My brother is getting married in December in Seattle. My soon-to-be-sister-in-law has made me one of her "bridesmaids" (although I'm married) and I will be wearing this skirt. She has asked that we find a long sleeve (or 3/4 length), black, solid top and black shoes. The weather will somewhat chilly in Seattle that time of year so if I could find some closed-toed shoes that had heels and a little "funk" to them, it would be perfect. It can't have a plunging neckline (but V-neck or something would be great). I'm 5'8", wear a size 7 1/2 in shoes and a Medium top. Any ideas? Thanks!!!!Honestly, this skirt is not my favorite thing in the world. It's not the worst, but I wish it was a couple inches longer. Maybe it is in person. Either way, I think Elizabeth can make it work:
Skirt - Their recommendation to wear this with a bustier makes me want to cry.
Sweater - A basic black cashmere v-neck will be a great addition to your wardrobe for years to come. It's a splurge, but you deserve it. If you want a shirt instead of a sweater, this is my recommendation from Anthropologie.
Shoes - Something with a peep toe wold help break up all that leg. In a closed toe shoe, this pair has a lower heel, a little bow and patent flair.
Earrings - A nice little counterbalance.
Have fun in Seattle!