Thursday, April 17, 2014

Seeking: Wedding Sundress (must be pretty but not cute)


Hey ESB,

My future SIL is planning a Guatemalan fiesta wedding for the July 4 weekend, and we're having difficulty finding the "pretty sundress" she's dreaming of. She lives in Brooklyn, and is the performance artist/dancer that wants something to be barefoot and move around (and subsequently sweat appropriately) in.

Would love your ideas - needing sundressy but NOT cute OR adorable. Under $600

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Mkay................. This is a leeetle over budget, but ISABEL MARANT

Put a big white flower or two in her hair and you're done.



(More sizes over here. Also available in black)

24 comments:

  1. Did I miss it? What's the budget?

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    1. whoops, my bad. the budget was in the email subject line. felt misleading to put it in the title since i blew right past it....

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  2. esb you completely knocked it out of the park this time.

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  3. Is cute or adorable in the eye of the beholder? My picks:

    One

    Two

    Three

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    1. The Marc by Marc Jacobs - agreed!

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  5. Another (very different but also gorgeous) Isabel Marant, but half the price. Note that both ESB's pick and this one are somewhat sheer, so you might want a slip or underlayer of some kind.
    skinny strap Isabel Marant


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  6. Free People! They have some great white sundresses.

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    1. stop. actually, this is probably the only esb evar where FP applies, as long as the bride is prepared for her dress to slowly disintegrate as she barefoot-performance-art-dances her sweaty night away.

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  7. i already know ESB hates this one, but she is wrong. in black with luxe accessories it would be fantastic.

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    1. oh blah, it IS for the bride (that's what i get for reading too quickly). there's a white version on madewell's site.

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  8. Does the bride actually want white? I assumed not, but maybe I was wrong.

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  9. I think there are a bunch of pretty Rachel Comey dresses that would fit the bill for this one, depending on how much white the bride is looking for:

    Course Dress

    Carry-on Dress

    Inclusive Dress

    Silk Observer Dress

    Fleet Dress

    Also, depending on size RC is all over eBay:

    eBay size L

    eBay in black size S

    Multiple sizes on eBay!

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  10. And you're not wearing a Guatemalan huipile because...?

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  11. For something with a little (muted) color, I like this one:
    merimekko nima dress

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  12. these are all amazing options!

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  13. Several great options on sale over here. I'm likely missing the mark on the "sundress," but I just really love these long, silk numbers by Candela and MSGM.

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