Classic dress silhouettes are all the rage right now and it's easy to understand why. The nipped waist and full skirt looks are feminine, flattering and fit a multitude of shapes and sizes. I like to experiment with mixing modern and vintage so if I was feeling romantic and nostalgic while getting ready for a summer wedding, I might opt for this lovely, butter yellow, V-neck dream by Preen from Thornton Bregazzi.
I'd pair it with pointy toe pumps to carry out the '50s look but I would buy a modern version to keep from feeling like I was wearing a costume. And, I'd opt for statement jewelry like these long earrings and bangle. A beaded clutch and a whimsical ring like this jeweled bee keep things fun and interesting. And, to top things off, a fascinator. I'm captivated by them but haven't yet managed to find a way to work them into my wardrobe. So, given the opportunity, (and what better opportunity is there than a wedding?), I'd sport one in a coordinating tone with my dress.
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It's always a last minute scramble for me to find something appropriate to wear to a wedding. It depends on the style, time of day, etc. I usually try to find a dress because, let's face it, all you have to do is accessorize and you're done. But I love pants as well and thought, what about the tomboys amongst us? What would they wear? A great suit. And like a dress, all you have to do is accessorize. For an afternoon/evening wedding, this is how I'd work the suit outside of work. First, color. A suit in a happy hue is much more fun and festive especially with a beaded tank or camisole underneath. A clutch with some texture adds interest. Metallic heels (these are SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker) and a ring with a contrast color keeps things lively. Now, all you have to worry about is your plus one.