Saturday, 11 August 2012

Style: The Wedding Guest 2012 - Outfit 3

This is the next dress on my wedding hit list.  If you've seen much about my personal style, you'll know I tend to go for a particular type of dress.  I go for dresses that nip in at the waist to create my curves, I rarely go for other dresses - especially tunics.  

I was shopping with my Mum (aka Little Legend) last weekend when we popped into Monsoon, there was a huge sale going on and so we went for a small rummage.  Being honest I don't tend to buy items from Monsoon, purely because I can't afford them and the sale items never seem to be the pieces I've been after.  Whilst we were browsing I mentioned to Little Ledge, I was going to my friends wedding and that I could look for a dress.  That was all she needed to know and we were off on our challenge Anneka mission!  I saw in the 'wedding' section of items, there was an ivory embellished dress, it was tunic style but the beading had totally drawn me in.  The amazing silky fabric and divine bead work was something to stop traffic, but I put the dress back as I knew it wouldn't suit my shape.  Little Ledge picked it back up and told me to try it on.  

"I've seen this dress before in silver and it's beautiful.  You must try it on!" 

Instead of arguing we trotted over the the changing room, to which I spied the perfect pale pink clutch bag that would work perfectly with the dress.  Not that I was going to get this dress, as it clearly wasn't going to suit me and I was just doing this to please my Mum! 



The dress went on and I froze.  My goodness, how could my Mum be right.  This was the perfect dress for my friend's wedding!  It was £164.00 but was reduced to a bargain of £47.00, with thecclutch bag being reduced to £8.50!  

 My Kurt Geiger heels that were beige would pick up the warm pastel tones perfectly, teamed with gold and bronze jewellery to set it off.  I suddenly knew it was quite nice to wear something slightly different to my comfort style.
 I know some people can be funny about wearing white or near white to weddings, but I thought sod it.  This dress has other colours on it that I've attempted to enhance, taking the attention away from the main colour of the silk dress.
This not only looks like a well made dress, it feels amazing on too.  What do you think?  Yay or nay to this colour for a wedding? Do you stick to certain styles and not go out of your comfort zone too?

xoxo
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25 comments

  1. Love the dress! Beautiful embroidery detail. xx emileeanne
    http://eaemileeanne.blogspot.com

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  2. Gorgeous dress, but i could never ever wear anything white to someone elses wedding, eek!

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  3. It looks so gorgeous on you! Mothers always have a way of finding awesome things that you'd never normally pick yourself - my mum's the same!!

    Rhiannon xxx
    www.thebarbelle.blogspot.com

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  4. Thank you! :-) I know mums are the best!

    It's not quite white.... Is it a no no? Xx

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  5. I loved the dress! looks so vintage and chic to me haha And YAY! I think in weddings you can wear anything...just keeping in mind that it must keep the attention away from the bride haha :P

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    Sam

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  6. Haha good point :-) its not like d wear this with all matching ivory accessories. I think that would stepping it a bit too far xx

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  7. The dress is beautiful and even though its white, the style and embroidery and if you accessorize in other colors than white is really great for a wedding :)

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  8. I'm glad you think so! :)

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  9. Love the dress and floral embroidery detailing. The sheer arms were a big hit on the NY runways for Fall 2012. Great bargain purchase!

    http://dejafashion.blogspot.com
    x x

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  10. A bit of a baragain I reckon! xx

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  11. Wow that is a very lovely dress, you look amazing in it! So amazing! :)


    Lots of love,
    Sabina
    xxx

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  12. You look amazing. Hope you will visit my blog. :)http://ivonalovefashion.blogspot.com/

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  13. I'm glad Ive got so many 'yes' response to this outfit! Wasnt hesitant about it being nearly white though... xx

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  14. WOW this dress is so cute !!

    XX Luba



    today on Well Living blog vintage print Hale Bob dress
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  15. This dress is gorgeous!! When I go to weddings I make sure to stay as far away from white as I can - sometimes even with the print the bride can be offended and I would hate to be the one to do that!!

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  16. Do you reckon this dress is too close to the line then? I'm not sure if Its a worthy risk or not... xx

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  17. nice dress and shoes!
    i love this colour!
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    thank you!
    xoxo
    Evi

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  18. I'm familiar with this dress, it's from their bridal collection! Traditionally ladies shouldn't wear white to people's weddings. It's absolutely gorgeous, one for holiday perhaps?

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  19. Lovely dress Annie! The floral embroidery is amazing and it suits you!

    xxx
    Nina
    http://trendsurvivor.com/

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  20. It is lovely, make you want to invest in embellished and beaded items. Xx

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  21. Great dress and it looks great on you too! I tend to stick towards certain styles as I have areas I prefer to hide. It's great that you tried something new.
    I think the dress is fine for a wedding. Even though it's white, your accessories give it some color.

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  22. The wedding dress is really a fascinating one, it has nice designs and is perfectly matching with your wedding cluch, the white silver color is giving wedding atmoshphere more fashioned and stylisted. bridal clutch bag

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  23. I'm so pleased you all like it. I was nervous about wearing it, but It totally worked! xx

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