Wednesday, May 2, 2012

What I Wore for the Wedding

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.

Notice the white bra peeking through.  Yeah that did not work.  then I tried a little black lacy thing to cover the bra and that did not work either.

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.
This bra (or one like it really) worked wonders on my thirty something body.  I was quite happy with it.

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.


  1. You didn't need to cover that cleavage up. It looks great! I'm so glad you had a great time. ~ Maureen

  2. I love the shade of pink in the gown. You have beautiful hair!

  3. hair shield. lol. and i love the photo a day photos! that top is super cute in the first photo. and i'm noticing the watermarking on those photos-good job. i need to do that!

  4. I love the hair shield idea! Super cute dress!


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