I’m not sure if it’s that I’m at that age in my life, or if this really is just the summer of weddings but so far there are 4 weddings taking place…in the next 4 months. This past week alone we received two wedding invites and a baby shower announcement in the mail. I have never looked at so many online registries in my life! Target.com now pops up automatically whenever I get online and half the apps on my phone are somehow wedding and/ or shower related.
So with the first (of many) weddings next month, it is time to begin considering that big looming question…what should I wear?
People StyleWatch did an article in their May issue (pg. 82) detailing how to accessorize one dress for three different style weddings…genius! Since imitation is the best form of flattery I decided to do my own version of The Dress You Can Wear To Any Wedding:
I recently picked up a similar silk dress in the same awkward taupe-grey color and accessorizing it is somewhat of a task.
Fun: This is for the more outgoing wedding. One where the bride skips joyfully down the beach with no shoes and the reception lasts well into the night. The shoes are the focal point of this outfit but can be slipped off for a sandy ceremony or hours of dancing.
Formal: To me formal weddings feel a bit unimaginative but they are still fun to dress up for. I like the simple elegance of the gold shoes and the clutch will bring some additional sparkle to the look.
Flirty: When I think flirty I think garden casual in a sweetly romantic setting. The shoes in this outfit are understated and complement the dress while the unique leaf clutch adds just the perfect conversation piece to an otherwise quiet ensemble.
I would like to start by clarifying that when I say “White Out” I am in no way referencing the Kate Beckinsale box office disappointment nor am I referring to the common winter snow storm occurence.
What I have actually come to notice is that with the changing of seasons has come a certain shifting in demeanor as well. With “the most wonderful time of year” just around the corner and the holiday season itself already upon us in full force an affect reminiscent of good old fashioned love seems to linger in the air. Which would explain why fall weddings are more popular than ever with the number of October nuptials in specific increasing exponentially.
WWD was kind enough to support this trend with several bride-to-be articles including a sneak-peek at lust worthy white gowns from some of the hottest bridal couture designers, the likes of Vera Wang, Amsale, and Douglas Hannant. These dresses are adorned with enough frivolity to impress even the witchiest bridezilla. Apparently beading, faux flowers, ruching, and excessive amounts of tulle are dress components to be desired.
I’m sorry, did I miss the Cinderella revival?
I’m all for destination weddings! In fact I fully plan on tying the knot somewhere tropical and beachy, walking down the sandy aisle in my barefeet with nothing but a pedicure. However…today I heard a concept I am not sure I have ever been aware of nor particularly know what to think about it.
Picture this: A wedding…fully sponsored, organized, hosted, and executed…ready for this….by and at an outdoor mall. At first I was rather taken a back, but upon further examination of such a proposal I came to the conclusion that it is rather genius.
What are your thought?