An indulgence: putting words & images to the summer wedding look I’ve been daydreaming about…
- A silk shift dress in deep navy (inspired by this and this)
- Simple sandals, a bit fresher than my current pairs (these arrived just in time)
- An airy, earthy handknit shawl
- A little bit of shimmer
- Messy-chic hair (like this)
My brother’s wedding is just around the corner and I’m thrilled to join our family and friends to celebrate in a little mountain town in Colorado. They are keeping the ceremony quite small and I was honored when he asked if I would stand with him in lieu of a traditional bridal party; I’ve taken to calling myself “the best (wo)man”
Then, of course, came the question of what to wear. My soon-to-be sister-in-law is so lovely and relaxed, and was open to pretty much anything. Still I wondered, anything anything? So I’ve been collecting and sharing ideas with the bride and her sister, who is the bridesmaid. My ideas really started to take shape when I found an amazing length of deep navy blue washed silk crepe de chine at a local fundraiser full of donated supplies and cast-offs.
Then I had to narrow down the exact form I was going for: something I could re-wear, something understated but elegant, flowy but flattering. I’ve settled on a simple shift shape inspired by slip dresses, with a scoop neck on one side, deep V on the other, and side slits and a midi hem for a modern twist.
To complement: neutral sandals (to re-wear with casual attire), a handmade shawl for when the sun drops, minimal jewelry that I already own, a bit of shimmery highlight and a low-key hairstyle to polish up the look.
Later this summer I’ll put together a post on self-drafting the dress, as well as details for the resulting dress (sneak peek over here) and shawl.