Despite the fact that I’ve been looking for a dress for the last few months – my cousin is getting married in a week and I haven’t found one.
In general, I don’t mind weddings. But I do hate finding something to wear. Which makes them a pain in the ass. It probably doesn’t matter in the long run but I like to be “dressed appropriately”. I also have a tendency to cry (at the ceremony, not because of my dress drama) – I guess I’m a sucker for that kind of thing. Luckily I can get away with hiding my face behind a camera!
I have a week and I find myself needing a dress. Okay, okay. I have dresses but I wanted to find something new (which is looking less and less likely). So far, I haven’t really found anything in my closet that works. Like maybe something a little fancy and NOT black?
Unless you’re in the wedding party, what do you wear?
Technically I bought this dress in February, but it has been returned:
I absolutely loved it but I think a grey silk duponi dress was a little too fancy for this occasion. And it seemed inappropriate to wear to a family wedding, so I returned it – too much boob. It was difficult! I sat in the car for five minutes before taking it into the post office to mail back. How silly is that? But in reality, the chances I’d wear a dress like this again are slim to none. Which meant I was back where I started.
Here are a couple of other dresses I was considering:
#1-4 are from eshakti.com, #5 is from lucielu.com
The two I *almost* ordered were the purple and black dress from Eshakti and the lace party dress from Lucie Lu – but I wanted it in cobalt. I hesitated and it sold out in my size, waited again and the nude sold out as well… Sad times!
I think this wedding will be on the fancy side. The ceremony is in the afternoon at the reception/dinner is early evening in a hotel. I probably shouldn’t be too worried about it because even if I dress “appropriately” family will likely be commenting that I’m all “fancy” (which isn’t a bad thing). I wore the BD velvet dress to a family Christmas party… with red lipstick and the reactions were hilarious, to say the least. I guess I have lifetime of an “image” to overcome…
What are your requirements for wedding attire? This is my list:
- Not black.
- Not casual.
- Doesn’t match the wedding.
- Something I haven’t worn to a previous gathering with the same group of people.
- Reasonably comfortable.
Over the years, I’ve been to weddings and it is kind of hilarious but I always have a tendency to match on accident. I’m actually not sure what the exact wedding colors are but it is a peacock theme. The invitation was black and navy, with a few green/teal accents.
But, since I have a week – ordering something is out of the question. The only requirement I plan to follow is something I haven’t worn to other family weddings. Closet, here I come!