Post # 1
We are getting married in March near the water and I want to be prepared with something nice to wear over my strapless dress in case it is cool. I have an ivory dress and would like to do something with color. I have one Maid/Matron of Honor (no bridesmaids) and she is wearing a purple dress and the groom will be wearing a red tie and cumberbun. So, our colors are red and purple. I was thinking that the pashima wrap might be nice, but think it might be a little too casual for my dress. With only the Maid/Matron of Honor and my shawl/throw to coordinate, I think it would be fun to have ours similar style but maybe different colors. Does anyone have any ideas about what else to look for? I’ve looked at Macy’s and Nordstroms and have not fallen for anything just yet. And I don’t want to spend the next two months thinking about what I will wear if it is cold 🙂
Post # 3
I’ve seen some beautiful wraps at Banana Republic…but it’s very hit or miss as far as prints/fabrics/colors. Worth a try, maybe…I had a wrap custom made to go with my dress; maybe that’s an option for you? Then you’ll get exactly the color/fabric you want!
Post # 4
What about an ivory bolero with a red and purple brooch? You can have a bolero custom made or make it yourself from a pattern. It takes some sewing skill to set sleeves though.
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Post # 6
Wrap patterns are pretty easy to find and sew. If you cant find one make it or have a friend make it…..with whatever pattern you want. Walmarts a good place for a pattern and material
Post # 7
Thank you all for your input! Beanchar, for some reason, the second link would not pop up (the one that is pricey but pretty). Thank you for the links and if you still have that link, please send that along.
I’m not sure I’m going to have time to find a pattern and sew it, no matter how easy, but wish I did! I’d like something I can wear again and think that if it’s colorful, I have a better chance of doing so.
Thanks again and if anyone else has ideas, please send them my way.
Post # 8
Beg, borrow or steal a mink stole. It’ll look fabulous.
Post # 9
Sorry for my lame cutting and pasting skills! Here’s the "pretty but pricey" one:
To reedem myself , here’s a link for several good discounts at gaiam.com (including one for 15% off your whole order):
Post # 10
And more finds from insomnia-induced Googling….
LOTS of diferent kinds of shawls here (and 20% off on order of $100):
A fun and funky purple & red design (and if you don’t like that one there are FOURTEEN PAGES of shawls on this site!):
Red and purple stripes:
Red and purple beaded flowers on a cream background: