You guys all seem to have a fantastic sense of style, so I come to you once again in my hour of fashion need. This time I need some ideas for my 21st birthday party outfit. I gave the party the theme "A Day at the Races" - I know, sounds kinda pretentious, but the best way to get people my age into cocktail dresses/suits for a party is to trick them into thinking it's a costume.
Anyway, I've already bought the dress. Pic:
Yep, it's the same one that Blair wore in the Season 1 finale of Gossip Girl. I picked it just because I think it's an awesome design, though. She has the same colouring as me (pale, dark hair, dark eyes), so I knew that at least it would suit me in that regard. I'm planning to get the dress taken up to knee-length, because I'm short and so calf-length skirts tend to make me look stumpy.
Problem: what colour should the accessories be?! All white, eg: white gloves, bag, shoes and fascinator-hat-type thingie? Or maybe a combination of white and navy? Or perhaps white gloves with red stuff? Only, if I do that and then I decide I want to wear red lipstick, it'd all look a bit OTT '50s. Hmm! Luckily I still have 3 weeks before my party to gather it all together.
Heeeeeeelp, please! Any opinions/tips would be great.
(As worn on Gossip Girl. I seriously love the dress and feel like one photo isn't enough. )