Post # 1
I’m going to a wedding next month, where guests are encouraged to dress in the style of the 1950s. I do plan on asking the bride just how far she expects people to take it, but I really don’t want to look like I’m wearing a costume. My fiance wants to dress like a Greaser, and I think that’s ridiculous! I’m trying to come up with something more modern that is reminiscent, but not literal.
I did find some Rockabilly style suit jackets I plan on showing him, hoping that will work.
I could order something off of Mod Cloth and be done with it, but I’m trying to find an affordable dress in an actual store I can try on. Kohls has some Lauren Conrad dresses that might work. I saw this one the other day and LOVE it, but I really don’t know if it’s ‘close enough’ or just a pretty dress! It’s an afternoon wedding.
Post # 3
That’s really super cute!
There are so many opitons that will give you that look w/out being costumey.
Look for anything fitted with a natural waist, and full skirt. If it’s small strapped you can always wear a shruken cardigan and/or belt it.
That’s the basic premise.
Post # 4
Yeah, I know the look pretty well, but it’s hard to find the right stuff in stores sometimes. I hate buying without trying on! I thought this dress would work at first glance, but I don’t know if I’m thinking it’s the right style b/c I want it so bad or b/c it really is!
Post # 5
I think that’s totally close enough to count! I wouldn’t want to go overboard with it, either.
Post # 6
peter pan collar, full skirt, you’re all set.
Your showing that you are “playing along” without totally being in a costume.
Post # 7
I’m pretty sure almost anything with a modest neckline and a skirt that starts at your natural waist will be just fine. If you have short hair you could style it sort of poofy like they did in the 50’s, otherwise a classic french twist would be perfect. 🙂 Good luck and have fun!
Post # 8
Add some structured curled hair and a red lip and I think you’re golden.
Post # 9
You could also see if there are any stores near you that carry the Stop Staring! label, or Bettie Page. They have lots of cute dresses that have a retro vibe, but are still modern enough to wear without looking costumey. They are especially flattering on curvier figures.