Hey East Side Bride,
I need some style help! I'm a low key, not traditional but pale as hell gal putting together a not so wedding-ish wedding this spring (i.e. a morning wedding in an open space park, followed by a luncheon, only 30 of favorite people invited...no bridal party, no cake cutting, no dancing, no garter, no bouquet, no veil). I am not "a bride-y bride" by any means but for some reason the dress process is stressing me out and making me act insane! Poor UPS guy has been delivering and picking up items daily for weeks.
For one, have I mentioned I'm pale as hell? Yes, I have Irish skin and most dresses wash me out. 2.) I can't bring myself to go to a bridal store. I've made 5 appointments at numerous places but canceled each one because the thought of a bridal store makes me nauseous. 3.) I would love something with character but is timeless...and isn't strapless. Not dissing the strapless dresses but everyone wears strapless, 4.) I don't want to spend over $500 (I know, I know). 5.) I only have a few months to find something so it would be easiest to pick off the rack rather than find something custom made. 6.) I don't want it to look too cliche bride-ish.
I know, long list for a "low-key" gal but the rest of the uneventful event is planned...the dress is just looming over my head. Any bit of style guidance would be so appreciated!
"Naked pale anti-bride"
For fair skin, what you need is an ivory or champagne, yes? No bright white.
How about this ivory Thakoon Addition?
Minus the stripper heels, pls. (Loubs are a bit much for a morning wedding.)
I also like the See By Chloé One Shoulder Dress, which is decidedly off-white.
Also styled with incredibly ugly shoes, which are giving me a nineties flashback and NOT in a good way.
Image via Charles Hall (Does he ever sleep?) via SEBASTIAN