Friday, December 19, 2008

THE BEST DRESSED GUEST

Morning wedding guest by sassolina
Wedding season will be upon us in a few months. I've seen invited guests stress like a bride when they have no idea what to wear. Whether you're attending your cousin’s holiday nuptials or a wedding this Spring, do check out all your dress options. Unless the invite specifies casual, semi-formal or formal you’ll have to either ask or figure it out on your own. Venue and the bride’s gown are big rule of thumb factors. If you know the bride is going to be in a Reem Acra ball gown, walking down the aisle of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral with a reception at the Waldorf, you’re going formal. Where I live (San Francisco Bay Area) sometimes guests show up dressed 'California Casual' no matter the season, venue or what the invite specifies; whereas when I was in New York everyone went a little more cosmopolitan and dressed according to season. While we're all connected to a particular region with a friend and family network, most
differ so here are a few guidelines:

SPRING/SUMMER BEACH OR DESTINATION WEDDING
If you go comfortable, cotton and casual you're not going to miss. Linen and hemp are favorites too for beach scene weddings.


Bridal Shower~ by JB
SPRING GARDEN WEDDING
This one is dedicated to the Great Mademoiselle. A light and airy version of the Chanel look ideal if you're a guest at a garden or tea-time wedding with a vintage feel. Great look for bridesmaids too.

Wedding guest by HillaryLogan

THE SPRING AFTERNOON WEDDING
This baby doll in budding green says Spring. And yes, you can do chiffon in the daytime! Indulge . . .



Wedding guest I by HillaryLogan

SUMMER FORMAL OR EVENING WEDDING

These peach and beige tones of Spring move easily into evening dressing with satins, golds and metallics.


A BALERINU(Aleksi)... by KATARINA-KAJA

SUMMER AFTERNOON WEDDING

This look is part 50s, part 60s with another baby doll dress accessorized with the peep-toe floral shoes.





Wedding guest by Torin - back for a while
SUMMER RESORT WEDDING

There are so many of these weddings come summertime along the coasts. Cotton and warm weather are buddies once you're in this great dress by Coldwater Creek. Big surprise is the price!



Wedding Guest by Buster Brown (buried in work)

AUTUMN GARDEN OR RESORT WEDDING

Autumn varys in different places; Here in the wine country, October is hot. This dress is a natural for any vineyard or botanical garden wedding. In a place like Florida, great on the beach.



AUTUMN AFTERNOON WEDDING
I can actually see this ensemble in almost any venue, formal or semi-formal. Versatile, it would be welcome in a church ceremony, hotel or even garden wedding.

Champagne by Doe Sophia
AUTUMN FORMAL AND EVENING WEDDING

This dress and whole look brings Paris to mind. Imagine this stunner with a black lace wrap.

Untitled by Missy Creations(I cant favorite)

WINTER FORMAL AND EVENING WEDDING
Jewel tones are lush in Winter and add warmth to the low light situation. Accessorized with gold this look is really elegant.

I haven't forgotten theme weddings. How about that holiday bash three days before Christmas? The eco-friendly and Art Deco Wedding? Check them out.
THE CHRISTMAS WEDDING

Marry Me? by *ciara*
THE GREEN WEDDING


meditation by Geralina
THE ART DECO WEDDING

art deco drama by babydoll<3

Thank you Polyvore! This interactive site is a boon to all us bloggers, young girls and women yearning to be fashion mavens and anyone looking for innovations on how to get dressed. Above, are just a few of the inspiration boards the fashion obsessed have put together that would make the editors of Vogue proud. As exceptional as the bridal boards are though, you'll often find me stalking around the funky and sport set sections to come up with inspiration for my everyday garb whether it's coordinating a simple look or something outrageous and over-the-top. All the fashion artists that contributed the boards for this post deserve the highest praise. If you want to leave comments please click through and find the artist on the Polyvore site.

3 comments:

AmyJean said...

I love polyvore... you made some great creations! :)
RelentlessBride

Wedding Corner said...

Beautiful!!!
Love the dresses, the shoes, the hats … can’t choose a favorite one.
Great combinations.

Dani @ Weddings Fresh said...

lady, i knew i loved your style! great post!