Monday, October 29, 2007

What to Wear: Bridesmaid

I've never been a bridesmaid but would love to be one day. From my understanding, it doesn't always come with the best wardrobe ;). Here is Elizabeth's request:
My brother is getting married in December in Seattle. My soon-to-be-sister-in-law has made me one of her "bridesmaids" (although I'm married) and I will be wearing this skirt. She has asked that we find a long sleeve (or 3/4 length), black, solid top and black shoes. The weather will somewhat chilly in Seattle that time of year so if I could find some closed-toed shoes that had heels and a little "funk" to them, it would be perfect. It can't have a plunging neckline (but V-neck or something would be great). I'm 5'8", wear a size 7 1/2 in shoes and a Medium top. Any ideas? Thanks!!!!
Honestly, this skirt is not my favorite thing in the world. It's not the worst, but I wish it was a couple inches longer. Maybe it is in person. Either way, I think Elizabeth can make it work:

Skirt - Their recommendation to wear this with a bustier makes me want to cry.
Sweater - A basic black cashmere v-neck will be a great addition to your wardrobe for years to come. It's a splurge, but you deserve it. If you want a shirt instead of a sweater, this is my recommendation from Anthropologie.
Shoes - Something with a peep toe wold help break up all that leg. In a closed toe shoe, this pair has a lower heel, a little bow and patent flair.
Earrings - A nice little counterbalance.

Have fun in Seattle!

2 comments:

sarah cool said...

Man! I'd KILL to have worn that skirt in weddings instead of the bridesmaids dresses I've had to buy that now languish in my closet!

I'm going to donate my bridesmaid dresses to a prom-dress collection center.....

love.boxes said...

super classy brides maid outfit.. plus you'll get tons of use out of that right? beautiful.