Monday, 22 October 2012

Wedding threads

After much shopping and internet browsing, I've got two options for our last wedding of the season. Now I'm deliberating over the two outfits.

{floral lace pencil dress, £65 Next}

I'm really pleased with this dress (FYI - they do it in a tall, and at 5ft 8, I was surprised to find that the tall was actually way to long) but my only peeve is that the hem on the skirt is straight. I wish it had a scalloped lace edge. So I've bought some lace from Ebay and will sew that on by hand.

{accessories to go with Next dress}

The accessories to go with the lace dress are my vintage Liberty shawl, blue Carvela shoes and the Pansy clutch bag from Accessorize. My blue ring and earrings are from Dorothy Perkins last year. The lipstick is Saint Rose by Lipstick Queen and the nail polish is Lollipop by Essie.

{Aderyn deep V cocoon dress, £169 Reiss}

{accessories to go with Reiss dress}

My accessories to go with the Reiss dress include a vintage cream tuxedo style jacket, cream and snakeskin vintage Gina shoes and a brown snakeskin clutch, also vintage. I found the gold cluster earrings in a charity shop. The lipstick is Elizabeth Arden's Exceptional Lipstick in Marigold and my nail polish of choice would be Essie's Clambake.

I think my preference is for the Reiss dress - it feels a little more glamourous. But the advantage of the Next dress is that it has sleeves, as this October weather is miles away from the Indian Summer I had been holding out for. Which one do you think I should go for?


  1. I love the Reiss dress because it's a classic and you'll wear it again and again.

  2. Love, love, love the green of the Reiss dress. Is that what you wore in the end? It was a gorgeous outfit. The Next dress is quite a find though, too!

  3. Ponesy! Yes, Reiss dress won the contest, and I love, love, loved every minute of wearing it. Thinking of re-ordering the dress for my Christmas day outfit though, although not sure if it was comfortable enough to fit in an excessively large roast dinner... got to think of fashion over comfort though of course! x