Wedding? Oh, help...

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Wedding? Oh, help...
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Fri, 02-18-2005 - 2:28pm

Hi... I'm new around here, but you guys seem pretty in-the-know so I figured you might be able to help me out.

Here's the situation: I've been invited to my boyfriend's cousin's wedding coming up next weekend, and I've no idea what to wear. I haven't been to a wedding since I was eleven, so I haven't much experience to go by (I'm twenty, now).

Looking things up on the internet sort of helped, but the whole time-of-day guidelines have now completely thrown me. It's a daytime wedding (2pm) but an evening reception (Cocktails 5-6, dinner at 6)... so which would I dress for? I have an idea or two for dresses, but I'm not sure if they're suitable... One is predominantly (a rather vibrant) purple, while the other... it's nice, but you can sort of tell it's my mom's.

Any help you could offer would be so very appreciated. I've never met this cousin (or most of that side of his family, for that matter...) and I'm a bit worried about first impressions... A bit silly, yes, but there it is.

I'm open to any suggestions whatsoever... I'm always up for a reason to go dress shopping ;). If anyone's really curious, I could post links to pictures of the two dresses at some later point.

Thanks in advance for your help.

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Registered: 03-19-2003
Fri, 02-18-2005 - 10:52pm

Hi J.

 

 

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Registered: 01-25-2005
Sat, 02-19-2005 - 3:15pm

Well, here goes...

This is the purple one (pardon the wrinkles and the blurriness of the pic)

http://www.boomspeed.com/junebug06/dress1.jpg

I threw the blazer in because it's a bit too February out for strapless dresses. And as a side note, it's not near as shapeless if someone's wearing it...

I don't have the other on hand, but it's easier to describe. It's floor-length, sort of a pastel floral-patterned lace (if I remember right) with an off-white underneath, and lace t-shirt-length sleeves. It fits pretty nice in the top, and the skirt kind of flares out a bit. It's pretty, but kind of ... plain, I guess.

As for what my style is, I don't really have one... I wear what my mood says I should, pretty much. On two different days, both of these dresses could be my 'style'... I'd wear either one willingly.

Any sort of comments would be great. Too dressy? Too casual? Too purple ;)? Thanks for your help.

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Registered: 03-19-2003
Sat, 02-19-2005 - 8:08pm

I don't see anything wrong with the dress, especially if it is something you are comfortable wearing. I might go with a white or lavendar jacket for it, though.

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Registered: 02-15-2005
Mon, 02-21-2005 - 1:25pm

I kind of like something like this. Maybe a different color. Or less ruffles at the bottom, but you get the idea.

http://www.bananarepublic.com/browse/product/274/product_274437.htm?cs_catalog=BR%5FSpring2%5F3%5F2005&cs_category=2019

I wouldn't wear anything that reminded me of a mom. lol

The black blazor isn't really working with that dress. It's too busniess like.

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Registered: 01-25-2005
Mon, 02-21-2005 - 1:56pm

I think I tend to agree with both comments about the blazer. It does seem a bit... business-like.

I kind of like the idea of a shorter dress, too... and from what my boyfriend ((finally)) tells me, it's probably closer to the general dress of everyone than the longer dresses are.

Hmm... we shall have to see what develops :)

Thanks again.

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Registered: 03-19-2003
Mon, 02-21-2005 - 5:40pm

I like the dress, that is cute. I agree on the ruffles, though. Then again I'm not a ruffle person at all.


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Registered: 03-19-2003
Mon, 02-21-2005 - 10:43pm

Hi again J.

 

 

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Registered: 01-02-2005
Wed, 02-23-2005 - 11:53am

A skirt and some sort of top would be perfect also. Since you picked a dress that sort of "flows" when you walk, try one of the flared skirts, I guess you would say. The kind that aren't tight anywhere that just flows and comes to about the bottom of your knees. I love those, they are so pretty. Then some sort of top to go with it, can't think of ideas there. But something silky would be pretty. HTH!! :O)


   

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Thu, 02-24-2005 - 1:23pm
Isn't it neat how sooo many of us want to help one another?! I 've heard and seen a lot of great ideas, but I guess for these kinds of occasions I find it the time to dress up in something very feminine, colorful and elegant. Any and all of the 3 are my prefernces. I think the coatdress shown by one of the girls as a show of elegance. Silk is a girls best friend for the feeling of femninity with it's soft flow. The silk can become alive all the more with color (ala flowers, butterflies, ect..)! The idea of pilazzo pants cxan work if its free flowing(silk), with a colorful silk top and a jacket. Good luck honey.
Bottom line, if you dress up nicely, most things can be acceptable. Don't make this a difficult decision. Lariea

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