The wedding becomes a cocktail party, where normal wedding etiquette need not apply, you may wear black, you may display that cleavage and your skirt, it can be short, as long as it stay classy (we don't want to see your butt cheeks whilst walking down the aisle ladies)
This gorgeous handmade dress is my favourite of all the dresses, a classic black dress with that Breakfast at Tiffany's charm. I do think this dress is more suited to the more slender silhouette, and like the Look One in the Traditional Wedding article it's not for big boobs. The silver accessories add to the elegance of this outfit, simple with a smidgen of jazz.
And the shoes, well lets face it, they're not for the faint hearted or the light of wallet (being almost 20 times the cost of the dress) but they're the perfect amount of sixties retro with the perfect amount of Noughties modern. If only we could afford 'em eh?
Vintage Purse: $12.50 – La Modage, Shoes: $1679 – Calvin Klein on Zappos
This second outfit is perfect, however, for the bigger boobed of us, and the lovely bias cut is enormosely flattering.
It's a very gorgeous dress available in a huge variety of colours and available up to a size 16. I chose black to form a blank canvas, the accessories create lovely pops of colour and the whole look is a lot more affordable than the last one.
I adore these suede shoes from Topshop. So cute.
Necklace: $30 – Baboush, Headband: $25 – Stylesmith
The last outfit, is our bargain outfit, the whole thing coming in under $150.
It's a little fresher, a little younger and very flirty and fun. The dress is a complete bargain and suitable for all shapes and sizes but it does cut small. A Forever 21 large is not particularly large. The shoes are quite casual for an evening do, but the other accessories formalise it enough for cocktail hour.
Altogether a very cute outfit.
By Kelsi Smith