Fashion

NOT YOUR GRANDMA’S DOILY

I’ve always been cautious around lace. And my wedding was no exception. 

 


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I have never been against lace, but I’ve always been selective about it. So when it came to shopping for dresses leading up to my wedding, I treaded lightly. Now days companies really know how to do it right! Making a lace dress look modern, yet classic and perfect for your occasion. That’s exactly what I found in this dress! The pattern of the lace, especially at the hem is stunning! And the sleeve detail? Stunning! 

I think that lace is something that women naturally gravitate to when shopping for their wedding outfits. Whether it be their actual dress or these pieces that are for all of the festivities leading up to the big day. But as weddings modernize, I think sometimes women are afraid it will look too “antique” or old fashioned. Which, I’m going to be honest, I agree with! Hence… the trepidation around this material. 

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That’s why I wrote this post! I want everyone to see some amazing lace choices that aren’t old-fashioned and can fit a modern, and even casual vibe for whatever event you are attending! Lace is the perfect way to stand out at an event as a bride, because you know that it will stand out from the crowd! The selections below do just that. I love every single one of them and wish I could have had 10 engagement parties just to wear all of them πŸ™‚ 

One of the best parts of this dress is the back. I mean, look at that detail! An open-back like this one is a great way to keep it feeling modern. Along with the high neck style, so many aspects of this dress keep it from feeling too old fashioned and keep it feeling classy and high-end. Even better? With the sleeves and length it is perfect for this time of year! Almost spring-like weather, but not-quite spring? You know that weather. 

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So whether you are a bride-to-be or want an adorable outfit for your fancy easter brunch? These dresses are all amazing choices! And can be worn at so many different types of events. Finding the right way to style them for where you’re going is key. And because all of these are white, you can have so much fun styling them! 

I love the idea of pairing these dresses with bright shoes! Maybe something floral, or a beautiful pastel to fit the season. Bright and big earrings are huge right now! And they would be a perfect way to top off these outfits. Other fun ideas?? Maybe even a fun jacket? You may be seeing a pretty rose-pink biker jacket with one of these dresses in the near future πŸ™‚ Stay tuned. 

But in the meantime shop these beauties!! 

  


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Fashion

BRIDAL FASHION, CLASSY IN MAXI

 

A bride style shows in so many other places than down the aisle. 

There are so many events that go into planning a wedding that come WAY before the wedding! There are engagement parties, bridal showers, bachelorette events, rehearsal dinners! So many times to shine and show your bridal style. 

Personally, that was one of my favorite parts of the planning process, planning out my outfits for all of the festivities in the months prior to the wedding. Now, some people have tons of these! Tons of showers, tons of different engagement parties hosted by people all over! I only had a few, but still enjoyed the bridal fashion world while I could. 

 


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One thing that you want to make sure of, is that you are dressing appropriately for each different event. For example, a bridal shower that takes place around brunch time on a Sunday with your mom and her friends? Very different from an engagement party with your besties from college. These styles are awesome for those events where you want to feel a little classier, and maybe even a little dressed down? The maxi style is a great one to still give it an elevated feel, but also feels more casual than say, a shorter dress or a fancier jumpsuit. 

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I personally love long sleeve dresses. Especially around early spring. It’s still cold enough that you don’t want to wear anything spaghetti strap, and I know for me… my skin is way to pale to expose anyone to that! The long sleeves give an added level of comfort and class that go great for family-centered events. 

I wore the Jocelyn Dress by Show Me Your Mumu because… well, it’s just the best! It is so comfortable and so flattering with the elastic waist, and the length is perfection! Makes it feel a little fancier, so if you did want to wear heels, you could! Or, dress it down with an adorable pair of sandals. If we had an engagement party the summer we got engaged, I definitely would have made this my outfit-of-choice! 

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Another great thing about this dress? It’s the color!! It is the perfect shade of white without being too… WHITE! It has a creamy or frosting hint to it that makes the color so subtle and beautiful, well, you’ll be fighting off compliments faster than you down that first glass of champs πŸ™‚ 

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