Wedding outfit for the casual bride?

posted 2 years ago in Elopement
Post # 2
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

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…

http://www.unique-vintage.com/clothing/dresses/plus-size/unique-vintage-plus-size-blue-white-striped-seersucker-lonestar-swing-dress.html

http://www.unique-vintage.com/clothing/dresses/plus-size/plus-size-vintage-style-ivory-seville-floral-half-sleeve-hepburn-swing-dress.html

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

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
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

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… 

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

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 embarassed

Post # 9
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Sugar bee

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
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Busy bee

MsAfarian :  this! 

Love it! This is what I wanted but Darling Husband insisted on a wedding.lol

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

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
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Bumble Beekeeper

 

cuscotopia :  

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

Here are some more ideas: 

 

 

 

 

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