However that day is not today. Today I am dress deciding for a wedding I am attending this month. I've officially reached that point in my life where the human race has turned into a race down the aisle. Every other day on my Facebook there are newly engaged folks, married folks, and pregnant folks.
Bottom line...a lot of busy folks.
Wedding dress shopping when you're not the bride is serious business. You don't want to show up the bride's big day (unless you're not a fan of her and even then you really shouldn't) but you also don't want to be the frumpy one in all your friends' Instagram photos. When you're a guest, wedding wear should be something you'd wear to a trendy country club. Pretend they exist.
If the wedding is during the summer then I'd suggest something brightly colored, but black is always a wedding wear basic. The wedding I'm going to is in Boston during the month of August. Also, the bride and groom are both military officers. Naturally, my mind went to three different places:
Conservative. Vintage. Pastels. And this is what I came up with...
"Basically Marilyn Monroe and Jackie O. had a love child, "said my good friend A.J.
I get asked a lot as to why I always vote for dresses as the perfect wedding wear. My thoughts are if the bride is wearing a dress, then maybe you should too. Dresses are ultra feminine and I think femininity and a day celebrating love go hand in hand. Also, dresses allow for excellent dance moves without the constraints of pants or a pencil skirt. Weddings are more than a night of free drinks and food you wish was McDonalds. It's a day where love wins. And for me, I always celebrate a win in a dress.
Currently I'm stuck on which dress to wear and would love some feedback. Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!