Adventures in Wedding Attire
Black is always my go-to color for evening wear. After all, it’s simple, it’s chic and everyone looks instantly 10 lbs thinner in a well fitting LBD. Unbeknown to me, however, black is a no-go at weddings. I once managed to horrify Kai by admitting I routinely wear LBDs to weddings, and this has been a long standing argument between the two of us. I say every dress is better in black! She says black is whack. Ok, maybe not in those exact words, but you get the gist.
Well, after a long, cold, dark winter, I may be coming around to Kai’s point-of-view. The thought of slapping on another article of black clothing during these last dreary days before spring is leaving me feeling bored to tears. I am CRAVING cheery, bright colors like never before.
So, I’ve narrowed down the search for some color attire to two affordable choices:
(note: I realize the dress looks horrible in the picture I posted, but Zappos is the only retailer that has the raspberry in my size. Check out the red at Nordstrom for a better representation.)
Pros: The empire neckline is divine and flattering. I could easily pair this with black tights to keep my legs from freezing. It’s sexy without being trashy.
Cons: After a more than three months indoors, the color might wash out my pasty skin and satin can be a bit unforgiving with any after dinner pooch. Spanx will be necessary. Also, does it look a bit “bridesmaidy” to anyone else?
Pros: The dress is so, so comfortable. It’s sweatpants reincarnated as evening wear. Also, the royal blue looks delicious with my blond hair. It hugs my curves in all the right ways.
Cons: The bandage dress and all it’s incarnations is starting to feel tired and a bit dated. The trendy train may have left the station. Plus, this might be a bit too sexy for a wedding.
So there you have it. Thoughts? Opinions? I need guidance with this whole color thing!