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I wonder if you all can help me out here– my SO and I are invited to his cousin’s wedding this fall. I haven’t seen the invitation yet, as I’m away from home right now, but my SO tells me that the only indication of a dress code is “wear purple.” Of course, there may be more indication of how formal it will be on the invitation, but still– yikes. I only look good in very particular shades of purple, and it’s something I rarely wear, so I’m a little leery of purchasing a fancy dress in purple as I may not be able to wear it again.
Any ideas of how I could wear purple but potentially avoid wearing an entire purple dress? I look best in green, burgundy, and red, and have some lovely light burgundy heels I want to wear to the wedding.
Suggestions of pretty purple dresses are welcome too! If the couple wants their guests in purple, I’m game– but I’m not coming up with any attractive purple dresses looking online at my favorite websites right now, so I’d love some suggestions!
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@Starling13: I don’t know how formal it’s going to be right now– I’ll have a better idea when I actually get to see the invitation. I probably should have waited to post this until I do, but I have been excited about getting to go to a wedding (there aren’t many in my circle, generally) so I want to start thinking about what to wear!
The one you posted a link to is super pretty! I’m petite and have a somewhat pear-shaped figure, so I don’t know if the peplum style would work on me, though. 🙁 Thanks for the suggestion!
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@Creiddylad: Maybe try hitting up David’s Bridal and buying a simple/short Bridesmaid or Best Man dress off the rack? They have every color imaginable, plenty of purple! (That’s my Bridesmaid or Best Man color!)
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@Creiddylad: NP! Check out the site. All of the fall collections are coming out in both cocktail and formal and Purple seems to be pretty popular this season.
Post # 8
@Creiddylad: Wear whatever you have in burgandy! It’s definitely close enough.
Post # 9
There are many shades of purple, ranging from more red undertones to blue undertones. If you are concerned about how you look in purple shopping in person might be better than online so you can see the actual colour with your skin tone and find the most flattering shade.
Post # 10
if you don’t want to wear purple, wear whatever you want. If you’re not in the Bridal Party, it’s really a stretch to tell your guests what to wear. I love purple so I wouldn’t mind, but really don’t stress about it.
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- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
@Creiddylad: Wear an LBD with purple accessories.
Post # 12
UGH, why do people do this?
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@Creiddylad: This is where a literal translation of the attire request – VERY gauche by the way – comes in handy….
That could mean purple earrings, a bracelet, a plum colored scarf, eggplant socks hell, wear what you like and throw some purple undies on…
The point is, you can comply with this ridiculous request AND not look like Violet from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
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@beachbride1216: OOO.. thats a really good idea!
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@Creiddylad: I’m not here with an especially helpful sggestion, but I do have this for you:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkkIwO_X4i4 (turn your speakers down because it’s wierd and loud)
Can you accent with purple, rather than going fully purple? Also, is it just me, or is it really wierd to ask guests to wear a certian colour, rather than just their sunday best (or whatever).
Post # 16
@Creiddylad: Wait? You mean someone actually said, “You should wear purple to my wedding”? All right, this has gone too far!
I say, wear purple if you want to, otherwise F that! That is so fussy and demanding. People planning weddings need a HUGE reality check. You can decide what you and your wedding party wears, and maybe your parents and that’s it! You get to set the dress code, too, but you don’t get to decide what colors your guests wear. Ugh. So annoying.