Dress to Digress
Use a little muscle and ditch the bustle.
You won’t be a martyr if you drop that garter.
Refrain from a train and bail on the vail!
I could go on for days (if not a few more minutes) with eloquent rhymes like these, about leaving that traditional wedding dress behind and exploring new and exciting wedding attire. You might have to fend off some of your elders, but trust me, it’ll be totally worth it. Take it from a girl who got married in a pink satin dress and minty green cardigan.
You just can’t refute a well-tailored suit
More rhyming. Sorry, I can’t help myself. Get yourself suited up! Give separates a thought. If you’re getting married in the spring or summer, try some skinny cropped pants paired with a fitted sleeveless top. Fall or winter wedding, opt for a wide leg pant and a blazer. Want to wear all white but not a dress gal? Not a problem! Grab a pair of dazzling shoes to match your white suit and you will still be the belle of the ball. Need a little color? Use a chunky necklace and bracelet or brightly colored shoes to offset the white of the suit. The possibilities are hemless! Or endless… whatever works better for you.
Being a bride is like being a super hero
A cape? Why not? I’m not talking toddler dress up, super hero costume cape. If that’s your thing, then go for it, obviously. Make it happen. But for more of an elegant representation, try a long, sheer, over the shoulder cape. Think, ice princess. If you don’t want something too long, opt for a capelet. It’s the smaller, yet quite adorable little sister of the cape. Don’t forget to wear something under the cape though. That’s a little too alternative, even for me.
Color me Rad!
White is white. That’s about it. There’s ivory, but that’s white. There’s also cream, but that’s white too. Anti color? Wear black. A black wedding dress says way more than a white one. It says, wow, I’m really dark. I’m so not white. If you can’t do the black dress, but love the idea of black, then use some accents on your dress. Flowers, feathers, even jewelry. If you’re not into the dark colors, then go bright and cheery with canary yellow or tomato red. Emerald green is always fun paired with amethyst and gold. There really are no rules. It’s your wedding day so you wear what is most comfortable and showcases your personality. If you want to wear a swimsuit, then no one is going to stop you. Except for maybe the venue contract you signed. Read the fine print.