Thursday, June 21, 2007

What to Wear: Michigan Wedding

More wedding outfit requests keep rolling. I don't mind though, weddings are a fun opportunity to find a perfect dress. Today's request is from Carol:
Here's the scoop. I'm about 5'4", a size six on top and size eight on the bottom, with a very J-Lo butt. I have a small waist and decent, but short, legs. I am not crazy about showing off my upper arms, but I would be willing to go with a really great sleeveless dress if it didn't attract attention to them. I have a short dark brown bob, green eyes and fair skin.

I tend to wear a lot of black, so I'd love to wear something that pops, color-wise. I'm open to just about any style, but long dresses tend to make me look squat.

The wedding itself will be held at a Catholic church in the middle of the day. I won't change clothes before heading to the 5 p.m. reception at a nice restaurant in the same town. I'd like to keep the total ensemble under $200. Maybe $250?
She sounds adorable! I found what I think will be the perfect dress for Carol right off the bat (as you can tell, my photoshop is still broken):

Dress - On sale for $57 from Tulle. The color (bright), sleeves (present) and cut (flattering) seem perfect from Carol's figure. I would probably switch the "bow" in the front with a different knot if I was tying the sash myself.
Shoes - A traditional style pump in leg-lengthening beige.
Earrings - These gold and coral drops from Anthropologie are a bit of a splurge, but super pretty.
Bracelets - Metallic painted wood bangles from Forever 21 for $6 tie the whole thing together.

Have a great time at the wedding Carol!

5 comments:

Diana said...

I'm in need of a new dress...might just buy that!

Mary said...

Well done, Emily! Carol is as cute as she sounds; I love this look for her!

tiffany said...

I'm in love with that dress. Wish I had a betrothed friend in Michigan....

Alexandria said...

The color of the dress is so pretty. And I like the shoes you've chosen for the occasion. Summer really is the season for weddings.

Carol said...

I love it, Emily! Thanks so much. I have never worn that color but I think it should really warm up my skin and compliment my hair. You're the best!