I'm getting married this summer and I still don't know what I'm wearing. The wedding is casual, and I want something I can party in. I do not want to have to change clothes at any part of the thing and I detest wearing dresses or skirts. I need to feel comfortable, and that means wearing pants (but not a suit).
The idea of wearing pants to my wedding makes me happy, it makes the future hubs happy -- my family even gets a kick out of the idea. But I'm stuck. This outfit needs to be special without being overly dressy. Over and over I'm hearing from friends, "but how will they know you're the bride if you're not wearing a dress or a veil?" (oh yeah, I think veils look stupid). Me: "because they were invited to MY wedding & they KNOW who I am." It's not like there will be strangers rolling through who will get overly concerned upon themselves about who the hell the bride of the night is. I'll wear a name tag if I have to. Still, the question is starting to make me wonder -- will *I* feel special?
I'm not reconsidering my decision to wear pants. But my little 5 year old girl heart wants to feel special on our wedding day, and though I know it's a little silly, I want it dammit. It's the one thing I'm feeling inwardly fussy about. Those pants, and the rest of the outfit, need to be fabulous. So, I am trying to look for something that is edgy/fancy/flattering all in one. It's tricky because I am not a small person - I'm quite curvy. I love my curves, but it requires the outfit to have some sort of structure so I don't look like a baggy schlump on my wedding day. This is making my shopping trips turn out more annoying than successful.
All I have so far is a soft blue top similar to this.
This is why I'm writing to you. You & your readers have some crazy amazing skill at this online shopping deal, which I seem to fail at miserably. If you have time to help a girl out, I would be forever grateful.
-- Pretty in Pants
Clearly you need SEQUINS.
Any chance you're a Size 10?
I managed to find this pair of "palazzo evening pants" on ebay.
These are pretty good too.
(Top photo: Kate Lanphear via StockholmStreetStyle via FEAR LANPHEAR via kidchamp's must-read pants-shopping primer)