jacket looked okay, I think? Sorry the blazer pic came out so badly.

What do you think? Do any of these looks work or am I completely off? As always, I am going not for dressy but for a stylish yet casual vibe. I would also love any suggestions re. how to style this dress.


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