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Date: 2/20/12 12:45 PM

I have a pretty piece of royal blue lace that I bought from Denver Fabrics.


I am trying to decide whether to make a lace dress, reminicent of the one Kate Middleton wore in Canada or a lace skirt. Of course the Duchess's dress was navy.

not the Duchess, but similar to her dress

I already have a royal blue dress so I am leaning toward a skirt, but haven't totally decided. If I were to make a dress, what color of underlining would you suggest? I have three pics here that show three different colors--nude, black, and royal blue(same color as dress). What do you like better? I would be wearing the dress to church--it's okay, I am always overdressed, but I like dressing up.

nude underlay

black underlay

blue underlay

If anyone has any different suggestions please share.
Disclaimer: These dresses I showed are shorter than I would make mine
-- Edited on 2/20/12 12:48 PM --

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Date: 2/20/12 2:23 PM

I like the darker underlay but would probably go for a navy blue rather than black. Just my 2 cents..

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Date: 2/20/12 3:35 PM

Quote: EleanorSews
I like the darker underlay but would probably go for a navy blue rather than black. Just my 2 cents..

Hmmm... I had not thought of navy blue--that sounds pretty!!
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Date: 2/20/12 4:36 PM

I agree with Eleanor. The darkest one looks the most sophisticated; the matchy-matchy one looks a little bit cheap to me. I am neutral on the neutral. ;)

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Date: 2/20/12 5:08 PM

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I agree with Eleanor. The darkest one looks the most sophisticated; the matchy-matchy one looks a little bit cheap to me. I am neutral on the neutral. ;)

I think you put into words what I have been thinking--the matchy- matchy one is tacky. I couldn't exactly put into words what bothered me about it, but "tacky" is it. I am going to lay the lace over some neutral and then some black lining and see how it looks.
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Date: 2/21/12 11:59 AM

Oooh! the black is wonderful!

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Date: 2/22/12 0:32 AM

I like the way the black makes the lace look more rich and textural. The lighter underlays create a busier look, which I don't like as much.

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Date: 2/22/12 10:15 AM

The darker one seems to look the best. Plus considering where you will be wearing it, more sophisticated.

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Date: 2/23/12 9:52 PM

The lace is just lovely. The blue on blue is bland and boring; the blue and nude does not harmonize at all and is unattractively obtrusive. The blue on black is subtle and elegant. Blue on navy might be just as nice, but it would depend on your coloring - many blondes look better in navy than in black, and so do many not-so-blondes. So, navy or black, go with whatever has garnered you the most compliments over the years in a variety of fashions and circumstances.

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