Post # 1
Summer or fall elopement with 3 witnesses, city hall or informal gathering in an outdoor setting.
Im looking for bridal outfits that are not the typical white dress (in fact, can we avoid white and dress altogether?) full figured and looking for something with sleeves, perhaps a skirt and blouse that still says “wedding”?
What are your outfit ideas and inspiration for a casual, atypical bride to be? Many thanks in advance for your expert pinterest posts, google finds and ideas!
Post # 2
I think I will always recommend a swing dress forevermore since having my own wedding. It was so comfortable all day, didn’t get in the way when I was wandering around, wasn’t heavy or hot. Full figured women look fabulous in 50’s clothes, IMO, so that’s a bonus as well. Don’t know about sleeves, I think the site I got from may have some…
Or just a skirt http://www.unique-vintage.com/clothing/bottoms/plus-size/plus-size-1950s-style-navy-blue-pleated-high-waist-swing-skirt.html and top http://www.unique-vintage.com/clothing/tops/plus-size/vixen-by-micheline-pitt-plus-size-black-cotton-stretch-powder-puff-top.html
Personally I think if you want to look bridal, you’ll need to have at least some white -maybe just the top or a white floral skirt or something. But there’s plenty to look at on this site if you’re interested.
Post # 3
I disagree with PP to look bridal you just need a veil. But the best thing about eloping is you can do whatever. I think you should decide where & when and then you will know what to wear. I think a cute coat dress might be fun. This is my favorite courthouse bride (Audrey Hepburn)
Post # 4
Oooh, I love courthouse weddings (would have been my first choice to be honest).
You can really do whatever you want! I personally think carrying a little bouquet of flowers will scream bridal regardless of what you wear.
Here are some cute inspo ideas I gathered!:
Post # 5
look up Olivia Palermo’s wedding outfit.
I was obsessed and tried to replicate it for a while but I couldn’t find the right pieces…
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Post # 7
I wore a royal blue gown on a formal night on a cruise ship. Walking around, I just got oohs and aahs over the dress, but when I walked around with the bouquet, it twigged that it was my wedding gown, so I agree that a bouquet of flowers will make anything you wear look bridal 🙂
Post # 8
White jumpsuit!!!! Although you did say skip the white, but I think they look quite striking! Maybe with a little sequin or something. The only downer is the unfortunate bathroom situation that comes with wearing a jumpsuit/romper
Post # 9
For a city hall fall elopement I suggest a nod to various elements associated to bridal looks: pearls (present in the earrings and the coat’s neck embellishment), and a suggestion of lace (the boots). Instead of a more “conventional” hairpiece, I think a hat would work very nicely.
Post # 10
MsAfarian : this!
Love it! This is what I wanted but Darling Husband insisted on a wedding.lol
Post # 11
I adore the second dress posted by skunktastic!
I would have loved to wear a full floral skirt, midi or maxi with a simple top. If floral isn’t your thing, then stripe solid polkadot lace sequin… :). Bouquet for sure, but I’d vote no veil.
Post # 12
Oh I have to disagree, a jumpsuit or (worse) a romper is not only a problem bathroomwise , but flatters no-one’s bottom let alone a plus size woman’s….
All these wonderful swing dresses on the other hand , are just perfect.
Post # 13
This is a pic of what I’m wearing for our elopement. I wanted a summery white dress, that I could also wear again! I don’t think it really matters what you wear, if you feel good in it then it’s the right outfit for you. I think a skirt/blouse combo sounds great!
Post # 14
Here are some more ideas:
Post # 15
Eeeeep i love you bees so many great ideas! I have been digging around for days and so many of these are new.
Going through them one by one now 🙂