I think weddings are my least favourite thing to dress for where I currently live:( There is no specified dress code but having attended the engagement, I have no doubt that what is worn to the wedding with be equally as 'diverse'. I have a small capsule of items for special occasions and I don't really have any desire to buy anything for this event.
I am not too concerned about 'conforming' to the cultural norm here but do want to be appropriate and of course respectful of the occasion while still be 'me'.
Things to keep in mind are that it's a winter wedding, it's cold here, and I don't have any special occasion wear in 'colour' (I wore my cobalt drape dress to the engagement and was magnificently over dressed).
Having taken photos, I have already eliminated one option so here's what I am thinking. I am very partial to one particular option but wont tell you which one... but I think you will guess :)
Just need to let you know this was a try on session, no makeup or styling to speak off. Working with the bare bones here :)
#1-#3 Laura Ashley Drape Back Dress. Wouldn't wear the pendant. Might use the coral clutch if I went with black shoe rather than red.
I am thinking about styling this with a wide silver cuff on each wrist, and either a modern silver collar necklace, or large-ish modern silver earrings. I think the white jacket featured in the other pics could go over this too.
#4 - #6 Esprit Draped Dress. Sleeveless but will too cold to wear without a jacket, even indoors. White jacket is from Dotti and by virtue of the colour the most 'dressy' jacket I have (I think) for a wedding. Choice of red or black pumps.
#7 - #8 Target Dress This is a dress I have had for about 6 years and I think it's pretty classic. It tends to accentuate my natural hour glass. Again I would need a jacket indoors. Not sure about the white jacket over this. Again red or black shoes options.
#9 - #11 Long Elegant Legs Cropped (Brocade like) Pants This is the wildcard entrant!! These pants were given to me by my sister. Ordered and then didn't like them. Pants wouldn't be inappropriate here but I doubt many will wear pants. I felt the fabric made the pants read as dressy? I think the black jacket version is a bit flat but the white seems to lift the look. Not with the necklace. Note pants need a good press.
The likelihood for any outfit here would be black shoes and a coloured clutch. I have included a couple on my finds for you.
I realise for some black is not what you wear to a wedding but I figure it's better than wearing white!
Anyway over to you. Thanks for looking and would love your thoughts.