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02-07-2011
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^What about something navy or a really deep green or red? Something navy with silver jewellery would be so nice.

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^Yes, thanks, I thought about that. Unfortunately there don't seem to be any other dark colors that looks nice on me other than black. Khaki, anthracite and dust / sand colors look good on me, but that looks even more depressing than black

I've thought about going for a bold color like red, teal or purple. But then it would have to be something fun and sexy for me to feel good about myself, which probably isn't very appropriate for a wedding either. Formal occasions suck, lol.

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Psylocke... I think you don't have to be too afraid of going for something fun. Is the wedding in Switzerland? I know that people were wearing fun stuff to my wedding (yes, in Switzerland) and it didn't make me feel strange On the other hand, some usually very stylish women "dressed up" in very formal attire and in colors they usually never wear (like burgundy... that seems to be a favorite when it comes to formal dressing) and honestly, they didn't look their best. I once bought a very formal burgundy silk blazer for a wedding, too

So if I were you I'd try to be yourself I once wore a green dress with a purple silk scarf as a belt and I felt totally myself and very relaxed and many people complimented me on the way I looked. As long as you don't go very sexy (like very short dresses) I'd say go bold and have fun!

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^Thank you so much for the reply. Yes, the wedding is in Switzerland, in a small mountain village :p The bride's family is rather conservative but my best friend's family is really cool (they're German). I've only ever been to a wedding before once and we didn't have a dress code there at all as it was the couple's wish that everyone would wear something comfortable and cute for the big party and not care about the church part too much. I went with white pants, a black blouse and purple hair

I actually saw a really cute red Miu Miu dress in a clear out sale that I could totally see myself wearing for the wedding. The only problem is that it's too big and I'm not sure I could get it altered in time for the wedding. But I think I'll give it a shot, otherwise I'll be worrying about what to wear all week and drive myself crazy instead of looking forward to my friends' big day!

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I found a dress today that I totally fell in love with and now I don't even care anymore if it's approriate for the wedding or not because I love it so much



(crappy modeling pic but just to give you an idea of the length)

I think it should be ok, though? AND it's not all black! :p
Thanks again for the replies, it definitely made a difference going shopping for a dress with some more confidence today.

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Psylocke: Absolutely lovely! It looks cool and yet appropriate for a wedding. And wow, you have a good body, too You'll rock the party!

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Can someone help me with this please? I purchased this dress at Macy's last week for a wedding:
http://i.ebayimg.com/t/SL-Fashions-N...RQ7w~~60_3.JPG

I'd like a cover up and some shoes for this, I was thinking of black vevlet cropped shrug of sorts and burgandy shoes... but I would love some advise.

I'm a bit heavier after my daughter and this dress helps shape me and conceal a bit of the pooch she's left me. I do not 'bare arms' at all, so I need a shrug/cover up. I ordered the following today in case I can't find anything but I am sure there are nicer cover ups:

http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/s...xx.esn_results

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Can someone help me with this please? I purchased this dress at Macy's last week for a wedding:
http://i.ebayimg.com/t/SL-Fashions-NEW-Gray-Versatile-Dress-Embellished-Tiered-12-/00/s/MTAwMFg2Njk=/$(KGrHqV,!jUE652Rlp1GBP!7sgRQ7w~~60_3.JPG

I'd like a cover up and some shoes for this, I was thinking of black vevlet cropped shrug of sorts and burgandy shoes... but I would love some advise.

I'm a bit heavier after my daughter and this dress helps shape me and conceal a bit of the pooch she's left me. I do not 'bare arms' at all, so I need a shrug/cover up. I ordered the following today in case I can't find anything but I am sure there are nicer cover ups:

http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/s...xx.esn_results

Thank you so much!
how about a fitted black cashmere cardigan? i'm concerned that something in velvet wouldnt go well with that ruffley dress.

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Would cashmere flow well? With the ruffles, I don't know how fitted I can go. The dress is a 14P... so getting too fitted may look bad.

A friend of mine recommended a pashmina... but I don't know if I want to cover up the detail on the neckline...

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This is also my cousin's wedding in Mexico and I've heard they are pretty fancy over there.

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a pashmina might be a good idea. you might also want to take into consideration that if the wedding is indoors the air conditioning might be on full blast.

i remember a wedding i went to a few years where the AC was on full blast - because the bride was afraid of sweating. people had to put on their coats. i had to put on a cardigan i just happened to have in the car. it wrecked my outfit.

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I need some suggestions of what to look for. I have a wedding to go to in February in Buffalo, NY. I am anticipating snow. Ugh.

The wedding itself is in the early afternoon and Catholic. The invitation states that the "formal" reception will follow in the evening. My mom thinks that formal means black tie, but according to one of the bridesmaids it's "formal, but not like, tuxedo formal." Whatever that means. The bridesmaids are wearing long gowns and the groomsmen are wearing tuxedos. The reception is being held in some sort of manor house.

Suggestions? I'm at a loss between the anticipated weather and the murky invitation.

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I need some suggestions of what to look for. I have a wedding to go to in February in Buffalo, NY. I am anticipating snow. Ugh.

The wedding itself is in the early afternoon and Catholic. The invitation states that the "formal" reception will follow in the evening. My mom thinks that formal means black tie, but according to one of the bridesmaids it's "formal, but not like, tuxedo formal." Whatever that means. The bridesmaids are wearing long gowns and the groomsmen are wearing tuxedos. The reception is being held in some sort of manor house.

Suggestions? I'm at a loss between the anticipated weather and the murky invitation.
wow, those people are brave for scheduling a wedding in buffalo in february!

are you looking to wear something you already own for the wedding or do you think you'll HAVE to purchase something?

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I'm pretty sure I'll have to purchase. I'm doubtful I'll have anything in my closet that would work, although I'm planning to check and see if I can make anything work once I get some suggestions. I've only had to deal with summer or early fall weddings for the past few years, so I have little to no winter formal wear. I have a green satin cocktail dress, but it's not really afternoon church appropriate, and a solid black sheath dress - but I hate to wear solid black. So, shopping will probably have to occur.

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^ I would be tempted to do two outfits. You could wear your black dress with a colorful scarf in the afternoon, and for evening ... I would try for something I could wear again during the holidays. For example ... a long black velvet skirt + something like this Lanvin sequin print blouse + a shawl ...
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