Post # 1
Normally a fashion forward kind of person, I find myself a little insecure regarding an upcoming wedding….so I am turning to the Hive for reassurance…..I’m a little at a loss this time, because the wedding is at 4:30…that’s not afternoon, but it ain’t evening either…so I’m wavering a little. Please let me quanitfy that March in Colorado is crazy, we get more snow this month than any other time all winter, so it’s anyone’s guess what we’ll see that day…..
Anyway, if you were the bride, and a geust showed up in this:
Only minus the hat and in charcoal grey….with their hair in a long fishtail braid…would that pass muster? I mean, we’re family of the groom, we have to drive two hours to get there, which means we have to shut the office down since it’s a family run business, and I’m not going to have much time to fab myself up….and I certainly don’t want to overdo anyway….and my final question….I’m going to need a coat of some kind….I’ve got a racoon fur or a floor length, satin lined cape….which would you pick?
I feel so silly even asking, but I don’t want to make a fashion no-no here and I’m out of my element since black tie evening is really my wheel house.
It also bears knowing that the back of this particular style of wrapping this dress is open to the natural waist…which is a little dramatic…still ok?
Post # 3
@Nona99: it’s fine. wear the cape.
my wedding is at 4 p.m. i wanted to DEMAND black tie but it’s technically not a black-tie wedding since we’re starting at the end of the afternoon so i emphasized cocktail attire.
this dress sounds lovely! i too LOVE to dress formally and play the appropriate attire game when it comes to these things, so i know how you feel. just wear what’s comfortable first… then go from there. if you’re comfortable in a dramatic number, then wear it. 🙂
i recentely went to a work thing with Fiance. he mentioned how much he loved that i wore a lipstick pink dress (it was a classy calvin klein number) while everyone else went for a safe black dress. i’m comfortable in color… so i started from there.
Post # 4
@Nona99: I think it depends on the level of formality of the wedding? But you did say the wedding was black-tie. I think the dress is fine because it isn’t one of the forbidden colors like white, ivory, red, or black. And if it is going to be cold, I would go with a fur shrug or the cape. I think I would dress it up a bit with some nice sparkly jewelry like a necklace and earrings with some cute shoes. 🙂
Post # 5
@Nona99: I think it is very classy and stylish. While the back may be open and add drama, it still makes sense for the flow of that kind of dress. It also looks very comfortable! I am really not sure about coat vs. cape — they are so different and really, really add drama. What kind of venue is it?
EDIT: Hmm…was just thinking snow…March…the coat might be a wiser choice and also fit the black tie theme.
Post # 6
Acessorize, accessorize, accessorize! The right jewelry can elevate any look.
Also, the fishtail braid sounds pretty, as long as it is off to the side, i.e. a side braid. Having it drape down over one shoulder would be lovely.
A pashmina/shawl for draping over your shoulders as the night goes on is an option as well. Select a color that compliments the gray…soft pink, cream, etc.