Wedding Dressing

It’s the time of year for weddings to be announced. Which sets into motion the delicious activities of a wedding guest. Perhaps foremost is the choice of attire, including accessories (I’m still fantasizing about the perfect shoes for a wedding that happened six years ago). Fortunately, Jane’s Vanity has a lovely assortment of dresses and little extras, whether for the courthouse steps or a beach in Cancun.

A wedding guest can manage with a small wardrobe. And not just for a tiny ceremony. Large weddings that run for days leave little time to change. So choose carefully, and wear just what you love–it’s thematic!

No matter your role in the wedding, Stelios Koudounaris has designed a perfect little solution with the Petrol Flared-Sleeves Velvet Dress in a saturated teal. This color looks great, by the way, with silvery hair. Its draped sleeves, pleated fabric, and tacked-in shoulder pads lend a dramatic silhouette. The elasticized waist with removable matching belt creates a sweep of midi-length skirt that is accented by a high side slit. Dance in it. And wear it again, with a change of accessories. Bring a glittery belt and fancy stockings.

Stelios has also created a Velvet Halter Neck Dress in full-length purple velvet. Just a few left of this sleeveless gown with high mock neck, cut-in shoulders, and keyhole at back. The elasticized waist with matching removable belt gives way to a high front slit that hides in the skirt’s beautiful drape.

Zoelle chose two print designs for her Greenfinch Midi Dress, one for the front, one for the back. The front design with a high boat neck is in a flattering print of golden green, flecked with blue and purple. The waist is shirred to enhance the bust and give the dress movement. The back, with its deep open V, looks flirty in a geometric pattern of yellow green. This simple skimmer of a dress is youthful, easy, and unforgettable. It would look wonderful with a wide-brimmed picture hat.

Speaking of pictures, perhaps you can see yourself now, in your JV dress. Here comes the wedding photographer, and she’s zooming in on you. Say “cheese.” Or, you could try the very appropriate Italian equivalent: “Famiglia!” (pronounced fah-meél-ya, which means “family”).  “Yeah!” works too. Say “Yeah Famiglia!”

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