Post # 1
My latest inspiration here lately has been going towards wearing a white/ivory suit inspired wedding dress. Not a pant suit, but a skirted suit or dress. Then glam it up with heels…. I am obsessed with heels (who isn’t, I know, right?) I want simple. No lace. No bows. No sequins. No ruffles. Just plain, simple, elegant and to the point. I am very much into the vintage/retro motif of wedding and plan on doing mine like so. I am not a traditionalist in some aspect, where as some I am. I want my father to walk me down the isle, I want the bridesmaids and groomsmen and all the good stuff. But then again, nothing excites me more than to go down to the court house with my closest friends and family, with my daddy giving me away to the man I love…. I question none of my motives, except…. the dress!
Would anybody else dare to wear a skirt suit as their wedding dress???
Carrie Bradshaw’s wedding suit in Sex and the City to Mr. Big was the epitome of tasteful! Just gorgeous. Timeless. I want that!
The second picture is the one I am considering ordering, custom made. Only difference, mine will have 3/4 sleeves with a high neck. 🙂
Post # 3
Have you seen these dresses by Joan Shum? She has an etsy store, but her dresses were featured at Kleinfields. Here is the suit dress. Check out her other ones too!!
Post # 4
Love pic #2!
Have you thought about looking for something vintage?
Post # 5
I’ve always been charmed by how Rita Hayworth looked when she married Aly Khan. In my mind I was thinking it was a suit but it looks like it’s a belted dress, but the effect is similar I think.
I would consider something like this depending on the overall vibe of the wedding. For a wedding with all the traditional trappings, traditional venues (eg, church followed by hotel ballroom/banquet hall), etc., it might seem a little odd. If you were having, say, a cocktail reception in an old house then a look like this would be more fitting. It’s smart and sophisticated as opposed to dreamy and romantic.
Post # 6
i def would do something like this if i was having a smaller scale wedding, but i think i am not unconventional enough to pull it off with our 150-person, ballroom reception wedding!
Post # 7
@Miss Pez: You know, I have been wondering the same thing. I don’t wear dresses, so I don’t think I would feel comfortable in a dress for my wedding. I think they are beautiful, but I don’t want to be tugging at my sleeves or tripping on my dress all day! I have been looking ebay at vintage skirt suits, and there are some lovely ones, and they are pretty affordable, for the most part. My big question is whether to stick with white or go with something else…my wedding colors are dark blue and white, so a dark blue/navy blue suit would work, but white would also be fine. What do you bees think about not going with the traditional white but rather with a blue skirt suit or something like it?