(Closed) Help me dress down the preppy?

posted 5 years ago in Accessories
Post # 2
1954 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Lilly pretty much screams preppy to me. The only thing i can think of to downplay that is to wear something like cowboy boots with the dress. It kind of sounds like you are planning a rustic wedding based on the above description, so I think that could fit in.  Maybe brown cowboy boots and a matching thicker belt.  Something like this…? http://www.pinterest.com/pin/427419820856121559/ 

I’m not sure if that is too casual for what you are going for, though. 

Post # 3
46667 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999


misswhimsy:  Given that it is a summer wedding in the outdoors, I would suggest a wedge. Heels just don’t work well on lawn, sod, etc A nude wedge will keep the focus on the dress.

Forever 21

nude wedge-forever 21 cutting edge wedge sandals


comes in nude

also comes in nude

A solid color necklace for the Maid/Matron of Honor and multicolor for the BM’s


Green Multi Rope Woven Chic Necklace

Jade Beige Carve Beaded Floral Rhinestone Necklace


Necklaces are so inexpensive at Forever21 that you can wear 2 or 3 to get the lookand colors  you want.

Post # 5
5660 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I would have to agree with Julies. Funky shoes/strappy heels and some statement jewelry like she posted is the way to go. Stay away from pearls, they scream prep when you pair them with florals. And choosing something in a color/contrasting color will help. Making all of the accessories and shoes all gold, silver etc… will just add to the look that the dress already brings with it. 

Post # 6
378 posts
Helper bee

Embrace the preppy! (I’m clearly biased hehe) I love the necklaces the PP posted as well 🙂 

Post # 7
600 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2016 - Charleston, SC

Lilly is all prep, no getting around that! I don’t think that’s a bad thing though…I love Lilly! If you want to tone down the prep, I’d personally go with more neutral/natural colors to balance the bright pink color/patterns. Vintage-esque jewelry might work; I really like the Forever21 necklaces a PP posted! I also agree with another PP about avoiding pearls…that would scream preppy to me. Different jewelry on each girl, like variation in style and/or color, or letting them pick their own shoes in a certain color might give it a more natural and farm-y feel. Basically, stay away from anything too put together or matchy

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