Post # 1
…thinking about wearing this dress for the civil ceremony and engagement photo session that will follow immediately…(have a photographer who agreed to do both; all together 2-hr session). This will take place in late August.
Wear as it is?
Add a colorful belt? Thick/thin? What color? Do I need to match shoes?
Add funky jewelries? Such as…?
Or, should I change out into more casual attire after the civil ceremony? (Jeans?)
Since these are photos that will last lifetime, and perhaps be used/incorporated into our wedding ceremony Spring 2010, I want to make sure I look good… 🙂
Bring on the ideas!
Oh, and I’m 5’1" – dress will probably reach just above my knees (this model, I think, has to be super tall…)
Post # 3
…and a typo…
I mean "spruce" up this outfit. 😛
Post # 4
Do not break up that lovely ruffle with a belt!
My vote is for funky, colored shoes and chunky jewelry. Maybe a chunky bangle:
and a choker (not loving the color or beads on this, but the general idea…)
Sounds so fun! And it’s the perfect dress.
BTW, you might consider wearing no/more sober jewelry and gold/silver shoes for the ceremony…and then adding more playful accessories for the e-pics afterward.
Post # 5
Post # 6
LOVE bangles and LOVE turquoise! I actually bought a pair of blue suede shoes (that I was going to wear for the actual wedding with long dress…but I think it is maybe too much for this dress).
I totally get your suggestion of changing up the outfit from the ceremony to the e-pics by playing with the accessories. Great point!
This is the shoes, I’ve never been a fan of Steve Madden, but saw these last weekend and couldn’t just walk by…tried them on, and fell in love. Even if it doesn’t end up being my wedding shoes, I’ll totally wear them on other ocassions. (Told FI I’ve saved so much $ on the wedding shoes we could invite a few more ppl to the wedding…haha!)
Post # 7
I think simple pearl earrings with some bombdiggity blue shoes!
Post # 8
@buttery – "bombdiggity"…LOL! Love it! I may add it to my dictionary and borrow the word in future. 🙂
Post # 9
wear those shoes with the dress for the e-pics! I kind of like the idea of a belt breaking up the ruffle, as long as it is a solid primary color and maybe you could have a matching bangle worn together with 2 other coordinating ones and fun colored shoes. blue and yellow or blue and orange could be fun and summery.
Alternatively, a long colorful necklace could be fun instead of a belt.
Post # 10
Cute dress! I would add a belt to define your waist.
Post # 11
ha. what waist? (lol)
yes, my trustworthy shopping buddy also suggested a thick belt…I’m just torn (as with @fizics) whether the ruffles would look funny when moving around and getting snap shots.
Thanks girls~ I ordered it online, so just waiting for both the dress and shoes to arrive (the shoes I tried had a bit of oil stain, so I ordered another pair through the store). Can’t wait to play with them soon. 🙂
Post # 12
Add colored pumps & a thick bronze bangle!
Post # 13
I love the blue shoe idea!!!
I think I would keep it chic and not wear a choker. Since you are petite already, the choker might make you look overly petit.
How’s about diamond stud earrings? …with the blue shoes?
Oooooh!!! And a headband!! or something like this!
So, there you have it!
Post # 14
I love the shoes too. If you decide to stick with them I would stay away from blue jewelry. Too much blue. I’d try gold bangles or one chunky bangle, no necklace and dangly gold earrings. I think the belt might be to much but I’d have to see it to make a final decision.
You’re going to look great!
Post # 15
I’d say; NO BELT, Big Earrings, Bangles and Cute Shoes. I LOVE LOVE LOVE white and turquoise together..it’s so fresh and clean to me!
Post # 16
Pretty dress! I would not suggest wearing it belted because that’s a bit of a trend right now. Who knows how that might look years down the line! I think gold jewerly would look nice and give this a "grecian" look if you do white and gold. A thin long necklace with some kind of charms or layers might look nice. I would play up your hair and would match the jewerly with the shoes so that the attention isn’t taken from the dress (or you hehe).