Post # 16
I don’t have time to be creative – we leave on Sept 28 – I don’t pick up my skirt until the 26th.
Think I’m going to lean on the plain T, long skirt and what ever shoes hide under there that I deem comfortable enough to walk Central Park in. I’ve got a pair of Mary Jane crocs I live in, black balarina flats and my boots. 🙂
I’m not doing heels or nice hair. It’s going up ‘sloppy pony’ style. 😉
I love the Keira Knightley tulle dress. I saw that about 3 years ago and saved it. 🙂
And… I think I love this… really.. plain long or 3/4 sleep Tshirt… and whatevea da h#ll shoes I want to put under there. 🙂
Post # 17
What about this bride’s outfit? She got married in a white tulle skirt and the blouse she wore on their first date?
I also think the blue checked shirt you had on in the picture would work also. You will be a beautiful bride no matter what you pick.
Post # 18
So I didn’t read through all the responses so someone may have already posted this but if the plaid looks odd to you, maybe something like this? I read that the girl that did the plaid shirt photo shoot just took an old cheap dress, cut the skirt off and added the wide band.
Post # 18
Well, I found exactly what I wanted on ebay. Bid high and watched it all afternoon. And then at 30 seconds someone out bid me 🙁 <br /><br />I was happy for a short period of time. The collar when folded down had the plaid in it too. <br /><br />I shall go cry now.<br /><br />
Post # 19
Hi! Was it a one of a kind? I would check who the seller was and see if maybe they had more than one? Couldn’t hurt to try. You will find something!
Post # 21
The one I photoshopped above… yeah I searched for about an hour for it. The tag said Pendleton Petite, but I couldn’t find it. Ugh… coming back to try again.
Found CAbi vests… sorry for my quick/careless photoshop skills.
Post # 22
MissRedneck: I love that!
OP – looking at all these examples of denim or plaid shirts with tulle skirts, I think you could definitely pull it off – even maybe using a shirt you already have, if it’s in good enough condition.
The main thing is the shirt needs to be fitted through the waist, not loose, otherwise you’ll get a “bag lady” effect with a baggy shirt and full skirt.
If the shirt itself is not tightly fitted then you’ll need a wide belt or sash to cinch it – just like most of the brides in the examples on this page have done.
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Also these, which I chose because of the lace panel which gives it a bridal feel:
You can’t quite tell, but I think the lace in this one is white, which would look good with the tulle I think:
I would just be careful about anything too bulky or heavy on top – no thick sweaters or bulky jackets – because that won’t work with the line of the skirt.
Also, be careful of a top that comes down lower than the waist – it should be able to be tucked in to the skirt or a wide belt, ideally, otherwise you’ll lose the entire line of the skirt.
One of the reason tulle skirts look great because they define your waist. If the top is hanging over the waist, especially if it’s baggy as well, you’ll lose that waist definition, not to mention it could look sloppy.
Post # 25
Just found this link and thought you might like it.
She really rocks the denim shirt, plus it has special meaning. Maybe you have a shirt with special meaning to you in your closet? Then you’d save yourself a shopping trip too. 🙂
Post # 26
I appreciate all the posts!!! 🙂
I’m not into the denim/chambray (too western looking for me) or the lace. But I thank you all! 🙂 I don’t feel so alone doing this now. lol
I did, however, totally luck out yesterday at Old Navy and found a shirt that is very very very close to this… so I snapped the only small left off the maniquin (left her bare chested, lol) and brought it home. AND at Kohls I found the coolest pearl-metal chain-metal bead necklace similar to the one below (except it has a few strands of dark glass beads and metal chain).<br /><br />And I had the seamstress make the long skirt. Now I’m gonna have to think of some kind of belt/sash. <br /><br />AND I went back to the tack shop and tried on the boots I THOUGHT I’ve been wanting for the past two years, for a second time in 3 days. Nah… they are hugely uncomfortable, to the point I coulnd’t imagine walking through Central Park in them, let alone standing in them for hours in the cold giving riding lessons. And, fashion ‘equestrian’ boots would not hold up to the use I’d give them (and they are not comfortable either, not compaired to my tried and true Ariats). So… wanting to buy something I’ll use again, I’ve ordered the CROC duckboots, lol. 🙂 I’ll give them a good career (using) after the wedding. 😉
I’m still eyeballing a CAbi vest though. I’m kind of hung up on this look. If I can find one on Ebay or Craigslist I’ll probably buy it so I have two ‘tops’ to work with when I finanally get my hands on the skirt… AND / OR I’m still looking for a pull over sweater to put on over the check shirt I got in case it does get chilly.
Post # 28
OR you could do something like this:
That skirt comes in a white/off white color it looks like, for only $28 (here: http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/painted-threads-knit-a-line-skirt-juniors-online-only/3715821?origin=category&cm_ven=Linkshare&cm_cat=partner&cm_pla=15&cm_ite=1&siteId=QFGLnEolOWg-Pbo9V.hi1c9TuaqfGq1i3w).
I actually own the skirt in black (I loved this outfit) and mix and match it with a few different formal and casual button up blouses and sweaters and love it.
(example of how it looks with a sweater)
I’d order a few sizes and then just return the one that doesn’t fit, because I found the sizing to be a bit weird (in the end though my normal size worked).
If you like the sweater look you could go wit this one, only $19:
I’d also wear a slip under the white skirt to be safe. And the shoes and necklace I posted above would still work 🙂
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