Lexie on what to wear to your wedding: Pt 2

Lexie, who is an occasional contributor to this blog, has written about what brides should wear to their weddings. Here is the second installment of her remarks.

” … don’t be afraid of embellishments such as lace and beading – we ladies are decorative creatures and we want to be especially so on our wedding day… but we don’t want to look like a Christmas tree, so keep the jewellery and make-up simple and don’t go over the top.”

” … use colour – you may have your heart set on a white dress, but think about embroidery, ribbons, beads, sashes, and other ways of lessening the starkness of your outfit.”

” … remember that white is cultural – light blue and gold used to be traditional (if you could afford it) but most women just wore their ‘best dress’. The Chinese wear red. White was a colour of mourning in the Middle Ages.”

” … let your groom – the man you’re going to spend the rest of your life with – have some input. You don’t have to let him see what you choose, but it’s a good idea to flick through some ideas initially to get an idea of his general taste in this area. Don’t expect enthusiasm, but avoid anything that elicits a negative reaction.”

” …  if you’re an older woman – and we are marrying fairly late nowadays – make discretion your theme. Try to look regal and dignified. Cover up as much as you can.”

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“My final piece of advice [writes Lexie] would be to remember that if you want to look like a princess you need to act like one, and not like a spoilt brat celebrity. Princesses work hard to please others and are always decorous. Your bridal gown should reflect that your aim for the day is to marry your prince, not to look sexy and outdo all your guests. You will be in the spotlight the entire time. There is no need to try to get people’s attention. Aim for unassuming loveliness. If you want ‘sexy’, splurge on a nightgown for the wedding night, but keep it behind closed doors – don’t wear it down the aisle.”

Lexie also remarked that when she was in France, she noticed that red trims were popular, such as this:

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3 responses to this post.

  1. Lexie’s comments are v good. I’d also suggest going for classic over contemporary, to avoid looking absurd a few decades later when fashions have changed significantly. Unless, of course, one wishes to amuse the kids and grand kids!

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  2. Reblogged this on To our bodies turn we then and commented:
    Part II: I liked this part very much, “let your groom – the man you’re going to spend the rest of your life with – have some input. . . get an idea of his general taste in this area. Don’t expect enthusiasm, but avoid anything that elicits a negative reaction.”

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    • Posted by Julian O'Dea on April 6, 2016 at 12:53 pm

      Ladies. Whatever you do. IF you ask a man what he prefers you to wear, wear it. Don’t ask and then ignore him. Nothing makes a man feel more miserable and impotent.

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