Hey leggy lovelies,
Hope you’re all wonderfully well. I’m blogging on a day sandwiched between two massive wedding weekends; the one just gone spent with my uni friends, the next to be enjoyed with my friends from school. And with two further weddings on the horizon this year, I’ve had a lot of outfits to plan. Thankfully my Vietnam loot is still going strong, and some of you may recognise last weekend’s dress from my holiday snaps.
If you feel self-conscious in heels at a wedding, but don’t want flats to ruin your outfit, then the maxi gown is your saviour. I wore this custom-made blue one at the spectacular wedding of my friends Liz and Dan last weekend, and remained comfortable all day long in some silver flatties from Next.
My beautiful girly friends all wore heels, and though I was still a good foot taller than some of them (just call me the midget magnet), I’d like to think that I wasn’t any less elegant. Until the end of the night, when I knocked over seven chairs and fell face-first in a field…
It was a bit rainy, so obviously I had to be chief umbrella holder. (Standard).
Only problem is, I tend to think that most maxi gowns don’t lend themselves to hat-wearing (in my head the structure/balance of the outfit usually looks a bit wrong), and you all know by now that I loves me a hat. Nevertheless, I made my outfit a bit more wedding worthy with my sparkly Grecian headband from ASOS.
But the most important dress of the day was that of my lovely friend Liz, who’d taken me shopping as her “stylist” to find the one. If you’re looking for a beautiful Grace Kelly-meets-Kate Middleton-meets-Sarah Jessica Parker style dress for your own W-day (and let’s face it, who isn’t?), then check out David Fielden (who will add extra length too).
Has anyone found any pretty maxi gowns, or know of any great places to have them made? If not, then you’ll just have to get your lovely selves over to Vietnam. ATTT reader Lydia read my holiday post and did just that. (Well, she might have had it booked anyway, but I’ll take credit for helping her find a decent tailor, and coming away with this goddess-worthy creation…).
I’d love to feature your wedding guest outfits from this year… so please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What do you think of maxi dresses at weddings? And how many of you have worn heels and hats to your mate’s bashes this year? Big respect points for adding the extra height. Please do let me know if you have any good links to awesome headgear (I’m needing a new piece for this weekend).