I have been talking about this wedding for a long time. I was very excited about it. You see, I don't get to go to a lot of weddings. I was older when I went to college, so I didn't have a whole slew of friends, and my own friends are not the kind of people to have big weddings. In fact, when I got married myself I only had attended two weddings as an adult. Not to mention, weddings are fun and I love them.
This summer I'm making up for lost time and have two, maybe three weddings to attend. Yipee. I'm so excited.
So I talked about the upcoming nuptials of a dear friend of mine here, and here, and ultimately the big issue was that I did not know what to wear.
My friend gave instructions on her invitation that you were to dress "Vintage fun, and black tie (optional)." I also have to mention that my friend is a burlesque performer (not to be confused with a stripper). So I wanted to wear something that was going to look good and I was not too concerned with being quite sexy. I also still adhere to the old saying that you should not wear black to a wedding (although this was just outside NYC so lots of people were in black and I could have worn black too.)
That left me with one dress that would work. The problem was that although the dress was going to work I did not have a bra that would work with the very low neckline of said dress. I put it to my readers as to what to do about the issue.
This was the dress with my strapless bra from my own wedding.
Finally, I caved and bought a new bra for the occasion. I bought a SUPER low halter bra. I figured it could be used at other times, and it was really not too expensive (for a woman who shops at Victoria Secret anyway, ha).
It looks like this:
That is not the halter one, but you get the idea.
So now you get the after.
I decided to wear my hair down so that I could cover my cleavage if it all got to be too much for me (which it did and I was glad to have a little "hair shield").
I'm even wearing makeup. I'm not sure if you can tell, but this is a lot of makeup for me (I usually can't be bothered).
That is "What I Wore for the Wedding." The wedding was amazing also, but I didn't want to be one of those people who was walking around with a camera so I didn't get any pictures. Trust me it was amazing. It was in a fine arts museum if that tells you anything. For the next wedding I may just wear a black dress with some colorful accents. I'll keep you posted.