Monday, September 20, 2010
Dear ESB: What do I wear around my neck?
I am less than a month away from Le Wedding, and I'm so stuck when it comes to what to wear around my neck. I need to decide within the next couple of days, so things can be posted in time.
My dress is this one here, but I'm shooting for big hair, a big hair bow and a big veil. None of this fierce and sleek for me.
I found this necklace and thought it would work so very well with our accidental bell theme (ask people to rsvp 'with bells on', and they'll expect the darn things everywhere). But I have some concerns:
i) will it look weird if not photographed dead front on or from a distance? (and does this even matter?);
ii) will people spend the whole night trying to work out exactly what the coloured blobs around my neck are? (the piece is probably five inches across all up)
iii) too casual to go with the dress?
This is the fallback.
Option 1 is way too cutesy. I can't imagine anyone wearing that.
Option 2 is just ugly.
If you're going for big hair, a big bow AND a big veil, I say skip the necklace.
(Photo by David Slijper for Elle UK via a glamorous little side project)