This is the last part of our 'What to Wear to a Wedding' series. This last section will cover what to wear to a 'Quirky Wedding', otherwise known as, 'What to Wear to a Wedding if you don't want to follow any rules' or 'What to wear to a Wedding if your name is Kelsi and you just put together these really awesome outfits'!
The titles aren't as snappy but you get the general idea..
This gorgeous outfit has autumnal quirk written all over it. Really rich golden colours with tanned leather, makes for a very sumptuous outfit rich not only in colour but in texture too.
This dress is a one of a kind so I'm not really going to get into who this dress would suit, seen as it's only going to suit the person with it's specific measurements. However, this style would certainly fit most shapes and sizes, the only thing I'd watch for is overspill in the breast area. Not a pretty picture, and not particularly appropriate for most weddings, in fact not appropriate for most situations (now I'm not talking cleavage I'm talking push up to fall out…)
I adore the bags by Moxie and Oliver, one of my hands down favourite designers on Etsy, and the chunky BCBGirls shoes are delish (I REALLY want them)
Dress: Armoursans Anguish – $265, Flower: Flowers by Farha – $25, Coral Necklace: Jewelry by Shannon – $132, Purse: Moxie and Oliver – $125, Shoes: BCBGirls via Piperlime – $98.
This second outfit is ridiculous, in a very good way. It's so sugary sweet but so delicate and divine I'd want want to flounce around in it for days.
Again this dress is a one of a kind, but the style is suitable for all shapes and sizes, including this time, those with big boobs. If you are on the shorter side, with perhaps a shorter neck AND big boobs, this is not neccessarily the right dress, as you run the uniboob risk. However the neckline is cut low enough to glimpse the collarbone which helps defeat the uniboob.
The accessories are all simple and extremely feminine, and do not compete for attention with the large pattern of the dress, instead they just accentuate it's complete prettiness. The shape of the purse and slight chunkiness and colour of the earrings and a modern touch which is complimentary to the fifties silhouette.
Dress: Soho Mode – $85, Fascinator: Stylesmith – $32, Earrings: $25 – Terrain, Purse: Sidney Ann – $72, Shoes: Badgly Mischka via Piperlime – $215
The third look is just plain fun. The mix of colours is modern, the silhouettes are feminine. I think the fact that I desperately want each of these outfits is ringing endorsement enough!
The dress on this one is a risktaker at the wedding. Please try to make sure that your bride is not the type to be upset if guests at her wedding choose to wear white. Because there is no escaping this, it is a white dress. And of course I personally think that if a bride has done her job properly it shouldn't be hard to tell the difference between bride and guest, however, I don't want any of you being kicked out of weddings by a bridezilla this summer!
Shape and size wise, because of the volume of the ruffles it potentially has the tendency to make a bigger girl look bigger, which none of us want. So I'd say this dress is for those on the slender side, and as with the first dress, no boobs falling out of it please!
I love these accessories, they're all very different but still manage to work together, not the easiest feat, and that coral necklace is amaaazing (I have a new obsession with coral – it's in my developing new collection)
Dress: Nostalgia – $120, Coral Necklace: Studio@7199 – $85, Leather Ring: Debris – $15, Clutch Purse: Percy Handmade – $50, Shoes: Kate Spade via Zappos – $299
And of course our obligatory under $150 outfit, again coming in $40 under the mark with what is still a gorgeous and fun outfit.
This dress is fab, and a complete bargain (in fact I think I may wander off and purchase it this afternoon!) the style is great for all shapes and sizes, the over skirt pleating hides a multitude of sins, the straps hide your bra and the neckline is perfection. Of course the only issue is the dress is Forever 21, and their large is, not so large fitting perhaps a 12 at the most. That's my only disclaimer on the dress, other than the sizing I think it's gorgeous
The accesories all hint at the different shades of pink and help keep the whole outfit playful, cute, feminine and of course under budget!
Dress: Forever 21 – $22.80, Hair Comb: Hopelessly Devoted – $6, Locket: Stylesmith – $35, Vintage Purse: Sunshine City Lassie – $10, Shoes: Plasticland – $36
So that's it for our 'What to Wear to a Wedding' series, but 'What to Wear' is not going anywhere. If there's something you need help dressing for or don't have a clue what hair and make-up you should use, don't hesitate to contact us and we'll see what we can do!
By Kelsi Smith
Hi! Love your site – thanks for featuring my vintage clutch!
i love these features! could you do an article about great (possibly handmade) wedding dresses? i’ve been searching on etsy for some beautiful ones without a lot of luck.
I’ll certainly look into it!