- 8 years ago
- Wedding: March 2011
First marriage, I bought a huge poufy princess dress, white, with sequins and a million yards of tulle and lace and all the works.
I knew white looked bad on me but didn’t care. I wanted THE dress and I was way younger and could get away with more. I actually never wore the dress, got married in the courthouse instead and got pregnant.. ended up selling the dress on ebay for peanuts! I got married in a cream colored dress, street length, and my hair was then a golden blonde. I didn’t realize until I saw photos later but yuck!!
I’ve since decided that I really had no business in a white or ivory dress or anything in that family of colors and told myself I’d wear BLUE, for this, what will be my first actual real “wedding”…and so I set out on a search for a blue dress, which I thought would be easy, has been incredibly frustrating. The challenge has been to find something blue that is affordable, looks “bridal” (vs. Prom or MOB or too casual) and isn’t too “party” or pageant like.
Then I came across two dresses here in the last day or so that actually have my heart POUNDING… and they are ivory and white. Hmmm. What to do?
My reasonings for swearing off white and anything like it are due to my pale skin tone with pink undertones. I am a “pink” person. My natural hair color is a light ash brown (yuck) but I keep it blonde and have since high school. I am pale, slightly ruddy, with green eyes. I think I am a “summer”, cool skin tone.
I also was of the mind that light colors make me look larger, and I’m “borderline” plus size, so naturally would rather look smaller… but I’m tall (5’8″) with a large frame and hourglass figure so if I can get “statuesque” rather than just BIG I will be happy. Plus I have 8 months to drop a size or two if need be.
Okay so now I am wondering if there is a way to pull this off after all? Maybe I need to focus on hair color and make up to make it work? Do I go for white or ivory? After all, the model for the dress I want is blonde and cool and looks okay in “my” dress…
In every day life I don’t wear anything anywhere near white, ever. I look good in black, med. to dark purple, pale blue, blue-gray, slate blue, kelly green, olive green, hunter green, medium reds, dark crimson, chocolate brown, and charcoal gray. Sometimes I can get away with pink but it depends on the pink…. if it’s a “ballet” pink then yes, usually.
But I think I am in LOVE (with a dress) and want to see if I can do it. Plus it’s become obvious that finding a blue dress is NOT as easy as I’d anticipated.
Thloughts? Sorry, I don’t have any pictures that are recent. In fact, I don’t have any pics of me on my computer at all, I just realized! For a similar skin tone and hair color, think Renee Zelweger, Reese Witherspoon, Kate Winslet. I tend towards ruddy when hot or stressed or after any sun exposure.
So… thoughts for what I should wear, considering I was about to go with a pale blue/pale slate before finding this other dress?