Sunday, March 16, 2008

Wedding Guest

My friend JJ went to a wedding this weekend. My friend SY is going to a wedding in May. They've both asked me for 'advice' in finding the perfect dress to wear. I haven't been to a wedding in a while so this made me think about weddings a bit more.

I find weddings to be a bit tricky to dress for. One can (or should) never wear white because we don't want to make the bride feel that we're competing with her. Wearing colors can be a bit tricky because you might clash with the colors of the wedding or you might be too matchy-matchy. You also have to consider what time the wedding is. Evening weddings tend to be a bit more formal than day weddings. In my opinion, it's best to stick with neutral colors but have the details and the fit of the dress speak volumes.


Roksanda Ilincic 'Satin Shirt Dress', NAP $1,095

This dress exemplifies sexy chic without being too over-the-top. The muted colors of the dress won't make you stand out like a sore thumb but the sheen of the silk gives it a hint of sexiness. The handkerchief hem also allows you to show a little skin without being too trashy.


Alexander McQueen 'Polka Dot Dress', NAP $2,055

Ila-la- love this McQueen dress! I know I mentioned not wearing white but this dress has hints of black so I think it's ok. This dress is sexy but tasteful. The high neckline (owing to the tassel trim scarf) and the knee-skimming hem gives the dress a conservative and sophisticated feel and then you've got the plunging back that gives the dress just the right amount of sexy. I also love that this dress can be worn for day or evening events. Fierce!


Miu Miu 'Pleated Satin Dress', NAP $2,950

As I mentioned earlier, the muted tones of the dress can be played up by the details. The details of this lovely dress are a perfect complement to the muted neutral tones. Feminine and girly, this pleated beauty can wow the other guests at the wedding without taking the focus from the bride.

**Note: I personally think the McQueen dress is the best out of the three. The "Good", "Better", "Best" notations have to do with the price. All dresses are available from Net-A-Porter.


Purse Addict said...

Ditto...the middle dress is the best BUT all three are still a bit on the expensive side for regular wedding guests :P And this weekend, I've determined that once you get there, no one gives a hoot what you're wearing cus they're all busy trying to take pictures of the bride and groom!

S said...

I also agree that it would inflict major pain on my already suffering wallet. I'm still searching, even though I just got another dress in the mail today.

And plus, I just got invited to another wedding. What is wrong with people?!?! Isn't eloping a trend (and if it isn't, it SHOULD be)

sumnboutme said...

yeah, they are a bit expensive....but they're gorgeous!!!