Dear East Side Bride,
A month ago I was positive that I would be wearing something other than a dress to my cousin's black tie wedding. But as the date approached closer and closer, I began to realize that many retailers feature dresses as the only appropriate evening wedding attire.
Why do I need to wear a dress??! I asked myself. I've worn many dresses my whole life! I think it's time for something different.
Korean garb? Just another korean dress but itchier.
Skirt? Boo. It's a dress. But for your thighs.
Turtleneck and chain. YES but what about the bottom half of my body?
I love what YSL did for the female pantsuit! We have these great designers introducing menswear into women's fashion and it's incredibly empowering. But how can I wear pants or a pantsuit to an evening wedding without looking like I just came from work? Can it be done?
A turtleneck's not gonna cut it at a black tie wedding. If the men are required to wear tuxedos, you should wear one too.
If you like, you can femme it up with a sheer blouse + black bra. Or shorts...? (Preferably not both.)
And definitely wear a kick-ass pair of heels.
Image 1: Kirsten Dunst via because im addicted via Just Jared, Image 2: Eva Herzigova via Refinery29
p.s. I wanted to tell you to skip the shirt and go jacket-only if you were feeling bold, but in order to avoid this unsightliness you'd have to skip the bra, too.