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I’m getting hitched in January in NYC. It’s more than likely going to be freezing cold. I want some unique outerwear that doesn’t cost a fortune. I’m not into fur (I’m only mean to rude people, not animals!), and I worry that faux fur will be ehhh.
I’m not opposed to something with a little bit of color, but I’m having a hard time finding anything that a. I like, b. doesn’t cost an arm/leg, c. goes with my dress & color scheme…
Dress is Alfred Angelo #1148 in "diamond white".
Color scheme is olive, teal & ivory – sounds gross – you have to see it to appreicate it. :)
Suggestions are so very appreciated!
Post # 3
I feel bad no one has replied yet! Though I must say, ruling out real and faux fur made yours a very tall order! I think no matter what without any fur, whatever you get isn’t going to keep you terribly warm. That being said, I saw this I thought you might like.
On another note, I think it would help to know what kind of material your dress is made from. It’s hard to tell what will go together from pictures otherwise. Hope this helps! L-Bee
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Here is someone on etsy that makes bridal jackets:
You may want to search ebay or amazon for "bolero". Hopefully that will bring back some results. It is a tough time to search for anything wintery, so maybe you’ll have better luck in the fall. I hope you find what you’re looking for!
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Thanks for the suggestions!
The dress is Tafetta.
I’m hesitant to do white/ivory unless it comes from the same manufacturer & I don’t care for any of Alfred Angelo’s outerwear options at the moment.
I don’t think a bolero would work – the dress is off the shoulder and most boleros that I’ve seen are very fitted in the upper arms…
I do think I need to wait until summer is over… I’m having the same issue with my Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses – there’s not much out there for the winter yet.
Maybe something velvet would work to keep me warm since I’m anti faux & real fur….?
I know it’s definitely a tall order. All suggestions are so appreciated.
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This particular one is super expensive (http://www.bluefly.com/Cinzia-Rocca-espresso-wool-angora-long-button-coat/cat20128/300163302/detail.fly) but what about a floor-length wool, cashmere, etc. coat? I think it’d be super elegant, and then you’d have a beautiful coat to wear the rest of winter.
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Are you into anything vintage? How about a cape… very Carrie Bradshaw! I think it would be so fun to hunt one down in a thrift store, antique shop, or vintage clothing boutique.
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Ooooh, floor length coats and capes. Good thoughts. Will definitely look into them as well as vintage options.
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Okay, way crazy, but I just blogged about my love for one of the knits that I came across today… check out the article here. This is actually a blanket but the same concept would work as a wrap for your winter wedding too.
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I’m having my wedding January 30th. I’m doing two options for photos.
My sister is making me a cashmere cape. Do you know anyone who can crochet well?
I also have a long black evening jacket that I found in a vintage shop years ago, and it’s been sitting in my closet, so I’m going to take that to my tailor and chnage it up to suit me. It is fur, and has fur cuffs and collar, but maybe you could find something in a vintage shop or have something made.
Maybe go to JoAnns and look at some patterns and find a good tailor in your area. That way, you can choose your fabric, too. I think a simple brocade would be so lovely, and then you could have the lining the same color s your shoes!!
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Ooops! Sorry, I meant find something velvet or brocade in a vintage shop.